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5 Rotten Reasons You Won’t Want to Miss Something Rotten!

September 18, 2017 by Anne Berkowitz
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Something’s rotten in the state of Washington, and we’re pretty sure it’s a beloved musical. Something Rotten! has made its way across the United States from Broadway to the 5th Avenue Theatre for the month of September. Don’t miss your chance to see this hilarious production, jam-packed with corny jokes and an amazing cast. Here are just some of the reasons we are excited for Something Rotten! 

1. It’s got a kick-ass cast.

Tony Award nominee Rob McClure and Broadway veteran Josh Grisetti star as Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who can’t catch a break with the plays they write. Tony Award nominee (and Broadway royalty, pictured above) Adam Pascal stars as their nemesis, a “rockstar” named William Shakespeare who dominates the theater scene

2. It’s part Shakespeare play, part musical.

If you can believe it, the actors sing, dance, and act… all at the same time! In addition to being a hilarious musical, there are enough Shakespeare references and jokes to tickle even a novice to the work of the Bard.

3. The musical was nominated for 10 Tony Awards.

Something Rotten! was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. While it lost, the show celebrated the occasion, pointing out other musicals that have lost the award throughout the years including West Side Story, Gypsy, and Wicked.

4. It’s at the beloved 5th Avenue Theatre.

Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre is a gorgeous work of architecture and listed as a historical landmark. It is one of the most popular places for local theatergoers to see shows and also where many shows tryout before heading to Broadway. Some productions that premiered at the 5th Avenue include Jekyll & HydeHairspray, and The Wedding Singer.

5. You can enter a lottery for $25 tickets.

TodayTix is offering a 48% discount on regular tickets to Something Rotten!, starting at $39. If that’s not enough of a steal, you can also enter a daily lottery for your chance to win $25 tickets. As Shakespeare said, “Good luck lies in odd numbers.” So press your luck today!

What rotten reason to you have for wanting to see this show? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter!