If you have the courage and memorize the simple rules in this book, you will have what it takes to rise to the top of the business world! How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying! H-B Woodlawn edition How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Updated Edition Revised for Today’s Modern Executive Learn How to Choose the Right Company How to Apply for a Job How to Advance from the Mailroom How to Dictate Memorandums How to Develop Executive Style …and Much Much More!!! Directed by Bill Podolski & Diana Haberstick H-B Woodlawn, 4100 N. Vacation Lane Arlington, VA FRANK LOESSER and ABE BURROWS’ “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 Originally presented by CY FEUER and ERNEST H. MARTIN in Association with FRANK PRODUCTIONS Directed by Bill Podolski & Diana Haberstick January 31 and February 1 & 2, 2013 H-B Woodlawn Auditorium 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. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. 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This is her second musical at H-B. She’d like to thank her parents for driving her to and from rehearsal and she’d especially like to thank Bill and Diana for devoting so much of their already busy lives to this show. Staff Directory Cast Department Book Voice - Mary McBride, HBW Assistant Principal J. Pierrepont Finch – Akram Abudheer Rosemary Pilkington – Nora LeValley J.B. Biggley – Noah Harrington Margaret Trombly (Elevator Girl 1/Scrubwoman/Wickette Girl) is a sixteen year old at H-B Woodlawn. When she was just three years old, she was put on the cover of People magazine and Demi Moore offered to adopt her right there, Queen Elizabeth also offered to adopt her but she declined because she was too cool. In this past year, she donated her brain for scientific studies on geniuses and it has been proven that hers was bigger than Einstein’s, it is now safely back in her skull so that she can use it to dance and sing in this musical which you all should enjoy! Hedy LaRue – Maddie Preiss Jerome Walker (Mr. Tackaberry) is a fantastic, hardworking young man who is the best at what he does. He is neither related to Lil’ Wayne or Kanye West. He enjoys participating in HB Productions and will be participating in the Cappies show in March Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Jerome is a senior. This is his last year... finally, although he is highly depressed that he is leaving his favorite asian and twin sister, Yolanda Cando. Mr. Tackaberry – Jerome Walker Bud Frump – Charlie Mai Smitty – Julia Russo Benjamin Bratt – Sam Lammie Mr. Twimble – Johnny Bowman Miss Jones – Yolanda Lyne Cando Miss Krumholtz – Grace Evans Mr. Gatch – Kyle Griffin Mr. Jenkins/Wally Womper – Nathaniel Stern Mr. Toynbee – James O’Duden Johnson / TV Announcer - Ian Huber Mr. Matthews – Jamie Staeben Mr. Peterson – Ben Gessel Mr. Ovington / Company Policeman – Luke Bultena Scrubwomen & Wickette Girls – Sophie Nicholakos & Margaret Trombly Elevator Girl One – Margaret Trombly Elevator Girl Two – Ellie Avery Elevator Girl Three – Arianna Hume World Wide Wicket Company Staff Directory Department of Ladies of the Chorus Ellie Avery Sarah Linick Catalina Bennhold Gaby Marty Eliza Bracy Kendall Michos Rachel Branman Lizzie Nelson Christine DeRieux Sophie Nicholakos Alex Gartner Olivia Prosak Genevieve Harms Abby Slater Amie Heng Emma Snead Ciara Hockey Olivia Taylor Arianna Hume Imogen Thomas Julie Kashmanian Margaret Trombly Cast Bios, continued… Emma Snead (Ensemble) Emma is thrilled to be apart of this fantastic musical! This is Emma’s second musical here at H-B and she loves every minute of it. Emma would like to thank the wonderful Bill and Diana for putting in so much time and energy for this musical. She would also like to thank the wonderful parent volunteers who helped out. Enjoy the show! WWKCD! Jamie Staeben (Matthews) loves to preform on the stage. This is his first H-B musical. He is proud to be the only middle schooler in the musical (7th grade!). Jamie hopes to do many more musicals in his many more years at H-B. He loves the musical and hopes everyone else loves it too! Nathaniel Stern (Mr. Jenkins/Mr. Wally Womper) Nathaniel turned 13 and a half this year. Go Nathaniel. He hopes you were at least taken aback by the sexism of this fantastic musical. Boobies. Olivia Taylor (Ensemble) Ollie would like to thank everyone for coming to this performance and recommends you all to get her autograph before she performs at the Met and becomes the next Yo Yo Ma. Ollie is an incredible soccer player and enjoys carrying Gaby Marty on her shoulders to go to Chipotle because Gaby wrote her perfect bio. Ollie says thanks Bill and Diana and enjoy the show everyone! Good Night! World Wide Wicket Company Cast Bios, continued… Madeleine Preiss (Hedy LaRue) Maddie Preiss is ready to werk it on stage and she would like way to dedicate her onstage behavior to her lovely nanny JJGoen <3! Her main inspiration onstage comes from her biggest role model: Honey BooBoo, who has taught her how to maintain her confidence throughout the show. She would like to thank Bill and Diana for making everything possible and her beautiful cat Mitch for helping her rehearse her lines. These last few weeks have been a lot of werk, but only one phrase can describe how she truly feels, “DANZA KUDURO!” Enjoy the show, in the words of Alicia Keys, she will be the girl on fire. <3 Julia Russo (Smitty) Julia is very excited to be participating in this incredible production. This is her 5th show in HB Woodlawn and has enjoyed every second of production time. Enjoy the show, but please don’t take any advice from it. Abby Slater (Ensemble) Abigail Slater is a junior this year and this is her first musical at HB Woodlawn. She has spent the last seventeen years baking a lot of brownies, being president of the Beautiful African Americans Association, and has recently found out that she is Princess of an island on the coast of Greece. Her first policy is going to be to make sure that twerking class is part of the list of requirements for graduating. Enjoy the show! Staff Directory Department of Pit Operations Reed #1 - Bill Mulligan Reed #2 - Ava Oaxaca* Reed #3 - Evan Kopca* Reed #4 - Jonathan Yanik & Dana Booher Trumpet - Carl Lindquist & Ward Yager Trombone - Mike Selover Bass - Joe Rutkowski* Percussion - Andy Bogorad* Keyboards - Allan Decipulo Conductor - Bill Podolski *denotes HBW student World Wide Wicket Company Staff Directory Crew Division Technical Direction & Lighting Design: Stephen Shetler Audio Consultation: Joel Bluestein Tech Team: Matthew Cleavland, Jules Cohen*, Conner Fox*, Ryan Levine*, Ciaran Lyons and Adam Norrbom Set Consultation: Baron Pugh Set Construction: Doug Bowman, Fred Haberstick, Glenn Mai, Steve Nicholakos and Bill Podolski Set Decoration Support: Kathy Nicholakos Costume Design: Diana Haberstick Costume Consultation: Anne Gorman Costume Support: Diane Shinn, Jayne Bultena, Kathy Nicholaksos, Ksenia Neubert* and Vanessa Piccorossi Hair & Make-up Consultation: Theresa Flynn Hair & Make-up Support: Jayne Bultena, Aujordan Hunt* and Rosie Walker* *denotes HBW student Cast Bios, continued… Lizzie Nelson (Ensemble) Lizzie is a Sophmore at Hb and enjoys watching Doctor Who and reading John Green novels in her free time. She is a shining star in the drama department and would like to thank Diana for taking her under her wing and helping make this production as great as it as. She would also like to thank Bill for allowing her to take a part in his production! Most of all, she believes that Gaby Marty is a saint for writing her bio while she was sick and Lizzie is indebted to giving her foot massages for the rest of her life Signature X Sophie Nicholakos (Scrubwoman/Wickette Girl) Sophia Aspasia Nicholakos is excited to be doing her third musical at HB and she would like to thank her cat Flossy for patiently watching her practice her graceful dance moves. She previously had 16 years of experience balleting and she helped choreograph several dance numbers in the musical. And she would like to thank Amie Heng for dictating her bio. James O’Duden (Mr. Toynbee) is a beautiful sex God. That is all. Thank you Grace Cannon for writing my bio. Olivia Prosak (Ensemble) is very excited to be in her second musical at HB. She is a sophomore who has been heavily influenced by the power of Chree. Olivia loves dancing in the musical as well as at ballet. She is so grateful for Bill and Diana’s hard work to make this musical. Enjoy the show and get your 60’s groove on! 1 Forward Cast Bios, continued… Charlie Mai (Bud Frump) Charlie Mai is the world’s most accomplised man. He coined the phrase: “you wish, pal!” Kevin Costner once cooked him breakfast after a bad break up. He was once trapped under a boulder for 128 hours. In his high school yearbook, he was voted “Most”. When he shampoos his hair, he uses Dove... blood. He once slammed a revolving door. In fact, he is so accomplished, he was able to get Jack Donaghy to write his bio. Gaby Marty (Ensemble) Gabri Marty would like to dedicate her performance on stage to the lovely Cara Delevingne and her lovely mother with eyes like the Ocean of Frank. With her past experiences as a professional ballerina she hopes to make everyone’s jaw drop as her true Puerto Rican blood is revealed in every dance move. She compares herself to an elegant flamingo passionately sipping water from the pool of Townsend Janney. Her sass and courage on stage is highly influenced by her adorable younger brother Ariel, who, with many years of training, she has taught to become irresistible to any lady, regardless of age. Please enjoy the show, and try not to be overwhelmed by outrageously gorgeous smile of Gaby Mary. Kendall Michos (Ensemble) is in her sophomore year; How to Succeed is her second musical and her sixth HB play ever. She is excited about her role as a coffee girl, which means she brings the empty coffee cart out onto the stage. She believes this to be a Tony Award-worthy role. She can also be seen in the “petty friends” trio with her friends Alex Gartner and Olivia Taylor; she’s the coolest of the three. Kind of. Enjoy the show! T he first step in producing a musical is choosing the right musical. I first saw “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway with Nick Jonas a few years ago, and I thought, this would be a really fun high school musical: great characters, fun dance numbers and an enjoyable story. Little did I know that so many of my students felt the same way. So when I announced this show earlier this year, there was a great amount of celebration. How right I was, as since November it has been an absolute joy producing this show. Our talented students have committed all of their energy to bringing these characters and this story to life. Where many shows have a timelessness to them, How To Succeed really belongs in the era it was set. The year is 1962. The Baby Boomer generation is entering the workforce, the fervor of corporate America is on the rise, and gender roles were what they were. 1962 allows for a perfect setting for a young man to get caught up in the busy working world of New York City, and a time when a young secretary’s dream is simply to keep her important husband’s dinner warm. Along the way, other fantastic and iconic characters are established: the knowit-all-yet-nothing CEO, his sexy mistress and his obnoxious nephew, the cynical secretary, and the uptight personnel manager. The setting of The World Wide Wicket Corporation allows us to explore the many 2 vignettes of the corporate world: the coffee break, the mailroom and, of course, the board room meeting. And this being a musical, each musical number draws from the best of mid-century music, with the female ballad of “Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm,” the three-part harmonies of “Been A Long Day,” and the Sinatra-style crooner of “I Believe In You.” Through the costumes, the set, the music and the direction, it was our goal to recreate this fantastic era and to allow the best of each character, scene and musical number to shine. A good story, though, would not be complete without its thought-provoking question, and in this case I suggest the question is, what does it mean to be a success? As you look at the stage this evening, you will see a cast of young people who are soon to be going out into the world at-large to create their own paths to success. Some may go to college, or some my go straight to work. Some may move far away, while others will stay close to home. Some will be doctors, others lawyers, some may enroll in the military and the most misguided will become music teachers (kidding!!). We of course wish them all the very best but hope most of all that they remember the lessons that Finch has learned. Success is not defined by title or salary alone but by the people we meet along the way and the love that we share with another, and the journey towards success should be enjoyed even more than the success itself. It has been an absolute joy to produce this musical this year. Once again, I am so grateful to be working with Diana Haberstick, HBW’s Theater Arts teacher, who Cast Bios, continued… Julie Kashmanian (Ensemble) Julie is thrilled to be able to be a part of this production, her first with HB. She hopes that you enjoy the show and that she doesn’t fall on her face during a performance! Sam Lammie (Bratt) Sam has been in 18 shows at H-B, and is very pleased to be a part of this musical. He is a senior, and has been at H-B for like, ever. He likes sunsets and long walks on the beach. He occasionally enjoys afternoon walks in the park as well, but they aren’t nearly as meaningful as strolls at dusk on the oceanfront. He hopes you’re pleased by the show. Or something. Nora LeValley (Rosemary) Nora is so thrilled to be a part of her number one favorite musical! This is her third musical production at H-B and, in her opinion, the best one so far (though she is a little biased). She would like to thank her Mom for going thrift shopping with her and her Dad for singing “Rosemary” every time the show was mentioned. Oh, and she’d like to thank her sister for driving her to and from rehearsal! This show was an amazing experience and she’d love to thank her fellow cast members for making it so wonderful. Enjoy the show! Sarah Linick (Ensemble) is a beautiful young lady with a gorgeous voice that makes you think: Did it hurt? When she fell down from heaven? Cuz she sings like an angel! She dedicates her performance to her favorite brother Zack, who is soon to be a Hollister model, and Christina Aguilera, who is her role model. She hopes you enjoy the show, especially when she comes on, because her voice shines like a diamond. 3 Cast Bios, continued… Noah Harrington (J.B Biggley) Noah Harrington has been in a plethora of H-B Woodlawn productions, and has a soul for the stage! There are very few lines this boy will cross so please watch yourself! Amie Heng (Ensemble) Bands a make Amie dance! In the words of Trey Songz, she would like you to DIVE IN to the show and enjoy how she wobble baby wobble. She is more than glad that she is now BFFs with Ciara Hockey who taught her how to twerk in between scenes. Enjoy the twerk fest! Hi Christine Hahn and Evelyn!!! Ciara Hockey (Women’s Ensemble) Ciara Hockey is a New Yorker at heart who has been utterly transformed by the power of the “Chree.” Ian Huber (Johnson/TV Announcer) Ian is super excited to be a part of his first musical and second H-B production. He feels lucky to work with such an amazing cast and crew. He hopes his luck doesn’t run out like those hot dog stands do...those darn hot dog stands! Arianna Hume (Elevator Girl 3/ Ensemble) Arianna is so excited to be in her third musical at HB! Every HB musical she has been in has been so much fun. She would like to thank Bill and Diana for putting on such an amazing production. Please enjoy the show! <3 continues to elevate our production with her tremendous efforts, vision and tireless work effort. I am so proud of our cast. They are so richly talented, hard-working, spirited and committed. Spending so much time with these young people has been an inspiration and a delight. So many parents have helped to create this world, for which I am so very grateful, with a special thank you to Mary Byrne & Kathy Nicholakos for always being there no matter what the request. I am grateful for the tremendous faculty and staff that I get to work with on a daily basis, especially Eleanor Reed for being an ardent supporter of our musical program, Mary McBride for offering her voice of wisdom, and our fearless leader Frank Haltiwanger for all of his loving support. Our custodial staff is the very best you can find, and they have been so patient and helpful. I am grateful for our talented pit, as they truly elevate our musical experience, especially our keyboard artist, Allan Decipulo. Without the help of so many people, there is no way this production could be, well, a SUCCESS! - Bill Podolski As You’re Climbing the Corporate Ladder, Be Sure to Thank the Little People Who Helped… We gratefully acknowledge the following: HBW Administrators: Frank Haltiwanger, Mary McBride & Casey Robinson HBW Custodial Staff: Daniel DeGarcia, Marcos, Sulma Diaz, Lydia, George, Maria Acting Coach: Tom Mallan Ticket Sales & Box Office Coordination: Eleanor Reed Box Office Support: Angela Adams, Carol Bowman, Daniela Brancaforte, Margaret Egan, Diana Gordon, Laurel Hockey, Stefanie Hume, Lisa Martin, Mike Nelson, Debbie Petcove, Diane Shinn, Richard Stern Ushers: Faith Claman, Amy Deireux, Margaret Egan, Richard Kashmanian, Margaret Staeben Program Design: Marcy Gessel Cast Bios, continued… Alex Gartner (Women’s Ensemble) Alex Gartner is a sophomore. This is her first H-B musical and she has enjoyed the new experience. Much of her enthusiasm was enhanced by the Chree who was so inspirational from its transformation. She is excited to do more musicals in the future and hope you enjoy the show. Groundhogs!!!! Ben Gessel (Mr. Peterson) This is Ben Gessel’s fourth H-B production and first H-B musical. Ben would like to thank the other members of the cast for just being awesome. He would also like to thank himself for this amazing bio. Kyle Griffin (Mr. Gatch) Kyle Griffin is a talented young man. What else is there to say? He could be forty for all no one knows. Secretly he is Edward Cullen, just a little on the cuter and shorter side. He plays Mr. Gatch, the talented head of random things, that probably didn’t exist. He talently dances and sings and speaks. His talent is overwhelming and he was at first considered for the role of Hedy LaRue because he was so talented. Genevieve Harms (Ensemble) This is Genevieve’s first musical with H-B Woodlawn and she is very excited to participate in this production. Enjoy the show! 2 Cast Bios, continued… Yolanda Lyne Cando (Miss Jones) Yolanda Lyne Cando is a senior. In her years of living, though she does believe she was Queen Elizabeth in her past life, she played The Grudge in The Grudge, was the girl in The Ring, and Katie in Paranormal Activity. She has doubled for Lucy Liu, divorced Troy Polamalu, Dwayne Wade, Taylor Lautner, and Brad Pitt. Ryan Gosling has also built her a house, be jealous girls. Most importantly, she was voted the ugliest baby at her hospital... but actually, and here she plays a perfect role to live up this title. Enjoy the show ladies and gentlemen! Don’t forget to go up to Bill Podolski and tell him how amazing he is, he deserves all the hugs possible. Catering Coordination: Carol Bowman, Mary Byrne & Jennifer McMahon Christine DeRieux (Women’s Ensemble) Christine DeRieux is a sophomore and this is her second musical. She has loved working on the show so much, and has developed the Chree alterego during the process. Big thanks to Bill and Diana for their hard work! Truly a transformative experience. Hope you all enjoy the show and welcome to the sixties!!! Grace Evans (Miss Krumholtz) Grace is very excited to be in her final HB musical! This musical has taken up the better part of her year 2013 life, but at least she has Chipotle up the road. This is her 7th and last performance in the HB theatre program. She hopes that the rest of the cast and the program keep up the good work and continue to do numerous entertaining shows. Please don’t be too serious while watching this musical and remember, if you didn’t laugh, then you didn’t watch the show! Enjoy! :) Special Thanks to Artistic Concepts Group Catering Support: Angela Adams, Jayne Bultena, Amy DeRieux, Diana Gordon, Laurel Hockey, Kathy Nicholakos, Tamara Preiss, Diane Shinn and Margaret Staeben Concession Coordinator: Diane Shinn Concession Sales: Carol Bowman, Diana Gordon, Margaret Staeben Photography & Web Support: Ian Huber* T-Shirt Design: Alex Gartner* This production was made possible, in part, due to the generous support of Wolf Trap Grants for High School Performing Arts Teachers. 1 How to Begin Making Contacts… Biographies of the Cast Akram Abudheer (J. Pierrepont Finch) Akram is this year’s male lead! He is a senior and has accomplished many things in his eighteen years including managing to aggravate William Podolski, having every underclassman swoon over him and growing at least a foot since sixth grade. He’d like to thank everyone who has helped him get this far and hopes that you all enjoy the show, it is only the beginning of his acting and singing career, but watch for his face on your local buses, billboards, “Wanted” posters and holding the hands of your daughters! PS. Thank you Yolanda for writing this great bio Ellie Avery (Elevator Girl Two/ Ensemble) This is Ellie’s second musical at HB, her first was Oklahoma! Over the summer, she went to a Commadia camp at TPE. She loves to sing, perform and write. She is so happy to finally have a named part.... sort of. Catalina Bennhold-Samaan (Ensemble) Catalina is tickled pink to be in this production, and it is her first musical with HB! She thinks it is very weird to be writing in third person, and she hopes that you enjoy the show! Cast Bios, continued… Johnny Bowman (Twimble) Buenos Noches ladies and gentlement! My name is Johnny Bowman (in case you didn’t catch it the first time in the heading) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying! is my first musical! Here I play a quite talented mailman who dreams to one day obtain his own office, which currently is only a cubicle in the boy’s bathroom. As for my future in the music department, I hope to be musically trained enough to add onto my tap dancing skills, so I can be as stunningly attractive as Bill Podolski. Eliza Bracy (Ensemble) Eliza is so excited to be taking part in such a fun show! This is her 5th show at HB, but her first musical! She is a freshman at HB, and is so excited to direct a show later this year! Take it from the top!! Rachel Branman (Ensemble) This is Rachel’s first production ever, and she’s very excited, it’s such a funny show. Rachel is glad to have made such good friends while in it. She’d like to thank everyone involved in the show, and please enjoy! Luke Bultena (Mr. Ovington/Company Policeman) This is Luke’s first musical, and he enjoyed being in this production. He hopes you enjoy it.
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