Class Act Productions has a new musical in the works – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, due to run from July 27 to August 5, 2012 in Troy New York at the Schacht Fine Arts Center on the Russell Sage Campus.
Based on the popular 1988 film, the musical version of 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, 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.
This is the company that Gail Burns and Larry Murray praised for their last musical production, A New Brain, Bill FInn’s rarely seen musical which was well produced and entertaining. Read their review of this company here.
In the production are Michael Ciaravella, Carolyn Coogan, Adam M. Coons, Heather D’Arcy, Sean Patrick Fagan, Stephen Foust, Erin Harwood, Erin Hunziker, Teigin Legault, Laura Marra, Christine Meglino, Zak Merriman, Nicole Navarro, Elizabeth Sherwood-Mack, Eric Shovah, Sarah Sutliff and Cait Webber.
The Producer for this musical is Marlene Countermine and it is Directed by Brian Avery with Musical Director Linda Zannitto and Choreographers Heather D’Arcy & Christine Meglino.
Performances are July 27-29 and August 2-5, 2012 from Thurs.-Sat. @ 8:00pm and Sun. @ 2:00pm
Performances are held at The Schacht Fine Arts Center on the Russell Sage Campus, 65 First Street, Troy, NY 12180
Order your tickets online at www.classactproductionsny.com or call 518-248-2618 or E-mail ClassActProductions@live.com. Ticket Prices are $20 at the Door but buy them in advance at $18. Also: $15 Tickets for Students and Seniors (age 65 and older) plus $5 Student Rush Tickets for Russell Sage Students with a valid id will be sold 10 minutes prior to the show.
Credit Cards accepted for pre-sale tickets only. Only cash and checks accepted at the door. Group Rates Available! All seating is general admission.