Spring Musical 2016

A cast of 27 students performed to a full Zalk Theater, both Friday and Saturday nights, during the 70th Anniversary and Spring Arts/Family Weekend. This year’s hilarious production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the 1988 film of the same name, was the culmination of months of rehearsals, along with extensive costume and set design.

The musical tells the story of Lawrence, a wealthy, seductive con man in the South of France who makes a living talking rich, single women out of their money; his rival Freddy, less than courteous to start, a swindler of the lowest order who preys on the ladies’ sympathy; and Christine, heiress to the Colgate dynasty. What begins as a bet between Lawrence and Freddy to be the first to receive $50,000 from Christine soon turns into an odyssey of hilarious lies, assumed identities, tricks, and along the way—oddly enough—love. The score, composed by David Yazbek (The Full Monty), is a wonderful mix of styles from jazz to country, with some of the wittiest lyrics you’ve ever heard. Starring as Lawrence is Michael Hopkins ‘16, Freddy was performed by Simeon Hu ‘16, and Madi Kish ‘16 played the role of Christine.

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