Lucky Stiff: Musical Info & Synopsis


Lucky Stiff is a farcical musical that follows the story of Harry Witherspoon, a shoe salesman who suddenly learns about his recently deceased uncle’s unexpected will. In order to inherit six million dollars, Harry must take his uncle’s embalmed body on an all-expenses-paid vacation to Monte Carlo. As Harry navigates the absurd challenges thrown his way, the musical unfolds with madcap adventure, mistaken identities, quirky characters, and unexpected twists.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1988)

Cast Size: 10

Genre: Farce / Murder Mystery

Setting: 1980s / England (London), France, Monaco, USA (New Jersey)

Creative Team

Music: Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics/Book: Lynn Ahrens

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1994)➝

Off-Broadway Cast (2003)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, Animals, Based on a Book, MysteryTravel

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