◀ 2018-19 Season

Something Rotten

With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a shamelessly silly parody of Broadway musicals — and outrageous spoof of all things Shakespeare. A Hawaii Premiere.

Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare 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, the show is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine). 

Run Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including intermission)


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Book by

Karey Kirkpatrick

and John O’Farrell


Music and Lyrics by

Karey Kirkpatrick 

and Wayne Kirkpatrick


Sponsored by

Athena Clinic

Bank of Hawaii

Sheraton Waikiki

David & Noreen Mulliken




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    1 Interpreted & Described Performance

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