Something Rotten

Silly, Satirical, Spectacular.

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Something Rotten is a musical comedy that brings together elements of Shakespearean drama with modern humor, creating a unique theatrical experience that's a hit with audiences of all ages. It's a hilarious and self-aware parody that takes the art form it's part of—Broadway musicals—and combines it with jabs at the Bard himself. The script by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, with music and lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick, offers a multi-layered experience that satisfies both casual theatergoers and die-hard fans of the genre.

When it comes to scoring the best seats for Something Rotten, several factors should be considered. The first is the venue. Each theater has its own unique configuration, so what might be an ideal seat in one venue could be less than desirable in another. That said, a majority of U.S. theaters where the show tours, such as the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles or the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., have certain similarities. For a full view of all the action without missing out on facial expressions, aim for Orchestra center seats. These are generally regarded as the best seats for absorbing both the details and the broader strokes of the performance. Mezzanine or front balcony seats offer a different but equally enjoyable perspective, especially for intricate set designs and choreography.

Seat selection isn't just about location; it's also about price. Budget plays a crucial role here. For those looking to save, tickets in the rear mezzanine or in side sections generally come cheaper but may offer obstructed or limited views. You can expect to pay anywhere from $40 to $80 for these seats, depending on the venue and the timing. On the other end of the spectrum, premium Orchestra center seats can cost upwards of $200. These high-end tickets often come with additional perks like complimentary drinks or even backstage passes, making the price tag worthwhile for some.

An often-overlooked factor in seat selection is timing. Weekend shows and evening performances are generally more expensive than weekday or matinee shows. If you're flexible with your schedule, you could find better seats at more affordable prices by choosing a weekday performance. Also, booking well in advance opens up more options, especially if you're planning to go as a group. However, last-minute ticket availability can sometimes lead to discounted prices for less-than-ideal seats, which might be a trade-off you're willing to make for the sake of spontaneity.

It's worth considering seasonality as well. Holiday periods and school vacations often see a spike in ticket prices and a drop in seat availability. If you can avoid these peak times, you'll have more choice and better value for your money.

In weighing all these factors, remember that each theatergoer values different aspects of the experience. Some prioritize the intimate details of the performance, which are better captured up close, while others may care more about the overall spectacle, which can be fully appreciated from a bit farther back. Use this information to make an informed decision that aligns with your own priorities and you're likely to have an enjoyable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is Something Rotten about?
Something Rotten is a musical comedy that follows the story of two brothers in the 1590s who are trying to write the world's first musical.
Where can I find tickets for Something Rotten?
Tickets for Something Rotten can be found online or at the box office.
How long is Something Rotten?
Something Rotten is approximately two hours and thirty minutes long, including one intermission.
What is the age recommendation for Something Rotten?
Something Rotten is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Is there a dress code for Something Rotten?
There is no dress code for Something Rotten, but we recommend dressing comfortably.

Interesting Information about Something Rotten

  • Something Rotten is a musical comedy set in the 1590s.
  • The musical features a score of original songs and classic Broadway tunes.
  • Something Rotten is written by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick.
  • Something Rotten has been nominated for nine Tony Awards.
  • Something Rotten has been performed on Broadway and in London's West End.