Lucky Penny Productions
"The Little Theatre Company That Could"

Legally Blonde The Musical

Sept 13-29, 2024

Elle Woods appears to have it all. But her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. "Legally Blonde The Musical" is action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Women in Jeopardy

Oct 18-Nov 3, 2024

Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer. After all, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure.

Oliver!

Nov 29-Dec 22, 2024

The streets of Victorian England come to life in Lionel Bart's classic musical "Oliver!" - based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike. A great holiday-time experience for the whole family!

Love Letters

Jan 31-Feb 16, 2025

Andrew and Melissa, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Through schooling, wars, careers, and life changes, they exchange letters and their romantic attachment endures -- physically apart, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be. "Love Letters" is a unique and imaginative theatre experience.

Reefer Madness

Mar 7-23, 2024

Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, "Reefer Madness" is a raucous musical comedy that takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. This spoofy stylized satire will leave you wanting another hit of fun!

Other Desert Cities

April 18-May 4, 2025

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. When Brooke draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it, family secrets take on a whole new meaning.

The Real Housewives of Napa Valley 2025

May 30-June 15, 2025

"The Real Housewives of Napa Valley" is an original parody musical by Rob Broadhurst and Barry Martin that premiered May-June 2024. But one time around the track is not enough for this no-holds-barred romp through for these pretentious wives, their weird husbands, and the long-suffering producers trying to keep their show on the air.

  •  7/6/2024 07:30 PM
  •   1758 Industrial Way, Napa, CA, USA
  • $40
  •  7/13/2024 02:00 PM
  •   1758 Industrial Way, Napa, CA, USA

Tielle Baker played Velma in Lucky Penny's production of "Chicago" in 2017, and for her performance won the biggest acting award in the Bay Area. In 2023 was a singing and dancing sensation in "The Lucky Penny All Stars in Concert." Now, here she is in an exciting show also featuring Greg Zema, bringing you "Broadway's Biggest Hits" for two performances only, 2pm and 7:30pm. Great songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Loesser, Kander and Ebb and many more. Don't miss it!

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LUCKY PENNY PRODUCTIONS GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION 

Updated June 14, 2024

Lucky Penny Productions is seeking a diverse group of performers for our 2024 production of “OLIVER!” This is a non-AEA production. Seeking NON-UNION talent only. Meal and travel reimbursements provided.


“OLIVER!”
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Stage Direction by Staci Arriaga - Music Direction by TBD -Choreography by Alex Gomez
Production Dates: November 29 - December 22, 2024


WHEN:
Please submit a virtual audition ASAP.
Callback dates are to be determined. Callbacks will be by invitation only.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:
Please submit the following via our AIRTABLE link below:
· Your current Headshot or a recent photo of yourself
· Your current Resume
· A video link (with access given to luckypennycasting@gmail.com if password protected) of either one song which showcases your talents. (No accapella singing), AND a monologue selected from the following possibilities:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/14iPUl12NPEzcEmvgazMSYIz6O8PFY6IdZP6iSzg2YK4/edit?usp=sharing


If you have performed with Lucky Penny Productions before, you are not required to submit an audition video. We do however ask that you fill out an airtable form and upload a current headshot and resume for our files.


SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION AND AUDITION HERE:
https://airtable.com/appVFUu3AuSMV1xRn/shrToTJdjKmN3bGAD


Rehearsals will begin around October 20, 2024. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
The roles of Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and Mrs. Sowerberry have been cast. All other roles available.
Oliver Twist. Male, 9 – 12 years old, any ethnicity. A workhouse boy in the orphanage. Vocal Range: Boy Soprano, A3 – F5.
The Artful Dodger – Male, 14 – 18, any ethnicity. Should be no more than 5’9”. Fagin’s brightest pupil. Vocal range: Soprano A#3 - F5.
Bet – Female, teen-aged, any ethnicity. A 15 year old girl in Fagin's establishment, who idolizes Nancy. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano G#3-G5.
Mr. Bumble – Male, 35 – 60, any ethnicity. A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Bari-tenor Bb3-A4.
Mrs. Corney – Female, 40 – 55, any ethnicity. A sharp-tongued, domineering widow. The Workhouse Mistress. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Soprano B2 - G5.
Mr. Brownlow – Male, 55 – 70, any ethnicity. An old gentleman of wealth and breeding. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Open.
Mr. Sowerberry – Male, 45 – 60, any ethnicity. The undertaker. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Baritone C2 - Db4.
Charlotte – Female, 18 – early 20s, any ethnicity. The Sowerberry’s “amorous” daughter. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Open.
Noah Claypole – Male, 18 – 25, any ethnicity. Mr. Sowerberry’s pimply apprentice. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Open.
Mr. Grimwig – Male, 35 – 50, any ethnicity. A Doctor. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Open.
Mrs. Bedwin – Female, 45 – 60, any ethnicity. The Brownlow’s housekeeper. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Mezzo soprano.
Old Sally – Female, 50 – 70, any ethnicity. A pauper. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Open.
Charley Bates – Male, 10 to a small 18, any ethnicity. A boy in Fagin’s establishment. Will double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Boy soprano.
Ensemble – Boys and girls (9 – 12 years old), and men & women of all ages to play workhouse boys, workhouse assistants, bow street-runners, street vendors and crowd, etc.


QUESTIONS? Email luckypennycasting@gmail.com

  • 1758 Industrial Way, Napa, CA, USA
  • MAILING: 1370 Trancas Street PMB 228, Napa CA 94558
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As Napa Valley’s Premier Theatre Company, Lucky Penny Productions creates, develops and presents professional quality theatre, and fosters educational opportunities for youth and adults in our community. We are 501c3 non-profit organization.

The company was founded by Taylor Bartolucci and Barry Martin in 2009. In 2015, the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center opened. Our Mainstage Season presents seven to 10 fully staged productions each year from September to June, while our Napa Academy of Performing Arts offers training for youth and adults year 'round.

Our Community Arts Center is located at 1758 Industrial Way in Napa. It contains a 99-seat black box theatre, rehearsal room, and technical and storage areas.

ARTISTIC & CASTING DIRECTOR: Taylor Bartolucci
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Barry Martin

BOARD PRESIDENT: Taylor Bartolucci
VICE PRESIDENT: Heather Buck
TREASURER: Barry Martin
SECRETARY: Julie Morales
DIRECTORS: Heather Gonsalves, Linda Homick, James McNair, Mia Malm, Lisa Massaro, Kirstin Pieschke
(As of Sept. 13, 2023)


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Lucky Penny Productions was founded in Napa in 2009. Our first performances took place in the depot of the Napa Valley Wine Train in May of that year. A few months later we began producing shows in the Napa Valley Opera House and at Dreamweavers/Napa Valley Playhouse. Along the way we developed co-productions with 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa and Spreckels Theatre Company in Rohnert Park. In January 2015 we opened the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center as the home for all our productions. 

Our Production History

2023-2024 Season
The Addams Family Musical | The Revolutionists | The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical | Saving Santa | Almost, Maine | The Sound of Music | The Glass Menagerie | The Real Housewives of Napa Valley

2022-2023 Season 
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike | Sweeney Todd | Saving Santa | A Napa Valley Christmas Carol 2022 | Disney's The Descendants | The World Goes 'Round | Silent Sky | The Great American Trailer Park Musical

 2021-2022 Season 
Disney's The Little Mermaid | Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End | A Napa Valley Christmas Carol | The Marvelous Wonderettes | The How and the Why | Bright Star

2020-2021 Season
All live-on-stage shows had to be cancelled/postponed due to pandemic. Five "Video Theatre" productions were filmed in Covid-safe ways at the Lucky Penny Community Arts Center. Several of the 2021-21 shows have been rescheduled in the 2021-22 season.

2019-2020 Season
9 to 5 The Musical | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest | Miracle on 34th Street | Xanadu Jr. | Five Course Love |
(Remainder of season cancelled/postponed due to Pandemic)

2018-2019 Season
Into the Woods | Blithe Spirit | Scrooge in Love! | The Enchanted Bookshop | Forever Plaid | Bingo, The Winning Musical | Rapture, Blister, Burn | Cabaret

2017-18 Season
Chicago | The Crucible | Annie | 8x10: A Festival of 10 Minute Plays | Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical | Scream Queens | The Miss Firecracker Contest | Hands on a Hardbody

2016-17 Season
Big River | I Wanna Be Bad | The Miracle Worker | The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical | 'Twas the Night Before Christmas | A Little Night Music | Kids Rule the 8 x 10: A Festival of 10 Minute Plays | Maple and Vine | Clue: The Musical

2015-16 Season
The Secret Garden | Gruesome Playground Injuries | Beyond Therapy | The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical | Gidion's Knot | In Love with the 8 x 10 | The Andrews Brothers | I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

2014-15 Season

Oliver | Bonnie & Clyde | 8 x 10 Festival of 10 Minute Plays | Cowgirls | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Yesterday Again

2013-14 Season

Monty Python's Spamalot | An 8 x 10 Holiday: A Festival of 10 Minute Plays | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Becky Shaw

2012-13 Season

I Love You Because | 8 x 10 Festival of 10 Minute Plays | The Great American Trailer Park Musical | Funny Girl | Wonder of the World

2011-12 Season
Snowing at Delphi | A Glass of Cabaret | A Staged Reading of Two New Plays by Barry Martin

2010-11 Season
Private Eyes

2009-10 Season

Baggage | Looking | The Shape of Things | The Love List