North Canterbury Musicals (The North Canterbury Musical Society)

Community Organisation

North Canterbury Musicals is renowned for fantastic musical productions. Established as The North Canterbury Musical Society Inc in 1964, but reportadely established since the 20's. Based at Northbrook Rooms, Rangiora; the team at North Canterbury Musical Society offers hire options for dress-ups or productions with Costume Hire, Technical & Set Hire and Venue Hire. ​ 

2019 production Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Musical

Rangiora Town Hall 2-18 May
Ticket outlets:
Phone: 0508 iTicket (484 253)

Stan's 7 Day Pharmacy, Rangiora
Kaiapoi i-Site
Christchurch i-Site

Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave, with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.

Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting at a hotel, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

A musical to add some spice into your life!

Note: The comedic content has been updated to suit modern sensibilities.Don’t forget you can purchase your official Dirty Rotten Scoundrels programme and collect it at the theatre.