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Something Rotten at Weathervane Playhouse

Dates: (6/13/2024 - 7/7/2024 )


Weathervane Playhouse

Weathervane Playhouse

1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron,OH 44313

Phone: 3308362626

Tickets: $14-$36

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Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Directed by Melanie YC Pepe
Assistant Directed by Kevin Lambes
Choreographed by Kathleen Faubel and Kevin Lambes
Music Directed by Ron Hazelett

June 13 – July 7, 2024

Two Brothers Set Out to Write the World’s First Musical in this Hilarious Mash-Up of 16th-century Shakespeare and 21st-century Broadway!

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! This history-twisting musical comedy proves that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical” – and this show has been lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years."

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting all at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self … and all that jazz!

Something Rotten! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (

Ages: Teens and up

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