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! Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Book by Lynn Ahrens


Cast of Characters

Harry Witherspoon

A shy, sweet-natured, and insecure shoe salesman from England. He feels incapable of taking risks and tries to change that all with a very special trip.

Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Annabel Glick

A no-nonsense representative for the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. She is a proactive citizen with an attentive and aggressive personality and becomes the unexpected love interest of Harry Witherspoon. ender: Female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: F#3


Rita La Porta

Vinnie's high-strung sister with poor eyesight. Impulsive, erratic, and very insecureGender:Female Age:35to40Vocalrangetop:D5 Vocalrangebottom:F#3


Dr. Vincent Di Ruzzio

Rita's mild-mannered brother who is dragged into her mess. He is an optometrist with predictably conservative tendencies. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 40 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A#2


Luigi Gaudi

Luigi is a mysterious, boisterous Italian who wears a beard and an eye patch. Tony is Rita's lover from New Jersey Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50 Vocal range tops: F#4\Vocal range bottom: B2


Dominique Du Monaco

A vivacious nightclub singer (Alto)

The Body of Uncle Anthony: The body of a man believed to be "Uncle Anthony," who Harry brings with him on a very special trip. Doubles as Commuter on Train. Gender: Male Age: 45 to 60


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Male: Surly Lorry Driver, Solicitor, Prosperous Man on Train, Clothing Salesman, French Emcee, Croupier, Nun, Old Texan, Offstage Telegram Deliverer, Vicious Punk, Mr. Loomis the Eye Patient, French Waiter on Train, Stationmaster's Voice, Bellhop, French Waiter in Club, Dapper Gambler, Leper


Female: Landlady, Miss Thorsby the Secretary, Puerto Rican Nurse, Southern Lady #1, Dancing Portrait, Drunken Maid, Spinster, Southern Lady #2, Dancing Roulette Wheel, Dominique du Monaco


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