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HVCHS presents “How to succeed in business….”

by Colleen Murphy-DePaolo
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Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder to be produced by Hopewell Valley Central High School this spring. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Laesser, including “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man” and “The Company Way.”

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise ofJ. 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 office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

Reserve your tickets now, $15 / $10 for students and seniors


Show time is 7pm and dates are March 1, 2, 8 and 9.

No tickets will be sold at the door and capacity is limited.

This production is rated PG-13 for some mature language and content.

Cast list:

  • Finch Jack Elliott
  • Rosemary Amelie Bass
  • Bud Frump Jake Brown
  • Smitty Maddie Lynch
  • Hedy LaRue Ella DePaolo
  • Biggley Luca Bario
  • Miss Jones Megan Flanders
  • Mr. Bratt Andrew King
  • Mr. Gatch Leo Schmidt
  • Mr. Twimble Connor Bowden
  • Wally Womper/Book Voice Will DePaolo
  • Miss Krumholtz Amelia Hovey
  • Ovington Gavin Glogoff
  • Toynbee Matthew Golian
  • Tackaberry Lewis Wasden
  • Peterson Randall Garvey
  • Jenkins Jesse Dunbar
  • Matthews/Davis Seamus Fennessy
  • Tv Announcer Saylor Schoene
  • Police Officer Gavin Glogoff
  • Scrubwoman 1 Gabby Pasko
  • Scrubwoman 2 Carolan Falk 
  • Ensemble:
  • Rose Andreski (dance captain)
  • Michaela Linthorst (dance captain)
  • Connor Bowden
  • Devin Brown
  • Kat Compton
  • Ariel Croner
  • Jesse Dunbar
  • Carolan Falk
  • Seamus Fennessy
  • Randall Garvey
  • Matthew Golian
  • Elise Granzow
  • Andrew King
  • Anna Nakra
  • Gabby Pasko
  • Kayla Reber
  • Saylor Schoene
  • Juliana Somers
  • Lewis Wasden
  • Alison Winsor

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