I discovered Something Rotten! during the most recent Tony Awards broadcast.
I was a History major in college, and I focused on Medieval and Renaissance history. I immediately fell in love with this musical and purchased the Cast Album. I’ve been listening to quite a bit over the last few weeks.
Oh, how I wish I could get to New York to see this production in person!
I can’t help think of my Medieval History class in college at Capital University, long ago, in a . . . (I’ll stop there. Don’t want to owe Disney any royalties). Our magnificent professor, Kay Slocum, had never seen Monty Python’s The Holy Grail. Our class introduced her to it and convinced her to watch it on VHS (I said it was a long time ago!) in the media center of the university library. We had a great time and it made for a wonderful educational and bonding experience.
What’s not to love about the entire concept of Something Rotten! The cast album opens with Welcome to the Renaissance setting the premise of a musical in Renaissance England, the time of William Shakespeare, who also figures prominently in the storyline.
The Black Death always makes me laugh. (Not a phrase you hear, or get to say everyday) Will Power is a riot and Christian Borle’s Best Featured Actor Tony was well-deserved. The entire cast album is just plain fun. I can’t recommend it highly enough.