Even those who may not catch every fun reference will still enjoy the delightful rivalry between the Bottom Brothers (Rob McClure and Josh Grisetti) and super-star Shakespeare (Adam Pascal). All can root for Nigel’s forbidden romance with the perky, poetry loving Puritan (Autumn Hurlbert) in spite of her hilarious, forbidding, yet sassy, Puritan father (Scott Cote). All will wonder if Nick will be saved by his liberated all-purpose wife (Maggie Lakis) or by the portentous muse Nostradamus (Blake Hammond) steering them all ridiculously into the future of entertainment.
As usual with Wharton touring shows, the dancing, set, costumes are all top notch. This is a showstopper filled homage to the fabulousness that is The Musical, with just enough heart and soul. “To thine own self be true!”
Something Rotten continues through Sunday.