Shorecrest Performing Arts Presents  “SOMETHING ROTTEN!” [Photos]

by: Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
The award-winning Shorecrest Performing Arts Thespians are back in the Janet Root Theatre for the hilarious musical “Something Rotten!” Nominated for numerous Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Something Rotten!” was performed April 23 - May 1, 2021, at Shorecrest Preparatory School. 

The musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of William 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. “Something Rotten!” is an uproarious dose of Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals - those dazzling creations we have pined for the past year that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point! With gut-busting laughs, this show is something wonderful - but only for mature audiences

“Something Rotten!” music and lyrics are by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award® nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award® nominee Karey Kirkpatrick; and book by Tony Award® nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and bestselling author John O’Farrell. Shorecrest’s performance is directed and choreographed by Cheryl Lee. Dedicated to musical theatre education at Shorecrest since 1998, Cheryl Lee is Chair of the Performing Arts Department, Director of Cultural Enrichment, and Upper School Musical Theatre-Dance Faculty Member. 

View photos from dress rehearsal here.
View the slideshow from the JRT Lobby here.

Health and Safety Precautions:
  • "Something Rotten!" the musical will be held indoors, in Shorecrest’s Janet Root Theatre. 
  • Audiences will be held to 20% capacity, for a total of 121 audience seats filled per performance. Seats will be prearranged in groups of 2-4 to a pod, socially distanced from other pods.
  • The house will open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Audience members are asked to refrain from congregating in public areas and to remain seated prior to and during the performance. Please maintain social distancing upon entry.
  • Performers will be at least 6’ from the front row of the audience and distanced from each other. 
  • Performers will not sing live. Vocal recordings of the cast singing will be pre-recorded.
  • Limited show programs will be printed for members of the cast and crew. Digital programs will be available for all other audience members.
  • Food and drink are never permitted in the Janet Root Theatre. On performance evenings no concessions will be available.
  • Audience participants must agree to be accountable for their wellness; by attending “Something Rotten!” audience participants attest to being illness/symptom free.
  • All adults and students on the Shorecrest campus are required to wear a face covering while indoors on campus, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.


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