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Lucky Stiff the Musical Comedy
July 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth’s professional theatre company, presents the musical comedy Lucky Stiff, directed by Brance Cornelius, from July 6 through 22, on Thursdays at 7 pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth. Lucky Stiff is by Tony® Award winning writing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on Michael Butterworth’s novel The Man Who Broke the Bank.
An offbeat murder mystery farce full of mistaken identities, Lucky Stiff boasts millions in diamonds and a wheelchair-bound corpse that leave audiences dying of laughter! The musical first premiered off-Broadway, and is the winner of the Richard Rodgers Award and Washington’s Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical. Unassuming English shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, he stands to inherit six million dollars! If he fails, the money gets handed off to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn – or else his uncle’s gun-toting ex! Lucky Stiff’s tuneful score, ensemble cast of zany characters and small rock combo orchestra charms audiences for a wild night at the theater.
An Opening Weekend Gala will be held immediately following the July 8 performance, all guests in attendance are welcome to enjoy the celebration and meet the cast.
The cast of Lucky Stiff includes Hannah-Jo Weisberg (Rita), Katie Johantgen (Annabel), Managing Director David Friday (Louigi), Artistic Director Jesse M. Sullivan (Harry Witherspoon), Founder Derek Martin (Vinnie), Courtney Rasor (PSM), and an ensemble including Director of Education Erin Friday, Brian Kennerson and Associate Artistic Director Jennifer Martin.
Tickets for Lucky Stiff are $35 general admission, $30 for senior citizens. The production is recommended for ages 8 and up, group rates available. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, seating is limited due to capacity. The Spire is handicap accessible, public parking is available street side, and in public lots in close proximity.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter.
About Americana Theatre Company
Americana Theatre Company (ATC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional theatre company serving the Greater Plymouth region since 2011. ATC is also home to Studio Americana, educational arts programs for budding performing artists. Managing Director David Friday, Artistic Director Jesse Sullivan, and Director of Education Erin Friday and continuing founder, Derek Martin’s work together to fulfill the vision of opening a professional theatre in America’s Hometown, with a commitment to hiring directors, actors, and designers of the highest caliber. ATC’s audiences discover that story is paramount. Stories entertain, teach, and thrill us – inspiring the betterment of mankind and aid in revealing the hidden mysteries of life. ATC’s mission is to enliven the cultural atmosphere of the Plymouth community by offering excellent, entertaining performances and theatre education to residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit http://www.americanatheatre.org, call 508-591-0282, or follow Americana Theatre Company on Facebook or Twitter.