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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

 

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I’m honestly of the opinion that high schools should be barred from tackling serious works and splashy musicals. No matter how talented a group they are, delivering their lines with the utmost enthusiasm, they can never really escape the fact that they’re kids playing roles that were meant for adults (and seasoned ones at that). After watching B.S. Productions’ take on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I feel that this rule should be extended to amateur theatre companies as well. Based on the 1988 film, Scoundrels is an odd couple con man story about two men competing for the affections of a leggy blonde while swindling her at the same time. Attempting at every turn to breach the walls of good taste, the songs are forgettable, the ensemble is bereft of rhythm, and the actors are mostly children. The standouts are, thankfully, the leading men who have decent chemistry and a good handle on physical comedy, but it's not enough to save the show from mediocrity. There was clearly a lot of heart that went into the production, but that's about where it ends. The verdict: unless your ticket is free, don't be taken in by these Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Reviewed by Buchanan Hunter.
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2/ 5


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Dates / Times:
  • 11:00 pm - 2017/08/18
  • 2:00 am - 2017/08/19
  • 8:45 pm - 2017/08/20
  • 5:00 pm - 2017/08/23
  • 12:15 pm - 2017/08/24
  • 7:00 pm - 2017/08/25



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Posted 2017/08/19 by


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  1.  
    Erica

    Fantastically talented cast and band! They put on a great performance for their opening night and I would highly recommend. Really funny with some great dance numbers!





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