Welcome to the Renaissance and the ridiculously outrageous story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom who 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 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. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years,” you will be closing our season just as you began – in complete hysterics!
“Something Rotten” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Music Theatre International.
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick (33%)
Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall
Individual Tickets $30
March 31, 7:30pm
April 1, 8:00pm
April 2, 8:00pm
April 3, 2:00pm
April 7, 8:00pm
April 8, 8:00pm
April 9, 8:00pm
Directed by Mark Mineart
Musical Direction by Lori Kay Harvey
Choreography by Stella Hiatt Kane
Co-Produced by the Department of Music
Ticket Pricing & Policy
NEW Box Office Hours
The Otterbein Theatre Box Office is open TUESDAY-Friday from 12:00-4:00pm. Tickets can be reserved online, over the phone, or in person.
Contact the Box Office: 614.823.1109 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Ticket Prices
Individual tickets will go on sale August 31st.
- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: $30
- A Lie of the Mind: $22
- The Pajama Game: $30
- The Heidi Chronicles: $22
- Something Rotten: $30
All sales are final. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled performance.
Opening night performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.
All other regular performances begin at 8:00 pm.
The November 17 preview performance of Pajama Game will begin at 10:00 am.
Tickets for Otterbein Students, Faculty and Staff:
Academic Year Productions:
All Otterbein University full-time students receive FREE tickets to all mainstage theatre and dance productions during the academic year. Otterbein University faculty and staff receive FREE tickets for those within their households to all performances. Tickets can be reserved with a valid Cardinal Card at the Cowan Hall box office or by scanning the QR code found on production posters hanging throughout campus and completing the form. Tickets requested via the QR code will be emailed by the next business day of box office operation.
Do not use the online ticketing system for complimentary or reduced priced ticketing. Otterbein Students, Faculty, and Staff must reserve tickets in person with a valid Cardinal Card at the Theatre Box Office or via the QR code found on production posters. The Box office does not offer refunds or exchanges for individual ticket sales.
Otterbein Summer Theatre Productions:
Otterbein Students, Faculty, Staff receive FREE tickets to all Otterbein Summer Theatre productions.
Student Rush Tickets:
Discount tickets are offered for all performances one hour prior to curtain (pending availability) for those with a valid student ID. Please contact the box office for pricing.
Costume Rentals & Donations
Interested in Donating Clothing or Renting Costumes?
After reading the following information, all inquiries about costume rentals/donations should be directed to the Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823 – 1203.
We are happy to accept unique vintage items that fit the following criteria:
- Pre 1980’s fashions including furs, gowns, suits, and other stage-worthy items
- Fabrics/clothing are in good condition without dry-rot, mildew, moth damage, etc
- The clothing must be able to withstand excessive movement, such as running and dancing, without being damaged
- Adult-sized items. Women’s wear must have a minimum waist measurement of 26”
We do NOT accept the following:
- Children’s clothing
- Items that are too fragile/damaged to be worn by an active dancer/actor.
- Clothing from 1980’s to Current, unless the item is in very good condition and is unique.
- Domestic textiles such as linens, doilies, etc.
- Retail Halloween costumes or other disposable-quality items
Donations will become the property of the Otterbein Costume Shop and will be used in whatever manner the designers see fit, which may include altering the garment beyond recognition, destruction, disposal, or resale. We have a limited storage area and can only accept/keep items we are confident we can use.
If you desire a Gift In-Kind Form, please tell the Costume Shop Supervisor. You will need to send photos of the items and declare their value. We will determine if the valuation is appropriate and decide which items we will accept. We will then submit the donation information to Otterbein University administration. After the donation is approved and you have delivered the items, you’ll receive a donation letter for tax purposes from the University. This process may take a few weeks.
To schedule a donation drop-off or to begin the Gift in Kind process, contact the Costume Shop Supervisor.
The Otterbein Theatre & Dance costume shop provides rentals to theatrical productions for a fee. Please be aware of the following policies:
- We do not rent costumes to individuals or private events, we rent ONLY to theatrical productions.
- We do not loan shoes, hats, or jewelry.
- We generally do not have the time to pull for rentals, but we allow designers/costume coordinators to come and pull their own rentals.
- We will pull/ship costumes of a very specific nature or on a whole-show basis. Such as the matching dresses for How to Succeed or Guys & Dolls.
To schedule a donation drop-off or rental, please contact Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823-1203.