Lucky Stiff

Nextstage Repertory:  Student Production

April 27 - May 6
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center

Book & lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Based on The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth

Tony Award-winning writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's, first produced show, Lucky Stiff, premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. That incarnation's talented cast included Stephen Stout, Stuart Zagnit, Mary Testa and Julie White. A winner of the Richard Rodgers Award and Washington's Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical, Lucky Stiff is now performed frequently across the country.

Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn... or else his uncle's gun-toting ex!

Featuring a tuneful Flaherty and Ahrens score, an ensemble cast of zany characters and small rock combo orchestra, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer. 

Lucky Stiff is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

NEXTstage Repertory is the all student production company highlighting the close collaboration between the Centenary University Theatre Department and the professionally producing Centenary Stage Company.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, April 27 at 3:30pm
Friday, April 27 at 8pm
Saturday, April 28 at 8pm
Sunday, April 29 at 2pm

Thursday, May 3 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 4 at 8pm
Saturday, May 5 at 8pm
Sunday May 6 at 2pm

Ticket Pricing Adults Children (under 12)
ALL PERFORMANCES $22.50 $10.00

Discounts available for students, Centenary University students, faculty and staff.

all ticket sales are final.