NOCCA invites the public to the student production of Lucky Stiff, a hilarious murder mystery musical. Performances will be held nightly from November 14 – 17 at 7pm, with a Saturday matinee on November 17 at 2pm. All performances will be held in NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre, located at 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans.
Students from across the region will be featured in the production, including:
- Elizabeth Carson, Haynes Academy, Jefferson Parish
- Adler Hyatt, St. Martin’s Episcopal, Jefferson Parish
- Jonathan May, Haynes Academy, Jefferson Parish
- Amaiya Holley, Warren Easton, Orleans Parish
- Nigel Ra’off, International High School, Orleans Parish
- Austin Pecot, Hahnville High, St. Charles Parish
- Katie Pintado, Destrehan High, St. Charles Parish
- Trey McCoy, East St. John High, St. John the Baptist Parish
- Abby Gardner, Mandeville High, St. Tammany Parish
- Katherine Hebert, Fontainebleau High, St. Tammany Parish
- Dominic Fontana, Fontainebleau High, St. Tammany Parish
- Chris Milligan, Slidell High, St. Tammany Parish
- Madison Monroe, Christ Episcopal, St. Tammany Parish
About Lucky Stiff
This zany production, written by lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, is filled with one-liners and guaranteed to be a good time. The show is a wild ride that follows an English shoe salesman as he tries to win his inheritance by taking his dead uncle’s corpse to Monte Carlo for a vacation. The plot includes mistaken identities, glittering diamonds, and an evening of utter lunacy. Lucky Stiff is produced through an agreement with Dramatists Play Service.
The NOCCA Institute
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) is a world-class educational institution that has been changing the lives of young people since 1973. Every year, this professional arts training center provides intensive instruction in Classical Music, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drama, Jazz, Media Arts, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design, Vocal Music, Visual Arts, and academics to students from public, private, and parochial schools across Louisiana. Students attend via schoolday, after-school, weekend, and summer sessions. Admission to NOCCA is by audition, and there is no tuition.
The NOCCA Institute provides supplemental funding for NOCCA students and advocacy for NOCCA’s world-class program. Some of the Institute’s more notable endeavors include: a year-round Financial Aid Program, an Artists-in-Residence Program, capital campaigns for NOCCA’s state-of-the-art campus, and numerous arts programs for the general public.