Gunn Theatre prepares for production of “Something Rotten” musical

Vandana Ravi, Reporter

Gunn Theatre’s 2021 Spring Musical will be “Something Rotten,” a light-hearted musical comedy about two Renaissance brothers competing with Shakespeare to write the world’s first musical. The performance will occur virtually in March, and the theater team hopes to experiment with different media and styles of recording to bring out the essence of the story. Costume co-director junior Anna Toksvig emphasized the commitment to the spring musical regardless of whether it’s in-person or online. “It’s all very new,” she
said. “Tech-wise, pretty early on we start with set design and trying to figure out what the concept is, because you have to base everything off the set… [this year,] I’m not sure if there’s going to be a set whatsoever.” Toksvig adds that recreating a sense of community will be crucial for the success of the performance. “You get to be in this group where you spend so much time with these people, and it’s so fun, and you really get to bond,” she said. “I know it’s not going to be the same, but I really hope that we can carry that on into COVID times.”