The Sydney season of the devilishly cheeky, fun-filled Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will end on December 8, it was announced today by producer George Youakim from James Anthony Productions. The season had already been extended due to popular demand and wide-spread critical acclaim; however all good things must come to an end, with the final performance on Sunday December 8 at the Theatre Royal.
Sydney audiences still have three weeks to see the smash-hit musical that the Sydney Morning Herald has labelled “the best new musical to hit Sydney this century” containing “the wittiest lyrics to grace a musical since the likes of Cole Porter, Alan Jay Lerner or Stephen Sondheim were in their pomp.” Time Out says “Five starsas good as it gets in Sydney this year, and holds its own… Prepare to be charmed,” while The Australian describes Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as “loads of undemanding fun.
The Sunday Telegraph called the musical “a delight from start to finish – simply a joyous night of perfectly cast, laugh- out- loud musical comedy,” and Aussietheatre says, “This production gets everything right… a reason to leave the house and go to the theatre… Go and see it. It will make you happy.”
Leading the exemplary cast are Tony Sheldon as Lawrence Jameson and Matt Hetherington as Freddy Benson, the two rival conmen on the French Riviera, alongside Amy Lehpamer, John Wood, Anne Wood and Katrina Retallick. Based on the highly successful and much loved 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and 10 Drama Desk Awards.
Venue:                                 Theatre Royal, King Street, Sydney
Season:                                To 8 December
Performance times:            Tues 7pm, Wed – Sat evening 8pm, matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm
Price:                                   Tickets from $79.00 (transaction fees apply)
Bookings:                    or 1300 723 038
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