Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lucky Stiff opens at Centre Theater June 1

Lucky Stiff opens at Centre Theater June 1

 

Centre Theater in the Montgomery County Cultural Center at 208 DeKalb Street in Norristown, announces that its zany show Lucky Stiff will be staged June 1 through 24 in the fourth floor black box theater.

It has something for everyone – comedy, farce, murder mystery, musical elements. Full of goofy characters and wacky situations, it also has one-liners and witty lyrics.

Evening performances are on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Matinees are on Sundays at 2 p.m.

Based on the Michael Butterworth novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, the intricate plot follows nerdy English shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon, as he tries to win his multimillion dollar inheritance by taking his dead uncle's corpse to Monte Carlo for a final, fun-filled vacation. What follows are guns, girls, mistaken identities, glittering diamonds and an evening of inspired lunacy.

Written by the duo who brought the amazing modern musicals Once on this Island and Ragtime to Broadway, Lucky Stiff is a hidden gem.

The cast features Krissy Johnson who has performed off Broadway and in the Philadelphia region. She is a comedic and vocal staple at the Centre Theater. Dorien Bell also stars. Bell has performed from the Edinburgh fringe to the New York stage. Victor Rodriguez returns to the Centre Theater stage after several years performing in and around Philly including with Walking Fish Theatre. The cast is rounded out by Katie Romano and Stephen Tornetta. The production is directed by Marusia Lynn; Eleanor Griffin is musical director.

“We have assembled a cast of great singers with equally strong acting and comedy credits. This triple threat will have the audience in stitches,” Lynn said.

The Centre Theater provides affordable, quality professional theater as well as arts education.

The drama group has received critical acclaim, including several Barrymore nominations. Working in collaboration with Iron Age Theatre, the Centre is planning a massive renovation of its theater and building. Phase Two of the capital development will include a new larger first floor venue for theatre and other performances. A new marquee was recently installed. 

For tickets and information call 610-279-1013 or link to:

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