Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
by Fredericksburg Theater Company

Oct. 29 - Oct. 30

Two con men, a beautiful woman, and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this clever and amusing farce. Based on the popular MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief. 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 you laughing, humming, and guessing to the end.


FTC to Hold Auditions for 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 

Auditions for FTC's Winter Musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be held Saturday, October 29 at 6:30 pm, and Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 pm at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. Betty Hukill will direct the production. Actors are asked to sign up in advance by calling the theater office at 888-669-7114.

For auditions, actors must prepare 32 bars of a show tune or a verse and chorus. Please choose a song that best shows your vocal range and abilities. A CD player and MP3 hookup will be available. A keyboard and accompanist will also be present. No a capella auditions please. There will be a brief movement audition, so please dress accordingly. Actors will also be asked to read scenes from the script.

Scripts will be available to be checked out from the FTC Box Office beginning Monday, October 3rd.

Actors may also submit video auditions. All video auditions must be sent to Executive Director Steve Reily at steve@fredericksburgtheater.org with the subject line "Dirty Rotten Auditions."If you have questions, email the theater office at steve@fredericksburgtheater.org with the subject line "Dirty Rotten Auditions."

 

Schedule: 

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

February 6 - 10 are Technical/Dress Rehearsals. For the production's success, attendance at these rehearsals and all performances are mandatory for the entire cast and crew.

 

Performances:

Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 pm (Preview)

February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25 at 7:30 p.m. – February 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00 p.m. 

 

Character Breakdown:

Lawrence Jameson

An experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Freddy Benson

A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Christine Colgate

A seemingly good-natured American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Andre Thibault

Lawrence's French assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: F2

 

Muriel Eubanks

A wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's subsequent love interest.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 60

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Jolene

An American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Ensemble

Waiters; Butlers; Maids

About the Fredericksburg Theater Company: The mission of the Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is "to provide superior theatrical programs for regional participation which entertain, educate, enrich and inspire." Formed in 1997 by Jeryl Hoover, the theater has grown to an audience of over 13,000 annually. All performances are held at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. FTC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It has received statewide recognition from Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Nonprofit Theatres, as well as grants from various arts endowment organizations. FTC has been recognized by BroadwayWorld.com as "The Best Theatre of the Decade (2010-2020) in the San Antonio Region."

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :

Steve Reily, Executive Director, at Fredericksburg Theater Company, 1668 Hwy 87 South, Fredericksburg, TX, 830-997-3588; fgbtheaterco@verizon.net