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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

NOCCA Riverfront, Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; www.nocca.com

8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., through June 20

There's only room for one con man on the French Riviera. That's the rule in the musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and the 1988 film of the same name. In Frank Oz's film, Michael Caine and Steve Martin are two confidence men who stop at nothing to out-con or outwit each other for the same mark, an alleged wealthy heiress. The musical follows the same battle of wits — Lawrence Jamieson (Bob Pavlovich), the handsome ladies' man, and Freddy Benson (Gary Rucker, who also directs), the conniving swindler, agree to target Janet Colgate (Kayla Herrington), and the one who walks away with her $50,000 is the last man standing in the Riviera. But the jackpot soon becomes Colgate's heart as the men start to fall for their victim. Musical director James Kelley and choreographer Tara Brewer lead the musical adaptation, which premiered on Broadway in 2005. Tickets $30. The Mystic Krewe of Satyricon presents a performance at 8 p.m. Thursday. — Alex Woodward

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