Inspired Lunacy on Tap in “Lucky Stiff”
at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre June 2-11

5/15/06


It’s a comedy, it’s a murder mystery, it’s a musical! It’s the unforgettable “Lucky Stiff,” coming to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre. Presented by Maurer Productions OnStage, the dates and times for this delightfully zany production are: Fridays and Saturdays, June 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, June 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. Guests are invited to an opening night reception with the cast and crew in the Kelsey Theatre lobby at the conclusion of the June 2 performance.

Written by lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, the award-winning creative team behind “Ragtime,” “Anastasia” and “Seussical,” the show is filled with brilliant one-liners and witty lyrics, and is a guaranteed good time for all. Based on the Michael Butterworth novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, the intricate plot follows nerdy English shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon as he tries to win his multimillion dollar inheritance by taking his dead uncle's corpse to Monte Carlo for a final, fun-filled vacation. What follows are guns, girls, mistaken identities, glittering diamonds and an evening of inspired musical theatre lunacy. For more on the show, visit the Maurer Productions website.

Featured in "Lucky Stiff" are: Jeff Ronan as Harry Witherspoon, Vicky Czarnik as Rita La Porta, Nicole Spadafino as Annabel Glick, Alycia Bauch-Cantor as Dominique, Fred Bartlett as the body of Tony Hendon, John Shanken-Kaye as Luigi Gaudi, Laurie Hardy as the landlady, Keith Nielson as Vinnie Di Russio, Ray Pental as the solicitor, and Jack Bathke as the bellhop. John Maurer directs the show, Buzz Herman is musical director, and Jane Coult is choreographer.

 

The "Lucky Stiff" cast, left to right: Jack Bathke as the Bellhop/Emcee, Vicky Czarnik as Rita La Porta, John M. Shanken-Kaye as Luigi Gaudi, Laurie Hardy as the French Maid, Jeff Ronan (front) as Harry Witherspoon, Fred Bartlett (seated) as the body of Tony Hendon, Nicole Spadafino as Annabelle Glick, Ray Pental (back) as the Solicitor, Keith Neilsen as Vinnie Di Ruzzio, and Alycia Bauch-Cantor as Dominique Du Monaco.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.  For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

For more on events at Kelsey see:

Kelsey Theatre Summer Series
2005-06 Kelsey Performance Schedule
Ticket Information
Audition Information
Kelsey Kids Playshops

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