BYU-Idaho Radio · Erin Cannon talks about the new IFYAC play

The Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre begins production of its spring show ”Lucky Stiff” this weekend. 

“They always do a musical in the fall and this is the first time they will be doing one in the spring as well,” said Erin Cannon, the producer of the show. “They are hoping this will become an annual thing like the fall show.” 

The show is a smaller one with a smaller cast. The IFYAC will perform it in the same location where the rehearsals are being done and instead of being in a regular auditorium the show will have tabled seating. 

Cannon says the main reason this show was selected was due to the flexible cast sizing.  

“Well you can have anything from 12 cast members to 20 cast members and we have 20,” Cannon said. “It’s also just a fun show. It’s really fast paced and it will make you feel all of the feels. You’re going to laugh. There is a romance and there is a Scooby-Doo type of chase in there. There is a murder mystery. It kind of covers the whole gamic.”  

Cannon is a trained pianist and got involved with IFYAC due to her children. 

“I got involved years ago by playing piano during their rehearsals and I did that for many years,” Cannon said. “My children were also heavily involved in the program growing up.” 

“Lucky Stiff” performances are at the IFYAC building on Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, Monday, May 2, and then the following weekend as well. The shows will all start at 7:30 p.m. and you can purchase tickets for the show on the IFYAC website here.