Student Theatre to Present Musical 'How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying' Nov. 17 to 19

by Public Relations | Nov 15, 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

The Company

Admission is free for all performances but free-will donations will be accepted. No reservations are required and seating is general admission. Doors will open one-half hour before each performance.

“How to Succeed in Business…” is a satire of big businesses which follows J. Pierrepont Finch as he works his way up the corporate ladder. On his journey, he must face backstabbing coworkers, company "yes men" and the possible dangers of romantic entanglement. This show is jam-packed with tunes that will leave you laughing and tapping your toes.

The main characters include J. Pierrepont Finch, played by Anthony Massetto, a junior music performance major from Murrysville; Rosemary Pilkington, played by Taylor Hanson, a senior organic biology major from Greensburg; J.B. Biggley, played by Robert Howard, a senior mathematics major from Ellicott City, Maryland; Bud Frump, played by John Wojtechko, a senior communication major from Crescent; Hedy LaRue, played by Taylor Millslagle, a junior early childhood education major from Scottdale; Smitty, played by Tressa Holodnik, a senior bioinformatics major from Pittsburgh (15235); Mr. Bert Bratt, played by Cameron Brennan, a junior communication major from East Earl; Mr. Twimble, played by Daniel Carlineo, a junior mathematics major from Nottingham, Maryland; Miss Jones, played by Johanna Philips, a sophomore environmental science major from Baden; Wally Womper, played by Michael Doelling, a sophomore history major from Latrobe; Mr. Gatch, played by Logan Nawrocki, a senior accounting major from New Castle; Miss Krumholtz, played by Jennifer Haseleu, a senior biochemistry major from Corapolis; and Mr. Ovington, played by Matthew Wojtechko, a sophomore computer and information science major from Crescent.

The production team is made up of Philip Montalbano, a junior financial investment major from New Kensington, director; Alison Boyer, a junior integrated science major from Jefferson, Maryland, assistant director; Anthony Massetto, music director; Johanna Philips, assistant music director; Maria Fetty, a sophomore history education major from Pittsburgh (15228), choreographer; Tressa Holodnik, assistant choreographer; John Wojtechko, producer; and Natalie Fetty, a senior early childhood education major from Pittsburgh (15228), production manager.

The pit orchestra includes Ryan Schwartz, a junior engineering major from Indiana, on percussion; Kelly Wieczorkowski, a junior chemistry major from Irwin, on clarinet and saxophone; Daniel Young, a freshman history major from Orwigsburg, on saxophone and clarinet; Graham Merlin, a freshman biology major from Pittsburgh (15239), on percussion; George Reich, a freshman mathematics and engineering major from Columbia, on tuba; and George Zubak, a sophomore biology major from Bedford, on trombone.  The crew includes Natalie Fetty; Gertrude Tesar, a freshman computer science major from Oakland, Maryland; Jazmine Kennedy, a sophomore arts administration-performing arts major from Pittsburgh (15221); Desmond Stone, a freshman history major from Millersville, Maryland; Gabby Kohl, a senior English major from Wilmington, Delaware; Kyle Watson, a freshman integrated science major from Gwynn Oak, Maryland; and Stephanie De La Paz, a junior Spanish education major from Pittsburgh (15228).

The Company’s executive board is made up of Alison Boyer, president; Philip Montalbano, vice president; Caroline Nelson, a freshman psychology major from Jefferson, Maryland, secretary; Anthony Massetto, treasurer; and Johanna Philips, public relations.

As with every production, The Company brings together its club members for a performance that showcases the talent that current students in all majors possess.


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