Thursday, May 16, 2024

SOMETHING ROTTEN Opens @ The Barn Theatre This Weekend

book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick
score by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick
directed by Camille Di Lorenzo of West Orange
musical direction by Jack Bender of Jersey City
choreography by Amy Calzone of Succasunna

WHEN: Friday, May 17th, May 24th, and May 31st at 8:00PM; Saturday, May 18th, at 2:00 PM; Saturday, May 25th, June 1st, at 8:00PM; Sunday, May 19th and May 26th, and June 2nd at 2:00PM, with an added performance Thursday, May 30th, at 8:00PM
The Barn Theatre, 32 Skyline Dr., Montville

The Barn Theatre in Montville, NJ concludes their 96th Season with the 10-time Tony nominated musical Something Rotten, a hilarious parody of the theater world, from Shakespeare to modern musicals. 

Something Rotten tells the story of the Bottom brothers, Nick, played by Scott Baird of Rockaway and Nigel, played by Zack Mazouat of West Orange, trying to find success by writing plays, but are outshined by the rock-star playwright of the Renaissance, William Shakespeare, played by Kevin Cluff of Union. 

Desperate to find success, Nick gets help from a soothsayer, played by David Simon of Berkeley Heights, for the next big hit. Lindsay Braverman Cilento of Dunellen as Bea and Danielle Pennisi as Portia of Cedar Grove play the brothers’ love interests. 

Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over the top characters, including Joe Elefante of Pompton Plains as Brother Jeremiah. Rounding out the cast is a talented group of singers and dancers from Morris, Passaic, Essex, Sussex and Hudson counties.