An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 25, 2024
An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2024
Feb 9 – 25, 2024
Kicking off the 2024 season is the over-the-top, hilarious musical comedy “LUCKY STIFF.” With Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Music by Stephen Flaherty, the show is based on the novel “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo,” by Michael Butterworth. This was the first professionally-produced musical collaboration between Ahrens and Flaherty, who went on to create “Ragtime,” “Once on this Island,” and “Seussical,” along with stage musical adaptations of “My Favorite Year” and “Anastasia.” “Lucky Stiff” will be directed by the GCA’s Executive Director Steven Arnold.
Fans of the 1989 film “Weekend at Bernie’s” will appreciate the story for “Lucky Stiff.” When American gangster Tony Hendon is accidentally shot and killed by his near-sighted girlfriend, Rita, his only living relative is meek London shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon. Harry will inherit a box full of embezzled diamonds worth 6 million dollars if he takes Uncle Anthony’s body on the vacation it never had in life: a trip to Monte Carlo for an assortment of outrageous activities. Should Harry falter in executing the terms of the will, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, whose representative, Annabel, is there to spy on him. Also chasing Harry and the diamonds is Rita and her Optometrist brother Vinnie, whom she blamed for the shooting to Tony’s associates. “Lucky Stiff” is fast-paced, hilarious, and it boasts a melodic score of songs that audiences will remember long after the show closes. The production will run weekends from February 9 though 25, 2024.