About Something Rotten

Welcome to the Renaissance!

PPTOPA is proud to present the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten featuring an all-star cast of South Florida's most outrageously talented performers! Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years".

Set 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 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 features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.  Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences... in the beginning of the first act!  It’s become clear that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical,” so don’t miss your chance to  laugh your “Bottom” off with PPTOPA's Something Rotten!



NOTE: Due to some mature themes and language, some material may not be suitable for children. Parental discretion is advised.

Strobe and Haze effects are used in this production

Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts

PPTOPA has been  bringing the magic of live theatre to life for over 25 years. Currently housed in the Susan B. Katz Theatre at the River of Grass Arts Park in Pembroke Pines,  PPTOPA's roots were formed as a community theatre for most of its history, not only tapping into the incredible bounty of South Florida talent, but also developing much of it.  PPTOPA alumni have gone onto to some of the biggest entertainment  platforms anywhere including Broadway, television and more. In 2019, PPTOPA transitioned to a professional regional theatre and is proud to produce some of the very best professional plays and musicals in the region. 


PPTOPA is located in the Susan B. Katz Theatre at the River of Grass Arts Park which is on the campus of the Pembroke Pines Charter High School at 17195 Sheridan St. Near the corner of Sheridan St. and SW 172nd Ave. west of I-75.