The Montpelier High School presented Dirty Rotten Scoundrels from March 7th -9th. There was a nice turnout for all three performances. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has been described as stylish, sexy, irreverent, and a musical comedy heaven. Based on the popular 1988 film, it centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. 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!
Martine Ortega is a senior and played the part of Lawrence. Luke Malone who is also a senior this year played Freddy Benson. Logan Hutchinson, a sophomore played Andre. Taylor Wells, a senior played the part of Christine. Emily Kolbe, played Muriel. Emily is also a senior. Faith Wells played the part of Jolene and was also a part of the chorus. The other cast members included Audrey Pirtle, Meili Leung, Hannah Blake, MiKaela Gulick, Andrea Vankham, MaKayah Long, Maddie Richmond, Adreana Gigax, Sarah Sandoval, Michael Blake, Jessica Earle and Landri McKelvey.
The cast and crew would like to thank the Montpelier Schools’ administration: Dr. Grime, Mrs. Thorp, Mrs. Graham and the Board of Education for their support of the arts. Mr. Jeff Leininger for the construction of the set pieces. Ms. Katy Vorkle for the contruction and painting of set pieces. All the coaches who so graciously compromised the student schedules. Ms. Katy Corkle and the Yearbook Class for the assembling of the program. Archbold container for the donation of cardboard supplies, and a special thank you for those who came out and supported the production.
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