Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one ticket to a performance of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly (up to a $65 value). The show ends on October 10. Tickets range from $40 to $65, depending on showtime and section. Seating is arranged in the round and is assigned on a first-come, first-reserved basis, so call ahead to secure your seat.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a musical comedy based on the 1988 film of the same name starring Steve Martin and "wild and crazy guy" Michael Caine. The stage adaptation follows competing con men Lawrence and Freddy as they scheme and swindle their way through the French Riviera. After failed attempts to team up, the suave Lawrence and the not-as-suave Freddy make a bet on who can steal $50,000 from a young heiress—the winner keeps the cash, and the loser has to leave the Riviera. The show boasts a Tony Award–nominated score by David Yazbek, the songsmith behind the similarly adapted-from-a-movie The Full Monty, as well as a pyramid scheme's worth of laughs from the capable cast.
Since its 1955 debut, the North Shore Music Theatre has become one of the most attended theaters in New England, captivating approximately 250,000 patrons annually. With a built-in bistro and a reputation for excellent entertainment, the North Shore Music Theatre provides an ideal escape from the real world's constant bombardments of digital mimes and unleashed jackhammers.
- It's a truly FABULOUS place, with a wide variety of programming, and an invaluable local resource for fledgling actors. – Jake M., Yelp
- I loved going on field trips to the North Shore Music Theatre when I was little. The plays were amazing visually and engaging. There is not a bad seat in the house because of the location of the stage in the center. It is inexpensive and parking is plentiful. – Niandra L., Insider Pages