How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Directed by Jacquelyn Villena Whitaker

January 16 to February 8, 2015

The 1st production of the 2015 Season

Music and Lyrics by: Frank Loesser
Book by: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Based on: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

A musical satire of 1960s big business and all it held sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How To Succeed In Business” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the company man, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. This blockbuster musical comedy features a beloved score packed with such hit standards as “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company Way,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary” and “Brotherhood of Man.”

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The Production Team

Jacquelyn Villena Whitaker Director
Brennan Whitaker Music Director
Deirdre Ashby Choreographer
Miranda Steinberg Stage Manager
Gary Pugh Newman Producer
Sarah Lodick Production Coordinator
Carson Duper Lighting Designer
Michael Lodick Sound Designer
Gary Smith Set Designer & Builder
Mike Calderaro Set Builder
Lisa Claybaugh Costume Designer
Marc Berman, Seduction Make-up Make-up Designer

The Cast

Gary Schoenfeld J. Pierrepont "Ponty" Finch
Lindsay Schulz Rosemary Pilkington
Mike Meadors Bud Frump
Adam Claybaugh J.B. Biggley
Sarah Lodick Hedy LaRue
Lisa Claybaugh Miss Smith "Smitty"
Charles Evans Mr. Twimble
Joseph Alvarado Mr. Bert Bratt
Lindsay Kelliher Miss Mara Krumholtz
Joan Pugh Newman Miss Jones
Mike Lodick Mr. Wally Womper
Marc Berman Mr. Benjamin Burton Daniel Ovington/TV Announcer
Jeremy Judge Mr. Milt Gatch/Mr. Davis
John Hanson Mr. Joe Jenkins
Gary Smith Mr. Tackaberry
Tamara Blair Mrs. Gertrude Biggley
Camille Lake Secretary/Scrubwoman
Rebecca Fox Secretary/Scrubwoman
Cosette Claybaugh Secretary/Wickette
Jennifer Gough Secretary (Rosemary understudy)
Gary Pugh Newman Book Voice