How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying


Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert

ON OUR STAGE IN OUR 79TH SEASON

April 27-28, May 4-6, 11-13, and 18-20, 2007
Produced by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International

THE SHOW

This Pulitizer Prize-winning musical from the authors of Guy and Dolls is one of the most delightfull irreverent, sardonic musicals of all time, having had a recent successful Broadway revival and tour. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed … follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as: the aggressively compliant “company man”; the boss’ whiny, nepotistic nephew; the office party; backstabbing co-workers; caffeine addiction; sexual harassment, and, of course, true love. Guaranteed to appeal to anyone who has ever worked in an office, the sho boasts a show-stealing, male antihero star; a smart, practical but equally ambitious female lead; quirky, memorable featured characters; a catchy, witty, bright, and brassy score, and a wicked sense of humor that’s as biting, unforgiving, and on target today as originally produced in 1961. Familiar songs include: “Coffee Break,” “It’s Been a Long Day,” “A Secretary is Not a Toy,” “Paris Original,” “I Believe in You,” and “Brotherhood of Man.”

Crew

Director, Ray Alcodray
Music Director, Ken Pletzer
Choreographer, Tess Ulrey
Assistant Director, Nancy Valentini
Co-Producers, Richard Moore and Nancy Gurwin
Stage Manager, Richard Moore
assisted by the cast and members of the Guild
Set Design, Clemence and Floyd Bell
Stage Construction, Jeff Flannery
assisted by Ray Alcodray, John Calder, Jil Hoglen, Richard Marengere, Richard Moore, Gordon Mosley, John Sczomak,
and  Paul Vandevert
Stage Painting, Clemence and Floyd Bell, Bengt-Aaron Alcodray, Zakariya Alcodray, Ray Alcodray, John Calder, Mary Calder, Ross Grossman, Mike Kinnell, Helen Liljegren, Mary Beth Oravec, John Sczomak, and Pete Zerger
Lights Design, Steve Gautreau
assisted by Phil Booth, Eugene Fusco & Stan Brescoll
Sound, Mike Kinnell
assisted by Steve Gautreau
Hair & Make-up, Paul Kriner and Terry Tajak
Costumes, Sydnee Dombrowski
assisted by Mary Calder and Marge Sorensen
Properties, John Sczomak and Pete Zerger
assisted by Tom Sparrow and Steve Stokfisz
Publicity, Dina Flannery and Kevin Rider
Programs, Angie Essenmacher, Anna Hnatiuk, Christine Toth O’Connell, and Nancy Valentini
Tickets, Bob Jones
assisted by Dina Flannery and Carrie Serfass
Ushers, Debbie Pletzer
assisted by PGD members
Afterglow, Peggy Krug
50/50 & Intermission, Tim Carney
assisted by Sydnee Dombrowski and Kevin Rider

THE ORCHESTRA

Keyboard & Conductor, Ken Pletzer
Reeds & Winds, Terri Martin*
Reeds & Winds, Tray Stakenas**
Reeds & Winds, Kimberly Pollack
Trombone, Bruce Sole
Trumpet, Bob Cox
Trumpet, Paul Abbott
Horn, Suzanne Rohn
Drums, RJ Lambert
*Playing for performances on 4/27, 4/28, 5/4-5/6, 5/9 and 5/11
**Playing for performances on 5/12, 5/13 and 5/18-5/20

THE CAST

J. Pierrepont Finch, Brian Townsend
Rosemary, Anna S. Hnatiuk
Bud Frump, Andy Christler
Hedy LaRue, Megan Meade-Higgins
J.B. Biggley, Mike Hammonds
Miss Jones, Sally Hart Goodman
Mr. Twimble, Alan Hyma
Smitty, Margaret Winowiecki
Wally Womper, J. Pat McElligott
Mr. Bratt, Mike Moseley
Miss Krumholtz, Christine Toth O’Connell
Ensemble, Kori Bielaniec, Leslie Brown, Stan Guarnelo, Krystin Harris, Baseemah L. Mustafaa, Melody Nimmo, Pat Landino, Frann Stempek, Frankie Julian, Tim Carney, Nathaniel Schick, and William Turbett

See the Show Photos by – and Courtesy of – Gordon Mosley

Cast and Crew Digitized by Vicki Morgan

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Dearborn, MI 48123

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