“SOMETHING ROTTEN” TAKES THE STAGE AT THE WATERFRONT THEATER
The team that brought the hit musical ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ to the Waterfront stage are back with a new ‘prank trick’, the hit musical ‘Something Rotten’.
The musical previews on March 22 and 23, with a grand opening on Thursday March 26. Then he plays from Tuesday to Saturday until April 16.
“Something Rotten” is set during Renaissance England and William Shakespeare (played by Bruce Moore) is a rock star. His works are loved by all but the Bottom brothers, Nick (Brian Robinson, making his Key West debut) and Nigel (Arthur Crocker) who must write a new play to stay ahead of the lenders they owe. .
Enter Nostradamus, who sees into the future and tells Nick they can beat Shakespeare by writing a musical.
The show is filled with costumes, musical numbers (who doesn’t like good tap dancing), and a hilarious plot. It is directed by Waterfront Artistic Director Tom Thayer with choreography by Carolyn Cooper, design by Michael Boyer, musical direction by Michael Fauss, lighting design by Kim Hanson, costumes designed by Costume World and a directed by Trish Manley. written by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell with music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick.
The cast includes Canter O’May, last seen in The Waterfront’s “All is Calm,” as Nostradamus; Alexandra Zeto, making her waterfront debut as Bea; Sarah Thorn, making her debut, as Portia; Karl Stahl, last seen at the Waterfront in “1776”, as the Reverend Jeremiah; Xavier McKnight, fresh off the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” tour, as a minstrel; John McDonald, Professor Plum in “Clue,” as Shylock; Ross Pipkin, Colonel Mustard in “Clue”, as Lord Clapham; and Chris Homberg, Mathais Maloff, J. Michael Wright, Andrew Theede, Carolyn Cooper, Jillian Todd, Belle Jampol and Barbara Mundy as ensemble. The orchestra includes Mark Rose, Donna DeForrest, Gary Rivenson, Roberta Jacyshyn, John Sausser and Michael Fauss. Tickets are available at waterfrontplayhouse.org or 305-294-5015.