Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Where-To-Go Wednesday - Something Rotten!
We were given free tickets to Something Rotten for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Something Rotten
Where: St. James Theatre
West 44th Street
New York, New York
Who: Ages 8 and aboveOur view: When we first heard the premise of this show, we have to admit. We were not impressed. It is the story of the world's first muscial and the story is set in Shakespearean time. Although we do like some Shakespeare, this show sounded completely boring to us. When we found out the show had been nominated for ten (10) 2015 Tony Awards including best musical, we decided to give the show another chance and check it out for ourselves before passing judgment just based on the premise. We are so glad we did. Something Rotten! is one of the funniest shows we have ever seen. If you love musicals, you will love this show. You will love the way this show pays homage to so many shows that have come before it including Annie, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, and The Lion King. If you need a good laugh, you will love this show. What could be funnier than a show that contains a musical within the musical called Omlette the Musical, a show, by the way, that is so much funnier than it may sound. If you love dance, you will love this show which incorporates not only different types of dance such as tap dance and the famous Rockettes kick line style of dancing but the work of different famous choreographers as well including Bob Fosse. If you like good old fashioned show music, you will like this show as this is a show that actually has songs that are fun to listen to and some are even memorable including Welcome to the Renaissance and the hilarious showstopping number, A Musical. While we admit, we don't remember every word to these or the other songs in the show, we would gladly listen to most of them again. They were that good. All in all, this is a great show, and we would highly recommend it. Just beware that the show does contain some adult language and sexual innuendo. Don't let that stop you from seeing it though, or you will be missing out on a great show. We would not recommend it for young children, however. In fact, the show is recommending for children 8 and above. We might even recommend it for children slightly older, such as tween and teens at least. For more information or to order tickets go to http://rottenbroadway.com/.
And that's our view. Tune in to tomorrow's Talking Topic post for more about Something Rotten!