WYO Gala 2022
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell
Music & Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick & Karey Kirkpatrick
Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Directed by Marva Craft
Music Direction by Kathy McNickle
Design by Jeannie Hall
Gala – Saturday, October 15, 6:00pm
Encore Performances – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 20-22, 7:00pm and Sunday, October 23, 2:00pm
The WYO Performing Arts & Education Center welcomes you to the Renaissance for WYO Gala 2022 and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Proceeds from this event will go to support the WYO’s operating expenses for the 2022-2023 Season.
Enjoy the opening night gala party Saturday, October 15 at 6pm with food, drink and a costume contest straight out of Shakespeare’s closet. If you miss the Gala, you can enjoy the performance the following week, Thursday, October 20, Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7pm and Sunday, October 23 at 2pm. Whichever event you choose, you are ensured a night of great entertainment!
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.
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”.
Join the WYO, the Bottom Brother, the Bard and all your favorite local cast members in the Renaissance and laugh your tookus off at the WYO with Something Rotten!
Gala: $125 per person ♦ Group of 10 or more: $115 per person
Gala Encores: Adult $28 ♦ Senior/Military $25 ♦ Student $22
WYO Gala 2022 is sponsored by Sheridan Media, Alphagraphics, Sheridan Press, Mickey & Kathy McNickle, Marva & Billy Craft, Powder River Heating & AC, First Federal Bank & Trust, Roger & Jill Miller, TruBuilt Builders, OnlyCo, ERA Carroll Realty, Stephanie’s Purpose, Frontier Asset Management, Elevate Wealth Management and Ross & Noemi Langhorne