The Costa Mesa Playhouse presents the musical comedy “Lucky Stiff” from February 8 through March 10, 2013. It tells the story of mild-mannered shoe clerk Harry Witherspoon, who stands to inherit six million dollars if he can successfully take the corpse of his late uncle on vacation to Monte Carlo for a week, but he isn't the only one who wants the money.
Based on the novel, “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo,” by Michael Butterworth, “Lucky Stiff” was the first collaboration between Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who would go on to write the scores for “Ragtime” and “Seussical the Musical.”
Winner of the prestigious Richard Rodgers Production Award for new musicals after its off-Broadway debut in 1988, “Lucky Stiff” is a zany, offbeat murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, millions of dollars in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.