Barnstable Comedy Club
​3171 Main Street, P. O. Box 361
​Barnstable, MA   02630

Box Office:  508.362.6333
Email:  BarnstableComedyClub@gmail.com

 DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbe

Based on the film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,
written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul
 Henning


Directed by Corinne Cameron
Music Direction by Lisa Zinck Taylor

Choreography by Corinne Cameron


Who: Actors ages 16 and up.  We encourage actors of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition.

What: Open auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. 

Where: Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630

When: Sunday, June 23rd from 2-5:00 pm

            Monday, June 24th from 6-8:30 pm

            Tuesday, June 25th from 6-8:30 pm

Callbacks on Wednesday, June 26th from 6:30-9:30 pm (Invitation Only).

Perusal scripts available at the Sturgis Library and Hyannis Public Library.

​Opening  Nov. 7 and running for 3 consecutive weekends through Nov. 24, 2024.

Please arrive within the first hour of the scheduled audition times. If you are unable to make one of the audition dates a video submission can be sent in to the Director Corinne Cameron at rnrminshall@gmail.com no later than Saturday June 22nd.

Please come prepared to sing 32 bars from one song listed below for the character you are auditioning for. You will also be taught a short dance combination. Please arrive with proper footwear and clothing to move appropriately for the dance audition portion. 



CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Lawrence Jameson:  An experienced British con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant. Accents: British & German
Gender: Male  Age: 45 to 60  Vocal range top: Bb4 / Vocal range bottom: G2

Freddy Benson: A clever, aspiring American con artist who needs to be noticeably younger than Lawrence. He is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer, and is eventually conned by Christine.
Gender: Male  Age: 25 to 45  Vocal range top: B4 / Vocal range bottom: A2

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   Vocal range top: F#5 / Vocal range bottom: A3

Andre Thibault:  Lawrence's French assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor. Accent: French
Gender: Male   Age: 45 to 55   Vocal range top: F4 / Vocal range bottom: F2

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   Vocal range top: C5 / Vocal range bottom: E3

Jolene:  An American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic.
Gender: Female   Age: 25 to 35   Vocal range top: D5 / Vocal range bottom: A3

Ensemble: Maids, Butlers, Casino guests, Nun, Museum Patrons, Lenore, Sophia. Renee, Usherette, Featured Women. Conductor, Croupier, Hotel Manager, Waiter, Choir Members. The ensemble is crucial to make the world come alive. Members will play several roles throughout the show. There are 5 women who are featured vocally 


SYNOPSIS
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.

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!


SONG OPTIONS  (To Hear Portions of the Songs, Click on Drop Down Menu)

Lawrence: Love Sneaks In, Dirty Rotten Number

Freddy: Love is My Legs*, Great Big Stuff

Christine: Here I Am, Nothing is too Wonderful to Be True. Love is My Legs*

Andre: Like Zis/ Like Zat, Chimp in a Suit

Muriel: What Was a Women to Do, Like Zis/ Like Zat

Jolene: Oklahoma

Featured Women- What Was a Women to Do


Ensemble- Any above song

*Will also be done as a duet at Call Backs


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
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www.mtishows.com

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