Wheaton Drama's 2011-2012 season finale is the multiple Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominated musical comedy, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels". Based on the Michael Caine and Steve Martin movie of the same name, this clever, funny show has book by Jeffrey Lane with music and lyrics by David Yazbek.
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" follows the entertaining antics of two con men competing on the French Riviera. Suave, polished Lawrence Jameson has perfected his own brand of classy con, but the amusingly unrefined Freddy Benson tries to horn in on the action. There's only room for one con man in Beaumont-sur-Mer, so the two set a challenge to determine who will stay. The comedy escalates as the men compete to con "Soap Queen" Christine Colgate out of $50,000.
Songs include "Give Them What They Want","Great Big Stuff", "What Was A Woman To Do", "All About Ruprecht", "Chimp in a Suit", "Oklahoma?", "The More We Dance", and more. With musical theatre and pop culture parodies and references, plot twists, romance, and an exhilarating amount of good fun, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" will close the season with great music and laughter.
Performances of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" are May 25 through June 17 at Wheaton Drama's Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street in downtown Wheaton. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $18 for Thursdays; $21 for Fridays-Sundays.
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" contains some comedic adult language and themes. Music Theatre International licenses the show.
Tickets can be purchased online athttp://www.wheatondrama.org, or by calling 630-260-1820.