"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" ★★★

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," the Broadway-musical version of the 1988 French Riviera con-man caper starring <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000803" title="Michael Caine" href="/topic/entertainment/michael-caine-PECLB000803.topic">Michael Caine</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003133" title="Steve Martin" href="/topic/entertainment/steve-martin-PECLB003133.topic">Steve Martin</a>, didn't change the face of Broadway in 2005. But coming at a time when the Great White Way seemed to have more kids and cuddly toys than <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000145" title="Orlando International Airport" href="/topic/transportation/air-transportation/orlando-international-airport-PLTRA0000145.topic">Orlando International Airport</a>, this was at least a show for adults. Sexual banter. Snarky humor. A jazzy score. A chorus with especially long legs. That kind of thing. Oh, and the fantasy that suave older men with money remain irresistibly attractive to beautiful younger women. There are plenty of older adults in the loyal audience at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Ind., and it's a kick to see them slowly start to shake with laughter as the great Larry Wyatt and Michael Mahler, who play the rouges in Bill Pullinsi's aptly dry, glam and sexy production, start in with the double entendres.<br>
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<i>Through Oct. 10 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Rd., Munster, Ind.; $36-$40 at 219-836-3255 or theatreatthecenter.com</i>

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," the Broadway-musical version of the 1988 French Riviera con-man caper starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, didn't change the face of Broadway in 2005. But coming at a time when the Great White Way seemed to have more kids and cuddly toys than Orlando International Airport, this was at least a show for adults. Sexual banter. Snarky humor. A jazzy score. A chorus with especially long legs. That kind of thing. Oh, and the fantasy that suave older men with money remain irresistibly attractive to beautiful younger women. There are plenty of older adults in the loyal audience at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Ind., and it's a kick to see them slowly start to shake with laughter as the great Larry Wyatt and Michael Mahler, who play the rouges in Bill Pullinsi's aptly dry, glam and sexy production, start in with the double entendres.

Through Oct. 10 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Rd., Munster, Ind.; $36-$40 at 219-836-3255 or theatreatthecenter.com

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