How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Spring 2009
Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Date of run: 
Friday, May 22, 2009 (All day) to Sunday, May 24, 2009 (All day)
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From the authors of Guys And Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. A satire of big business and all it holds 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 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 and, of course, true love. (Summary courtesy of Musical Theatre International.)
Maggie Burrows
Becky Bicks
Stage Manager: 
Emma Griffin
Musical Director: 
Dan Schlosberg
Lighting Designer: 
Lauren Bremen
Set Designer: 
Ashley Rodbro
Sound Designer: 
Sean Owczarek
Costume Designer: 
Claire Seaver
Graphic Designer: 
Gary Jaffe
Props Master: 
Gary Jaffe
Master Electrician: 
Daisy Long
Technical Director: 
Catherine Schroeder,
John Wolff
Sound Engineer: 
Luke Kanter
Member & Role: 
Gwynedd Davis -­ Head Rigger
Gabriella Zeugin ­- Head Rigger
Rachel Sturm -­ Scenic Painter
Rachel London -­ Associate Stage Manager
Oren Stevens -­ Associate Lighting Designer
Becky Bicks ­- Assistant Set Designer
Emma Barash -­ Assistant Costume Designer
Laura Vrana -­ Assistant Producer
Maia Collier -­ Assistant Producer
Jon Wu -­ Assistant Producer
Leticia Perez ­- Assistant Stage Manager
Mila Hursey -­ Assistant Stage Manager
Ava Tattelman Parnes -­ Assistant Stage Manager
Gwynedd Davis -­ Assistant Technical Director
Maya Seidler -­ Assistant Master Electrician
Bijan Haney ­- Assistant Master Electrician
Zoelle Egner -­ Assistant Props Master
Martha Burson ­- Light Board Operator
Actor / Actress & Role: 
Michael Pacer -­ Book Voice
Matthew McCollum -­ Bratt
Miles Jacoby -­ Bud Frump
Sam Tsui ­- Executive
Mark Sonnenblick ­- Gatch
Tessa Williams ­- Hedy LaRue
Matthew George ­- J. B. Biggley
Michael Knowles -­ Jenkins
David Martinez -­ Johnson/Tacakberry
Marshall Pailet -­ J. Pierrepont Finch
Will Turner ­- Matthews/Davis
Amy Rosenblum ­- Miss Jones
Mallory Baysek -­ Miss Krumholtz
Ethan Kuperberg ­- Ovington
Kelsey Sakimoto ­- Peterson/Toynbee
Danielle Frimer ­- Rosemary Pilkington
Ming­-Toy Taylor ­- Secretary
Yael Zinkow ­- Secretary
Isabel Siragusa ­- Secretary
Emily Jenda -­ Smitty
Trevor Ford -­ TV Announcer
Will Stephen -­ Twimble/Womper
Assistant Director: 
Austin Trow
Orchestra Member & Role: 
Dan Schlosberg ­- Conductor
Marissa Grunes -­ Violin
Kisho Watanabe -­ Violin
Esther Morgan­-Ellis -­ Cello
Kevin Olusola -­ Cello
Elana Kagan -­ Flute/Piccolo
Damian Blattler -­ Clarinet
Catharine Axley ­- Horn
Kevin Green ­- Trumpet
David Katzman ­- Trumpet
Michael Thornton ­- Trumpet
Adam Haliburton -­ Trombone
Jamie O'Leary -­ Keyboard
Hazel Scher ­- Drums
Lindsay Soh -­ Drums
Gabrielle Karol