Written by Shelby Alfano |
Every year, once a year, The Morgan School puts on a show, more precisely, a Morgan Musical. This year, the Morgan Musical is How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. The Morgan Musical is from Thursday, March 19-Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 in the auditorium at The Morgan School. Tickets for the performance are $15.00.
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is a tune-filled comedy which follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch who uses a little handbook titled “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from low-ranking window washer to high-powered executive. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying includes a cooperative “company man”, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addictions, and true love. It is a ridicule of big business.
Music teacher Mr. John Lampe is the force behind the Morgan Musical. He is the artistic director of the Morgan Musical. This includes teaching the music, staging the production, and overseeing everything.
While interviewing Mr. Lampe about the cast, he said, “They’re quite a cast. It is a group of very talented young adults” and they are “energetic and driven”. Mr, Lampe can’t do the musicals by himself. He receives help from “my wife Elaine, Diana Harris, and Science teacher Colleen Whittel “.
In order to have a role in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, all of the participants had to raise $150 for the Patron Drive. The Patron Drive is a fundraiser that directly supports student activities, including all athletic teams, drama, music, yearbook, and the school newspaper.
There are two leads in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.
Sophomore Sarah Jackson plays the female lead as Rosemary. She said, “I am so excited to have gotten this part. I wanted it so badly, and I practiced a lot, and I ended up getting her!” She hasn’t done a musical for Morgan, but she said, “I’ve been in three musicals before, but they were when I was younger. Since you practice a lot, you get into a routine of practicing over and over so when you get on stage it’s not very scary”.
Junior Mateo Zumpano plays the male lead as J. Pierrepont Finch. He said, “I’m glad I got the role and I’m excited to take it on and do the best I can. I used to get a little nervous, but now it doesn’t bother me, and I’m confident in how I will perform.” He has done a production like this before for Morgan, but he says, “I feel like I’ll be prepared enough so that I don’t have to be nervous.”
The complete cast list is below:
|Mateo Zumpano||Charlie Bencivengo||J. Pierrepont Finch|
|Trent Gulliford||Mr. Gatch|
|Brett Martin||Mr. Jenkens|
|Miles Waterbury||Mr. Tackaberry|
|Stephen Zumpano||Mr. Peterson|
|Brendan Khyn||Mr. Smalley|
|Andrew Tran||Andrew Tessman||JB Biggley|
|Claudia Nedderman||Sarah Jackson||Rosemary|
|Jaxson Cooper||Mr. Bratt|
|Karli Robertson||Bailey Shea||Smitty|
|Brendan Elrick||Chase Le May||Bud Frump|
|Olivia Giannotti||Jenna Jasinski||Ms. Jones|
|Seth Warner||Joe Luchuk||Mr. Twimble|
|Meghan Lindsay||Sasha Krivosky||Hedy LaRue|
|Karla Rivadeneira||Alyssa Robinson||Ms. Krumholtz|
|Santiago Hebert||Mr. Toynbee|
|Connor Jackson||Mr. Ovington|
|Sam Shapiro||Jadan Washington||Mr. Womper|
|Mark Lancia||Mailroom Clerk|
|Tyler Manemeit||Mailroom Clerk|
|Will Roberts||Mailroom Clerk|