DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS opens TONIGHT!
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by MaryBeth Boylan
May 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2017
Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for hijinks 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 11 Tony Awards. 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!
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union.
CP IN CONCERT: CELEBRATING 60 Years!
Directed by Tom Lawrence
Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
Performance Dates: July 14, 15, 16, 2017
Open auditions for performance celebration of County Players’ 60th Anniversary season. Seeking performers 18 and older for solo and ensemble singing. Audition with 16 bars from a Broadway show.
CONTACT: Director: Tom Lawrence (845) 702-7077
Here at County Players, we like to celebrate and we want to invite you to some very special events! We hope you’ll join us! All proceeds from these events support our artistic programs and our ongoing expansion efforts. We will begin our 60th Anniversary celebrations at a special party in September; join us on a cruise of the Hudson River in October; visit our theatre to go behind-the-scenes in February; and finally, celebrate our 60 years of successes at our Diamond Jubilee Gala in June.
September 10, 2017
Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls
$50 per person
Join us for the official opening celebration of our 60th Anniversary. Enjoy a fun, casual afternoon with food, music, and chances to win fun prizes. Reserve your tickets to our upcoming shows and events. Mingle with friends, new and old, and share memories about County Players.
October 14, 2017
60th Anniversary Hudson River Cruise
Hudson Valley Cruises
$100 per person (limited seating)
Our special 60th Anniversary celebration continues with a three-hour evening cruise aboard a small ship on the Hudson River that departs from Poughkeepsie. This event includes a buffet dinner, dancing, special prizes, and entertainment.
February 11, 2018
County Players Falls Theatre Tour
County Players Falls Theatre
Go behind the scenes to see how everything comes together. Combining the talents of many is the only way we can bring our productions to life and we want to share our stories and our backstage spaces with everyone who witnesses the final results.
June 15, 2018
60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala
$150 per person
Bring down the curtain on our very special 60th Anniversary at our Diamond Jubilee Gala. The evening includes an elegant cocktail reception with a specialty cocktail, four-course dinner, dancing, special entertainment, silent auction, prizes, and the best view of the Hudson River!