Peter Quince Performing Company, Ltd.
In Association With
The West Foundation
With Participation From
The Manitowoc Company
Music Theatre International
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
August 8th-10th @ 7:30pm, and 11th @ 3:00pm, 2013
at UW Manitowoc
For Advance Tickets
Contact the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office
Ticket info: (920) 683-2184
Tickets will also be availabe before the performances at the UW Manitowoc Box Office.
T-shirt Design: Audrey Ressler
Poster Design: Kevin Sievert
Program Design: Alyssa Wadman
Producer's Note from the program
Good evening ladies and gentlemen!
Welcome to the Peter Quince Performing Company’s 45th season and our production of How to Succeed
in Business Without Really Trying. I’d like to congratulate each and every one of you on completing chapter one.
“How to Locate Your Seat with Just a Little Bit of Effort.” Now please sit back and relax as we do the rest of the work!
Everyone strives to succeed in something. Peter Quince is so much more than a group of kids who get together to put
on a show. Over the summer we become tightly bonded. We become a family. And like a family we support and encourage
one another. We all learn how to succeed in Quince. We succeed in making friends, learning about theatre, taking on a
greater responsibility, or just having something fun to do during the summer months. No matter what your DREAM, Quince
can help you succeed.
The magic of Quince never ceases to amaze me. The ambition and eagerness of every member keeps Quince constantly
moving forward. As Reed Humphrey described it, the spirit of Quince is contagious and observed through the willingness
to seek out new challenges.
When I first heard about Peter Quince eight and a half years ago, I mistakenly thought that Peter was some adult in
Manitowoc who ran a company for kids. It was not until I joined the company the following season that I realized that
the experience would be far different. It leaves me in awe to see what a group of young people with a dream can accomplish.
Seven years ago, singing and dancing in the teen chorus of Big: the Musical, I never would have thought that I would be
holding the immense responsibility of Producer today.
I have so many people to thank for all their contribution to this production, but I’d be going on for pages if I named
them all. So I’ll try to make this brief.
I could not have asked for a better directing staff. Simeon’s vision, Abby’s vocals, Kevins brilliant choreography,
Ben’s hard work with the orchestra, and Austin’s technical prowess have all come together to form a masterpiece. I need
to thank Jenny Edwards for saving the show by getting us mics and putting together some stunning lights. And thank you to
Sarah McMahon for stepping up as Stage Manager on late notice. Emi, Tessa, and Lindsey are to thank for keeping me sane and
preventing me from having a breakdown on several occasions.
I have to take a moment to acknowledge Krista Frenz, our costume designer and properties mistress up until the end of June.
She unfortunately had to move away for the rest of the summer. But she accomplished so much during the time she was here.
Thank you Krista for all your hard work, and the friendship and support you've given me this summer and in the past.
And last but certainly not least, Alyssa Wadman has done so much for this show. Stepping up to help with posters,
T-shirts, our showcase, fundraising, making this fantastic program, and so much more. She’s been my best friend since Fame,
and without her I would have never made it through the summer.
As the curtain rises tonight, the spirit of 45 years of Quince will be shining on the stage.
It wouldn't be possible without your continued support throughout the years.
Thank you for putting your hearts and souls into Quince, as those who came before us have,
and as those will for years to come! The DREAM of Quince lives within us all. KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE!
Yours in Quince,
Director's Note from the program
Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
Firstly, I would like to thank each and every one of you for coming out to see the Peter Quince
Performing Company’s 45th annual production: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. This
amazing company could not possibly survive without your patronage. As I have participated in Peter
Quince throughout the years, my understanding of what makes this company unique has continually deepened.
Every year, a group of young adults gathers together to entertain and to learn. Those members with more
experience pass on their knowledge and advice to the new members, and hope to instill a love of theatre in
their hearts. The inexperienced cast members quickly find that things in Peter Quince do not come easily.
If nobody steps up to become involved in fund-raising, painting, set building, ad sales, technical setup, makeup,
hair, costuming, advertisement, organization, prop gathering, finding a rehearsal space, or even designing the
program, none of these things will get done. Let me assure you that this is a colossal amount of work, and participating
in these aspects of a production provides a far more appreciative
perspective when regarding any show. It suffices to say that such thorough participation also yields a greater sense of
accomplishment and pride when the lights dim and the curtain goes up on opening night. This does not even begin to describe the depth of Peter Quince, as the orchestra, stage crew, and technical operators come into play to make the production into
everything that it can be. This is my eighth year in the Peter Quince Performing Company, close to my 40th production along the lakeshore, and my first
experience as general director. I would recommend participating in Quince to anybody, and not merely because I am a fan of theatre, but because the
companionship, sense of responsibility, and building of values involved over the summer is worth any amount of difficulty and drama while putting the show together.
I would like to extend toward my gratitude toward everybody that has helped build this musical.
Firstly, I will thank our producer Phillip Jindra, who has expended tons of effort to push the production forward.
Thanks to Kevin Sievert for his fantastic choreography and extreme dedication to whipping the cast into shape.
Thanks to Abby Moss for her relentless pursuit of a fantastic production in the form of vocal prowess. Austin Ruh,
thank you for your effort to make our show visible and audible. Thank you, Ben Creelman, for your diligence
in assembling the orchestra. I thank my mother for her directorial advice and guidance, and all of my past directors
for their contributions to my knowledge of theatre. Thanks to the cast, crew, and pit for all of their effort this summer.
Now, I wish to apologize for my windbagginess and bid that you enjoy this brilliant production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
|J. Pierrepont Finch: || Lukas Peterson|
|Rosemary Pilkington: || Sam Gretz|
|Bud Frump: || Michael Thiele |
|J.B. Biggley: || Zach Glaeser |
|Smitty: || Morgan Fessler|
|Hedy LaRue: || Kelsey Stevens|
|Gatch: || Max Alexander|
|Miss Jones: || Lindsey Buss|
|Mr. Twimble: || Phillip Jindra |
|Wally Womper: || Jackson Diedrich |
|Bratt: || Frank Salzberg |
|The Book Voice: || Patrick Ressler |
|Miss Krumholtz: || Gabrielle Alexander|
|Ovington: || Kevin Sievert |
|Jenkins: || Kasey Anton|
Gabrielle Alexander, Megan Burback, Emi Burish, Sarah Conard, Ariel Ducat, Ryanne Gainey,
Mary Heili, McKayla Hoffman, Tessa Komorowski, Lisa Kroeger, Julia Miller, Justin Mrotek,
Emily Peterson, Audrey Ressler, Riley Rodriguez, KyleLea Rosenbauer, Katie Schroeder, Karah Schultz,
Kate Suszek, Ashley Tess, Alyssa Wadman, Chris Wienecke, and Jared Zipp.
|Conductor: ||Ben Creelman |
|Assisted By: || Michael Burish |
|Flute & Piccolo : || Katherine Guzman and Claire Solkowski |
|Clarinet: || Kylie Bowman and Beth Smith |
|Clarinet/Tenor Sax: || Sam Creelman |
|Clarinet/Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet: || Daniel McMahon|
|Alto Sax: || Katie Schamburek, Aaron Murphy, Jennifer LeCaptain |
|Alto Sax/Soprano Sax: || Audra Winter |
|Baritone Sax: || Zach Smith |
|Trumpet 1: || Chase Collins|
|Trumpet 2: || Michael Burish|
|Trombone 1: || Ian Waldron |
|Violin: || Jeffrey Erdman and Noahli Skarvan|
|Bass: || Adam Opperman |
|Guitar: || Ethan Markowski |
| Oboe: ||Rachel Winter |
|Percussion: || Brandon Bacalzo|
|Piano: || Kyle Ebelt |
Derek Frenz, Stephen Heili, Hailey Rettinger, Heidi Schultz, Ben Smith
The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors
Producer: Phillip Jindra
Vice President: Alyssa Wadman
Secretary/Treasurer: Lizzy Sabin
Public Relations: Sam Gretz and Ashley Tess
General Director: Simeon Heili
The General Committee of the Board of Directors
Alumni Relations Committee Head: Lindsey Buss & Alyssa Wadman
Fundraising Committee Head: Alyssa Wadman
Assistant: Lindsey Buss & Phillip Jindra
Internet Committee Head: Phillip Jindra and Alyssa Wadman
History Committee Head: Mary Heili and Kara Schultz
Bylaw Committee Head: Phillip Jindra & Alyssa Wadman
Education Committee Head: Phillip Jindra
Social Activities Committee Head: Lindsey Buss
General Director:Simeon Heili
Music Director: Ben Creelman
Choral Director: Abby Moss
Technical Director: Austin Ruh
Choreographer: Kevin Sievert
Stage Manager: Sarah McMahon
Assistant: Stephanie Watkins
Costume Designer: Krista Frenz
Assistant:Lindsey Buss & Ashley Tess
Make-up/Hair Designer: Gabrielle Alexander and Emi Burish
Art Designer: Gabriella Alexander
Set Designer: Simeon Heili
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Edwards and Austin Ruh
Sound Designer: Austin Ruh
Props Masters: Krista Frenz and Patrick Ressler
Master Carpenter: Austin Ruh
Scene One: Exterior of the Worldwide Wicket Company
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Scene Two: Corridor of the Worldwide Wicket Company
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm"
Scene Three: The Outer Office; "Coffee Break"
Scene Four:The Mailroom;"The Company Way" "The Company Way (Rerise)" "Rosemary's Philosophy"
Scene Five: Biggley's Office
Scene Six: Corridor of the Worldwide Wicket Company; "A Secretary is Not a Toy"
Scene Seven: The Elevator Landing; "Been a Long Day" "Been a Long Day (Reprise)"
Scene Eight:The Outer Office;"Grand Old Ivy" "Grand Old Ivy (Reprise)"
Scene Nine: Finch's First Office
Scene Ten: Plans and System's Office
Scene Eleven: Corridor of the Worldwide Wicket Company; "Paris Original"
Scene Twelve: The Roof; "Paris Original"
Scene Thirteen: The Elevator Landing
Scene Fourteen: Biggley's Office; "Rosemary" "Rip the Chipmunk"
Scene One: The Outer Office;"Cinderella, Darling"
Scene Two: Finch's New Advertising Office;"Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm (Reprise)"
Scene Three: Biggley's Office;"Love From a Heart of Gold"
Scene Four: Men's Washroom; "I Believe in You"
Scene Five:The Boardroom
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Scene Seven:The OUter Office; "I Believe in You (Rosemary)"
Scene Eight:The Elevator Landing
Scene Nine:Biggley's Office; "Brotherhood of Man"
Scene Ten:The Outer Ofice; "Finale(The Company Way)" "Bows"
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