Musical "Lucky Stiff" Needs Teen Performers
Looking for performers ages 16 and above for the hilarious musical "Lucky Stiff." Please see the details below. About the project: Based on the novel “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth, “Lucky Stiff” has a story reminiscent of the popular film “Weekend at Bernie’s.” A mysterious set of circumstances has caused London shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon’s distant uncle, Anthony Hendon, to suddenly pass away. As Anthony’s only living relative, Harry will inherit $6,000,000, but only if he takes the embalmed, wheelchair-strapped body on his Uncle’s planned vacation to Monte Carlo. Harry must follow an activity-specific agenda with the body, or the money will go instead to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, whose director, Annabel Glick, follows Harry in the hope that he’ll slip up. Add in a near-sighted and abrasive gangster’s girlfriend, a nervous optometrist, a boisterous and gregarious Italian playboy, a French cabaret singer, and a variety of other over-the-top characters, and it all results in a story of mistaken identities, disguises, surprising love interests, plot twists and surprising reveals. “Lucky Stiff” is an over-the-top farce that will keep the laughter coming! The show is written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who went on to collaborate on “Ragtime,” “Once on This Island,” and “Seussical.” Additional info: WHAT TO PREPARE: Anyone interested in auditions should come with a prepared song and some form of accompaniment. An accompanist will not be provided but a keyboard will be made available for anyone who brings an accompanist. Singers may perform using their phones if their phone speaker can be heard by the audience, but a Bluetooth speaker will also be made available through the GCA’s WiFi. Do not bring accompaniment on a thumb drive as directors cannot guarantee you will be able to access it. Singers should not sing along with recorded voices on their music tracks. Directors strongly discourage a cappella singing. If interested, please apply.