Lucky Stiff

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Opening Night: April 1, 1988

Closing Night: May 8, 1988

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Music: Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens

Book: Lynn Ahrens

Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn… or else his uncle’s gun-toting ex!

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Act One

Something Funny’s Going On………………Company
Mr. Witherspoon’s Friday Night………………Harry, 
                                                                  Spinster,
                                                                 Landlady,
                                                Telegram Deliverer,
                                                   Lorry Driver, Punk
Rita’s Confession……………………………..Rita, Vinnie
Good To Be Alive……………Harry, Luigi, Company
Lucky………………………………………………………Harry
Dogs Vs. You………………………………Harry, Annabel
The Phone Call………………………………………..Vinnie
A Day Around Town (Dance)……………….Company
Monte Carlo!…………………………………………..Emcee
Speaking French……………..Dominique du Monaco
Times Like This…………………………………….Annabel
Monte Carlo! (Reprise)…………………………….Emcee
Fancy Meeting You Here……………………………..Rita
Act I Finale: Good To Be Alive……………..Company

Act Two

Something Funny’s Going On (Reprise)…Company
Him, Them, It, Her….Harry, Annabel, Rita, Vinnie,
                                   Company
Nice…………………………………………..Annabel, Harry
Welcome Back, Mr. Witherspoon………..Company
A Woman In My Bathroom………………………..Harry
Nice (Reprise)…………………………….Harry, Annabel
Confession #2 (Reprise)………….Tony, Rita, Harry,
                                                    Annabel
Fancy Meeting You Here (Reprise)…….Rita, Tony
Act II Finale: Good To Be Alive……………Company