“Something Rotten” comes to Loy Norrix

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Something Rotten was first preformed in 2015, and was nominated several Tony awards, winning one for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Staff Writer

Despite its name, the musical “Something Rotten” is far from such, considered to be a classic among the genre and an oftenly performed piece in high schools. 

The musical was developed by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick. Set in Medieval England, it covers the misadventures of Bottom, a playwright, along with the prophet Nostradamus and various members of his troupe in their attempts to subvert and surpass William Shakespeare. 

Dan Lafferty, the new Drama teacher, announced the show choice on Facebook yesterday. 

“It’s a classic, great, hilarious musical that I think everyone will love,” Lafferty said. “I also chose it because of the opportunities for a big, diverse cast open to all grades, genders, and ethnicities that has tons of roles for everyone.”

The show will have auditions in early November and is expected to have performances sometime in early 2022. This will be Loy Norrix’s first musical under Lafferty’s supervision. It will also be the school’s first ever performance of the acclaimed show, and be the first in-person musical since before the pandemic.