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‘Something Rotten!’ at Center for the Performing Arts

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SHAKEN SPEARE: A hit on Broadway, the alternate history musical 'Something Rotten!' comes to San Jose.

SHAKEN SPEARE: A hit on Broadway, the alternate history musical 'Something Rotten!' comes to San Jose.

This snarky musical farce follows Nick and Nigel Bottom, two aspiring playwrights living in Elizabethan England. Facing some pretty serious competition in the form of William Shakespeare, they’re desperately seeking a leg up. That’s when a local soothsayer gives them a glimpse into the future. Upon learning that singing, dancing and acting might all be combined into one glorious show, the Bottoms set out to write the world’s very first Broadway hit. Featuring a show tune titled “The Black Death,” the uproarious Something Rotten! scored 10 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. Runs through Feb. 3.

Something Rotten!
Tue, 7:30pm, $43+
Center for Performing Arts, San Jose

 

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