Something Rotten!

Photos courtesy of Keith Hinson Images and VMP Photography

Presented by Victory Productions and Garden Theatre

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

April 21 – May 21, 2023

Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are writing their way through the Renaissance, but are stuck in the shadow of famed playwright William Shakespeare. Sick and tired of failure, Nick visits a less-than-reputable soothsayer, who predicts that musicals will be the next big thing in theatre! The Bottom Brothers scramble to write the world’s first musical while fighting social norms, family struggles, and “The Bard” himself. Will opening night be an over-easy success or a rotten mess?

This musical has been described as “irreverent,” “over-the-top,” “outrageous,” and “deliciously hysterical.” SOMETHING ROTTEN! is all that and more, including adult situations and language. Rated PG-13.

Run Time: 2 hours 25 minutes including intermission.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com


This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for Garden Theatre is provided by generous individual donors and United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

May 19 @ 7:30
7:30 pm

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