Something Rotten!
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 Jonathan Hadley
Assistant Director, Sarah Gazdowicz

Approximate run time is 2 hours and 15 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

Please be advised that this performance includes haze, some strong language, and some sexual innuendos.
Also, please be advised that no bears, chickens, or eggs were harmed during the making of this show.

You may download a copy of our program here.

Something Rotten!

Friday, March 3, 2023 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 2:00pm
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 10, 2023 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 8:00pm
E.C. Mabie Theatre | UI Theatre Building

1595, London: Nick Bottom longs to write a hit play with his brother Nigel and break out of the shadow of The Bard. Hiring a soothsayer, Nick learns that the most fantastic thing that will ever grace the stage is something called “a musical!” When Nick desires more and more insight into what will make his show a success, and Nigel discovers a forbidden love, the brothers must discover the meaning of “to thine own self be true.” Something Rotten—the 2015 hit musical by Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and John O’Farrell—combines Shakespeare and musical theatre to create a joyful, hilarious, tap-happy satire about authenticity and dreaming big in Renaissance England.

Special thanks to Hanh Kratz, Design Engineer in the CLAS Biology Engineering Shop.

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office website or by calling 319-335-1160.

Arrangements by Glen Kelly               Orchestrations by Larry Hochman

Originally produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum
Broadway Global Ventures   CMC   Mastro/Goodman  Jerry & Ronald Frankel   
Morris Berchard  Kyodo Tokyo Inc   Wendy Federman  Barbara Freitag
LAMS Productions  Winkler/DeSimone  Timothy Laczynski  Dan Markley
Harris/Karmazin  Jam Theatricals  Robert Greenblatt and Jujamcyn Theaters

Developed in association with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA, David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director, Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director and Billy Berry, Producing Artistic Director

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