Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

6/5/2014 - 6/29/2014
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mainstage
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" -- June 5 to 29, 2014

Running June 5 to 29, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

A musical comedy
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning

Directed and Choreographed by Jim Weaver
Musical Direction by John Ebner

SPONSORED BY

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the French Riviera, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tells the madcap tale of two lying, cheating, dirty, rotten con men. The high-brow sophisticate Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by sweet-talking rich ladies out of their money, whereas the low-brow hood Freddy Benson swindles women by waking their compassion with outrageous lies about his ill grandmother.

From outward appearances, the two scheming scammers could not be more alike. But united in their passion for separating rich women from their wallets, Freddy urges Lawrence to take him under his wing as his thieving apprentice.Lawrence realizes quickly that there isn’t enough room in town for two con men — so he strikes a deal with Freddy: The first man to swindle $50,000 from a woman gets to stay in town while the loser must hit the road.

The crooks set their sights on the American soap heiress Christine Colgate, who’s just blown into the French Riviera from Cincinnati. Trouble is, she just might be smarter than the two bamboozling fraudsters seeking to drain her bank account! What ensues is a hilarious battle of cons that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

With its cheeky humor and outrageously risqué scenarios, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is best enjoyed by audiences over the age of 16.

Approximate running time: Including one 15-minute intermission, two hours and 35 minutes.

Press Clippings

CLICK HERE to read the Akron Beacon Journal's review of the show.

CLICK HERE to read the Knight Foundation Arts Blog's review of the show.

BACKGROUND ON THIS SHOW: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the film of the same name, starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin. The film itself is rumored to be a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story, which closely matches the plot and has the same names of its two leading men. Composer and lyricist David Yazbek happened to catch the film on television one day, and became interested in the concept. After contacting MGM to obtain the rights, TV writer Jeffrey Lane showed interest in the project and was brought on as the show’s book writer.

The musical premiered in San Diego, California on Sept. 22, 2004. The show opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on March 3, 2005. The cast included former Akronite John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott, and Joanna Gleason. Directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards — including best musical, best book and best score — but it won only one, for leading actor (Butz). The show also received 10 Drama Desk Award nominations, and won one for leading actor (Butz). Dirty Rotten Scoundrels closed on Broadway on Sept. 3, 2006 after 36 previews and 627 performances.

A North American national tour launched in August of 2006 with Norbert Leo Butz reprising his role as Freddy. The tour ended in August of 2007. The next month, a 25-city non-Equity tour opened in Dayton, Ohio, and played across America until closing in Memphis, Tenn., in March of 2008. A production in London’s West End just opened in March at the Savoy Theatre and is currently booking tickets through March of 2015.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $7.50 and $25

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $19 on Thursday, June 5 only.
$7.50 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances After June 5
$25 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$21 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$7.50 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students at all performances

Group Discounts
$18 per ticket for groups of 10 or larger — plus ticket No. 11 is FREE for the group leader!

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

NOTE: Group orders are not availble online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.

THE CAST

PATRICK MICHAEL DUKEMAN
Lawrence Jameson

ADAM VIGNEAULT
Freddyn Benson

AMANDA DAVIS
Christine Colgate

MEG HOPP
Muriel Eubanks

KYLA WILLIGER
Jolene Oakes

DANIEL COLANER
Andre Thibault

ADAM ALDERSON
TIFFANY CAGWIN
KAY CAPREZ
NOAH CASINO
JENNIFER DESBERG
KAITLYN GLOVER (Dance Captain)
DANIELLE GRUNENWALD GRUHLER
MELANIE HAUER
SHANNON KLAINER
KEVIN LAMBES
MARCUS MALCOLM MARTIN
DANIEL O'DONNELL

Ensemble

THE CREATIVE TEAM

JIM WEAVER
Director and Choreographer

JOHN EBNER
Musical Director

JULIA "J.J." McADAMS
Stage Manager

JONATHON HUNTER
Lighting Designer

ERIN KATZ FORD
HANNAH VINOGRAD

Properties Co-Designers

HAZEN TOBAR
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays-Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 p.m.

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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