Welcome to the Renaissance!
It’s the late 15-hundreds in Europe, two playwright brothers – Nick and Nigel Bottom are aiming to take on the “rock-star” of the time, William Shakespeare in the play Something Rotten.
Scott Cote plays the part of Brother Jeremiah in the musical
“The older brother goes to a soothsayer and he asks him to the look into the future and tell him what the next big thing in theater would be, which happens to be a musical.”
The comedic lines and goofy dancing has the audience in stitches the whole show.
The choreography and costumes make this musical one for the ages — and one song has a little bit of history mixed in as well.
Autumn Hulbert portrays Portia
“Basically it’s showing you the invention of a musical through a soothsayers eyes. So you get bits of musical theatre history throughout 8-minutes. I think there are 49 or 50 musical references in an 8 minute number”
The feud between Shakespeare and the Bottom brothers has the audience laughing out loud.
Not knowing about the musical , is a reason to go and see it.
“That’s the best way to come see the show is knowing nothing about it. You’re going to get a show that from the get-go, will make you laugh, will make you smile. I’ve encountered people at the stage door who have told me — you don’t know how much I’ve needed this” Cote says.
A night full of laughing, that will uplift the entire family. The show runs at the Wharton Center through Sunday.