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Musical 'Something Rotten!' opens in Shelton

Set in 1595, the musical "Something Rotten!" follows the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who struggle to find success in the theatrical world as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary William Shakespeare.

"They'll lose their financial support if they don't write a hit play," said Michelle Whittaker, who directs the Connection Street Theatre production that opens Saturday in Shelton. "And Shakespeare is like the Elvis of his day."

But the brothers are sidetracked by off-kilter advice from a hired soothsayer in the musical comedy, which is staged at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday an...


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