Book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick
Music and Lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce: the pilot production of SOMETHING ROTTEN! JR. Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre 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.
Bravo Academy’s Advanced Musical Theatre Troupe Program is dedicated to providing the finest musical theatre education. Students work with industry professionals and experienced theatre educators to produce high-quality performances, while receiving advanced level training in the elements of musical theatre.