Tickets on sale from Friday
Sydney audiences lap up the laughs
DUE to popular demand and wide-spread critical acclaim the cheeky, fun-filled Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has been extended to December 8 at Sydney’s Theatre Royal.
Producer George Youakim from James Anthony Productions said the new performances go on sale on Friday.
It’s a show that has the critics raving. Time Out says “Five stars… as good as it gets in Sydney this year, and holds its own… Prepare to be charmed.” The Australian describes Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as “loads of undemanding fun,” while the Sydney Morning Herald says it contains “the wittiest lyrics to grace a musical since the likes of Cole Porter, Alan Jay Lerner or Stephen Sondheim were in their pomp.”
Leading the exemplary cast are Tony Sheldon as Lawrence Jameson and Matt Hetherington as Freddy Benson, the two rival conmen on the French Riviera.
Christine Colgate, the naive American heiress targeted by Lawrence and Freddy, is played by Amy Lehpamer, while all-time favourite John Wood plays Lawrence’s associate Andre Thibault. Two of the women conned by the pair, Muriel Eubanks and Jolene Oakes, are played by musical theatre favourites Anne Wood and Katrina Retallick.
Directed by Roger Hodgman, musically directed by Guy Simpson and choreographed by Dana Jolly, with sets by Michael Hankin, costumes by Teresa Negroponte and lighting by Nicholas Rayment, this laugh-a-minute romp is fast becoming the surprise hit musical of the year!
Based on the highly successful and much loved 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 10 Drama Desk Awards.Tweet