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St. Norbert College's Knight Theatre to Present “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”

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From St. Norbert College, January 22, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College's student-run Knight Theatre will present "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.; and Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Webb Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts.

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" features the music and lyrics of David Yazbek and had its world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in Sept. 2004. The show opened on Broadway in March 2005 to rave reviews, garnering 11 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical.

Based on the popular 1988 comedy film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is a musical about two con men living on the French Riviera: high-brow Lawrence Jameson, who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money, and low-brow Freddy Benson, who swindles women by waking their compassion with lies about his ill grandmother. After a chance meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. So they make a bet: The first one to swindle $50,000 from a young heiress triumphs and the other must leave town. What follows are a musical series of schemes, masquerades and double-crosses in which nothing may ever be exactly what it seems.

Directed by Ashley Wolford (Luxemburg, Wis.), the cast of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" will be led by Matthew Christoff (Luxemburg, Wis.) as Lawrence Jameson, and Ryan Penkal (Germantown, Wis.) as Freddy Benson. The show also features Carli Uphill (New Franken, Wis.) as Christine Colgate, Aaron Reynolds (Aurora, Ill.) as Andre Thibault, Lauren Belanger (Escanaba, Mich.) as Muriel Eubanks and Alicia Skrivanie (Green Bay, Wis.) as Jolene Oaks.

The ensemble includes Jordan Podoll (Berlin, Wis.), Sophie Ahlberg (Stockholm, Sweden), Marcia LaSalle (New Berlin, Wis.), Ben Cassel (Abrams, Wis.), Lawrence March (De Pere, Wis.), Michael Jacobs (Appleton, Wis.), Tanner Lundquist (Sister Bay, Wis.), Kasara Sinkula (Kewaunee, Wis.), Kelsey Upchurch (Appleton, Wis.), Madison Galloway (Vandalia, Ohio), Ericka Jahnke (Green Bay, Wis.), Meredith Pointer (Madison, Wis.) and Meaghan Dressel (River Forest, Ill.).

Tickets are $14 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets online, visit or stop by the St. Norbert College box office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please note: This play contains adult content and language.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College ticket office at 920-403-3950 or visit

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