SCV News | From May 14 to June 18: “Something Rotten” at the Canyon Theater Guild

Uploaded: , Friday May 13th, 2022

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“Something Rotten: The Broadway Musical” (Rated PG) opens this weekend at the Canyon Theater Guild in Old Town Newhall. Opening night will be Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. with a complimentary champagne and wine reception for ticket holders. It will run every weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, until its scheduled closure on June 18.

The show is led by CTG Executive and Artistic Director TimBen Boydston.

“One of the best forms of catharsis is laughter, which brings us to the point of this show,” Boydston said. “Yes, it’s a tribute to the great William Shakespeare and to the development of a new genre of theatre, the musical, but it’s above all a comedy. I thought it would be a really good time to have a laugh with all the real tragedy we’ve seen lately; laughter would be the best medicine.

Created by Grammy-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick and best-selling screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, “Something Rotten” received acclaim from audience members and critics, receiving a 2015 Tony Award for Best performance of an actor in a starring role in a musical. The show also received a number of Tony Award nominations in 2015, including: Best Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Book of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Design Costume Prize in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

In the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play, but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local diviner predicts that the future of theater lies in singing, dancing and acting all at once, Nick and Nigel set about writing the world‘s first ever musical.

“Something Rotten” features great song-and-dance numbers and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each with their own special moment in the show to shine. Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a stunning standing ovation from the audience.

Tickets can be reserved online through Canyon Theater Guild or by calling the box office at (661) 799-2702.

Canyon Theater Guild

24242 Main Street.

Newhall, California 91321

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