The Wolfpack Theater Company’s mash-up of 16th-century Shakespeare and 21st-century Broadway in the over-the-top musical “Something Rotten” continues May 26-27 at 6:33 p.m. with a special matinee performance May 28 at 2 p.m. at Glacier High School’s Wolfpack Theater. Tickets, which cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, are available at the main GHS office and at Photo Video Plus. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
“Something Rotten” celebrates a historic take on the origin story of modern musical theatre. In the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are caught in the shadow of Renaissance rock star William Shakespeare. Desperate to make a name for themselves by writing a hit play, these second-class playwrights begin looking for the right angle to outshine Shakespeare. When the town oracle predicts that singing and dancing on stage will one day transform the theater, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s first musical. But amid the outrageous anticipation of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to yourself…and to all that jazz.
“Something Rotten” features awe-inspiring songs and dance numbers and a wacky cast of irreverent characters who each take advantage of their own special moment to shine during production.
Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick and screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, “Something Rotten” was an instant delight for audiences, receiving multiple nominations for Best Musical and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical in at least 400 years.
The cast of “Something Rotten” includes Avram Bingham, Conner Byle, Alexa Wilton, Kaelin Holt, Kerraline Bemis, Derek Smith, Lane McKoy, Bryce Crane, Aryana Allred, Gabby Musson-Cantrell, Ellie Fiala, Zaden Stout, Zach Lapke, Thomas Putnam, Calvin Casey, Emily DeWitt, Anya Rountree and Maeva Malcheslei.
The technical team includes Fiona Fuller, Abby Garza, Mac Adkins, Marin Colley, Drew Crane, Haley Hill, Aysha McCubbins, Bridgett Meskis, Elle Plum, Elise Plum, Madilyn Sturmer, Kailie Owens, Andrea Chandler and Braden Wakefield.