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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead

Presented November 2009 at the Norway Grange
Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank.

Directed by Kenn Sawyer.

Power, sex, ambition, greed... it’s just another day at the office.

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’s whiny nephew, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

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Cast (men)
J. Pierrepont Finch Ethan Wright
J.B. Biggley Tom Ferent
Bud Frump Chris Alberi
Pete Twimble/Wally Womper Tom Littlefield
Milt Gatch/Terrance Toynbee Mike Davis
Joe Jenkins Peter Lawton
Dave Davis Joel Pulkkinen
Bert Bratt Stephen Sessions
Tac Tackaberry Dennis Twitchell
Benjamin Ovington/TV announcer/police officer Tom Weston
Bobby Max Middleton
Jimmy Ian Griffith
Tommy Ian Vail
Mikey Sam Howes
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Cast (women)
Rosemary Pilkington Kasey Woodworth
Miss Judith Jones Jennifer St.Pierre
Hedy LaRue Tracy Ludwig
Smitty Cynthia Reedy
Miss Krumholtz Jeanie Stone
Mildred/Jackie Brandi Sawyer
Mabel/Nancy Corrine Turner
Suzie Karianna Merrill
Jenny Janelle Raven
Mary Laurie Riihimaki
Lucy Alyssa Wyman
Rehearsal accompanist Faye Hill
Show accompanist Kevin Smith
Percussion Rick McAlister
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Producers Elton Cole, Connie Allen, Jennifer St.Pierre
Director Kenn Sawyer
Choreographer Sasha Campbell
Production/staging assistant Rob Kilgore
Stage manager Shelly Shibles
Set design Kenn Sawyer
Set construction Dan Rennie, Stephen Sessions, Tom Littlefield, Tom McFarland, Rob Kilgore, Peter Lawton, Steve St. Pierre, Elton Cole, Kenn Sawyer
Scenic background and set decoration Claire Sessions
Light and sound design Norman Hutchins Jr.
Light and sound board operators Steve St. Pierre, Norman Hutchins Jr.
Props Claire Sessions, Rachael Leighton, Brandi Sawyer
Costumers Kym Bryant and Sara Larson
House manager Susan Alberi
Program/poster/graphic design Jenny Adams
Photography Ethan McNerny
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