Something Rotten is now playing at the KY Center!

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We attended the opening night performance of this hilarious new musical last night and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a date night or fun night out this week!  The 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!

I loved how many references there were to numerous musicals and how they poked fun at just the right things!  The cast was spectacular in their roles.  I was especially impressed with Matthew Baker who portrayed Shakespeare as ruthless, but the hero none-the-less!  And Emily Morris as Bea was sensational.  Her vocals were on point, especially with very difficult notes to hit!  Matthew Janisse and Richard Spitaletta as the Bottom brothers were hysterical in every way! 

Set in the ‘90s—the 1590s— The costumes sparkled, the sets were huge, and the tap dancing numbers were even bigger!  This show had a little bit of everything that everyone will love! 

Click here for ticket info:

  • Location:  The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s):  Tuesday, January 15th - Sunday, January 20th
  • Ages:  Recommended 10+
  • Price:  Tickets start at $37.00*
  • *sales tax not included
  • Running Time:  Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes