Something Rotten!

Something Rotten! is a hilarious and irreverent spoof of Renaissance England and the origins of musical theatre.


Set in the 1590s, it tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock star, William Shakespeare.

After a soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, the brothers set out to write the world’s very first musical.

The show is packed with humor, theatrical references, and an array of show-stopping numbers.

About the show

Songs from Something Rotten!

  1. Welcome to the Renaissance
  2. God, I Hate Shakespeare
  3. Right Hand Man
  4. God, I Hate Shakespeare (Reprise)
  5. A Musical
  6. The Black Death
  7. I Love the Way
  8. Will Power
  9. Bottom’s Gonna Be on Top
  10. Welcome to the Renaissance (Reprise)
  11. Hard to Be the Bard
  12. It’s Eggs
  13. We See the Light
  14. To Thine Own Self
  15. Right Hand Man (Reprise)
  16. Something Rotten! / Make an Omelette
  17. To Thine Own Self (Reprise)
  18. Finale