How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to succeed 

Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert

Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7, 2009, at 7:30pm
Thursday-Saturday, March 12-14, 2009, at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2009, at 3pm

Colwell Playhouse

“What’s so funny about capitalism?” In this punchy and pungent satire on American business, everything from gender roles to corporate control to personal ambition turns hilarious. With a how-to book in hand, J. Pierrepont Finch, ambitious window cleaner, maneuvers his way through corporate striving and rat-race skullduggery to the strains of “I Believe in You” and “Brotherhood of Man.” Frank Loesser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy, first staged in 1961 and triumphantly revived in 1995, still lets us taste the bitter along with the sweet.

Production Staff

  • Director
    Robert Anderson

  • Assistant Director
    Rebecca Brown

  • Dramaturg
    Ellen Peck

  • Assistant Dramaturg
    Calli Leventis

  • Choreographer
    Sara Hook

  • Music Director
    Kent Conrad

  • Scenic Designer
    Regina Garcia
    Wenhi Ma
    Sara Ross

  • Scenic Charge
    Tara Houston

  • Assistant Scenic Charge
    Annalee Johnson

  • Properties Master
    Adriane Binky Donley

  • Assistant Properties Master
    Colleen Daniel

  • Technical Director
    Matt Stratton

  • Assistant Technical Director
    Zach Tysinger

  • Costume Designer
    Samatha Jones
    Barbara Pope

  • Assistant Costume Designer
    Amanda Spaanstra
    Amy Senffner
    Kim Coleman

  • Crafts Head
    Liz Jasper

  • Wardrobe Head
    Kim Coleman

  • Hair and Make-up Designer
    Renè Chadwick

  • Lighting Designer
    Christina Bossmin

  • Assistant Lighting Designer
    Brianna Johnson

  • Master Electrician
    Hansu Na

  • Sound Designer
    Dale Bigall

  • Assistant Sound Designer
    Doug Cross

  • Stage Manager
    Kate Goodwin

  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Julia Borowski
    Joshua Kaiser



  • Book Voice/T.V Announcer/Wally Womper
    Corey Allen

  • Finch
    Charlie Lubeck

  • Frump
    Jake Szczepaniak

  • Bratt
    Jeremiah Lowry

  • Twimble/ Ensemble
    Jonathan Butler-Duplessis

  • Rosemary
    Katie Bellantone

  • Smity
    Lena Dansdill

  • Hedy
    Carly Churchey

  • Miss Jones
    Ashley Klingler

  • Miss Krumholtz/ Ensemble
    Bette Rubin


Male Ensemble: Male Dancers: Female Ensemble: Female Dancers:
  • Chris Blim
  • Nico Brown
  • Marty Dubin
  • Evan Johnson
  • Marty Scanlon
  • Greg Williams
  • Nic Duran
  • Zak Jacobs
  • Kristen Bjorge
  • Jaclyn Holtzman
  • Jenny Nelson
  • Kiersten Thomsen
  • Elena Levenson
  • Anna Pappageorge
  • Hallie Aldrich
  • Hope Goldman
  • Catherine Hamilton