A musical by Ahrens and Flaherty
Directed by Kathy Brombacher
Co-production with OTC
January 27 – February 19
Preview Performance: Friday, January 27
Opening Night: Saturday, January 28
Harry is a real lucky stiff who manages to exchange the boring life of a shoemaker for an adventurous trip to Monte Carlo. The winning ticket?? LOVE! Lucky Stiff is a cheerful, positive, and life-affirming musical which, we all know, makes life brighter and richer. All in all, Lucky Stiff is a thoroughly enjoyable example of good old-fashioned musical theater that will keep you entertained and enthralled as the story of a dead man’s holiday is played out in front of your eyes.
Cody is so excited to make his SRT debut! Select Credits include Kinky Boots, Ragtime, Matilda: Moonlight Amphitheater, A Christmas Carol, A Little Night Music: Cygnet Theater, Legally Blonde: The Musical; New Village Arts, The Full Monty; SDSU, Altar Boyz, Violet: In Concert ; Coronado Playhouse, Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical, The Secret Garden; Wildsong Productions. Cody is a USCG veteran, a graduate of MCIT Acting Studio and thanks everyone for supporting live theatre! Thank you to Kathy, Valerie, Ted, and the rest of the cast and crew for everything. Much love to his wife Kim for her undying support. @codyingramofficial
Kelly is thrilled to make her debut at SRT! Favorite San Diego credits include “Woman 1” in Almost Maine (The Broadway Theatre),”Irene Roth” in Crazy for You, “Inga” in Young Frankenstein (SDMT). The Secret Garden, 1940’s Radio Hour, Oklahoma, Return to the Forbidden Planet, and The Full Monty (New Village Arts), Triumph of Love (Carlsbad Playreaders), Sister Act (Moonlight Stage), Fiddler on the Roof (Welk Resort Theatre), Boeing Boeing (Oceanside Theatre Co.), and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Intrepid Theatre). Kelly received her BA in Theatre Arts from California Lutheran University. When not performing, Kelly enjoys teaching music, drama, and yoga.
Erica Marie Weisz
(Rita La Porta)
Erica Marie, a Portuguese San Diego native, has graced stages including Moonlight Amphitheatre, Cygnet Theatre, Candlelight Pavilion, Performance Riverside, and Welk Resort Theatre, and is over the moon to be joining this phenomenal Lucky Stiff cast. Erica Marie has a passion for big band/jazz singing, and recently hosted/was the vocalist for Performance Riverside’s A Night with the Big Bands, and remounted her cabaret, I Can Cook, Too!, to much success! Honored to have this unique opportunity to be able to work (and play!) with two of the undeniably GREAT and influential trail-blazers/directors around, Kathy Brombacher and Dr. Terry O’Donnell – thank you for entrusting me with your Rita!
(Dominique / Ensemble)
Olivia is thrilled to join this fantastic production! Although this is Olivia’s first show with SRT, she has performed all over San Diego. Performances include Into the Woods (NVA), Sweet Charity (OTC), Around the World in 80 Days (NVA), The Little Mermaid (CSUF) and more. Olivia also enjoys stage managing, as well as working for the Servant Leadership Institute as their social media producer & digital media editor. Olivia graduated from California State University Fullerton with her BFA in Musical Theatre. Olivia dedicates every performance to her family, friends, and “puppers” for their never-ending support and encouragement. IG: @olivia_pence
Beatrice is thrilled to be performing at Scripps Ranch Theatre! International Tour: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Wardrobe/Mrs Potts u/s); National Tours: 42nd Street (Diane Lorimer/Dorothy Brock u/s), Dr Suess’ Grinch (Grandma Who); San Diego: Ragtime, Cinderella (Moonlight); Alice (Lamb’s Players). Endless thanks to SRT and the creative team, and love to Kaveh and my family!
Audrey is feeling extra lucky to be making her SRT debut and returning to the OTC stage! Audrey graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in musical theatre to pair with her AA in dance with an emphasis in choreography. Some of her favorite past roles include: Sweet Charity (Helene), Around the World in 80 Days (Passepartout), Sister Act (Nun), A Chorus Line (Val), Avenue Q (Lucy), Rocky Horror Show (Columbia). Audrey would like to dedicate her performance to her husband, Chris, for always making her feel good to be alive!
(Man in The Wheelchair)
Ralph is very pleased to be a part of this production of Lucky Stiff after last appearing at Scripps Ranch Theatre in The Fantasticks. He has appeared on San Diego stages since 1990 including The Old Globe, Cygnet Theatre, Lamb’s Players Theatre, Grossmont College, and Starlight Musical Theatre. Favorite shows through the years include Ragtime, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, A Man of No Importance, and Titanic. With thanks to Kathy for this opportunity. What a journey. What a ride.
Ted has been directing and performing for more than 20 years. Favorite roles/shows include: Mike in Good People (SRT); Otto Frank in Diary of Anne Frank (Vista Broadway); Dillard in Foxfire,Jack in The Boys Next Door, Ragtime, Sweet Charity, Music Man, Titanic, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Legally Blonde (Moonlight); Jack in Backwards In High Heels, Jeff in Brigadoon, Willie Conklin in Ragtime (FCLO); Louie in Lost In Yonkers (OTC); Harold Hill in The Music Man (MSP); and Capt. Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Tustin BITP). Ted is currently Artistic Director for Oceanside Theatre Company.
Kenny is a SRT regular having appeared in projects like: Good People, Accomplice, For Better. But there is nothing regular about this production of Lucky Stiff. With an incredible creative team on and off stage, stacked with San Diego Legends, and the awesome work of Aaron’s and Flaherty, he considers himself to be very lucky indeed! This is Kenny’s first stage production back since covid and he is grateful to be back telling this hilariously ridiculous story!
Bob Himlin (Solicitor/Ensemble)
Bob is very appropriately excited to be back at one of his favorite venues, working with such lovely people. Previous SRT credits include Foxfire, Baskerville, Two for the Seesaw, Scapino!, Greetings!, Side by Side by Sondheim, How To Succeed in Business… and Crimes of the Heart. Bob appeared in the San Diego regional premieres of Spamalot as King Arthur) and The Producers as Roger DeBris at the Welk Resort, as well as All Shook Up, Me and My Girl and The Most Happy Fella at Moonlight Stage. Other favorite roles include Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Sr.), Children of Eden (Father), South Pacific (Emile), Into the Woods (Baker), The Music Man (Harold Hill), and Man of La Mancha (Padre). Love to Cathy!
(Bellhop / Ensemble)
Bryce is excited to be making his debut performance with both SRT and OTC. Bryce has served the Sacramento, New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties as a performer, music teacher, musical director, and theatre producer since 2008. Some of his previous credits include The King and I (Lawrence Welk/Moonlight), Hello Dolly (Starlight), Anything Goes (Moonlight). His most memorable musical direction credits include Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened…, Anything Goes, and Legally Blonde: The Musical. Bryce wants to thank and congratulate the amazingly talented cast and crew and to give special thanks to Mom, Dad, and Grandma for always supporting.
Kathy is thrilled to return to Scripps Ranch Theatre where she has directed Outside Mullingar, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, Beau Jest and Lettice and Lovage in past years. She spent 31 years leading Moonlight Stage Productions as Founding Producing Artistic Director and is so pleased to join Dr. Terry O’Donnell, musical director; Valerie Clark, choreographer; Charmaine Reed, stage manager and an incredible cast who fire up the comedy and cleverness of this musical theatre farce. Thanks to Ted Leib, Artistic Director/Producer and Jill Drexler, Artistic Director for the chance to return to these warm audiences in Scripps Ranch and Oceanside. Comedy Tonight!
Valerie has had a long dance and theater career. She has performed in numerous concert tours, televisions shows and specials, regional and national theater productions throughout the years. She has also taught many styles of dance for over 45 years. She has received various awards for her choreography and has taught workshops all over the US and Europe. She currently is a professor at Palomar College in the Performing Arts Department. Some of her most recent musicals were Mamma Mia where she served as the choreographer, and Palomar College’s production of Little Shop of Horrors where she served as the Co-Director and Choreographer.