Hot Couture

Our little slice of scorched Earth offers little in the way of refinement during the summer months. One lingering touch of erudition -- that’s erudite lite -- is Theater League’s Broadway musical series. Come about now, when our other options are pool parties or knuckleheaded movies, we like the notion of someone really beltin’ out a showtune. We like it even better when the tune’s from a musical based on a knuckleheaded movie, as in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the brassy David Yazbeck/Jeffrey Lane entry based on Frank Oz’s 1988 Steve Martin/Michael Caine flick about a group of cons working the French Riviera.
Tue., May 5, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., May 6, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., May 7, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., May 8, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 9, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., May 10, 2 & 7 p.m., 2009