A musical comedy presented in a semi-staged concert version
Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth
Directed by Curt Arnold
Musical Direction by Butch Marshall
Choreography by Allison Butler
Lucky Stuff is a zany, offbeat, and very funny murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair!
Shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon lives a luckless life, toiling in obscurity, until an unexpected telegram turns his life around: a long-lost uncle has died suddenly, leaving Harry $6 million! There’s just one catch: Harry has to bring Uncle Tony on the luxurious Monte Carlo vacation that he never got to take when he was alive! Harry and Uncle Tony aren’t the only ones headed to Monte Carlo, though — they cross paths with dog-lover Annabelle Glick, Tony’s mistress Rita and her brother Vinnie, all of whom are trying to claim the inheritance for themselves. An assortment of other colorful characters — including a mysterious Italian stranger, Luigi — pop in and out as Harry and Tony wheel from one adventure to the next. It’s a wacky cross between Weekend at Bernie’s and To Catch a Thief — with music from Flaherty and Ahrens, the team behind Ragtime, Seussical and other Broadway favorites!
First produced in 1988 by Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway, Lucky Stiff later went on to win Washington D.C.'s Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical, and is now performed frequently across the country.
At Weathervane Playhouse, Lucky Stiff will be presented in a semi-staged concert version. The musical will be performed with actors in costumes utilizing some props, but will not feature sets, lighting effects, etc. The show is performed in two acts with an intermission.
Proceeds from this special-event fundraiser will benefit both CANAPI and Weathervane Playhouse.
Due to adult language and situations, Lucky Stiff is NOT recommended for children. Adults only, please!
Tricia Bestic *
Dan Folino *
Caitlin Elizabeth Reilly *
P. J. Toomey
(*appearing with special permission of Actors’ Equity Association)