Lucky Stiff: a musical production


Gracie Hammond

At a rehearsal on March 10, freshman Michael Smith, juniors Nathan Garber and Colin Potluri share a script. The cast was required to have their lines and music memorized by certain dates.

Gracie Hammond

The Newton High School Drama Department will be putting on its production of Lucky Stiff, written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The show, directed by Michael Parker, is an upbeat musical murder mystery farce, that will leave the audience dying with laughter. The show opens Friday April 7 at 7:30 pm and there will also be two additional showings, April 8 at 7:30pm and April 9 at 2:30 pm at Newton High School.

The musical centers around Harry Witherspoon, an unsuspecting shoe salesmen who is thrown into a wild situation involving a six million dollar fortune up for grabs, a dead uncle in a wheelchair and a series of mistaken identities.

“You’re gonna laugh a lot. This show has a little bit of everything in it,” freshmen and leading actor, Rai Angolo said. “It has some comedy in it; it has action and it has a little bit of romance. No matter what you like, you will probably find something you like about this show.”

Lucky Stiff show deviates from past spring productions in that it is a musical and that it is a small cast show only featuring ten students on stage.

“Doing a spring musical creates more opportunities for students to perform and creates more for us to do in the future, ” Thespian Troupe President, junior Ellie Bradley said.

Tickets will be available online at and at the box office on the day of show. For more information call 316-284-6280 (extension 2412).