Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
This glossy touring musical comedy features con men on the French Riviera, wooing (and fleecing) Midwestern American women who are all too willing to believe they’re having a fling with European nobility, or whatever. The songs, backed by big, brassy arrangements, are less than memorable, and the dance scenes are largely diversionary. But the steady stream of jokes and frequently sexual physical humor provide compensation. There’s also some nice interplay between the dapper, older con man (Tom Hewitt) and his younger, cruder rival (D.B. Bonds). The show gently pokes fun at itself (an excellent trait in a musical), but at two hours and 45 minutes, it overstays its welcome by about two numbers.
Sacramento Community Center Theatre; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, 1301 L Street; (916) 264-5181, www.californiamusicaltheatre.com. Through May 27.