WHAT: Van Horn High School presents “Lucky Stiff,” a murder mystery farce musical by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty (1988), directed by Jamie Yung and presented by special arrangment through Music Theatre International. The show opened Thursday night.
WHERE: Van Horn High School, 1109 S. Arlington Ave., Independence.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $8 at the for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: The offbeat musical is based on “The Man Who Broke the Bank At Monte Carlo,” by Michael Butterworth, complete with mistaken identities, casinos and a corpse in a wheelchair.
Harry, an unassuming English shoe salesman, is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a Monte Carlo vacation. Should he succeed in passing off his uncle as alive, he stands to inherit $6 millions. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else his uncle's gun-toting ex. (from mtishows.com)
Harry Witherspoon: Colby Rivera
Annabel Glick: Kennedy Marks
Luigi Gaudi: Kyle Williams
Vinnie DiRuzzio: Keanu Sua
Rita La Porta: Monica Dudley
Dominique Du Monaco: Julie Maxwell
Uncle Anthony in the chair: Harley West
Landlady: Isabelle Munoz
Telegram deliverer/French croupier: Zakk Kelller
The Spinster: Dakota Boise
Lorry Driver: Elliott Hills
Vicious punk/Prosperous man/Bellhop: Ivan Fuller
Solicitor/nun: Brandon Lowe
Miss Thornsby: Emerald Hattey
Mr. Loomis/Leper: Steven Gordon
Nurse: Melissa Shinn
French waiter: Jonathon Dempsey
Southern ladies: Cadence Huck, Alicia Crain
Bellhop/Emcee: Nathan Maya
French maid: Jasmine Riaz
Dapper gambler/Old Texan: Seth Little
Ensemble: Sarina Eickman, Makena Campbell, Amelia Thomas, Lexi Reynolds, Adrianna Thompson, Eva Jimenez, Ciella Mupenda, Rebeca Wacker