by G. Dixon
On Friday, March 8th the Grand Opera House in Wilmington brought two dancers from the musical Something Rotten to give a master class at Cab. Something Rotten is set in the 1950s, and is about two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom, on a mission to write a musical. The show opened on Broadway in 2015 and won a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. The show also won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical with the actor Christian Borle in 2015. The next year the show was nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.
The musical contains jazz and a lot of tap dancing, which is what the master class focused on. The dancers learned the audition combo, and part of the song “A Musical.” Last Friday’s master class was very fun, and exciting for the Cab Calloway dancers to learn from professionals and get some tips for being a musical theatre dancer.
The Grand Opera House’s tour of Something Rotten started in August, and you can still go see the show.