- One ticket to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
- When: select dates, February 7–15
- Where: Warner Theatre
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $16 for rear orchestra sides or rear balcony sides (up to $26 value)
- $18 for rear orchestra center or rear balcony center (up to $30 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Consummate conman Lawrence Jameson has it made in the French Riviera—he’s swindled unsuspecting women out of so much money that he can afford an ornate mansion and a lavish lifestyle. But when small-time con artist Freddy Benson comes to town, Lawrence is afraid his turf will be threatened. So they make a deal: the first man to coax $50,000 out of wealthy heiress Christine Colgate stays in town, while the other has to skedaddle. As the two crooks scramble to win Christine’s heart and her purse, hijinks pile up and more than a few identities get confused.
Based on the 1988 film of the same name, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels made its Broadway debut in 2005 with John Lithgow and Norbert Leo Butz in the lead roles. Since then, the musical has paddled across the pond to the West End, where it continues to delight audiences with irreverent songs including “Give Them What They Want,” “Nothing Is Too Wonderful to Be True,” and “Dirty Rotten Number.”
Warner Theatre serves as profound evidence that grassroots efforts can make a difference in the arts. Opened by Warner Brothers Studios in 1931, the Thomas Lamb–designed cinema house served for more than 20 years as the area's top venue to gawk at the silver screen. Yet business declined with the rise of the television, and in 1955 a flood left the venue severely damaged. It was hardly a surprise, then, when the Warner faced foreclosure in 1981. But a non-profit, citizen-run group called the Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts raised the $275,000 needed to rescue the theater, and repaired the years' damages to the art-deco design. Today, more than 800 volunteer actors, musicians, designers, and crew members bask in the applause and gleefully thrown lorgnettes of an estimated 35,000-plus patrons each season.