Don't miss this grand scale musical performed at The Rhino Theatre weekends Nov. 2-25th, 2012. Just recently, this Broadways show had its second revival and starred Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role. The Rhino Theatre's J. Pierrepont Finch will be portrayed by Anthony Crouchelli of New Milford, NJ, who boasts impressive regional and professional credits.
How To Succeed is the story of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is as story about the triumph of The Common man. The hero is a window washer named J. Pierrepont Finch. After Finch happens upon a book entitled 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', he decides to begin his rise up the corporate ladder. Following the instructions of the book, Finch lands a job in the mailroom at the World Wide Wicket Company. With the help of his handy book, Finch quickly gains promotions and outsmarts his rival, Frump - who also happens to be the boss's nephew. Finch then gains the love of Rosemary, a secretary at the company. In the end, however, after Finch's ad campaign goes awry, the book can no longer help him. He is forced to rely on his own wits and performs so admirably that he is promoted to Chairman of the Board.
Sarah Robertson of Clifton, NJ shares the role of Rosemary with Kim Merlo of Rochelle Park. Dan Reed of North Haledon plays Mr. Biggley, George Adamo of Cedar Grove plays Bud Frump, Leslie Silverman of West Milford plays Hedy LaRue, Dianna Angelli of Hawthorne plays Smitty, Ron Ceglia of Parsippany plays Mr. Bratt, Steven Savvides of Kinnelon plays Mr. Twimble/Whomper, Mr. Garey Goslowski plays Mr. Gatch, Fallon King plays Miss Krumholtz both from Ramsey, Gloria Quinn from Wayne plays Miss Jones and Wayne Robinson of Park Ridge plays Mr. Ovington. All of the Rhino's lead characters have extensive theatre backgrounds and their combined experience spans hundreds of performances.
The ensemble performers are Jesse Ginder of Pompton Lakes, George Kelly of Ridgewood, Leyda Torres of Belleville, Hayley Wolosz of Pompton Lakes, Lina Kirby of Wanaque, Sebastian Rollo of Franklin Lakes, John and Kathy Prall of Ringwood, Katie McMillan and Lori Gabriele of Kinnelon, Brenda Marshall of Wayne Kaitlyn Corradino of Towaco, Allison McCartney of Sparta, and Jeff Quinn of Wayne.
The show is directed and produced by Carmela Wolosz of Pompton Lakes, Choreographed by Terese Opiela of Pompton Lakes and Musically Directed by Chick Barnes of Wayne.
Show dates are the first four weekends in November. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm and Sunday shows are at 2pm. Ticket price is $25 for Adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for children, plus tax, with a group rate for 10 or more. Rhino Theatre is located at 247 Wanaque Ave., Pompton Lakes NJ. The number to call for tickets is 973-248-9491. Visit their website at www.RhinoTheatre.com.
Pictured: Anthony Crouchelli from New Milford playing J. Pierrepont Finch. Photo Credit: Kenneth Wolosz.