Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

October 16, 17, 18 &
October 23, 24, 25
2020

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm. Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain.

Regarding COVID-19

Restrictions surrounding COVID-19 are extremely unpredictable and constantly changing. As Something Rotten is the first production of our 2020-21 Season, we recognize that there is a chance that this production timeline may need to be altered for the safety of all involved. However, while we wait to see how things unfold we would like to start planning this production so that we are ready to go when the time comes! We thank our patrons, members, directors, production teams, and actors for their willingness to be patient and flexible as we take things day by day!

Seeking Directors!

If you are interested in directing this production please contact Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org before June 15, 2020 for more information and/or to schedule an interview. Experience is not required, and more information on how to prepare for interviews will be provided after inquiry.

Location

Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre
2111 Emmons Rd  Jackson, MI 49201
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Synopsis

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 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 features large song and dance numbers and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.

Something Rotten! officially opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in 2015. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Its cast album received a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Click here to see the Tony Award Show video clip for Something Rotten

Family-Friendly Status

This production is rated PG-13 for highly suggestive humor and innuendos.
For a full synopsis, click here.

Tickets

Tickets will go on sale to the public on September 18, 2020.

Ticket prices to be announced.

Once on sale, tickets can be purchased a number of ways…

  • Online
  • One hour before the performance in the theatre lobby (2nd floor).
  • At the Potter Center Box Office, limited hours Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm (first floor).
  • By calling the Potter Center Box Office at (517) 796-8600, limited hours Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm.
  • By leaving a message with Center Stage Jackson at (517) 539-4118. Calls will be returned within 24 hours.

Advanced sales end at 4:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at noon on Sundays — after that, tickets for that day’s performance will ONLY be available for purchase in the 2nd floor lobby of the Potter Center within the hour before the performance.

Cast


Nick Bottom……………TBD
Nigel Bottom……………TBD
Shakespeare……………TBD
Bea……………TBD
Portia……………TBD
Nostradamus……………TBD
Brother Jeremiah……………TBD
Lord Clapham……………TBD
Shylock……………TBD
Minstrel……………TBD
Townspeople……………TBD
Troupe……………TBD
Man Servants……………TBD
Crowd……………TBD
Ensemble……………TBD

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

Production Team

If you are interested in directing or working on this production please contact Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org before June 15, 2020 for more information and/or to schedule an interview. Experience is not required, and more information on how to prepare for interviews will be provided after inquiry.

Director……………TBD
Vocal Director……………TBD
Orchestra Director……………TBD
Music Director……………TBD
Choreographer……………TBD
Technical Director……………TBD
Stage Manager……………TBD
Costumes……………TBD
Costume Asst.……………TBD
Properties……………TBD
Lighting Engineer……………TBD
Sound Engineer……………TBD
Fly System Operator……………TBD
Producer……………TBD

Orchestra

If you are a musician interested in playing in the pit orchestra for this or other Center Stage Jackson productions, please fill out this form so that we can pass your information on when the time is right!

Conductor……………TBD
Reed 1……………TBD
Trombone……………TBD
Trumpet……………TBD
Violin……………TBD
Bass……………TBD
Drums……………TBD
Guitar 1……………TBD
Guitar 2……………TBD
Keyboard 1……………TBD
Keyboard 2……………TBD
Keyboard 3……………TBD

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at admin@centerstagejackson.org. We’d love to have you join us, no experience necessary!

Location Info & Directions

If you are new to the venue, please be aware that the Potter Center’s GPS location may not bring you to the Potter Center Parking Lot entrance. For maps and instructions, please visit CenterStageJackson.org/PotterCenter.

The capacity for this theatre is 400 patrons per performance (general seating), with 8 handicap seating spaces at the rear of the house. 

Please Note: Other than the handicap section, all seats in the theater have steps leading to them. There is no alternate entrance to the Baughman Theatre. If you cannot do more than one or two steps, please reserve space in in the Handicap/Wheelchair section. Chairs are available to those that need to sit in this section but do not have a wheelchair. Seating in this section is limited, so reserve these spots early!

The Baughman Theatre from the perspective of one of two handicap sections.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.


SOMETHING ROTTEN
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

SOMETHING ROTTEN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com