Watching live theater is like interviewing for a job: though multiple costume changes can be distracting, there's nothing a fake British accent can't fix. Witness the magic of the stage with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two tickets to The Georgetown Palace Theatre's production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which runs August 18–21, 25–28 at the newly reopened State Theatre (a $70 value). Performances are held Thursday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m..
Adapted from the popular 1988 film, this vibrant and crowd-pleasing musical follows two con men, Lawrence and Freddy, as they battle over the affections and bank account of Christine Colgate, a beautiful young heiress. Featuring Austin favorite Andrew Cannata as Freddy and an award-winning cast including Joe Penrod, Patty Rowell, and Michelle Cheney, the musical follows the two peddlers as they traipse through the French Riviera, outdueling each other for love of money and the right to pay for the popcorn.