Lucky Penny Productions
"The Little Theatre Company That Could"

"The Addams Family Musical"

September 8-24, 2023

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family!

The Revolutionists

October 20-November 5, 2023

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

"The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical"

December 1-17, 2023

It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park musical! This companion to the original GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is just as much of a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time-—but with tinsel and Keg Nog.

"Saving Santa 2023"

December 2-23, 2023

What happens when Santa’s sleigh has a hard landing 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? “Saving Santa” features new original songs by Rob Broadhurst with a book by Barry Martin, inspired by a story idea from Taylor Bartolucci. This one-act show with a running time of around one hour premiered in December 2022 and returns for more music and laughs this Christmas season. We hope to see the theatre packed with kids and their families once again!

"Almost, Maine"

January 26-February 11, 2024

In the town of Almost, Maine, people experience the life-altering power of the human heart. In a series of playful and surreal experiences, relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers.

"The Sound of Music"

March 8-30, 2024

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, "The Sound of Music" takes place In Austria in 1938. Maria is an exuberant young governess who brings back music and joy to a broken family, only to face danger and intrigue as the Nazis gain power.

"The Glass Menagerie"

April 19-May 5, 2024

No play in the modern theater captured the imagination and heart of the American public as did Tennessee Williams's "The Glass Menagerie" in 1944. The Wingfield family lives in a dingy, cramped apartment in St. Louis. Amanda Wingfield, her frustrated son Tom, and fragile daughter Laura inhabit a world where a visit from a gentleman caller seems to offer the only hope of redemption not just for Laura but for the whole family. This great play is mid-century American literature at its best.

"The Real Housewives of Napa Valley"

May 31-June 16, 2024

Five "real housewives" are living a famous life in the Napa Valley and beyond. Their reality show is a popular hit - or is it? When the Huzzah Network decides to cancel the show, they embark on a do or die mission to raise the ratings and hang onto their posh lifestyles. The new musical parody is the latest from the writing team of Barry Martin and Rob Broadhurst, creators of Lucky Penny's musical hits "A Napa Valley Christmas Carol" and "Saving Santa."

How to get tickets

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SINGLE SHOW TICKETS

Get tickets for one show or as many as you like. This page shows our Mainstage Season shows along with special one-night or short run events like comedy shows, concerts, and more. Mainstage Season tickets range from $20-$43 with discounts for Seniors and Students. Pay-What-You-Can performances are offered on Thursday nights.

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N.A.P.A. stands for Napa Academy of Performing Arts - a place to learn about theatre. We offer youth productions, classes, workshops, and summer camps.

SIGN UP NOW for our exciting two-week "Summer Magic with Merlin"! Young performers will be immersed in learning and rehearsing, and cap the camp with performances!  

"Summer Magic with Merlin!" is a two-week summer camp, June 17th through June 30th, offered for kids 7-18 years of age interested in the inner workings of theater productions. The campers will work together to put on a production of “The Magical Adventures of Merlin” by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman; directed by Erin Fleming.

Camp sessions will take place Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Early drop off at 8am and Late pick up at 5pm are available upon request at no additional cost. (Please add this to the comments section of your registration.) Performances will take place on Saturday June 29th at 2pm (Early drop at 11a/ Call Time: 12p). After the matinee there will be a break from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, followed by a second performance at 7:30pm. Pick up at 9p. No late pick up on this performances day. The final performances will be on Sunday June 30th with early drop at 11a/ Call Time 12p/Performance 2pm. After the show and wrap up activities, pick up time is 4:30p Late pickup available by arrangement if needed.

All campers who join will be cast in the production or be part of our amazing crew. If they choose to be part of the crew, they will have the opportunity to work closely with our designers (with a focus in either costumes, stage management, lighting, or audio).

This camp will take place at Lucky Penny Productions, 1758 Industrial Way in Napa, for the full two weeks including performances. The total cost for the two week program is $650. Financial assistance is available. Please email info@luckypennynapa.com to learn more. 

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  • 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

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