The first production in Town Hall Arts Center’s 2013-2014 Season will be Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek. Based on the film “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is directed and choreographed by Nick Sugar, Henry Award winning director of Town Hall’s 2012 production of The Who’s Tommy and 2010 Henry Award winning production of RENT. Musical direction is by Donna Kolpan Debreceni, Henry Award Winner, The Who’s Tommy.
Nick writes in his Director’s Notes, “Most of us remember the film version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from 1988 starring Michael Caine, Steve Martin and Glenne Hedley. Some of you may even remember a movie called Bedtime Stories from 1964 starring David Niven, Marlon Brando and Shirley Jones, which Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was based on.”
Featured in this production is Keegan Flaugh as Lawrence, recently seen in Minimum Wage at The Avenue Theatre and in Town Hall’s production of The Sound of Music last season. Back after closing last season at Town Hall in HAIR is Tim Howard as Freddie, recently seen at the Arvada Center in Man of La Mancha. We also welcome Rachelle Wood as Christine for her first production at Town Hall, she was most recently in Equinox Theatre’s production of Bat Boy: The Musical.
Town Hall favorite Donna K. Debreceni (2012 Henry Award winner for Outstanding Musical Direction for The Who’s Tommy) will lead a live band on keyboards. Keeping her company are Peter Lewis (Colorado Saxophone Quartet) and Bob Rebholz (Colorado Conservatory for Jazz Arts) on reeds, Scott Alan Smith (ONSOMBLEY) on bass/guitars, and Larry Ziehl (Lannie Garrett and The Patsy Decline Show) on drums.
Nick sums it up best, writing, “All of us hope that you find our production worth smiling over as we take this hilarious journey together and follow a couple of con artists along the French Riviera.”
Town Hall’s production opens September 13, 2013 and runs through October 13, 2013. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (& 2:00 p.m. on 9/28) & Sundays at 2 p.m. (& 6:30 p.m. on 10/6).
Reserved seat tickets are currently on sale, priced $20.00-$40.00 at the Town Hall Arts Center box office, 303-794-2787 ext. 5 (Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to Noon/ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 4 p.m. and 1 Hour prior to Shows) or on-line at www.TownHallArtsCenter.com . In a continuing effort to make plays at Town Hall Arts Center accessible to all, ten value seats at $10 each will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis one-hour prior to each published curtain time.