Something Rotten

Event Dates
Boston Conservatory Theater
31 Hemenway Street, Floor 2
United States
$25–30 advance / $30–35 day of show
Discounted admission with Berklee ID
Free–$5 advance / $5–10 day of show

It’s 1595, and brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play, but find themselves stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing, and acting—all at the same time—Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. 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.

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell. Music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.

Directed by Paul Daigneault. Music direction by Dan Rodriguez. Choreography by Taavon Gamble.

This performance has been selected as part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s spring 2024 Center Stage collection.

Something Rotten is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.