Hilarious Musical SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens At The Schuster Center 3/20

Hilarious Musical SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens At The Schuster Center 3/20Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series presents the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award© winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award © nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award© nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award© nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, run March 20-25 at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, by phone at 937-228-3630 or toll-free at 888-228-3630, or online at Ticketcenterstage.com.

Nominated for 10 Tony Awards©, including Best Musical, Something Rotten! comes to Dayton with three principal cast members direct from Broadway: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. The touring cast also features Maggie Lakis as Bea, Blake Hammond as Nostradamus, Autumn Hurlbert as Portia, Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah and Jeff Brooks as Shylock.

The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction / conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Steve Bebout (associate director), and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA.

From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it's something wonderful... something for everyone... It's Something Rotten!, "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years" (Time Out New York)!

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals - those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything's better with an exclamation point!


Tickets start at $26 and are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, by phone at 937-228-3630 or toll-free at 888-228-3630, or online at Ticketcenterstage.com

Background on Broadway
Join us on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7 p.m., and on Saturday at 1 p.m. during the run of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to learn about the development, history, and artistry of the show. This free event is held in the Schuster Center's 4th Floor Lobby. You must have a ticket to that day's performance.

After School Intensive
There's much ado when you join the WELCOME TO THE RENAISSANCE AFTER-SCHOOL BROADWAY INTENSIVE! SOMETHING ROTTEN! is coming to Dayton as part of Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series and you don't want to miss learning about the sage of the age, the lark in the park, the wiz of the Elizabethan stage - Shakespeare. The Welcome To The Renaissance After-School Broadway Intensive is a performance-based intensive for students in grades 7-12 who want to expand their skills in comedy, music, and acting. It's freakin' awesome...LEARN MORE!

Follow Something Rotten! on Twitter: @RottenBroadway, Facebook, and Instagram.

For more information on the rest of Victoria Theatre Association's 2017-2018 season and the newly announced 2018-2019 season, visit www.victoriatheatre.com.

Victoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton's premier arts organizations, presenting the Premier Health Broadway Series, the Morris Furniture Company Family Series, the Cool Films Series, Projects Unlimited Star Attractions, National Geographic Live Series, sponsored by Subaru of America and Wagner Subaru and The Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children. In addition to the performances it presents, Victoria Theatre Association also manages the historic Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, which houses The Loft Theatre. Victoria Theatre Association receives funding from a variety of diverse public, corporate, individual and private sources, including the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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