Something Rotten


Something Rotten!

Healthy competition is one thing, but what happens when you’re up against the most famous playwright of all time?

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April 10 - May 3, 2020

Main Stage

Tickets: Starting at $53 (Previews $36)

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry
Music Direction by Nolan Bonvouloir
Choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck

SCL Health - 2019-20120 Arvada Center Theatre Season Presenting Sponsor

Producing Sponsor:

Producing Sponsor: Genesee Mountain Foundation

Opening Night Sponsor:

US Bank

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Enter a pair of hapless brothers striving for theatrical success in the English Renaissance against none other than the Bard himself, Shakespeare. Uproarious antics ensue in this smash-hit musical comedy that will leave audiences rolling in the aisles.

Genre: Contemporary, Broadway Comedy


Content: Young Adult to Adult


Performance Dates

Performances: April 10 – May 3, 2020, Tues – Sat at 7:30 pm, Wed at 1:00 pm, Sat – Sun at 2:00 pm


Something Rotten! is a love letter to musical theatre... that pokes a whole lot of fun at a whole bunch of Broadway classics. Here's a playlist of some of the famous tunes it pays homage to.



Talk Backs

These discussions offered after select performances cover interesting subjects about the production with members of the cast, director and/or designers.

Talk Back opportunities:

  • Tuesday, April 21 after the 7:30 pm performance
  • Wednesday, April 29 after the 1 pm performance
  • Thursday, April 30 after the 7:30 pm performance

Happy Hour with the cast

Stay after the performance and enjoy a social happy hour with the cast! Complimentary light snacks will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

Happy Hour opportunities:

  • Friday, April 24 following the 7:30 pm performance

Theatre Salons

Have a passion for theatre? Then join the Arvada Center Theatre Salon where you’ll spend 4 weeks exploring the script and its themes, the sets and costumes, the playwright and the history behind it all. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the production and meet the people who make it happen!

Theatre Salon dates:

  • Classes: Thursday evenings 7-9 pm, April 16 – May 7, 2020
  • Performance: April 30 at 7:30 pm

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