Dirty Rotten scoundrels coming to EHS-Nov. 18-20
The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the musical will be presented by the Emery High Drama Department on Nov. 18, 19, 20 (Thur., Fri., Sat.) 7 p.m. at the Emery High School Auditorium, Castle Dale. The cost: $4 per adult and $3 per student.
Neal Peacock is the director for the production.
This hilarious comedy is the musical adaptation of the popular movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The play was written by Jeffrey Lane with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and is presented at Emery High School through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International of New York.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the story of two con men - Lawrence Jameson who has been cheating rich women out of their money on the south of France for many years and Freddy Benson who is the new, young, con man in town. After first working together, these two men come to understand that the French town of Beaumont Sur Mer is just not big enough for both of them and so a contest is arranged where each of them will try to con a young woman out of $50,000. The first one to take her for the $50,000 gets to stay and the other must leave town. They settle on a new tourist who has just arrived in town Miss Christine Colgate, the American Soap Queen, and suddenly the con is on.
A side story also involves Andre Thibault, the police chief of Beaumont Sur Mer and Muriel Eubanks a rich widow. Andre's job is to keep Muriel from discovering the con and to keep her believing that Lawrence is a Prince in need of her money to return to his kingdom. Andre comes to believe that the only way he can keep her ignorance intact is to woo her - after all he is French. Add Jolene Oakes of Oakes, Okla. who is intent on marrying Lawrence and you have a recipe for hilarity.
The production involves 39 Emery High School students and stars Elise DeBry as Christine Colgate; Bryson Weaver as Lawrence Jameson; Tyrell Clements as Freddy Benson; Kalin Burr as Andre; Tennyson Fauver as Muriel and Adrienne Carter as Jolene Oaks. The play is under the direction of Neal Peacock with Marilee Cox as the music director. Music is provided by a small orchestra under the direction of Ben Carroll. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance from Emery High Drama Department students.
Everyone is welcome out to this production and the students ask for your support.