Two con men, an alluring woman, and the French elite collide in this sexy and irreverent farce. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.
Book by Jeffrey Lane Music by David Yazbek
Based on the film “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning
Original Broadway production directed by Jack O’Brien
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Run Time: 2 hour and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission Contains adult themes and language. Recommended for ages 14+.
Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Thursday, August 10 at 7:30PM
Friday, August 11 at 7:30PM
Monday, August 14 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, August 16 at 7:30PM
Saturday, August 19 at 2PM
Saturday, August 19 at 7:30PM
Friday, August 25 at 7:30PM
Tuesday, August 29 at 7:30PM
Thursday, August 31 at 2PM & 7:30PM
Ethan Paulini (he/him)
In addition to being the Producing Artistic Director of the Weathervane Theatre, Ethan is also the Associate Artist Director of New York City’s Out of the Box Theatrics. He has national credits as a director, choreographer, actor, writer, and educator. Proud member of Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC) and Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (SAG/AFTRA) and a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). More info at ethanpaulini.com and ethancoaches.com.
Marisa Kirby (she/her)
Marisa Kirby is back choreographing on the mainstage for Season 58! She can’t wait to add Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to her Weathervane portfolio. In addition, Marisa will also be directing and choreographing the intern mainstage production of The Old Man and the Old Moon. Previously, she has choreographed Weathervane productions of White Christmas, Hello Dolly, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Sister Act, Jesus Christ Superstar and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Marisa has had the privilege of choreographing for many theaters, theatre companies and universities nationwide and is a choreographer and instructor for Dance Dynamics in Little Rock, Arkansas. She also travels across the US as a dance adjudicator and masterclass instructor.
Andrew Morrissey (he/him)
Andrew Morrissey is a NYC based pianist, music director, vocal coach and composer. Experience includes educational, community and semi-professional theatre in NH, NYC and the DMV area. A NH native, regional credits include Interlakes, Jean’s Playhouse, Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Plymouth State University, where he received a BA in Music. He has a MM in stage music composition from CUA, and his thesis project grew into a fully fledged staging of Lost In Wonderland with DC’s Pallas Theatre Collective. Current projects include a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray and another on the life of Rasputin. IG: @Andrewmorrisseymusic
GIBBS MURRAY (he/him)
Gibbsco-founded Weathervane Theatre back in 1966 and is still Weathervane’s resident designer for sets, posters, and illustrations. Favorite roles: Elwood P. Dowd, Captain Hook, Bottom. 2023 set designs include Meteor Shower, Honky Tonk Laundry, MAMMA MIA!, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
SCOUT HOUGH (she/her)
Scout is an Orono, Maine based designer and technician, but always looks forward to summers in the White Mountains! She earned her BFA at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is currently working toward her Master’s at UMaine, building her own program of study centered on ethics in collaborative art-making. When not at Weathervane, she works predominantly in Maine; credits include work with Penobscot Theatre Company, True North Theatre, and the University of Maine. Other credits include programming work at New York Live Arts and Lighting Design for Out of the Box Theatrics’ production of Baby.
RIEN SCHLECHT (she/her)
After graduating with degrees in Criminal Profiling and Costume Design, Rien started working at Weathervane Theatre and is always so happy to return to the mountains. Her favorite Weathervane designs include Blood Brothers (set/costume), Eurydice (set/costume), Buyer & Cellar (set design), A Man of No Importance, Sweeney Todd (NH Theatre Award), Once on this Island, Memphis (NHTA nom), The King and I (NHTA nom), Seussical, Bright Star, Little Shop of Horrors, and Amadeus (set/costumes). Her New York theatre credits include multiple shows with Out of the Box Theatrics including the Drama Desk nominated Baby, several seasons with Theatre For A New Audience, Radio City, Mark Morris Ballet, and TV commercials. She designed The Mysteries at The Flea (Drama Desk nom), The Jinx for HBO, worked on The Woodsman at New World Stages, and the stage and film productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Julie Taymor. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
JOSEPH RIVERA (he/him)
Joseph is excited to continue his theatre education in this season’s internship. He looks forward to doing his first professional season and can’t wait to do more.
BILLY SMITH (he/him)
Billy is grateful to return this season. He has fallen in love with Weathervane and is proud to be a part of this exciting season. Billy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Limestone University.
KATHRYN SUTTON (she/her)
Kathryn is a theatremaker from Bryan, Texas. Previous experience includes Emerson props intern at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, props supervisor for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse 2022 season, and head props on The Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer national tour. She is eager to join the production team for this season!
CAMDEN DALIE KEECH (he/him)
Camden hails from Central Arkansas where he graduated with a BA with an emphasis in Theatre Arts. He began acting as a freshman in high school. In college he spent
time acting, designing, building and directing. He hopes you enjoy the show!
NICK PRAZNIAK (he/him)
Nick is from Eugene, OR. He works as a union stagehand with The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 675 in Eugene. Union stagehand credits: Hamilton, Wicked, Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Jersey Boys, South Pacific and more. He has also worked locally in the Eugene community and throughout the state with Western Oregon University, University of Oregon Theater, Very Little Theater, Oregon Contemporary Theater, Lane Community College, and Artists Repertory Theater.
MAKENNA ALLEN (she/her)
Makenna is thrilled to be welcomed back for her second season. As a local who grew up coming to the Weathervane, she is excited to now be part of the crew who makes the magic happen.
Jeffrey Lane was most recently represented on Broadway by his work with David Yazbek for the musical version of Pedro Almodóvar’s “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” His work for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” earned him both Tony and Drama Desk nominations, as well as the Drama League Award for Best Musical. Perhaps best known for such television programs as “Mad About You,” “Ryan’s Hope,” “Lou Grant,” “Cagney & Lacey,” “The AFI Life Achievement Awards,” “The Tony Awards,” “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,” and the miniseries “The Murder of Mary Phagan,” he is the winner of five Emmy Awards, three Writers Guild Awards, two Peabodys, a Golden Globe and the Christopher Award, and the relatively good-natured loser of many more. According to imdb.com, he also played Clarice’s father in the film “The Silence of the Lambs.” But he didn’t.
A varied career as a recording artist, Emmy-winning TV and film writer, music producer and pianist has somehow led Yazbek to a career on Broadway. His four shows, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and The Band’s Visit were all Tony nominated for Best Score. Yazbek took home the Tony for Best Score for The Band’s Visit. The Full Monty won him the Drama Desk Award for Best Music. As a recording artist, Yazbek is responsible for five albums: The Laughing Man (winner NAIRD award, Best Pop Album of the Year),Tock, Damascus, Tape Recorder and Evil Monkey Man. He also produced the original cast albums of The Band’s Visit, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the first three of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. Yazbek scored the final season of HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, scored and performed the music for Larry David’s giant Broadway hit Fish in the Dark, and built an Ikea storage shelf. Yazbek teamed up with 13 librettist Robert Horn to collaborate on the musical Tootsie, which won the Tony for Best Book of a Musical and was nominated for a total of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Music Theatre International
MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTIShows.com) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the U.S. and in over 60 countries worldwide.
EGYPT DIXON* (she/her)
New York Theatre Workshop (Production Stage Manager): Dreaming Zenzile. Out of the Box Theatrics (Production Stage Manager): Baby, The Last Five Years, Into the Woods. Atlantic Theater Company (Production Stage Manager): Anatomy OAS. Theatre for a New Audience (Assistant Stage Manager): Fefu and Her Friends, Julius Caesar, Winter’s Tale. Weston Playhouse (Assistant Stage Manager): Indecent. Weathervane Theatre (Assistant Stage Manager): Bright Star, Curious Incident…, Chicago, Sister Act. Weathervane Theatre (Production Stage Manager): Little Shop, Miracle on South Division Street, Patsy Cline.
WHITLEY BODY* (she/her)
Whitley is ecstatic to be returning to the Weathervane Theatre. Previously, she has done three tours with TheaterWorksUSA. In addition to stage managing, Whitley has two businesses and is a playwright. Much love to her Heavenly Angel Uncle Mike!
EMMA ALDRICH JORDAN (she/her)
Emma has been a White Mountain local for the past three years and spent summers in Bethlehem growing up. Her first experience with theater was with the Windsock Camp in the late 2000s! Emma studied theater in high school and took a break from theater during the pandemic shutdown. After this hiatus from theater, Emma is exalted to be a part of Weathervane’s 2023 summer season.
Conductor/Keyboard: Andrew Morrissey
Drums: Mitch Perrins
Bass: AC Muench
Keys 2: Billy Smith
Guitar: Jacob Bloom
Reeds: Kevin Silva