Something Rotten Minneapolis Tickets
Something Rotten Minneapolis tickets
Something rotten coming to Minneapolis? It's not another snowstorm -- it's the Something Rotten Minneapolis tour. Catch this production of the hit Broadway play, especially if you like musicals, Shakespeare or both! The nearly century-old Orpheum Theatre, once owned by Bob Dylan, will play host to this multi-night show.
Something Rotten Minneapolis storyline
As you might guess from the show's title, Something Rotten's storyline involves William Shakespeare and a spoof on Hamlet. Nick and Nigel Bottom are fellow playwrights and leaders of an acting troupe in 1595, looking to get out of Shakespeare's shadow and produce their own hit play. Unfortunately, it seems the famous bard is always one step ahead of them. In desperation, Nick takes their money and consults a soothsayer (Nostradamus -- the nephew of the more-famous Nostradamus, known for his astounding predictions), who tells him to produce a show where actors sing their lines. As absurd as the advice is, Nick and Nigel attempt the world's first musical.
Something Rotten Minneapolis production
Upon its debut, Variety hailed Something Rotten as a "deliriously funny show," and audience members can expect a satirical comedy in the vein of The Book of Mormon. (In fact, Casey Nicholaw, co-director and choreographer of that production and choreographer of Monty Python's Spamalot, was the director and choreographer of this one, too.) Neither Wayne nor Karey Kirkpatrick had any previous theater experience when they came up with the idea for Something Rotten.
Wayne is an award-winning songwriter (Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Eric Clapton), while Karey is a Hollywood screenwriter (Chicken Run, James and the Giant Peach). They developed Something Rotten's music and lyrics before enlisting successful producer Kevin McCollum (In the Heights, Rent, Avenue Q) to help bring the show to Broadway. Although he originally planned to test out the musical first at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, McCollum ended up skipping that tryout when New York's St. James Theatre became available.
Something Rotten officially opened there in April 2015. It garnered a multitude of theater award nominations, including Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nods. Christian Borle, who played Shakespeare, won both the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best/Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick received a Grammy Award nomination in 2016 for Best Musical Theater Album.
Something Rotten Minneapolis national tour
The comical musical experienced a Broadway run of more than 700 shows and then closed on January 1, 2017. It began touring the next week. The Something Rotten Minneapolis tour is just one of many stops the hit show makes around the U.S. The production's touring cast includes a mix of experienced actors and relative newcomers, including Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Blake Hammond as Nostradamus.
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