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"Great Big Stuff" Is Coming to Wheaton Drama's Playhouse 111

News From Wheaton Drama's Playhouse 111 - Events, Shows, and People

Rehearsals are in progress for Wheaton Drama's 2011-2012 season finale, the Tony 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 (The Full Monty).

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels follows the entertaining antics of two con men competing on the French Riviera. Suave, polished Lawrence has perfected his own brand of classy con, but the delightfully unrefined Freddy tries to horn in on the action. There's only room for one con man, so the two set a challenge to determine who will stay. The comedy escalates as the men compete to con young Christine Colgate out of $50,000. 

Having more fun than should be legal are: Angela Bitner as Lenore/Ensemble; Suzanne Compton as Ensemble; Brianne DeFrang as Usherette/Ensemble; Zach Gibson as Freddy Benson; Michelle Ho as Sophia/Ensemble; Charmaine Jones as Ensemble; Ken Kaden as Andre Thibault; Sara Malloy as Christine Colgate; Jennifer Myers as Jolene Oakes; Rob Reinalda as Lawrence Jameson; Teresa Reinalda as Ensemble; Julie Rodgers-Baker as Renee/Ensemble; Pam Turlow as Muriel Eubanks. 

Steve Schroeder is directing, assisted by Amy Royle. Jo-Ann Ledger is the production manager. David Belew is musical director. Harmony Barry is the choreographer. Stage management is by Bruce Ebner and Debbie Trueblood. 

Performances are May 25 through June 17. Tickets are on sale now. Reserve your seats early for best selection! Visit the Wheaton Drama website at http://www.wheatondrama.org for details.  

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is licensed by Music Theatre International. The show contains some comedic adult language and themes. 

Be Our Guest 

Wheaton Drama's April General Membership meeting is Tuesday, April 17, 7:30pm at Playhouse 111. All are welcome. Entertainment is free! 

Young Actors  

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. These are the auditions dates for a Wheaton Drama kids' show! Keep those dates open as you won't want to miss this opportunity! Details coming soon. Email publicity@wheatondrama.org with the subject "Summer Kids" to be added to the audition email list for this special show. 

At play since 1931, Wheaton Drama's productions are staged at Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street in downtown Wheaton, IL.

Visit http://www.wheatondrama.org for showtickets and information. Follow on Twitter at WDIpublicity.

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