After finding a little book called “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” an ambitious young window washer in the 1960s will sing and dance to the top of the corporate world. As he learns the company way, he’ll meet his nemesis, the love of his life, coffee-crazed clerks, secretaries who most definitely are not toys, a mailroom worker who hasn’t been promoted in 25 years, and the company chairman himself.
Project: Theatre’s musical theater production of “How to Succeed” will be directed and choreographed by senior Lilly Katz as a dance department honors thesis project. This full-length production is a musical comedy featuring many large dance numbers, a live orchestra, and vocals. The production also features the added twist of portraying all characters as female as a way of combating the sexist nature of the production and analyzing feminism in American musical theater.
The performance will take place the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd, 2015.
Producer: Caroline Mabee
Director/Choreographer: Lilly Katz
Assistant Director: Achaetey Kabal
Stage Manager: Megan Haaga
Assistant Stage Manager: Rachael Thomas
Technical Liaison: Siri Rosendahl
Assistant Technical Liaison: Gabriella Garvison
Music Director: Amelia Stutman
Vocal Coach: Camila Mugnani
Set Designer: Brittney Anthony
Hair and Make-Up Designer: Alice Richardson
Props: Katarina Hyatt
Publicist: Mary Pinkes
Cast: Molly Archambault, Katie Connell, Katie DeMarse, Ellie Dolan, Katy Esper, Paige Fortier, Abigail Fowler, Liz Han, Madeline Hansen, Collins Hilton, Meredith Marshall, Juliet Martone, Kim Meersma, Lizzy Peake, Rachel Polfer, Louise Rader, Daniela Rakhlina-Powsner, Meg Randall-Neppl, Leora Sharma, Jessica Tubis, Helena Valvur, Olivia Walsh, Autumn Welch, and Sarah Wheatley
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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