September 17-26, 2021
Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten is lauded by audience members and critics alike. It received several Best Musical nominations, a Tony and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.”
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom 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. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.
Toledo Voices: Premiere Readings of Unproduced Plays by Local Playwrights
Friday October 1
Peanuts and Crackerjacks by F. Scott Regan
It’s opening day for the Altoona Aardvarks minor league baseball team. The team has been purchased by a Russian Oligarch on the run from the Mafia. Chaos ensues when the star player gets beaned, the rookie discovers love, and a Nicaraguan pitcher, who loves Broadway musicals, tries to learn English.
Saturday October 2
A Night of Short Plays
Frauds by Steve Israel Mass by Kerry Trautman
rant @ 14 (boys) by Gregory K. Robinson, Ph.D.
rant @ 14 (girls) by Gregory K. Robinson, Ph.D.
Asylum by Daniel S. Hyott
Try by Kate Argow
You Never Know by Kate Argow
Goodbye by Kate Argow
The Gated Community by K.S. Hardy
The Actor and the Auteur by K.S. Hardy
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