Something Rotten!

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In Elizabethan England, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting—all at the same time—Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a humorous mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway.

Something Rotten! with book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick plays beginning November 9, 2022 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. 

Run Time: 2 hour and 35 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

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New York Post
“Broadway’s new big, fat hit”
“A deliriously entertaining new musical comedy”
“Devilishly clever”
“This is a blockbuster”
“A love letter to both Shakespeare and musicals”

TimeOut New York
“Broadway’s funniest, splashiest, slap-happiest musical comedy in at least 400 years”
“A sophisticatedly silly rom-com that has it all: laugh-out-loud lyrics, catchy music, jaw-dropping sight gags and a powerhouse cast”
“A song-and-dance spectacle”
“Wit, fire, and some impressive tap moves”

“Deliriously funny”
“Ingenious lyrics”

Los Angeles Times
“Fluffy, fizzy, and frolicsome fun”
“Giddy hilarity”

USA Today
“Something fun”
“Briskly entertaining ride”
“Devilishly funny”
"Even if you haven't brushed up on your Shakespeare recently – or your musical theater – you'll find plenty that's Something Rotten!”

Huffington Post
“Smells like a hit”
“Hits the target again and again”
“High-powered musical comedy”
“A delight”
”A very funny show indeed”


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Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick, two of the creators of Something Rotten!, discuss the show and the inspiration behind many of its quirky characters. | WATCH HERE

In many ways, Something Rotten! is a love letter to the Broadway musical, so there are many Broadway references made in the show. How many do you recognize? | WATCH HERE

William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest playwright to ever live. Here’s a list of more than 50 facts about “The Bard.” | CLICK HERE


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There are plenty of parking options available when you visit Florida Studio Theatre, including two adjacent parking lots and three nearby parking garages, plus on-street parking.

Watch the video below to find a convenient place to park while you enjoy the theatre.

Getting Here:

FST's Gompertz Theatre is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside FST's Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes, use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. For a map of FST buildings and venues, please see below. For more information, please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

Handicap Drop Off:

For FST's Gompertz Theatre: Handicap drop off is at the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

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