Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at 5th Avenue Theatre
The uproariously funny satire on corporate ladder-climbing, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, starts rehearsals this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre. This Pulitzer Prize and multi-Tony Award-winning musical takes place in TV's Mad Men era, following window washer J. Pierrepont Finch's journey from mail room to the top of the World Wide Wicket Company, all with the help of a cunning guide book. A sharp-witted send-up of the corporate rat race that will keep audiences rolling in the aisles, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is gracing The 5th Avenue stage for the first time. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!
Swinging tunes like "Company Way," "Brotherhood of Man" and "I Believe In You" are accompanied by slinky Fosse-inspired choreography and a spectacular set design inspired by pop artist Piet Mondrian. Under the direction of The 5th Avenue Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry with choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Dan Pardo, this high energy show will have audiences rolling in the aisles.
Tacoma native Eric Ankrim stars as J. Pierrepont Finch alongside Bellevue belle Sarah Rose Davis as Rosemary. They are joined by Allen Fitzpatrick as J. B. Biggley, Allen Galli as Mr. Twimble/Wally Womper, Cristin Hubbard as Miss Jones, Adam Standley as Bud Frump, Sarah Rudinoff as Smitty, Jessica Skerritt as Hedy La Rue and Jeff Steitzer as Bert Bratt. Rounding out the workforce, the ensemble includes Greg McCormick Allen, Kyle Bernbach, Kristin Burch, Kyle Robert Carter, Gabriel Corey, Taryn Darr, Lauren Du Pree, Paul Flanagan, Nik Hagen, Alexandria Henderson, Nicholas Kim, McKayla Marso, Trina Mills, Taylor Niemeyer, Emily Johnson, Richard Peacock, Matthew Posner, Aaron Shanks, and Dane Stokinger.
The production features original scenic design by Tom Sturge and David Sumner and original costume design by Rose Pederson. The design team also includes lighting designer Robert Aguilar, sound designer Justin Stasiw and hair and wig designer Mary Jones. Additional staff includes assistant director Henry Nettleton, associate choreographer Chryssie Whitehead and associate sound designer Kevin Heard. The production features orchestrations by Bruce Monroe, with additional music staff including associate music director Chris Ranney. Jeffrey K. Hanson is the production stage manager with assistant stage managers Jessica Bomball and Erin Zatloka.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING runs January 28 - February 21, 2016 (press night Thursday, February 4, 2016) at The 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Avenue, Seattle). For single tickets (starting at $29) and information, visit www.5thavenue.org, call the Box Office at (206) 625-1900 or visit the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in Downtown Seattle.
Photo Credit: Mark Kitaoka
Eric Anrkim stars as J. Pierrepont Finch
Sarah Rose Davis stars as Rosemary
Sarah Rudinoff plays Smitty