Don’t let the title fool you, “Something Rotten!” could be the jewel of the Orlando Broadway Series this year!
I will start by saying that I had no idea what to expect from “Something Rotten!” when asked to come do a review, other then the quick synopsis that I had checked online. The only thing honestly I knew before stepping into the theater was the fact that it was a comedy musical, which stars Adam Pascal who is known for his iconic roles in RENT, Chicago and other Broadway productions. Let’s take a look into the storyline and I will tell you why I believe that “Something Rotten!” is the smash hit of this series here in Orlando!
The story takes place in the Renaissance era that showcases the struggles of the Bottom Brothers (Yes, for this show puns are the star) who are trying to show up Shakespeare (played by Adam Pascal) in their quest to be the best playwrights of the era! When the Bottom Brothers are unsuccessful at showing up the beloved, and almost worshiped Shakespeare Nick Bottom enlist the help of a Soothsayer who looks into the future for their newest hit, A MUSICAL (Omelette: The Musical to be exact!)
This show showcases some amazing talent from Broadway such as Adam Pascal, Rob McClure who plays Nick Bottom, and Nick Hammond who captured the audience with one of the best musical numbers I have ever seen entitled “A Musical” (fitting right?)
The show is full of humor, dancing, music, adult language, and some very funny sexual puns and moments! The packed house was captivated by the end of the first intermission and left us begging for more!
Overall, “Something Rotten!” for me is the crown jewel of this Broadway series here in Orlando. There isn’t many times where I feel like a touring cast is a great fit together but this tour left me speechless at the end! I highly recommend seeing “Something Rotten!” before it leaves. To learn more about the show and to purchase tickets, check out the show page here!