The Society is delighted to announce that the show choice for 2017 has been made. After lots of discussion and deliberation, the show for 2017 has been confirmed as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a new musical comedy based on the 1988 movie of the same name which starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin. The stage musical premiered on Broadway in 2005, where it was nominated for 10 Tony awards, including that of Best Musical. The show opened in London's West End in 2014, before embarking on an international tour, which included Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in September 2015. The Irish amateur premiere will take place in Co. Wexford in late 2016, and that will be followed by Castlerea's production in February 2017.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centres around two competing con men living on the French Riviera. At first, the suave and experienced Lawrence Jameson takes the rookie con man, Freddy, under his wing. But soon Freddy is successful enough that he tries to compete directly with Lawrence. The competition comes to a peak when they agree that the first con man to extract $50,000 from the female heiress, Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town forever.
The selection of a new, modern show such as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a very exciting and ambitious move by the Society, and one which, it is hoped, will generate excitement and interest among all members, past, present and future!
Full details of the Production Team, auditions, rehearsals and exact show dates will be announced in the future.