The Con Is On! Musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Hobby Center
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Noel Coward's ghostly comedy features a "spirited" love triangle, brought forth when novelist Charles Condomine accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, Elvira, during a séance. Trouble is, only Charles can see Elvira, who proceeds to wreak havoc on Charles' current marriage to the jealous Ruth. When Ruth meets her accidental demise, her spirit teams up with that of Elvira ... and then the haunted fun really begins. Hilarity ensues as the beleaguered Charles is caught between the worldly and the unworldly and must admit that there is indeed life on the "other side." A hit with audiences and critics alike when it premiered in 1941, and adapted into an Oscar-winning 1945 film with Rex Harrison, Blithe Spirit represents Coward at his driest and most urbane. Learn More
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So, it just so happened that my girlfriend was talking about attending more plays, seeing as how i'm not that cultured. So. One of her all-time favorites just so happened to be Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Perfect. We went out and had some wine, then went to the theatre. If it would've been a play more than a musical, I think I would've had a much better time.
Otherwise, good production! I enjoyed it!!
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The evening was wonderful. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first with the seats being in the upper level, however they were wonderful. The performance was outstanding. It was our first time to visit this company's event but it wont be...continued
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels follows two con men living on the French Riviera and, of course….a dame. A hilarious battle of cons ensues, that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end.
The production contains adult humor, parental discretion is advised.
About the Ticket Supplier: Masquerade TheatreEstablished in 1996 by Founding Artistic Director Phillip Duggins, The Masquerade Theatre operated as a sole proprietorship until July 2001 when it obtained non-profit status. The Masquerade Theatre currently performs at Zilkha Hall in The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Houston, as well as at Ovations. Masquerade's office and rehearsal space is currently located at 3558 East TC Jester in the Heights, a diverse economic area in one of Houston's older neighborhoods.
It began as a mixed-venue professional theatre providing a variety of theatrical productions including comedies, dramas, and musicals. Due to the popularity of musicals and increasing requests from patrons, a decision was made in its second season to become purely a musical theatre. Since that time the theatre's audience has grown significantly and demand for seats has resulted in Masquerade becoming the full-time resident company in Zilkha Hall, part of The Hobby Center, in downtown Houston.
The theatre's mission encompasses arts and culture, education, youth development, and community enhancement. Specifically, Masquerade's mission is dedicated to a) providing quality, professional musical productions for theatre patrons in the Houston metropolitan area; b) recruiting and retaining professional actors and actresses in the Houston area; c) maintaining a forum for development of youth talented in musical theatre; and d) reaching out to the youth in the community who might not otherwise experience the enjoyment of the performing arts. One of the theatre's founding principles is that it will hire highly talented actors from the local area so that actors, musicians and stage crews can develop their careers in Houston, rather than having to relocate to New York in order to pursue a career in musical theatre. It is Houston's only resident musical theatre employing artists exclusively from the local area. Masquerade also raises awareness and resources for the benefit of other charities by dedicating to them a portion of net proceeds at selected shows. For example, The Masquerade Tribble School of Professional Musical Theatre recently performed The Music Man and contributed 40% of its net proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The resident company also recently staged performances of Irving Berlin's The Melody Lingers On in cooperation with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, attracting contributions for the Fund of approximately $12,000. The company believe that using its actors' talents in this manner provides a clear and satisfying way to demonstrate that it takes its mission to enhance the community very seriously.
The theatre has a 17-member Board of Directors which consists of a diverse group of individuals consisting of CPAs, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, bankers and other professionals that understand the importance of their fiduciary responsibility to the public in operating a non-profit organization.