Something Rotten: A great anti-depressant

Everyone has bad days. But today was one of my worst. A dishwasher hose became detached and flooded my kitchen. The building brought in an industrial fan to dry the wood floor. And then they had someone come in to measure and cut a new cabinet for below my sink.

The blowing fans and sawing were not soothing sounds. And I was already behind on writing stories. A computer app needed to be updated and when I did it, something was not compatible with my website template.

Millions of robocalls interrupted my train of thought. I turned on the news and there was nothing cheerful about the committee and the path of the questions.

And a friend who had planned to be my plus one had to cancel

What else could go wrong?

I knew it was not going to be a productive day so I decided to go on to the Something Rotten performance. The tasting from the Culinary Concession before the show made me realize I should go on the whatever-they-feed-me-at-the-theatre diet and just munch on yummy things served at opening nights. It is always more delicious than microwaving something from Trader Jo’s.

And the afterparty with the cast co-sponsored by Theatre Jones has individual desserts worthy of a wedding reception.

I really knew nothing about Something Rotten except that it was from the director of Aladdin and the co-director of The Book of Mormon. Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical!

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, New York Magazine artfully describes Something Rotten! as “The Producers + The Book of Mormon × The Drowsy Chaperone, squared!”

AT&T Performing Arts Center


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• Private pre-show and intermission social

• Post show party with the cast

• Chances to win signed swag

• An evening with fellow North Texas performers, directors, managers, and friends

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2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Part of the 2016/2017 BROADWAY SERIES



Photo credit Mark Lowry