Lucky Stiff to begin Friday

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Saint Louis University Theatre presents Lucky Stiff, a musical by Aherns and Flaherty, who also wrote Ragtime and Once on This Island.Roll the dice with this zany, offbeat and very funny musical-murder-mystery farce! Unassuming shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon will inherit $6 million if he takes his gambler uncle’s corpse for a fun-filled vacation in Monte Carlo. The proceedings are sheer bedlam as Harry comes up against his uncle’s insanely jealous (and legally blind!) mistress, her put-upon optometrist brother, and a zealous representative from the Universal Dog Home determined to see Harry’s inheritance “go to the dogs.” This first-produced musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is full of energy. The gamble pays off with an evening of inspired musical theatre lunacy. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 24, 25 and March 3, 4 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 26 only at 2 p.m. at SLU’s Theater, on campus in Xavier Hall at 3733 West Pine Mall.Tickets: $9;  $8 Senior Citizens; $8 faculty/staff of Saint Louis University; $6 for ALL students. Reservations and Information: 314-977-3327 or [email protected]