‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ live on stage
The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown, takes you to the French Riviera in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” playing now through Aug. 22.
Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical musical comedy based on the popular 1988 MGM film features two con men in the French Riviera.
Lawrence Jameson (Sean Carroll) makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson (James Ofalt) 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 (Abigail Garrigan), wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep you laughing, humming and guessing to the end.
Supporting cast include Andre Thibault (Kristofer Wills), Muriel Eubanks (Jennifer Wills), Jolene Oakes (Leslea Rodig) as well as ensemble. “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is written by Jeffrey Lane with music and lyrics by David Yazbek. The delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek and Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler features “Great Big Stuff,” “Give Them What They Want,” “Ruffhousin’ Mit Shuffhausen,” as well as “Nothing Is Too Wonderful to Be True.”
Show times are select Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. dinner, 1:30 p.m. show, Friday and Saturdays 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show, and Sundays 12:30 p.m. dinner and 1:30 p.m. show.
For ticket information, call the box-office at 610-433-2333 or visit the Pines Dinner Theatre at Pinesdinnertheatre.com.