LUCKY STIFF

October 25th, 2012

Neglected Musicals presentation of Lucky Stiff is this Monday at the Darlinghurst Theatre! To book tickets go to www.neglectedmusicals.com.

Directed by Neil Gooding
Musical Director Isaac Hayward

Monday 29 October at 2pm & 8pm
At The Darlinghurst Theatre

Starring 
Lucy Maunder, Luke Joslin, Margi de Ferranti, Garry Scale, Trevor Ashley, Josie Lane, Gael Ballantyne, Matt Young & Jay James-Moody

Neglected Musicals next presentation is Lucky Stiff. Directed by Neil Gooding and with Musical Direction by Isaac Hayward, Lucky Stiff is based on the 1983 novel The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth.

Starring Lucy Maunder and Luke Joslin, this murder mystery farce propels a mild-mannered English shoe clerk (Joslin) into a lunatic mix of murdered Atlantic City croupier, his near-sighted jilted mistress, her hen-pecked brother and several hundred (off-stage) dogs. Witherspoon will inherit six million dollars if he can successfully go on holiday with his uncle, the late departed croupier, in Monte Carlo for a week. If he doesn’t pull it off, the money goes to the Universal Dogs Home of Brooklyn – and if there is one thing in life that Harry hates, it’s dogs! Annabel Glick (Maunder), a representative of the Universal Dog Home of Brooklynis there to make sure Harry conforms to every part of the will.

Lucky Stiff premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizon in 1988 for 15 performances and won the Richard Rodgers Award for that year. Directed by Thommie Walsh, the cast featured Stuart Zagnit, Mary Testa, and Julie White.  It won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical.  1997 it had a West End production, starring Frances Ruffelle, Paul Baker, and Tracie Bennett, directed by Steven Dexter.

“Lucky Stiff is a fun, light-hearted musical farce written by Lynne Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty who wrote Ragtime, Seussical and My Favorite Year. It is funny and irreverent, and will be an incredible joy. It is the musical theatre equivalent of ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ – featuring some fantastic songs by one of Broadway’s most prominent writing partnerships and provides actors with caricatures that they can really sink their teeth into…,” said Director Neil Gooding