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“Something Rotten!” The 5th Avenue Theatre Season Opener
September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The 2017/18 season opens with the completely original comedy smash, Something Rotten! (September 12 – October 1, 2017). Welcome to the ‘90s—the 1590s—long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti) are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard” (Tony® nominee Adam Pascal). When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater 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. With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! was nominated for 10 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point! From the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (NY Post). Seattle audiences have been anticipating the arrival of this production with some excitement; Something Rotten! was originally announced for a pre-Broadway engagement at The 5th as a part of the 2014/15 season but the engagement was cancelled when, following several successful workshops, the show moved directly to a Broadway opening.