Next up at the The Larry Keeton Theatre is the musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The production runs from Feb. 28 through March 16 at the theatrical company’s Donelson venue (108 Donelson Pk.).
The show, which hit Broadway in 2005, is based on the popular 1988 film that starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin and has a book by Jeffrey Lane as well as music and lyrics by David Yazbek. The story centers on two con men living on the French Riviera: Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money while Freddy Benson swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting they attempt to work together only to find the small French town they’re in isn’t big enough for the two of them.
Terry McLemore plays Lawrence and Ben Gregory plays Freddy. Other cast members include Stacie Riggs as Christine Colgate, Kevin Driver as Andre Thibault, Donna Driver as Muriel, Paige Hall as Jolene, Cade Smith in a variety of male roles, Cary Street as Sophia and Tara Hue as Lenore, along with Stella London, Monykah Tyson and Kim Yearwood.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is co-directed by Jamie London and Ginger Newman with musical direction by Newman.
The Keeton Theatre operates in a dinner theater format. Tickets are $28 and include a garden salad, Chicken Alfredo, broccoli, garlic toast and German chocolate cake as well as the show. There is a special show-only ticket on Thursday evenings for $13. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling (615) 883-8375.
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. with dinner served one hour before curtain and 2 p.m. on Sunday with lunch served at 1 p.m. Audience members may BYOB to the theater; wine glasses will be provided to patrons by the theater.
*Photo of (L to R) Terry McLemore as Lawrence Jameson, Stacie Riggs as Christine Colgate and Ben Gregory as Freddy Benson by Hi5 Creative courtesy The Larry Keeton Theatre.