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Something Rotten!

201 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL
815-724-3761
Dates: Now
Times: 2:00PM
Location: Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre present Something Rotten! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O'Farrell Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick 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 was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations 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. Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine. Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences... in the beginning of the first act! It's become clear that nothing's as amazing as a musical, so don't miss your chance to bring this history-twisting tale to your stage. Bring your blankets or chairs. Masks are required when not in your safe space. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Seniors and Students For more information, call 815-724-3761 or email at bipark@joliet.com

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