Original Broadway Cast Member to Direct Boston Conservatory at Berklee Production of 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'
Boston Conservatory at Berklee will present the 2004 musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from March 8 through 11 at Boston Conservatory Theater. Based on the 1988 film of the same name, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is about two competing con men living in the French Riviera. At first, the suave and experienced Lawrence Jameson takes the rookie con man, Freddy, under his wing. Soon Freddy tries to compete directly with Lawrence. Their competition comes to a peak when they agree that the first con man to extract $50,000 from Christine Colgate, an American heiress, wins and the other must leave town forever. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2005, winning Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Norbert Leo Butz.
The Conservatory production will be directed by alumna Laura Marie Duncan, who serves on the Theater Division faculty and was an ensemble cast member from the original Broadway company of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Her previous Conservatory directing credits include The Full Monty in 2012, and The Pajama Game in 2015.
“I am absolutely thrilled to direct my third production for Boston Conservatory at Berklee, especially one so near and dear to my heart,” said Duncan. “This production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a tremendous showcase of our talented musical theater students here at the Conservatory.”
The Conservatory production will take place at Boston Conservatory Theater, located at 31 Hemenway Street in Boston. Evening performances will take place March 8 through 10 at 8:00 p.m.; matinees will take place on March 10 and 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are $30 for premium seating, $25 for regular seating, $20 to $25 for senior citizens, Conservatory alumni, and WGBH members, and $15 to $20 for students.
Learn more about the Conservatory’s spring performances.