“Fresh, irreverent and hysterical!” says The Associated Press about Something Rotten!, a new musical coming to The Capitol Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20.
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is “a deliriously entertaining new musical comedy that brings down the house,” says the New York Post.
This hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!
With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it’s something wonderful … it’s something for everyone … it’s Something Rotten! …”The funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years,” according to Time Out New York.
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve, and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!
Something Rotten! was directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award- and Tony Award-nominee Karey Kirkpatrick. The book is by Tony Award–nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell.
Tickets are available at www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com, 304-233-4470 and the WesBanco Arena box office.