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Lucky Penny Productions Announces Their 2022-2023 Season!
With confidence that pandemic disruptions will soon be behind us, Lucky Penny Productions is excited to announce their 2022-2023 season of plays and musicals. The company’s 14th season is expected to be (fingers crossed!) their first full season since 2018-19, launching in September 2022 at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center in Napa.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
Sept. 9-25, 2022
Siblings Vanya and Sonia have spent their adult years trapped in mundane lives at their family’s cottage, caring for their ailing parents. Meanwhile, their self-involved sister Masha has become a glamorous movie star. After their cleaning woman Cassandra warns Vanya and Sonia of impending doom, Masha arrives unannounced, accompanied by her hunky young lover Spike, who sparks a friendship with the beautiful girl next door much to Masha’s dismay. When Masha reveals plans that will upend the family, long-repressed resentments bubble over in a weekend full of wild costume parties, voodoo dolls and surprise romance. The Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play went to this brilliant black comedy by Christopher Durang in 2013.
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Oct. 21-Nov. 6, 2022
This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Lucky Penny will produce what is know as the “RSC Version” which is the stage script that is most like the classic film.
A NAPA VALLEY CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 2-18, 2022
It’s back for more Christmas joy! In Napa’s high stakes wine business Alexander Yuge is a financial success but his heartless attitude earns him few friends. Even his loyal nephew Joe Patchett wonders what’s gone wrong. But a familiar yet mysterious group of Christmas Eve visitors help Yuge remember what really matters. This new holiday show for the whole family was a smash hit for Christmas 2021 and returns for another holiday season. Written by Lucky Penny co-founder Barry Martin, with original music and lyrics by Rob Broadhurst.
December 3-18, 2022
Another new creation from Lucky Penny for Christmas! This time it’s a show made for kids. What happens when Santa’s sleigh crash lands on Mt. St. Helena on Christmas Eve? Can a frantic elf get help from the people of Napa Valley to save Santa and save Christmas? Featuring new original songs by Rob Broadhurst, “Saving Santa” will run with different curtain times during the same weekends as “A Napa Valley Christmas Carol.”