RTC is excited to welcome back two of the lead actors from the blockbuster hit that opened the company in 2017, Monty Python’s Spamalot . Mark Woodard, who played King Arthur, returns as the suave ladies’ man, Lawrence Jameson. Lukas Poost, Sir Robin in Spamalot , plays the part of Freddy Benson, who more humbly swindles women by exploiting their compassionate side.
Another RTC alum, Bailey Seeker is back as Christine Colgate, after appearing in RTC’s Bullets Over Broadway last spring. The cast is packed with talent including Lawrence’s quirky French assistant Andre Thibault played by Jonathan Hadley who appeared on Broadway in Jersey Boys . Sarah Solie playing Muriel Eubanks, an attractive American socialite, whose Broadway credits include: South Pacific, Mary Poppins, Cats, Beauty and the Beast and Annie . And Jolene Oakes, an overbearing heiress from Oklahoma, is played by Australia native, Philippa Lynas whose credits include Carnegie Hall and the UK National Symphony. The cast is completed by an ensemble of professional actors: Dana Orange, Nick Abbott, Dorian O'Brien, Josh Schwartz, Lily Myers, Alyssa Arcangeli, and Michelle Lemon.
Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, RTC’s Founding Artistic Director, will direct, and Dann Dunn, who was last seen at RTC creating the choreography for Evita and Bullets Over Broadway, will choreograph the show. Mike Pacifico will Music Direct.
“I’m thrilled to be working with this talented cast, and bringing one of my favorite movies to life on the stage,” said McLaughlin Mitchell. “The music for this show adds so much, and I think RTC audiences will be excited to see all the surprises we have in store for the big finale of our second season.”
The Resident Theatre Company has put together an award-winning design team to bring this production to life, including set designer Brian Dudkiewicz; lighting designer Lily Fossner; costume designer Kayla Speedy; props designer Angela Kozinski; and sound designer Damien Figueras.
Tickets for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” are on sale now at www.rtcwc.org ($25-$56). The show runs March 29 – April 14 at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester.