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 8-24, 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."

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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. Information about all we offer will be posted here.

Our current production is PETER PAN JR. with performances November 10, 11, and 12.



Updated July 24, 2023

Lucky Penny Productions is seeking a diverse group of non-AEA performers for our 2023-2024 season of dramas and musicals. Shows that are already cast include “The Addams Family Musical” (September 2023), “The Revolutionists” (October/November 2023), "Saving Santa" (December 2023), “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” (December 2023), “Almost , Maine” (January/February 2024) and "The Real Housewives of Napa Valley (June 2024). 

We are still casting  “The Sound of Music" (March 2024) and “The Glass Menagerie” (April/May 2024). Callbacks will be held at later dates as needed to complete casting.  Please see breakdowns below for specific show casting information. 

WHEN: Please submit a virtual audition. Callbacks will follow. 

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 if password protected) of either one song and one monologue, two songs or two monologues which showcase your talents. No accapella singing. 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. 



Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

Stage Direction by Taylor Bartolucci & Barry Martin 

Music Direction by Sherrill Peterson

Choreography by Staci Arriaga

Production Dates: March 8 – 31, 2024 

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, "The Sound of Music" won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta von Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as a governess to the seven children of the imperious Caption von Trapp, bringing music and job to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Rehearsals will begin approx. on February 4, 2024. Typical rehearsal schedule is Sun-Thurs evenings and Saturday during the day when needed. Actors are only called when needed, and not for all rehearsals. The actual schedule will be determined once the show is cast.

NOTE: Days and Times on the conflict list can give a more detailed idea of ALL rehearsal days and times up to Opening Night. Use this for referencing and saving dates aside. You will find rehearsal dates and mark conflicts on the audition form.

This production is Non-Union, Volunteer, with daily meal and travel reimbursement provided.

*To submit for ADULT ROLES please email by SUNDAY AUGUST 13th. Please include the following:
- Headshot and resume,
- Introduction with your name and the role you are auditioning for,
- 1 32-bar song selection in the style of the show

*In person callbacks FOR ADULT ROLES will be held by invitation on SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th.
For questions, please contact

***To submit for YOUTH ROLES please email by NOVEMBER 19th with the following:
- Name and age of the child
- Role they are interested in
- Headshot and resume (or a close-up photo and a short description of their theatre experience)
ALL youth who submit will be invited to attend auditions on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd and/or SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3rd. They will be given specific materials to prepare sent via email on November 20th.

The roles of Maria Rainer, Max Detweiller and Liesl have been cast. All other roles available.

Youth roles ages listed are “stage age” – meaning, auditioners should appear around that age, but do not have to be that specific age to play that role.

Adult Roles:

Captain Georg von Trapp (Male Presenting, Age 35-45). Vocal Range: F#2/Gb2-D5
A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his live to repress his sadness over the death of his wife. Underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.

Elsa Schrader (Female Presenting, Age 35-45) Vocal Range: D4-F5
Sophisticated. Witty. Self-reliant. She is a baroness of wealth and aristocracy engaged in a romantic relationship with Captain von Trapp.

Mother Abbess (Female Presenting, Age 40-60) Vocal Range: B3-G#5/Ab5
Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.

Sister Berthe/Frau Schmidt (Female Presenting, Age Flexible) Vocal Range: C4-E5)
Berthe: Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue. She is less tolerant than the other nuns. Schmidt: The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality. She does her job efficiently, but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.

Sister Margaretta (Female Presenting, Age Flexible) Vocal Range: B3-E5
Kind. Understanding. Concerned. As Mistress of Postulants, she is in charge of those seeking admission into a religious order, like Maria

Sister Sophia (Female Presenting, Age Flexible) Vocal Range: B3-E5
A rule follower who is also easy going, kind and sweet.

Franz (Male Presenting, Age 20s-40s)
The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit. He is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.

Herr Zeller (Male Presenting, Age 20s-30s)
Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.

Rolf Gruber (Male Presenting, Age Range 17-19) Vocal Range: C4-E5
Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi sold. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.

The Von Trapp Children:
(We will have 2 youth casts. Each cast will have at least 7 performances)

Friedrich (Male Presenting, Age 14) Vocal Range: C4-G5
Serious and proud, very much trying to be "the man" of the family.

Louisa (Female Presenting, Age 13) Vocal Range: C4-G5
Rebellious attitude, prankster, clever.

Kurt (Male Presenting, Age 10) Vocal Range: C4-G5 falsetto
Gentle and mischievous.

Brigitta (Female Presenting, Age 9) Vocal Range: C4-G5
Smart, observant, and a bit sassy.

Marta (Female Presenting, Age 7) Vocal Range: C4-G5
Very sweet, a bit shy, sincere and gentle.

Gretl (Female Presenting, Age 6) Vocal Range: C4-G5
The youngest, darling, sweet and fun.


Written by Tennessee Williams 

Stage Direction by Barry Martin 

Production Dates:  April 19-May 5, 2024  

 From her cramped St. Louis apartment, Amanda Wingfield dreams of her days as a Southern debutante while worrying about the future of her aimless son Tom and unmarried daughter Laura. With their father absent and the Great Depression in motion, the siblings find comfort in their foibles - alcohol, movies and writing for Tom, and a collection of glass animals for Laura - which only heightens Amanda’s anxiety. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfield’s are flooded with hope. But it’s unclear if his presence will change things for the better or shatter their fragile illusions. Rehearsals will begin approx on March 17, 2024. Typical rehearsal schedule is Mon-Thurs evenings and Sat and Sun during the day when needed.   

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: All roles available. 

TOM WINGFIELD. Male identifying 24-35. The play's narrator recounts memories of his family to the audience. Languishing in a dead-end job in the shoe warehouse, Tom is a restless dreamer, torn between his responsibility to his family and chasing his desires. 

AMANDA WINGFIELD. Female identifying. 50-65. An ageing Southern belle clinging to her memories of a more genteel time and place. Deserted by her husband, she is left alone to care for her two children. 

LAURA WINGFIELD. Female identifying. 20s. Sensitive and painfully shy. A childhood illness has left her physically impaired. She seeks refuge from reality in an imaginary world of glass animals and old records. 

GENTLEMAN CALLER/JIM O’CONNOR. Male identifying. 25-35. A co-worker of Tom’s from the warehouse and a former classmate of Laura's. He is your average, every day, nice guy. He has an easygoing demeanor.


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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.


BOARD PRESIDENT: Taylor Bartolucci
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