Experience the Renaissance Like Never Before with Something Rotten!: A Riotous Musical Extravaganza!
The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is proud to present Something Rotten!: A hilarious musical comedy that is running at the newly renovated Wagar Auditorium (5785 Parkhaven Ave) until June 11th , 2023
This side-splitting production, penned from the original book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, with music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, transports audiences back to 1595, where they embark on a riotous journey during the Renaissance with the struggling play-write Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel.
Under the expert direction of Anisa Cameron, this long-awaited performance ( 3 years in the making ) brings to life the delightful rivalry between the Bottom brothers (Joey Salvatore Vitale as Nick and Mikey Samra as Nigel ), and the legendary, Renaissance Rock star WilliamShakespeare, played with irresistible charm by Theodore Vlachos
The infectious energy and comedic brilliance of the main performers and cast make it abundantly clear why Something Rotten! has been hailed as “The funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!” by Time Out New York.
The musical direction by Nick Burgess and choreography by Valérie Rochette add an extra layer of excitement and artistry to the production. The seamless integration of music and movement creates a mesmerizing spectacle that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats from scene to scene throughout the performance until the epic musical finale that features the entire cast !
The production team, led by producers, Mitchell Brownstein, Mitch Kujavsky, and Andee Shuster, have spared no effort in ensuring a top-notch experience for theater enthusiasts.
From the stunning set design by Rachel-Anne Germinario to the exquisite costume design by Elyse Malo, every aspect of the show has been meticulously crafted to transport the audience into the heart of the Renaissance.
Linda Babins, the talented stage manager and lighting designer, expertly brings the world of Something Rotten! to life with her dynamic lighting design. The intricate interplay of light and shadow adds depth and dimension to the performances, enhancing the overall visual experience for the audience.
Cristobal Urbina’s sound design perfectly complements the on-stage antics, ensuring crystal-clear audio that immerses the audience in the world of the show.
Some of the memorable musical numbers include the title song : “Welcome to the Renaissance” – performed by the Minstrel and the rest of the company that is reprised in Act two and modified in grandiose fashion in the finale .
The show also includes references to numerous other musicals. For example, during the song “A Musical,” ” The Soothsayer Nostradamus and the chorus men don sailor hats, which harkens to several nautical-themed musicals, including SouthPacific, Anything Goes, On the Town and Dames at Sea.”
Other referenced musicals include Annie, Phantom of the Opera and even CATS !
Suzanne Ezerzer’s expert production management and Scott Drysdale’s technical direction ensured a seamless and professional production that captivated audiences from start to finish.
Something Rotten! is a delightful romp suitable for audiences aged 10 and above, featuring mature language and cheeky content that will leave everyone in stitches.
Thanks to the permission from Music Theatre International, the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society has had the privilege to bring this sensational musical farce to life, and it is a true testament to their dedication and talent.
The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society invites you to step into the Renaissance and experience the uproarious hilarity of Something Rotten! This sensational production promises an evening of laughter, unforgettable performances, and a theatrical experience that will leave you begging for an encore.
Something Rotten!: Running at the newly renovated Wagar Auditorium (5785 Parkhaven Ave) until June 11th , 2023