Casting Call - Lucky Stiff

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Memorial Opera House is pleased to announce the upcoming auditions for Lucky Stiff.

Director: Mike Glorioso

Vocal Director: Laura Gorksi

Choreographer: Julia Thorn

Audition Dates:

Auditions will be held in the auditorium of Memorial Opera House.

Sunday, January 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Monday, January 9th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Callbacks (As Needed): Tuesday, January 10th (time TBD)

Please forward any questions regarding auditions to

Audition Requirements:

Please be prepared to sing 12-16 bars of ANY song Live accompaniment will be provided. 

Performance Dates:

March 2, 2023 through March 19, 2022.

(Evening Performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM. Matinee Performances on Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 PM)


Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, January 12th at Memorial Opera House. Rehearsals will take place Monday through Thursday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Show Synopsis

Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn... or else his uncle's gun-toting ex!

Featuring a tuneful Flaherty and Ahrens score and an ensemble cast of zany characters, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer. 

Casting Requirements

 Actors of all races and identities are encouraged to audition.

Roles Available

Harry Witherspoon

A shy, sweet-natured, and insecure shoe salesman from England. He feels incapable of taking risks and tries to change that all with a very special trip.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Annabel Glick

A no-nonsense representative for the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. She is a proactive citizen with an attentive and aggressive personality and becomes the unexpected love interest of Harry Witherspoon.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Rita La Porta

Vinnie's high-strung sister with poor eyesight. Impulsive, erratic, and very insecure.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Vinnie Diruzzio

Rita's mild-mannered brother who is dragged into her mess. He is an optometrist with predictably conservative tendencies.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 40

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: A#2

Luigi Gaudi

Luigi is a mysterious, boisterous Italian who wears a beard and an eye patch. Tony is Rita's lover from New Jersey.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

The Body Of Tony Hendon

The body of a man believed to be "Uncle Anthony," who Harry brings with him on a very special trip. Doubles as Commuter on Train.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60


2 men and 2 women. MAN 1 (Surly Lorry Driver, Solicitor, Prosperous Man on Train, Clothing Salesman, French Emcee, Croupier, Nun, Old Texan), MAN 2 (Offstage Telegram Deliverer, Vicious Punk, Mr. Loomis the Eye Patient, French Waiter on Train, Stationmaster's Voice, Bellhop, French Waiter in Club, Dapper Gambler, Leper), WOMAN 1 (Landlady, Miss Thorsby the Secretary, Puerto Rican Nurse, Southern Lady #1, Dancing Portrait, Drunken Maid), WOMAN 2 (Spinster, Southern Lady #2, Dancing Roulette Wheel, Dominique du Monaco)

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