Nationwide Contest Challenges Students to Show Off Their "Will Power," Something Rotten!-Style

News   Nationwide Contest Challenges Students to Show Off Their "Will Power," Something Rotten!-Style
The producers of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Something Rotten!, which plays the St. James Theatre, have announced a sweepstakes for middle and high school students to show the world their best "Will Power" dance moves.

All students nationally in grades 6-12 are encouraged to enter for the chance to win tickets for their entire class to see the new musical comedy on Broadway. All entries must be submitted before Feb. 12.

Christian Borle, who won his second Tony Award playing "Will" Shakespeare in the new musical, sings "Will Power" towards the end of the first act.

Something Rotten!, according to press notes, concerns "Brothers Nick (Brian d'Arcy James) and Nigel Bottom (John Cariani), [who] are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as 'The Bard' (Borle). 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."

Rules for entering the contest follow:

1. Visit to view a tutorial video featuring cast members Eric Sciotto, Matt Wall and Courtney Iventosch. Plus, get some motivation from Something Rotten!'s very own Shakespeare and Tony Award winner, Christian Borle. 2. Gather a group of sure-footed classmates – the more the merrier – and get ready to cut a Renaissance rug.

3. Master the steps to Something Rotten!’s show-stopping rock n’ roll number “Will Power.”

4. Add as much Shakespearean flair as you can muster!

5. With your teacher’s help, record your performance and upload it to YouTube. Then, email the link to before February 12, 2016.

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