May 6th, 2021 – Naples, FL.  Welcome to the Renaissance!  The outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce takes the stage in Blackburn Hall at The Naples Players from June 22nd-July 24th

Sponsored locally by Stock Development, Something Rotten was hailed by The New York Times as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!”

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick Bottom (Mark Vanagas) and his brother, Nigel (Eduardo Marin) 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.  

Something Rotten has something for everyone” says Director/Choreographer Dawn Lebrecht-Fornara. “If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love it. If you love Shakespeare, you’ll love it. If you hate musicals, you’ll love it. If you love musicals, you’ll love it.”

Lebrecht-Fornara will be joined by Music Director Charles Fornara to lead an all-star ensemble cast of Naples favorites, many of whom have become regular staples of The Naples Players most popular shows. The cast includes (in alphabetical order): BRAD BRENNER, JAMIELYNN BUCCI, JOE BYRNE, ADAM FASANO, JEREMY GIOVINAZZO, RALPH KRUMINS, EDUARDO MARIN, ERICA SAMPLE, MARK VANAGAS, and JACK WELD in the principal roles, and features GABY ALEZARD, SANTIAGO ALEZARD, LEONARD ALLEN, BRIAN BOLAND, MCKENNA CLOUD, JILLIAN COSSETTA, LUKE DANNI, MAXINE DANNI, FRANKIE FEDERICO, JACOB FELTMAN, NAPHTAILDA JEAN-CHARLES, JILLIAN KEITH, KELSEY LAFRENAIS, THOMAS RICHARDSON, SOPHIA RISSI, KENNY TRAN, PRESLIE TRUE, LORELAI VEGA, and CIARAN WELCH in the ensemble. 

A Red Carpet event open to the public is slated for Wednesday, June 22nd from 6:30pm-7:30pm and features local vendors, food, drinks, and live music from the band Chariot. 

From June 22nd-July 24th, performances are Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm. Both general public and season tickets are on sale for $47 at the TNP Box Office.  Those interested can visit anytime or call the TNP Box Office at (239) 263-7990.