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Lucky Penny Announces 10th Anniversary Season 2018-2019

Lucky Penny Productions’ first play was produced in 2009. Now the Napa-based theatre company is looking ahead to its 10th year, and has announced the plays and musicals chosen for the 2018-2019 Professional Season. The season includes five musicals and four plays, ranging from the legendary creations of Sondheim and Kander and Ebb, to contemporary dark comedy, and a new musical for the holiday season. “We love to craft a season that offers something for everyone, and for our 10th year we have a mix of classics and new creations,” said company Co-Founder and Artistic Director Taylor Bartolucci. “We’ve also included a show specifically for young actors as part of our mission to give opportunities to up and coming performers.”

Season tickets on sale! Season Subscriber 30% Off individual ticket price & offers the same seats for each show For more information and tickets visit call 707-226-6305

All shows are performed at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way in Napa.

Still to come in Lucky Penny’s current season:

THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST live on stage April 27-May 13


plus a newly-written play to be announced that will be presented in August.

Sept. 7 - 23, 2018


Music by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant fairy tale mash-up, with its whimsical first act and darkly poignant second act, reminds us to be careful what we wish for.

Oct. 19 - Nov. 4, 2018


By Noel Coward

Coward’s 1941 classic, written as Londoners endured “the blitz,” brings us the world weary writer Charles Condomine who is haunted by the ghost of his first wife, conjured by the comically mystical Madame Arcati.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 16, 2018


Music by Larry Grossman, Lyrics by Kellen Blair, Book by Duane Poole

One year after the events of “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge’s life takes a turn for the romantic. This new Christmas musical was produced for the first time in 2015 in San Francisco. Our production will be only the third time this holiday show for the whole family has been brought to the stage.

Jan. 18 - 27, 2019



Imagine a bookshop that’s like any other during the day – but at night the characters inside the books come alive. This play will feature young actors as famous literary characters as it celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.

Feb. 15 - Mar. 3, 2019


Compiled by Stuart Ross

The Plaids, their singing career tragically cut short, return to Earth for one final concert that tells the stories of their lives, set to the greatest hits from the 1950s.

Mar. 22 - April 7, 2019


By Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid & David Holcenberg

When a storm knocks out power at the Bingo Hall, old memories bring back old problems. Can a sweet but headstrong daughter reunite her ailing mother with a longlost best friend? The audience gets involved and plays Bingo as the story is told.

April 26 - May 12, 2019

reasons to be pretty

reasons to be happy

(in repertory) By Neil Labute

“Reasons to be pretty” is the third play in Neil LaBute’s trilogy about body image, introducing us to two couples – Greg and Steph, and Kent and Carly. A casual remark draws all four into a darkly comic relationship crisis with growing complications. “reasons to be happy” picks up the story three years later. Greg and Steph may be getting back together, but the trouble is, she’s married to someone else and he’s now with Carly, Steph’s best friend, and has to deal with jealous ex-husband Kent. These two plays will be presented in repertory over a three-weekend span with the same cast. Audiences are encouraged you to see both for the best experience of Neil LaBute’s compelling storytelling.

May 31 - June 16, 2019


By John Kander and Fred Ebb

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis rise to power, this legendary musical uses the seedy Kit Kat Klub to represent the libertine world of late Weimar Germany. The Master of Ceremonies, Sally Bowles and the chorus of dancers, make love and music while ominous political clouds roll in.


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