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Something Rotten!

Sep 12 – Oct 1, 2017

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Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell
Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick
Directed & Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw

With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a "big, fat hit!" (New York Post) Set in the '90s—the 1590s—this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway's Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony® nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL!

"With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!" - New York Magazine

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information about whether a particular show is suitable for your child, we strongly encourage you to read the Content Advisories for each production. Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.

The run time for Something Rotten is approximately 2.5 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

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The 5th Avenue Theatre and TodayTix—a free mobile app that provides on-demand access to theater tickets—have partnered together for a mobile lottery offering $25 tickets to each evening performance. By leveraging TodayTix’s mobile lottery ticketing technology, guests can enter to win lottery tickets directly through the TodayTix app.

In order to gain access to the $25 lottery tickets, ticket buyers can download the free TodayTix app. Winners will be selected daily and notified via push notification and email 2-4 hours prior to curtain, at which point they can claim and purchase their tickets in-app. Customers can pick up their tickets at The 5th Avenue Theatre Box Office starting 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Something Rotten!

Performance Date

Plan Your Visit

Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail info@5thavenue.org.

Run Time

The Run Time for Something Rotten is approximately 2.5 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.

Weather

All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

Children

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines included for each show. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Emergency Contact

Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:

Theatre Coat Check phone:  206-625-1294
Your seat location: aisle, section, row, and seat number

Coat Check, Assistive Devices, and Special Needs

Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats, assistive listening headsets, and Braille playbills are available at no charge. Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Candy and beverages purchased at the lobby concession stand may be brought into the theatre. Beverages must be in a bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid. 

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. Subscribers may exchange tickets with no exchange fee. Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre. The 5th cannot guarantee that ticket donations are tax deductable and does not produce tax receipts for these donations. Please call 206.625.1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

Lost Tickets

If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.

Third-Party Tickets

We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.

Cameras & Recorders

The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher

If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.

Something Rotten

Something Rotten!, a recent hit on Broadway, is set in Elizabethan London; it tells the story of two down-and-out playwrights (Nick and Nigel Bottom) who prematurely invent the musical in order to compete with William Shakespeare. The show’s comedy is Monty Python-like in being outrageous and irreverent, including plenty of anachronistic modern references. Parents and concerned theatergoers should peruse the following guidelines carefully.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

The Run Time for Something Rotten is approximately 2.5 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Adult Language:

The adult language is mild, but does contain quite a few “vulgar” expressions. The jealous Nick has a few choice words about Shakespeare (“that little turd,” “the bastard”). A couple of words for body parts are used (“Don’t be a penis/The man is a genius”) (“I’d give my left nad to be Shakespeare”). The word “shit” appear (“You’re a shit actor”) as does “piss.”  Shakespeare himself asserts that writing is “still friggin’ hard.” A couple of “damns” are heard and one “Godammit.”

 

Sexual References:

Most of these are implied rather than explicit; for instance, the Puritan preacher, Brother Jeremiah, declares that theater “promotes lustful desires” and therefore all theaters  “must be pulled down, for we cannot abide such ungodly erections.”

It is suggested that Robin, a player who specializes in female roles, is gay (“If I was to wear dresses and hang about in taverns and flirt with men . . . You know? For research.”) 

A song lyric describes “a play from Greek mythology” (Oedipus Rex) as “See a mother have sex with her son? Eww.”

Nick and his true love, the puritan Portia, who are both inexperienced, become very aroused (without touching) when Nick reads his poetry to her (“Yes! Don’t stop!”). 

When Nick is acquitted in court and kisses Bea (who is in male dress), Jeremiah the Puritan preacher calls out, “Look! Homosexuals! Charge them!”

 

Violence: None.

 

Drugs/Alcohol:

At a party for Shakespeare, the Puritan girl Portia tastes wine for the first time and drinks too much.

Something Rotten! Cast (click for bios):

ROB McCLURE

ROB McCLURE
Nick Bottom

ROB McCLURE

ROB McCLURE
(Nick Bottom)

McClure received Tony, Drama League, Astaire and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for the title role in Chaplin: The Musical. Broadway: Something Rotten!, Noises Off, Honeymoon in Vegas, I’m Not Rappaport and Avenue Q. Encores: Where’s Charley? and Irma La Douce. Film: Recursion. TV: Person of Interest, Elementary and the pilot Drew. Love to his “right hand man” of 12 years, Maggie Lakis.

ADAM PASCAL

ADAM PASCAL
Shakespeare

ADAM PASCAL

ADAM PASCAL
(Shakespeare)

Pascal starred as the original Roger Davis in the Off-Broadway, Broadway and London productions of Rent. He was the original Radames in Broadway’s Aida and starred as the Emcee in Roundabout’s Broadway production of Cabaret. Adam played Huey Calhoun in Broadway’s Memphis and Billy Flynn in Broadway’s Chicago. Adam recently played Chad in Broadway’s Disaster! He and his wife Cybele co-own the gluten and allergen-free company Cybele’s Free to Eat.

JOSH GRISETTI

JOSH GRISETTI
Nigel Bottom

JOSH GRISETTI

JOSH GRISETTI
(Nigel Bottom)

Broadway: Something Rotten!, It Shoulda Been You (Derwent Award), Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Theatre World Award), Rent, Peter & the Starcatcher, Red Eye of Love, Candida, After the Ball. Favorite regional: Prince of Broadway (Tokyo), Diner (Signature Theatre), Camelot (Kennedy Center), How to Succeed… (L.A., Ovation Award), Spamalot (Vegas). TV: The Gates, Nurse Jackie, The Knights of Prosperity. Film: The Immigrant, The Namesake and others. Twitter/Instagram: @joshgrisetti.

MAGGIE LAKIS

MAGGIE LAKIS
Bea

MAGGIE LAKIS

MAGGIE LAKIS
(Bea)

First national tour and Off-Broadway production of Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: John Doyle’s re-imagined Allegro (CSC). Regional: Because of Winn-Dixie (Delaware Theatre) and Little Shop of Horrors (11th Hour/Theatre Horizon, Barrymore nomination for Best Actress in a Musical). Other highlights: The Muny, Bucks County Playhouse, Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse. Thanks to Mike at 9MUSE. Thankful for the opportunity play opposite her husband!

BLAKE HAMMOND

BLAKE HAMMOND
Nostradamus

BLAKE HAMMOND

BLAKE HAMMOND
(Nostradamus)

Broadway: Living on Love (Bruce); First Date (Waiter); Sister Act (Ernie); Elf (Chadwick); Billy Elliot (Braithwaite); Hairspray (Edna); The Lion King (Pumbaa); The Music Man (Quartet); Kiss Me, Kate (Phillip); On the Town (Uperman/MC). Off-Broadway: six productions. National tours: seven productions, most recently Cinderella (Sebastian), The Addams Family (Fester). Blake has many TV/film credits and has received the L.A. Critics, Carbonell, Chicago After Dark and Indy Soap awards.

AUTUMN HURLBERT

AUTUMN HURLBERT
Portia

AUTUMN HURLBERT

AUTUMN HURLBERT
(Portia)

Broadway: Legally Blonde. First national tour: Little Women. Off-Broadway/regional highlights: Nobody Loves You (Second Stage), A Taste of Things to Come (York Theatre Company), The Last Five Years (ACT Louisville), Private Lives (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre Company), every tongue confess (Arena Stage), Les Misérables and Evita (Pioneer Theatre). Film/TV: The Sound of Music Live!, Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods, Sudden Death!, Research. @autumnhurlbert

SCOTT COTE

SCOTT COTE
Brother Jeremiah, u/s Nick Bottom

SCOTT COTE

SCOTT COTE
(Brother Jeremiah, u/s Nick Bottom)

National tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Regional: The Producers (Paper Mill); Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public); Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street); Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed); Boeing Boeing, Cabaret, Moon Over Buffalo (Northern Stage); A Funny Thing…Forum, The Music Man (Flat Rock Playhouse). Scott originated the role of Gus Gus in Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story for Disney Cruise Line.

JEFF BROOKS

JEFF BROOKS
Shylock

JEFF BROOKS

JEFF BROOKS
(Shylock)

Broadway: A History of the American Film, Loose Ends, Lend Me a Tenor, Gypsy, Nick & Nora, Guys and Dolls and Beauty and the Beast. Off-B’way: Durang’s Titanic, Sister Mary Ignatius… and The Actor’s Nightmare; Talk Radio; The Foreigner; and Shlemiel the First. Film: The Secret of My Success, The Lemon Sisters, The Bonfire of the Vanities, IQ, Julie & Julia. TV: The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, The Cosby Mysteries.

LUCY ANDERS

LUCY ANDERS
Ensemble, u/s Portia

LUCY ANDERS

LUCY ANDERS
(Ensemble, u/s Portia)

Favorite credits include Baby! (Lizzie), A Little Night Music (Anne), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Follies (Young Heidi) and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Gretel). For Poppa and KJB. BWMT15.

KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON

KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON
Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom

KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON

KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON
(Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom)

National tour debut! Regional highlights: Paper Mill Playhouse, Muny, DTC, Syracuse Stage, NSMT. “Endless love to my family, MSA, Telsey + Co. and the Rotten team.” B.F.A., Syracuse University. @KyleNicholasAnderson.

KATE BAILEY

KATE BAILEY
Swing, u/s Portia

KATE BAILEY

KATE BAILEY
(Swing, u/s Portia)

Bailey is so excited to be joining the Rotten players! Regional: Oliver! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse), Saturday Night Fever and Xanadu. Training: BYU. “Love to my friends, family, BLOC NYC and Telsey + Co.”

DANIEL BEEMAN

DANIEL BEEMAN
Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare

DANIEL BEEMAN

DANIEL BEEMAN
(Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare)

Touring debut! Regional: KC Rep, KC Starlight, MTWichita, Ogunquit Playhouse, Spinning Tree Theatre. Omaha native. Endless gratitude to family, friends, BRS/Gage, Telsey and the entire Something Rotten! team! @danielbeeman

BRANDON BIEBER

BRANDON BIEBER
Dance Captain, Swing

BRANDON BIEBER

BRANDON BIEBER
(Dance Captain, Swing)

Broadway/N.Y.: Side Show, Anything Goes, Follies, Mary Poppins, On Your Toes (Encores!), Radio City NY Spectacular. Tours: White Christmas, Mary Poppins, Annie. “Thanks for supporting the arts! Bottom’s up!!”

MANDIE BLACK

MANDIE BLACK
Assistant Dance Captain, Ensemble

MANDIE BLACK

MANDIE BLACK
(Assistant Dance Captain, Ensemble)

National tour debut! Select favorites (regional/international): Crazy for You, A Chorus Line, The Naked Truth, Zorro. Thank you Casey, Bloc, Michael and the wonderful players of team Rotten! @mandieblackforreal.

NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS

NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS
Minstrel, Ensemble

NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS

NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS
(Minstrel, Ensemble)

Burroughs is thrilled to be making his national tour debut. Kinky Boots on Broadway (Angel/Lola understudy), Netflix series The Get Down (CJ), Shrek The Musical (Donkey), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). Instagram: @nickrburroughs.

IAN CAMPAYNO

IAN CAMPAYNO
Swing

IAN CAMPAYNO

IAN CAMPAYNO
(Swing)

Broadway: Mary Poppins. Off-Broadway: Trip of Love. Tours: Chicago, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Cats. Regional: Saturday Night Fever, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Chicago, A Christmas Carol. B.F.A. Shenandoah Conservatory.

PIERCE CASSEDY

PIERCE CASSEDY
Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom

PIERCE CASSEDY

PIERCE CASSEDY
(Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom)

Broadway: Kinky Boots. Elder McKinley in the original Chicago cast of The Book of Mormon. “Thank you KMR, Cesar, Beth, CCM, SR team and my family.” In memory of Rod Durham. @piercecassedy.

ERIC COLES

ERIC COLES
Swing

ERIC COLES

ERIC COLES
(Swing)

Credits: Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd (FLMTF), Rock of Ages (Broadway and Toronto), Mary Poppins (Disney), The Wizard of Oz (Mirvish). “Cheers to Telsey, Jess and my love Alison.” ericcoles.net.

DREW FRANKLIN

DREW FRANKLIN
Ensemble

DREW FRANKLIN

DREW FRANKLIN
(Ensemble)

Broadway: R&H Cinderella. NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Where’s Charley?; Lady, Be Good (with Tommy Tune); Elf. National tours: Cats, White Christmas, A Chorus Line. Enjoy the show!

LEAH HOFMANN

LEAH HOFMANN
Ensemble

LEAH HOFMANN

LEAH HOFMANN
(Ensemble)

Broadway: Something Rotten!, War Horse (Joey/Topthorn), Big Fish, Met Opera’s The Merry Widow (Frou-Frou). International: Salzburg Festival’s The Threepenny Opera, Jedermann. Tours: Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

RALPH MEITZLER

RALPH MEITZLER
Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare

RALPH MEITZLER

RALPH MEITZLER
(Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare)

Broadway: Rock of Ages. Off-Broadway: Piece of My Heart. National tours: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray. Favs: Xanadu, Hazel. Love to Rex, Sis, Kev, VGP Management and “Rock.”

PATRICK JOHN MORAN

PATRICK JOHN MORAN
Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock

PATRICK JOHN MORAN

PATRICK JOHN MORAN
(Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock)

Education: Greensboro College/M.F.A. UCF. National tour: Joseph… (Asher/Baker). Regional: …Spelling Bee (Barfèe, Chicago), The Music Man (Jacey Squires, Cape Playhouse), Man of La Mancha (Sancho, Flat Rock).

JOEL NEWSOME

JOEL NEWSOME
Lord Clapham, Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock

JOEL NEWSOME

JOEL NEWSOME
(Lord Clapham, Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock)

Broadway: The Producers, 42nd Street. Off-B’way: Cagney. National tours: Billy Elliot (u/s George), The Producers (Leo Bloom). Regional: everywhere. CCM graduate. Thanks to Mom/Dad.

CON O'SHEA-CREAL

CON O'SHEA-CREAL
Ensemble, u/s Nick Bottom

CON O'SHEA-CREAL

CON O'SHEA-CREAL
(Ensemble, u/s Nick Bottom)

Broadway: Side Show, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Tours: Bert in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. TV: Royal Pains. B.F.A. University of Oklahoma.

KAYLIN SECKEL

KAYLIN SECKEL
Ensemble, u/s Bea

KAYLIN SECKEL

KAYLIN SECKEL
(Ensemble, u/s Bea)

National tour debut! Regional: Ragtime (Actor’s Playhouse), Pirates of Penzance (freeFall Theatre). TV: “The Vampire Diaries,” “Red Band Society.” FSU grad. Endless gratitude to my family, friends, Telsey, and Durham. @kseckel.

TONYA THOMPSON

TONYA THOMPSON
Ensemble

TONYA THOMPSON

TONYA THOMPSON
(Ensemble)

SCAD graduate with a B.F.A. in performing arts. Credits: second national tour of Mary Poppins (Miss Corry, u/s Bird Lady/Ms. Andrews). Psalms 46:10. Love to family and friends.