Theatre 308 is proud to present the hit Broadway musical Something Rotten! Memorial Day weekend at Darien High School.
For the first time in school history, the DHS’s spring musical will take place outdoors in the courtyard.
— an announcement from Theatre 308
The show goes up for live, in-person performances on May 27 to 30, 2021, with all shows starting at 7 p.m.
Set in the 1590s, Something Rotten tells the tale of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who 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.
“This show couldn’t come at a better time!” said Tim Sorensen, DHS musical theater director. “After a year where theaters across the country were closed, just like in Shakespeare’s time, we get to bring the joy of live theater back to Darien.”
Something Rotten was written, appropriately enough, by two brothers, Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick. The original Broadway production ran for two years and 742 performances, while racking up 10 Tony nominations.
It’s big musical numbers and hidden easter eggs from other Broadway hits make Something Rotten a must watch! While entertaining and comedic, the show still manages to tell the tale of brotherly love and family. The story of Nick and Nigel Bottom is a heartwarming one, a refreshing change in today’s times.
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If You’ll Be in the Audience …
For those who can’t make the in-person performances, Theatre 308 is also setting up an on-demand streamed performance the following weekend, starting Saturday June 5. To reserve seats for the live performances, visit theatre308.org.
Live Performance Dates:
All at 7 p.m.:
—Thursday, May 27
—Friday, May 28
—Saturday, May 29
—Sunday, May 30
Ticket Pricing & Presale Concessions available at www.theatre308.org.