An independent show guide not a venue or show. All tickets 100% guaranteed, some are resale, prices may be above face value. We're an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed prices may be above face value. We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed and they may be priced above or below face value.

Sorry! You missed Something Rotten! at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Unfortunately, we don't have any information about upcoming performances of this show. Maybe we can interest you with something similar from the options below...


1111 Mcmullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759

Something Rotten!

4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating
tony award tony award

Tony Award Winner

Closed January 5, 2019

You couldn't ask for a sillier more satisfying show for theater nerds and anyone who loves shows packed with elaborate dance numbers, double entendres and energy to spare.

Post Gazette

Why See Something Rotten!?

Broadway ShowsMusicalsTony WinnersComedy Theatre2015 Tony Winners

The Tony-Winning smash

The year is 1595, and struggling playwrights Nigel and Nick Bottom are planning on taking Shakespeare down a peg or two. Their idea? To conjure up the one type of show that's outside of The Bard's wheelhouse - the musical! An uproariously irreverent and meta portrait of the Renaissance, Something Rotten! tracks the Brothers' shaky progress while gleefully parodying The Great White Way's greatest hits along the way, riffing on everything from Phantom of the Opera to Les Miserables.

All the World's a Stage

This gloriously silly musical first premiered on Broadway in 2015, where it proved a hit with audiences and critics alike, garnering a stunning ten Tony nominations, and winning one for Christian Borle's portrayal of Shakespeare. With another production transferring over to London's West End, Something Rotten is taking it doublets and ruffs on the road in one of 2016's biggest new tours.

Music and lyrics come courtesy of crack brotherly duo Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick, the latter of whom also co-wrote the book alongside British humorist John O'Farrell. The Book of Mormon director Casey Nicholaw steered the ship for its original Broadway production.

What is Something Rotten! About?

It's tough being a playwright in Elizabethan England, not least because a certain pompous (but honestly rather dashing) rascal called William Shakespeare is hogging all the limelight. Comedies, tragedies, name it, and he can write it. So what are struggling thesps The Bottom Brothers to do? Well, in their desperation they seek the advice of an aged soothsayer, who advises them to try their hand at whole new kind of theatrical show - a play that incorporates song and dance numbers!

So the Bottoms begin creating Omelette, the world's first ever musical. Unfortunately things don't quite go to plan, especially when that bounder Shakespeare begins poking his nose in.

show content hide content

Additional Information


Performance date: 5 January 2019


May be unsuitable for children younger than eight years old.

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes including one intermission

And before you stop reading

Images are from the Broadway production


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Matthew Janisse as Nick Bottom
Mathew Baker as Shakespeare
Richard Spitaletta as Nigel Bottom
Emily Kirsten Morris as Bea
Greg Kalafatas as Nostradamus
Jennifer Elizabeth Smith as Portia
Mark Saunders as Brother Jeremiah
Jeff Brooks as Shylock


Music and Lyrics by Wayne & Karey Kirkpatrick
Book by John O' Farrell & Karey Kirkpatrick
Choreography by Casey Nicolaw



Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Christian Borle)


Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Brian d'Arcy James)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Christian Borle)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Brad Oscar)
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations
Best Costume Design of a Musical

What you thought

12 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Jan Lenox: “Hilarious!!!!”

I had been anxiously awaiting this show after hearing some of the songs... more

Gisela Suski: “ga447 - Omaha, NE”

I saw this "musical" in Omaha and have to see it again. Laugh, music the... more

Read all reviews Write a review


Venue home

Venue home



Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Something Rotten! at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Ruth Eckerd Hall and/or Something Rotten! as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Ruth Eckerd Hall and/or Something Rotten! and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Ruth Eckerd Hall and/or Something Rotten! and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.