We are excited to announce:
Tennessee Valley Players and the University of Tennessee Choral area will be able to produce the Tennessee premiere of the Tony-award winning musical
Edmund Bolt, producer
Kevin Smathers, stage director
Dr. Angela Batey, music director
Gayle Greene, choreographer
Eight Performances at the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus.
Performance dates/times to be announced
Audition Dates to be announced for 2022 production.
Farragut Presbyterian Church
209 Jamestowne Boulevard
Rehearsals Begin April 20
Choose only one of the audition dates and sign up for an audition time at
The audition will consist of sixteen bars of an appropriate song. Please bring music IN YOUR KEY.
An accompanist will be provided. Please be dressed for movement.
For more information, contact the Director:
Kevin Smathers firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing, Tony-award winning musical farce, Something Rotten. 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 join in the fun in bringing this history-twisting tale to our stage.