Book by Lynn Ahrens; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; Based on The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo by Mic
Directed by Patt Dischler
Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty exploded on the musical theatre scene in 1988 with their first off-Broadway show, this zany, offbeat, and very funny murder mystery farce. Called "a delicious, zany throwback--pure frosting, but whipped to perfect consistency" by the New York Post, the show, based on the novel "The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo" by Michael Butterworth, is a classic musical farce, complete with slamming doors, 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 Atlantic City uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing 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 to the gun-toting wife of the casino owner! First produced at Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway (Richard Rodgers Award) the show later went on to win Washington's Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical, and is now performed frequently across the country.
(Description from MTI)
Produced by Stoughton Village Players at Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E Main St, Stoughton
Performances: March 11-20, 2010
Performance Times: Evening performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 11-13, Sunday matinee March 14th at 2:00 p.m.; Evening performances the second weekend at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 18-20
Ticket Prices: Thursday evenings and Sunday matinee $12; Evening performances Fridays & Saturdays $15