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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book By Jeffrey Lane, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

Director: David Olson

Musical Director: Lee Condakes

Choreographer: Hanna Anderson

Technical Director: TBA

April 9th, 10th, 11th in Tsai Performance Center

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 TONY Awards.

Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Book By Alex Timbers, Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman

Director: Brittany Jenkins

Musical Director: Matt Melleby

Technical Director: TBA

April 23rd, 24th, 25th in Jacob Sleeper Auditorium

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. With the country divided into rich and poor (and with continued skirmishes with the Native Americans upsetting pieces of the new world), Jackson begins his steady climb from military strategist to populist rabble-rouser to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers-and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before, with the help of an onstage trio and an entourage of singing, joking cohorts. It also asks the question, is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he’s really, really hot?

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