Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!
Production Dates: August 2-11th, 2019
Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9PM, Sundays 5-8PM
First Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Location: Flanagan Theater, Southgate at Shrewsbury, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, MALocation is same for auditions, rehearsals &
Audition Dates: Sunday, May 19th 5-8PM & Monday, May 20th 6-9PM
Actors need only attend one evening; Actors will be seen in order of arrival
Please bring 16-32 bars of your own sheet music in the appropriate key as well as your headshot and comfortable clothing as there
will be a dance audition later on both evenings. No appointments are necessary.
Lawrence Jameson - Male, 40s-60s, Tenor. An experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant.
Freddy Benson - Male, 20s-30s, Tenor. A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet an attractive womanizer. Has
a romance with Christine.
Christine Colgate - Female, 20s-40s, Mezzo-Soprano. A seemingly good-natured American heiress, vacationing on the French Riviera,
with a huge secret. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous. Has a romance with Freddy.
Andre Thibault- Male, 30s-50s, Baritenor. Lawrence's French assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature
and a quirky sense of humor. Has a romance with Muriel.
Muriel Eubanks- Female, 30s-50s, Alto. A wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims
and Andre's subsequent love interest.
Jolene Oakes - Female, 20s-30s, Mezzo-Alto. An American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager,
optimistic, and energetic. Blend of a southern firecracker and a southern belle.
Ensemble - Men & Women, Various ages and vocal ranges. Will be playing multiple roles, such as tourists/citizens
, maids/butlers/wait staff, business roles, con artist victims, and atmospheric individuals. There are multiple opportunities for
featured/solo singing, dance, and dialogue moments.
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