Boston Conservatory at Berklee to Present Center Stage Production of Something Rotten

The beloved musical comedy runs from April 11 to 14 at Boston Conservatory Theater

March 13, 2024

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Center Stage series will continue its spring season with a production of the Tony-nominated musical Something Rotten from April 11 through 14 at Boston Conservatory Theater.  

“One of the wittiest and most heartfelt musicals in recent Broadway history,” according to director Paul Daigneult, professor of theater, Something Rotten transports audiences to England in the Elizabethan era. The comedy tells the fictitious story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who 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 first musical.

Something Rotten first launched on Broadway in 2015, followed by several national and global tours. Boston Conservatory’s production will be directed by Daigneault, with music direction by Dan Rodriguez and choreography by Taavon Gamble. Something Rotten will be adapted from the book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick.

“We are thrilled to bring one of the wittiest and most heartfelt musicals in recent Broadway history to the stage at Boston Conservatory,” said Daigneault. “As a lifelong lover of comedy, I know this genuinely hilarious and fun story will bring joy to all who experience it. Something Rotten’s themes of believing in one’s creative vision and staying true to oneself are particularly relevant to our talented music theater students—this production will be a tremendously fun experience for all audiences.”

Something Rotten will be presented at Boston Conservatory Theater, located at 31 Hemenway Street in Boston, Massachusetts, at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13 and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. Tickets are $25 to $30 for regular seating; $18.75 to $22.50 for senior citizens, WGBH members, and non-Berklee students. Learn more and purchase tickets here.