Monday, December 3, 2018

Broadway Review: Something Rotten!

Hey cupcakes! I cannot believe it is December... Finals are approaching, and I am definitely ready for Winter Break! :) Today I wanted to do something fun, as I recently saw the traveling Broadway production of Something Rotten! and thought you all would enjoy my thoughts on it (plus writing a post like this is a great break from studying). Let's just get right into the review!

Now, I have always been a huge Broadway gal; I am up to three shows this year: Jersey Boys, Wicked, and now Something Rotten!. I did a review of Jersey Boys here on The Chic Cupcake, but for some reason I didn't do anything for Wicked (but if you want a post like this, I will totally do it for y'all!). I went into Something Rotten! with the basic idea that it was a parody of Shakespeare but boy was I wrong....

It was SO FUNNY! I laughed so hard throughout the whole show. :D The plot focuses on two brothers who want to compete with Shakespeare, and a soothsayer tells them that Shakespeare's most famous play will be "Omelette" instead of "Hamlet". To make it even funnier, the soothsayer also tells them that musicals will be the next big thing...

There are a bunch of subplots along with this major storyline, and everything was just SO clever. There were so many references to other musicals (Rent, The Sound of Music, Annie, Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, etc. etc.) that it was just a hilarious and over the top show. 

And yes, there were dancing eggs :P

The songs are also so catchy (and again, hilarious). If you need a good laugh, check out their song "The Black Death" (too bad this video doesn't show the dancing grim reapers haha):

I think the characters were all really funny, and I appreciated all the puns, jokes, and amazing tap dancing. Overall, I would definitely recommend going to see this show if you are looking for a Broadway musical that will make you laugh non-stop and feel warm and fuzzy inside. :) 

What is your favorite Broadway musical? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss another post! 

-Jenna <3

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