Auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce audition dates for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Based on the 1988 film with Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards, it’s a bawdy, gaudy, guilty pleasure with a delightfully jazzy score.  This uproarious musical is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief.

At the center of the story are two con men.  Lawrence is an older gentleman, seasoned, experienced, an expert at taking women’s money and leaving them poorer but smiling. Enter Freddy, a young American who’s looking to make a bigger score.  Upon meeting, the two rogues attempt to work together, only to find that this little French town isn’t big enough for both of them.  They agree on a settlement.  The first one to extract $50,000 from a certain heiress wins, and the other must leave town. A riotous battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing and guessing to the very end. Please note: includes adult content and language

Auditions will be held on August 20th and 21st at the Lantzy Rehearsal Hall at 427 S Center St in Ebensburg at 6:30 pm.

Roles include:
Lawrence Jameson:An experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant. Gender: male Age: 45 to 60

Freddy Benson: A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer. Gender: male Age: 25 to 35

Christine Colgate:A seemingly good-natured American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera, who is revealed to be a notorious con artist. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous.Gender: female Age: 35 to 45

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

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

Jolene: An American heiress from Oklahoma and the “Princess of Petroleum,” she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic.Gender: female Age: 25 to 35

Ensemble:
Waiters; Butlers; Maids

All auditioning actors will be taught a brief selection of a song from the show that will be sung as part of the audition. Auditionees may also prepare a musical selection (16-32 measures) of any selection of their choosing.  If they are interested in a specific role, auditionees are encouraged to choose one of the signature songs performed by that character during the show. All actors will also have to do a cold reading from the show.

All auditionees are asked to please bring their calendars. They will be asked to list all rehearsal conflicts ahead of time at auditions. It is vital in casting that the director know of any work conflicts or vacations in advance, so that he can work around them.  There will be occasional weekend rehearsals. Resume and headshots are optional.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels performances will run at the Cresson Lake Playhouse barn theatre October 5 through the 14. Show days are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for these performances will be $12, $16 or $20 each and can be reserved online or by calling Cresson Lake Playhouse at 814-472-4333.

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