Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, “Something Rotten!,” opening at Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville, N.J., May 26 through June 18.
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of the biggest star of the era, everyone’s favorite bard: William Shakespeare. “Something Rotten!” features large song and dance numbers and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters.
Leading the creative team through “Something Rotten’s” mayhem, madness, and musical mishaps is Director Jonathan Wierzbicki. Artistic director Louis Palena choreographs, with vocal direction by Sue den Outer and costume design by Jordan Brennan.
The 37-person cast includes John Fischer and Patrick Mertz as Nick and Nigel Bottom, Palena as Shakespeare, and Brennan as Nostradamus.
Tickets are available at musicmountaintheatre.org, in person at the box office, or at 609-397-3337.