Something Rotten!

Something Rotten!

Marblehead, Massachusetts – Something Rotten! opens June 21st and runs through June 30th at Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street, Marblehead, MA.  Something Rotten! is set in the Renaissance of the 1590s. It is an outrageous, musical farce about two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten! was lauded as an “hysterical, joyous celebration of everything you love about Broadway.” The Marblehead Little Theatre production is directed by Katie Meuse, with musical direction by David Flowers, choreography by Erin Pelikhov and produced by Ariel Sargent and Aaron Swiniuch through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Nick and Nigel Bottom are contemporaries of Shakespeare who are stuck in the shadow of  “The Bard,” the Renaissance rock star. When a local soothsayer foretells the future of theater involving singing, dancing and acting, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize what reaching the top really means.  For more information, please visit:

Something Rotten! runs for 10 performances from June 21-30.  Tickets are currently on sale! Lauded by audience members and critics alike, Something Rotten! received several best musical nominations and was hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.”

ABOUT Marblehead Little Theatre:

Started in 1955 by members of the Marblehead Women’s Club, the award-winning Marblehead Little Theatre is one of the oldest community theater groups in New England.  One of the few to have continually produced shows each year, Marblehead Little Theatre has consistently presented live-theater productions for over six decades. For more information visit

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