Book by JEFFREY LANE
Music and Lyrics by DAVID YAZBEK
Based on the film "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning
LEBEL & HARRIMAN
MAINE STREET STATION
This musical contains some adult language and mature situations.
It may not be suitable for some younger viewers.
Starring (L to R):
MARK JACOBY, CHUCK RAGSDALE, ERIN MAGUIRE, KAREN K. EDISSI,
DAVID HESS and CHARIS LEOS
Summer in Beaumont Sur Mer, a glamorous resort on the French Riviera. The season is just beginning for the town’s leading citizen. Lawrence Jameson, a debonair British con artist posing as the deposed Prince of a fictional country. Targeting wealthy women who are all too happy to finance the Prince’s mission to regain his throne. Lawrence sees it as a fair exchange for the fantasies of adventure and romance he has to offer.
Lawrence learns that his idyllic domain has been invaded by a clever young American con artist nicknamed ‘The Jackal’. Returning from a banking trip to Switzerland, he comes face to face with his so-called competition in the person of Freddy Benson, a small-time grifter passing himself off as a selfless Red Cross worker trying to raise funds to help his ailing grandmother. Posing as a shy dentist, Lawrence befriends Freddy, who is all too happy to offer him his insights into the mysteries of women, while in the background. Through a chance encounter with one of Lawrence’s conquests, Freddy realizes he has been duped and starts planning a little revolution of his own.
Freddy tracks Lawrence down to his villa, takes one look around and realizes this is the life for him. A little cajoling, a little blackmail, and Freddy convinces Lawrence to take him on as his protégé.
Their relationship deteriorates rapidly and soon they are competing for the rights to “territory” on the Riviera. Enter the United States’ Soap Queen, Christine Colgate. Freddy’s attempt to scam her and Lawrence’s attempt to cause Freddy to fail leads to a journey that leaves everyone wondering who’s scamming who.
Give Them What They Want
What Was a Woman to Do
Great Big Stuff
Chimp In a Suit
All About Ruprecht
Here I Am
Nothing Is Too Wonderful To Be True
Rüffhousin mit Shüffhausen
Like Zis / Like Zat
The More We Dance
Love Is My Legs
Love Sneaks In
Son Of Great Big Stuff
Dirty Rotten Number