DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: April 10, 2014
Audition Location: Fort Wayne, IN

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Sunday,  May 11  from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm







Book by Jeffrey Lane

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

Based on the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 

written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning


Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG 


DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS has been described as stylish, sexy, irreverent and  "Broadway musical comedy heaven." 

Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. 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 audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!



Sunday, May 11, 2014; 6:00 - 10:00 pm 

Callbacks - Monday, May 12, 2014; 7:00-10:00pm


All auditions will be held at the Arts United Center at 303 East Main Street.  Enter from the rear of the building, using the glass doors to the Green Room.  Please arrive early to check in and fill out an audition form.




Rehearsals: June 9-July 25, 2014; 

Mondays - Fridays, 7:00-10:00pm; 

Tech Sunday Rehearsal 

on July 20 from 12 noon to 11pm.

Performances: July 26-Aug. 10, 2014; 

Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00pm, 

Saturdays & Sundays @ 2:00pm

Possible 4th weekend: August 15-17

   Please Contact Eunice Wadewitz

Music Director at


 422-8641 EXT. 226 TO SIGN UP TO AUDITION!

Audition Requirements:  It is important we have a list of ALL CONFLICTS at the time of the audition.

We are seeking strong singers/actors. Prepare and memorize 16 measures of a song in the style of the show which best shows off your voice, range, and personality. Standard Broadway show tunes are best. Be sure to bring sheet music (not just lyrics but actual piano music) in the correct key–do not expect the pianist to transpose your music on sight. Have all cuts or repetitions clearly marked. Place your music in a binder or tape the sheets together for the benefit of the accompanist. Pianist is provided. 





Lawrence Jameson: age 40-50, G2 - Bb4 (Tenor) An older, wiser, and sophisticated con artist. Actor, singer, good dance/movement with distinguished, cultured physical style. Needs to be able to affect Middle European and German / Austrian accents at different points in the show. (will have to sing with Austrian accent).


Freddy Benson: age 20-35, A2 - B4 (Tenor) A young and in-experienced con artist. Actor, singer, good dance /movement /physically active, high energy. This actor also plays the part of a wheelchair confined vet and Lawrence’s crazy younger brother Ruprecht. 


Christine Colgate: age 20-35, A3 – F#5 (Mezzo-Soprano) An American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera and the target of Lawrence and Freddy's bet. Actor, singer, some dance/movement with sweet innocent look and appeal (needs both a standard American and a Brooklyn accent).


Andre Thibault: age 30-50, F2 – F4 (Baritenor) The Chief of Police and Lawrence's French assistant. Actor, singer, some dance/movement with distinguished, businesslike persona. Needs to be able to affect a French accent. 


Muriel Eubanks: age 40-50, E3 – C5 (Alto) A wealthy socialite, one of Lawrence's victims, and Andre's love interest. Actor, singer, some dance/movement with distinguished, wealthy air. 


Jolene Oakes: age 17-45, A3 – D5 (Alto) An American oil heiress from Oklahoma vacationing on the French Riviera. New money — think of a combination of Ado Annie / Gertie (from “Oklahoma!”) having recently won the lottery.   Actor/Singer/good dancer/movement, spunky high energy Southern firecracker. 




Lenore: age 17-30, A wealthy socialite, and one of Lawrence's victims 


Sophia: age 17-30, A wealthy socialite, and one of Lawrence's victims 


Renee: age 20-40, A wealthy women and one of Freddy's victims (French accent) 


Gerard: age 20-40, Renee’s Jealous Husband


Ensemble: Male/Female ages 17+, The Ensemble plays every other role in the show including: Croupier, Conductor, Waiter, Nun, Hotel Manager, Maid, Etc. These parts include singing, dancing, some lines and bits of business. 



CALL 422-8641 EXT. 226 







Craig Humphrey


Music Director

Eunice Wadewitz



Leslie Beauchamp

Gary Lanier


Stage Manager

Brittney Koza



Season Sponsor

Lincoln Financial Group


with support from:

Arts United 

of Greater Fort Wayne

Indiana Arts Commission


National Endowment for the Arts


The Auer Foundation

Foellinger Foundation

English Bonter Mitchell Foundation

Fort Wayne 

Community Foundation

If you would like to volunteer backstage for this show:


Call 422-8641 

ext. 227

for Robert Shoquist




Audition Notice available online at  fwcivic.org 

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

303 E Main Street

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802


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