September 15 – October 15, 2023

Something Rotten!

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell
Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

This “Ingenious, outrageous and irresistible” comedy is directed by Kathie Kratochvil, with musical direction by Nicki Kerns, and choreography by Shannon Marie McDonough and Tiffany Cesarin.

Performances will be held at Park Hall in Ben Lomond, 9400 Mill Street, and take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with Sunday Matinees at 2 PM. 

Join us for an opening night champagne reception on Friday, September 15, after the performance. A Community Night performance will be offered on Saturday, September 16, at 8 PM when all tickets will be $20. There will be a talkback with the Director and cast on Sunday, September 24 after the performance.

Featured performers include MCT veteran actors John Wasielewski, Wyatt Troxell, W. Scott Whisler, Ana Bogren, Scott Kravitz, Jackson Wolffe, Sarah Marsh, and Sandi Lewandowski as well as newcomers to MCT, Gage Herendeen, and Jaden Fenn, and a troupe of amazing singers and dancers.

Something Rotten! is an outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce that received several Best Musical nominations and was hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.” Set in the Renaissance period, Something Rotten! tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. Something Rotten! features song, dance, and tap numbers, and a cast of over-the-top characters. 

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

Mountain Community Theatre is currently celebrating its 41st year of bringing quality entertainment to Santa Cruz County. Masks are recommended, but not required. Please check our COVID policy here.