Musical Theatre: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Oct 17, 2014

Cast and crew for, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City (L-R, Michelle Perez, Kerr Anderson, Matthew Archibald, Jenna Archibald, David Dennison)

We had a delightful visit from some of the cast and crew of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City, brightening up a gray and rainy day in Studio A.  The show opened in early October at the Old Town Playhouse, and runs through October 25th. According to the New York Times, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a high-spirited comedy that, "aims to vault over the lines of good taste." 

The cast, and director Perez, were quite pleased with that description, and recommend the show for audiences over 18, but they were kind enough to bring us material that was left us utterly tickled - and reasonably un-scandalized.

First, Jenna Archibald treated us to Muriel's pretty and funny song, "What Was a Woman to Do?" After we chatted a bit with director Michelle Perez, actors David Dennison and Kerr Anderson shared a mashup of two songs from the show, the silly and dastardly, "Give Them What They Want," and the tender, "Love Sneaks In."  Matthew Archibald provided the arrangements and piano accompaniment.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels runs through the 25th of October at the Old Town Playhouse.  Visit their website to buy tickets, or call the box office at 231.947.2210.