Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Auditions

“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbel will be our third production of the 2017-18 season. Directed by Rebecca Kotraba.

Auditions for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” will be held Monday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 5th 7:30 pm at The Bowie Playhouse (16500 White Marsh Park Drive Bowie, MD 20715) with call backs Thursday, December 7th at the New Carrollton Municipal Center (6016 Princess Garden Parkway New Carrollton, MD 20784).

Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to sign in and fill out paperwork. No appointment needed. We want dynamic performers from a wide range of ages, ethnicities and talent backgrounds.

Those auditioning should prepare 16-32 measures of a song in a comedic and/or daring fashion. Some actors will also be asked to read from the script and/or complete a short dance section to be taught at auditions.

Rehearsals will be at the Municipal Center and West Arundel Creative Arts Center (WACA Center) 1788 Dorsey Road Hanover MD. 21076

Questions? contact Director Rebecca Kotraba, at rfkotraba2006@gmail.com

PERFORMANCES: April 18th - May 12th, 2018

SYNOPSIS:
Based on the popular 1988 film, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. The other, a small-time crook named 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 unsuccessfully 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.

CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Lawrence Jameson (Lead): Male, 45-60 bari-tenor an older and experienced yet sophisticated con artist; can be quick-witted and still debonair; distinguished and cultured; must be strong actor/singer and solid mover; must be able to affect various European dialects in dialogue and songs.

Freddy Benson (Lead): Male, 25-38, bari-tenor - young and inexperienced con man, quick on his feet but not very bright. Can be crass and inappropriate with little style or grace, physically active with high energy and perfect sense of comic timing.

Christine Colgate (Lead): Female, 25-35, mezzo - American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera. Beautiful with a sweet innocence, somewhat klutzy and Brooklyn accent as well as standard American.

Andre Thibault (Supporting): Male, 35-50, bari-tenor - distinguished with a strong sense of business and experience. Dry and sardonic, French accent.

Muriel Eubanks (Supporting): Female, 38-55, alto - wealthy socialite. Definite distinguished wealthy “old money “air. Glamorous with a dry wit.

Jolene Oakes (Supporting): Female, 30-45, alto - stereotypical American oil heiress from Oklahoma. “New money” with a loud brash personality.

Ensemble (Supporting): Males and Females, 18-60 to play roles including Lenore, Sophia, Renee, Hotel Manager, Nikos, Conductor, Usherette, Croupier, other wealthy socialites, etc.

Prince George’s Little Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. No roles or positions are paid.