Opening January 16 at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater will be Good Company Players’ rollicking production of Something Rotten!  Something Rotten! played on Broadway for 2 years and 742 performances. Here’s a sampling of reactions from people who saw it:


  • “Wait wait wait I can’t stop laughing. One of the funniest plays I have ever seen.”
  • “This has to be the best show around… never laughed so much in a theatre! Definite must see.”
  • “Something Rotten! is Something Hilarious! My daughter and I agreed that we never laughed so hard.”
  • “It was witty, it was funny – I laughed harder than I have laughed in a long time.”
  • “I’ve seen this show 4 times. I am a Broadway fanatic, and this is the only show I have ever wanted to see that many times.”
  • “The most fun that I have ever had at a musical. Just saw the show for the 17th time.”
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.”  Desperate for a hit, the elder brother seeks out a soothsayer who foretells a future filled with wildly successful but as-yet-unheard-of ‘musicals’. Armed with imperfect visions of multiple musicals and the somewhat faulty prediction that Shakespeare’s greatest work will involve something about ‘ham’ and Danish, the brothers set to work to write Omelette: The Musical — and the fun is just starting!

Something Rotten! is a hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.
(The Broadway cast included Fresno’s Heidi Blickenstaff as Nick’s stalwart wife, Bea, a precocious feminist.)
Time Out New York hailed Something Rotten! as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”.  Rated PG-13.