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Carthage Theatre Presents: ‘Something Rotten!’

Time: 7:30pm CDT May 5, 2022

Location: Wartburg Theatre

The Carthage Theatre Department presents “Something Rotten!” with music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, and book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick. This outrageously-hilarious and wildly-entertaining musical is directed by Professor Martin McClendon, with music direction by Matthew Hougland. This production takes place from April 29-May 7, in the Wartburg Theatre.

SHOWTIMES:

April 29-30 and May 5-7 | 7:30 p.m.
May 1 | 3 p.m.

William Shakespeare was the hottest writer during the Renaissance. Women and men alike wanted him and wanted to be him. Everyone that is, except Nick Bottom. Nick and his brother Nigel run a theatre troupe too, but their efforts are always overshadowed by Shakespeare. Nick hits his last straw when Shakespeare steals their idea of performing “Richard II” before the troupe has a chance to perform it. In an attempt to overthrow Willy’s fame, Nick pays a soothsayer to predict what the next famous play will be, so he can produce it before the bard does. The soothsayer reveals that the next big theatrical trend will be: a musical!

The play’s wild hilarity and never-ending tunes allows for a theatrical experience filled to the brim with joy. Nick and Nigel navigate the writing of a musical, the meaning of love, and the feeling of inferiority, all with a sarcastic edge.

“Something Rotten!” originally premiered on Broadway in 2015 with an all-star cast, including Brian D’Arcy James, Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, and Kate Reinders. With a booming score, intricate characters, and dancing galore, this show will be sure to have you tapping your toes long after the performance is over. Audience members of all ages will enjoy the upbeat and wild energy of this award-winning musical!

This production is a family-friendly event.

The Wartburg Theatre is located inside the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences.

TICKETS:

Adults $14
Seniors (55+) $10
Students* $8

To purchase tickets, please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office 262-551-6661 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. View the #StaySafeCarthage Fine Arts Events page for safety protocols.

*Carthage students, faculty, and staff receive complimentary ticket(s) for this event. Please visit www.carthage.edu/fine-arts/box-office for ticket information and policies, or contact the Fine Arts Box Office with any additional questions. All complimentary ticket reservations must be redeemed in-person with a Carthage photo I.D. at the Box Office. Email or phone reservations will not be accepted.

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  • The Theatre Department will perform “Something Rotten!” April 29-May 7.

Location: Wartburg Theatre