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Norwood Actresses Appearing in Something Rotten!

Norwood actresses Lauren Sabbag (left) and Kelly McGowan take break during a rehearsal for the Walpole Footlighters production of "Something Rotten!" Photo credit: Dan Busler PhotographyAdiNam

Renaissance playwrights Nick and Nigel Bottom are having trouble drawing audiences to their shows because some other guy named William Shakespeare is suddenly the toast of the London theater community. Their friend Nostradamus tells them that the future of the theater is something called “a musical.” Despite thinking the idea is preposterous, the desperate brothers agree to try it. 
The Walpole Footlighters close their 99th season with "Something Rotten!," the musical that tells the story of the creation of the first musical comedy.
Three Norwood actresses are in the cast of Something Rotten! Kellyn Martin returns to the Footlighters stage in the role of Francis Flute, while Lauren Sabbag and Kelly McGowan make their Footlighters debuts in the ensemble. Ms. Sabbag, who has a degree in musical theater, says audiences will find, “Something Rotten! is a very cleverly written musical, with comedy for all levels of audiences. If you are a fan of Shakespeare, that›s a plus.”
Performances of "Something Rotten!" are at the Walpole Footlighters Playhouse at 2 Scout Road in East Walpole. Evening performances will be on May 5, 6, 12, 13, and 20 at 8:00 PM. There will also be matinee performances on May 7 and 21 at 2:00 PM. Patrons are not required to wear masks. Concessions will be available.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 508-668-8446 or purchase online at