Something Rotten!

July 9, 2022

Dates & Times

  • July 9, 2022 - 1:00pm

Ticket Price

General Admission $10

Wagon Wheel Conservatory

Now in its 17th year of producing the highest quality student productions on our very own Wagon Wheel stage, the Wagon Wheel Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Workshop students will return on July 9th  to put on the fantastic Broadway smash Something Rotten! 

This year we are thrilled to announce the camp and show will be directed by, Matthew Baker who played Shakespeare in the National Tour of Something Rotten! and choreographed by Wagon Wheel alum Ashlyn Maddox! Students enrolled in this workshop will get training in acting, singing, and dancing while rehearsing a final production on the Wagon Wheel stage which you are all invited too! So purchase your ticket today to support these amazing young performers and experience one of the funniest musical theatre works of today!

About Something Rotten!

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.

COVID POLICY:  Please be aware that the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts will not require guests to social distance during this event, and may or may not have in place other COVID-19 mitigation measures depending upon our assessment of risk at the time of the event. By purchasing your ticket(s), you are acknowledging the risk of COVID-19 exposure inherent in participating in any public gathering, are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and are agreeing to comply with any and all safety measures that Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts may require of its guests as of the date of the event.

ALL INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES: No refunds or exchanges. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for this ticket may be issued at the option of the management.  If a new date is scheduled, no refunds will be given.

ALL GROUP SALES: Payment or Cancellation must be made 30 days prior to event date.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SEATING:  If you are in need of wheelchair accessible seating, please contact the ticket office at 574-267-8041

Meet the Directors

Matthew Baker
Matthew trained at Bird College in London and achieved a BFA in Musical Theatre. He has worked with many gifted and talented choreographers and directors during his career. He performed regionally in and around London; productions including Sweeney Todd, Hair and Jack The Ripper in Concert . Since moving to the States Matthew appeared as Tony in the U.S and Canada National Tour of Saturday Night Fever, Northbrook in Mary Poppins at the John W. Engeman theatre and the opening cast of the newly imagined Beauty and the Beast with Disney Cruise Line. Most recently Matthew performed in the US and International tour of Something Rotten! as Shakespeare.
Additionally Matthew has worked with prestigious casting teams in NYC for The Walt Disney Company.
Matthew is “egg-static” to be directing this production of Something Rotten! at the Wagon Wheel.
Ashlyn Maddox

Ashlyn is a recent Texas State University graduate and is thrilled to be back at the Wheel in a new capacity. You may have seen her as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Zaneeta in The Music Man and in many other shows in both the 2021 and 2018 seasons. She has served as a director and assistant director at Texas State University (The Crooked Cross and Guys and Dolls, respectively) and is excited to make her choreographic debut this summer. Other performing credits include Jane Doe in Ride the Cyclone at the McCarter Theatre Center and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at Theatre Under the Stars. She would like to thank her family, her Wagon Wheel family, and all of her lifelong friends for their love and support. Eat em up!