N.J.- Con-artists Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson are making
trouble on the French Riviera. Maurer Productions OnStage
presents the hit musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre.
Fridays, May 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, May 14 and
21 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, May 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Kelsey
Theatre is located on the college's West
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with
the cast and crew follows the opening performance on May 13.
meeting on a train brings together two very different schemers
whose targets are nonetheless the same -- unsuspecting women
with lots of money! Jameson is suave, sophisticated and quite
successful at his high-end con game, while Freddy is a boorish
small-time crook. It doesn't take long before the two decide
the French Riviera is not big enough for both of them and
decide to settle the situation with a wager. Whoever is the
first to swindle $50,000 from a young heiress wins the bet
and the loser leaves town.
With lyrics and music by David Yazbek, "Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels" delivers laughs, surprises and double-crossings
galore that all adds up to a great time at the theater.
Featured in the lead roles are Daniel Petrovich, of Macungie,
Pa., as Lawrence Jameson; William Mercado, of Hightstown,
as Freddy Benson; and Emily Huddell, of Moorestown; as Christine
Colgate. Other cast members include Scott Karlin, of Plainsboro,
as Andre Thibault; Cathy Liebars, of Langhorne, Pa., as Muriel
Eubanks, Jennifer Barron, of Hamilton, as Jolene Oakes; Jessica
Laynor, of Ewing, as Lenore; and Amy Slothower, of Plainsboro,
are Sarah McIlhenny, of Browns Mills, as the Maid; Sharon
Underberg, of Belle Mead, as the Nun; Rosie Karlin, of Plainsboro,
as the Usherette; Wendy Watt, of Hamilton, as Renee; Melissa
Geerlof, of Hamilton, as the Debutant; Judy Berwick, of Lawrenceville,
as the Croupier; Dan Slothower, of Plainsboro, as the Conductor;
John Ragazzo, of East Windsor, as the Waiter/Bellhop; Ray
Murphy, of Hamilton Square, as the Hotel Manager; Tim Kline,
of Ewing, as the Musician/Bellhop; and Joshua Waldorf, of
Yardley, Pa., as Nikos.
The show is directed by John M. Maurer, with musical direction
by Laurie Gougher. Ruth Rittman is costume designer, Kitty
Getlik is lighting designer, and Dan Maurer is sound designer.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students
and children. Free parking is available next to the theater.
are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students
and children. Tickets may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey
Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available
next to the theater.
Barron plays Jolene Oakes.
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