Musical Theatre

Spectrum’s 2018 Mainstage Musical Theatre Production will be the 2004 Broadway musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (based on the 1988 movie of the same name starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin).  The Broadway production features an all new musical score written around the dialogue, which is mostly taken directly from the movie version.  It ran on Broadway for 626 performances and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards.  Set on the French Riviera, the plot centers around two con artists: Lawrence, a high class Englishman who poses as a prince of a small European country in order to swindle thousands of dollars out of wealthy female tourists looking for adventure, and Freddy, a two-bit American hustler who cons sympathetic women on the train into buying him lunch.  The two meet in a chance encounter and at first butt heads, then team up, and ultimately compete for the money and affection of “American Soap Queen” Christine Colgate who presents a bit more of a challenge than they bargained for.  Spectrum’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will run March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 7:30 PM and March 11 at 2:00 PM.  For students interested in being involved, auditions will be held in September.  Listen to announcements or see Mr. Barss for more information.