Theatre Depatment to Put on “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Ryan Keane, Entertainment Editor

Wantagh High Schools Theatre Department is very proud to announce that this year’s musical is “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The show is about 27-year-old New York window washer, J. Pierpont Finch, whom believes the book he picked up titled “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” can bring him to victory on the financial and social ladder.

However, a series of obstacles the characters face brings the audience into an elaborate world of moralities being put to the test. The show ran on Broadway for 1,417 performances on 46th street theatre. Bringing this show to life is going to be one of Wantagh High Schools most ambitious theatrical projects to date.

The student actors are putting a tremendous effort into making this an unforgettable performance. Students are staying after school until 5 pm on an everyday basis to put together the difficult music, intricate/intense dance routines, as well as professional level realistic acting, under the direction of Heather Romano.

“I’m thrilled to be working on a true Broadway classic with an amazing and energetic cast,” said Ms. Romano. “This is a good, old-fashioned song-and-dance show guaranteed to make audience members smile! I hope the community will join us for an amazing night of entertainment in February.”

Fundraising is also taking front and center stage in the making of this production. In order for the school to successfully create this expensive show, cast members must ask local businesses to make contributions to the program in return of advertisements in the playbill. Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s production, “Les Miserables,” shows will now be able to afford a professional set designer for the first time in Wantagh history starting off with “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” This is not only exciting for the cast who will perform on the set, but also for the stage crew that dedicates many hours to learn about the craft of stage sets. It is a very exciting time for Wantagh High School Theatre Department and all are encouraged to see the show!

The dates of the show are:
*February 4th at 7 pm
*February 5th at 8 pm
*February 6th at 8 pm
*February 7th at 2 pm as well as 8 pm.
The Wantagh Theatre Department hopes to see you all there!