Lucky Stiff

February 14 – March 16, 2019

A hapless shoe salesman named Harry discovers that his dearly departed uncle, a New Jersey casino owner, has left him $6 million. But there’s a catch; he must first take his uncle’s body to Monte Carlo for that last trip of a lifetime. Why should a stiff be denied the joys of skydiving, snorkeling and around-the-clock roulette? If Harry fails to fulfill his uncle’s posthumous instructions exactly, the bucks go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. From the team that created Once On This Island and Ragtime, Lucky Stiff  is an audience charmer.

 

Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 12 and up

Running Time: 2 hours

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Lucky Stiff

February 14 – March 16, 2019

A hapless shoe salesman named Harry discovers that his dearly departed uncle, a New Jersey casino owner, has left him $6 million. But there’s a catch; he must first take his uncle’s body to Monte Carlo for that last trip of a lifetime. Why should a stiff be denied the joys of skydiving, snorkeling and around-the-clock roulette? If Harry fails to fulfill his uncle’s posthumous instructions exactly, the bucks go to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. From the team that created Once On This Island and Ragtime, Lucky Stiff  is an audience charmer.

 

Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 12 and up

Running Time: 2 hours

DANIEL BARRETT

DANIEL BARRETT (Vincent Di Ruzzio) is a NYC based actor, originally from Los Angeles, CA. University of Miami, BFA musical theatre. Most recently, Daniel played Ian in the regional premiere of Aunt Jack. Past credits: The Palace Theatre: Genie (Aladdin), Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz), Smee (Peter Pan), George Nakano Theatre: Alexander Hamilton (George Washington’s Boy). Thank you to the cast and crew, everyone at Prather Productions, most especially to Mom, Julia, Greta, Dad and the rest of my incredibly supportive friends and family. Dutch Apple debut! @danielbarrettofficial

SHANNON CONNOLLY

SHANNON CONNOLLY (Rita La Porta) is feeling very “lucky” to be in this production. Prather Productions: Sister Act (Mary Patrick), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig), Mamma Mia (Rosie), The Music Man (Ethel Tofflemier), A Christmas Story (Miss Shields), Church Basement Ladies 1, 2 and 4 (Mavis), Annie (Mrs. Pugh), Run for Your Wife and Caught in the Net (Mary Smith). BFA musical theatre Montclair State University. Love and thanks to this amazing cast and crew, with extra love to Frank.

ALLISON FUND

ALLISON FUND (Ensemble) is happy to be back after being in A Christmas Carol! Some favorite credits: Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert), Swing! (featured vocalist), Ring of Fire, Something’s Afoot (Hope Langdon), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt). Thanks to her friends, family and husband for all of their constant love and support.

FRANK HUGHES

FRANK HUGHES (Luigi Gaudi/Ensemble) Dutch Apple credits: Sister Act, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables (Valjean understudy), Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom, Oklahoma!, Shrek the musical (Shrek understudy). Favorite credits: Les Miserables (Valjean), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Evita (Peron understudy), Godspell (Lamar), The Full Monty (Malcolm), South Pacific (Billis), Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli). Love to Shannon. For my #1 fan, my mom.

JAKE KINNEY

JAKE KINNEY (Ensemble) is a NYC-based actor, music director and private voice instructor. M.M. in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from NYU’s Steinhardt School. Credits: Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler), Fiorello (Ben Marino), Sunday in the Park with George (George), The Spitfire Grill (Caleb), Godspell (Jesus). Thanks to all my loved ones for their support!

MATT McCLURE

MATT McCLURE (Swing) Originally from Kennesaw, Georgia, Matt has traveled the past four years working both on and off the stage, most recently as Buddy Holly in Newport, Oregon and the head carpenter for the national tour of Broadway Christmas Wonderland. Past Dutch Apple credits: Stand By Your Man (George Jones), Ring of Fire, Something’s Afoot, Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story. Other favorite credits: Million Dollar Quartet (Carl Perkins), Noises Off (Garry Lejeune), RED (Ken), The Elephant Man (John Merrick).

ROBERT MURRAY

ROBERT MURRAY (Harry Witherspoon) previously seen as Doody in Grease. He’s worked professionally with both the Pittsburgh CLO and the Pittsburgh Opera. He most recently appeared in A Miracle On 34th Street at the Roxy Regional and A Dean Martin Centennial Celebration at Carnegie Hall. Robert can also be heard on the recording of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk’s new musical Republic. Thanks to Mom and Dad for the constant love and support.

MEGAN OPALINSKI

MEGAN OPALINSKI (Ensemble/Landlady/Rita Understudy) Favorite Dutch Apple: Sister Act (Mary Lazarus), Stand By Your Man (Meemaw), Menopause (Earth Mother), The Music Man (Alma Hix). National/international tours: Sister Act (Mother Superior/Mary Lazarus cover). Favorite regional: The Drowsy Chaperone (The Chaperone), Mamma Mia (Rosie), Urinetown (Pennywise), The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess), Church Basement Ladies (Karin). Much love to friends and family. Romans 8:31 Namaste!

CONNOR SIMPSON

CONNOR SIMPSON (Ensemble/Solicitor) is happy to be back after being in Stand By Your Man! He has performed in both the national and international tours of Annie, directed by Martin Charnin. Selected regional credits: A Christmas Story, Mamma Mia, 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down, Princess Cruises/Holland America Line. BFA in musical theatre from Kent State University. Many thanks to his family for their constant love and support!

CRAIG SMITH

CRAIG SMITH (Anthony Hendon) is thrilled to be playing the corpse in this hilarious show! Learning all the lines for this role was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. (I don’t have any lines…) Aside from playing a convincing dead guy, Craig has performed in numerous shows here at Dutch Apple. Previous favorite roles: A Christmas Story (The Old Man), Crazy For You (Bella Zangler), Shear Madness (Tony), Noises Off (Gary), A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley). All my love to my family and friends for their unceasing support of me in this ridiculous career.

MEGAN URZ

MEGAN URZ (Annabel Glick) Credits: A Christmas Carol, My Fair Lady, Bye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), RWS Entertainment Group, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Table for Five Productions, Cincinnati’s Coney Island Amusement Park. Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts: BFA musical theatre. All thanks to God, family and friends for their endless love and support!

THERESA WALKER

THERESA WALKER (Ensemble/Dominique) LOVES speaking French, so she is very excited to be playing Dominique. You may recognize her from Anything Goes (Erma), Clue: The Musical (Mrs. White), Shear Madness (Barbara), and Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), just to name a few! Love to Craig, Aidan, Braedan, family and friends!

EMILY WOODS

EMILY WOODS (Swing) is thrilled to return to Dutch Apple! You may have recently seen her in A Christmas Carol. Favorite credits: Hope Cladwell (Urinetown), Beth (Almost Heaven), Celeste 2 (Sunday In The Park With George). Emily would like to thank her family for all their support!

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