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Schenectady Light Opera
427 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY 




Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Director, Michael Gatzendorfer

Book Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics David Yazbek

Venue:427 Franklin Street, Schenectady

Performance Dates:February 8-10 & 14-17, 2013

Audition Dates: November 12 & 13, 2012 (callbacks November 14, if needed)

Show times: Thurs, Friday and Saturday performances at 8PM, Sunday performances at 2PM.




Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is fun and fabulous musical that tells the tawdry tale of two con men living on the French Riviera – a suave and sophisticated ladies' man who makes his living by talking rich ladies out of their money, and a small-town crook who swindles sympathetic women with sob stories about his grandmother's failing health.

The duo soon discovers that their small French town isn't big enough for the two of them, and they negotiate a challenge to determine which of them must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues and keeps the audience laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

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 cast & crew


Lawrence Jameson - Steve Leifer
Freddy Benson - Joel Bramer
Christine Colgate - Heather- Liz Copps
Andre Thibault - Norman Eick
Muriel Eubanks - Mary Darcy
Jolene Oakes - Brittany Glenn
Lenore - Bethany Karpowitz
Sophia - Leah Sharron
Renee - Aline Gianfagna
Conductor/ Docent / Hotel Manager/Nikos - Robert Farquharson
Waiter / Bellboy-Jason Tillery
Gerard/Sailor 2- Patrick Reilly
Bartender / Policeman/Statue - Ted Savoy
Sailor 1 / Newspaper Seller/Mime - Noel Savoy
Women 4 - Diane Skibinski
Usherette - Jane Figueroa
Flower Seller - Willow Lautenburg
Desk Clerk - Jocelyn Barkenhagen
Croupier/Porter - William Sanderson


Patrick Reilly
Robert Farquharson
Jason Tillery
Noel Savoy
Ted Savoy
William Sanderson
Aline Gianfagna
Bethany Karpowitz
Jocelyn Barkenhagen
Jordan Fyvie
Diane Skibinski
Leah Sharron
Willow Lautenburg


Patrick Reilly
Leah Sharron
Noel Savoy
Jordan Fyvie
Willow Lautenburg
Jocelyn Barkenhagen

Heavenly Chorus

Ted Savoy
Robert Farguharson
Diane Skibinski    
Aline Gianfagna
Bethany Karpowitz


Aline Gianfagna
Bethany Karpowitz
Jocelyn Barkenhagen
Jordan Fyvie


Willow Lautenburg
Leah Sharron
Noel Savoy
Patrick Reilly

Creative Team

Director - Michael Gatzendorfer
Producer - Mary Darcy
Music Director - Adrienne Sherman
Choreographer - Edmund Metzold
Director Intern - Anna Starr
Stage Manager - Peter Caracappa
Assistant Stage Manager - Christopher A. Semerad
Scenic Designer - Robert Farguharson and Sharon Wemple
Lighting Designer/Master Electrician - Robert Healey
Sound Designer - Winn Huntley 
Costume Designers - Natalie Pizzolo and Karen Larsen
Make-Up Designer - Marcia Lenehan
Props - Joe and Mary Ann Concra
Board Liaison - Ann Parillo


Schenectady Gazette Review, by Matthew G. Moross

TU Review, by Michael Eck

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels makes the Times Union "Picks of the week -- Feb. 7-13"

Actor happy for chance to be wild and crazy in 'Scoundrels' SLOC ...
Joel Bramer says he's not nearly as zany as Steve Martin, but the opportunity to play that type for the Schenectady Light Opera Company's production of “DirtyRotten Scoundrels".

Press Release 01/18/2013



Congratulations Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
On receiving 6 TANYS awards

  • Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Work to the Cast
  • Meritorious Achievement in Choreography to Edmund Metzold
  • Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Steve Leifer for his potrayal of Lawrence Jameson
  • Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Joel Bramer for his portrayal of Freddy Benson
  • Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Heather-Liz Copps for her portrayal of Christine Colgate
  • Excellence in Scenic Design to Robert Farquharson and Sharon Wemple