Shorecrest's "Something Rotten" Magnificently Infectious


Courtesy of SC drama FB page

The last three performances are this weekend.

Full of witty references and dynamic dance, including synchronized line and tap dance, it's no wonder the original production was nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Shorecrest Drama has pulled off what I'd call their best performance to date. 

Its infectious energy from the opening scene builds to the last. Although all the performances were stellar, Angelo Visser as Shakespeare was incredibly captivating. It's like he was meant to play the role of a flamboyant rock star, Shakespeare. Suppose you were watching this at the 5th Avenue. In that case, you'd never guess these were high school actors (incidentally, the original production was meant to have a pre-Broadway tryout at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle in 2015 but ended up going straight to Broadway). 

Angelo Visser as Shakespeare (center top) courtesy of SC Drama FB page

In one clever scene, they hold up programs with their hand-drawn headshots on the back. The set was terrific, as usual (a shoutout to the stage techs not acknowledged in the program). It was cleverly built at an angle to create depth of field, which was utilized by background actors during certain scenes. 

You'll have a grin on your face the whole time. Ends this weekend,  May 19th - Tickets

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