We all know comparison is the devil, but sometimes, we do it anyway.
Whether we are comparing our outfit, our Instagram followers, or how her lipstick matches her handbag just perfectly… we have all been succumbed to the comparison devil.
But… whether we let it win or not is the real triumph. Or fail.
*thanks to the relationship with the Tampa Bay Bloggers and the Straz Center, I did receive complimentary tickets to see Something Rotten in exchange for a blog post & social media love. All opinions are my own.
Something Rotten, a tale of two brothers with the determination and creativity to create quite the duo are living under the hinderance of Shakespeare. Well, because, Shakespeare.
While we could say, “Do or do not, there is no try.” …they definitely tried. Amidst Shakespeare’s flashy headpiece, the Renaissance where everything is new, and the sudden urge for an omelette — Something Rotten brought everything to the table. Humor galore, just enough romance, a difficult situation and plenty of song & dance. You would definitely be missing out — to miss this one at the Straz Center, showing now until Sunday, March 12th.
While watching, I couldn’t help think of originality — the act of it in the purest way of being yourself. Each song began to pose a new idea of how a comical show can encourage “to thine own self be true.”
have your own kick line, dammit. Why?? Because kick lines are always a good idea. Really. But in all seriousness; while some of our quirks are weird, embrace them. Own up to your weirdness because that is what sets you apart — it is what makes you, YOU.
don’t be afraid to ‘flare’ it up. Shakespeare held nothing back in his fancy head/neck/shirt piece — so you shouldn’t either! While I *kinda* am referring to your style, hair, & dress — keep it professional, stay comfortable & let it out! Don’t be afraid to wear that bright colored shirt — or get that tattoo. Lucky for us, individualism is on the rise, so don’t hide yo awesomeness.
sing your own tune. While this does fall in line with the others… do what makes you happy in each realm of life. Walk your own walk, talk your own talk. And don’t take other peoples ideas — or at least ask them first. *That was totally directed at you, Shakespeare!
But while Something Rotten depicts stench, filth, and grossness — it was nothing of such; it is brilliant, truly musical and hilarious. While it could be good for the whole family, it does have its share of adult jokes. But in the state of our current world — enlighten yourself with Something Rotten.
Wow! After reading this I want to head over to the Straz. Sounds like a brilliant performance.
What a great review! The show was hilarious, wasn’t it?! And yes, so important for each us to be our best selves, not bad copies of each other.