Stage Door Theatre Presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS This Fall
Stage Door Theatre's move to the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) has proved to be the right one, according to the company's Executive Producer, Derelle Bunn. "Our patrons' responses have been totally positive," she says. "They love the venue, the ambiance, and the conveniences LPAC offers them. They've all promised they'll be back, and that they'll be bringing their friends!"
Stage Door's second production in their new state-of-the-art home should definitely entice their audiences -returning and new: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is an award-winning musical comedy based on the hit movie of the same name. It will open at on October 12th and run through November 4th.
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 their small town isn't big enough for both of them. They agree on a settlement - the first one to extract $50,000 from their mutual target, young heiress Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town.
Sophisticated, suave, and with a good dash of mischief, this thoroughly entertaining musical features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards. The music is by David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and this year's Tony Award winner for Best musical, The Band's Visit). The show's book is by Jeffrey Lane (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown).
The production will be directed by Clayton Phillips: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a perfect example of an escapist piece of musical theatre," he explains. "It does not take itself too seriously, and it has a wonderfully jazzy score. I guess if there is a message in it at all, it is that greed does not pay (or does it?). The show is full of twists and turns and is a real comedy from start to finish. I love this musical because it is smart and funny and entertaining," he says. "And what more could we want these days?!"
Cast in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are Michael Cartwright as Lawrence Jameson, Matthew Kurzyniec as Freddy Benson, and Sabrina Lynn Gore as Christine Colgate. Also in the cast are Aaron Bower, Austin Carrol, Marty Craft, Alexandra Nicole Garcia, Sebastian Goldberg, Chris Hendricks, Michael Kruetz, Cat Pagano, Vincent Pelligrino, Sarah Rose, Laura Titus, and Alexandra Van Hasselt.
David Nagy will serve as the production's Musical Director, Choreography is by Danny Durr, Scenic Design is by Daimien Matherson, Lighting Design is by Ardean Landhuis, and Costumes are by Jerry Sturdevant. The production's Stage Manager is Nancy Clay.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will run from October 12 - November 4 at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC). The theatre is located at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill (33311), in the Central Broward Regional Park on the North East corner of Sunrise Boulevard and 441 (State Road 7).
Tickets for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and for all Stage Door productions remain at $48. (LPAC charges a $5 service fee per ticket, however if a package of four Stage Door shows is purchased the service fees will be waived.) Group rates are available, as are student prices (with valid ID). Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at https://www.stagedoorfl.org or on the LPAC website at https://lpacfl.com.