Wunder-ful Weekend Production

photo-352This weekend, the Mineral Point High School presents “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”  This 1960′s era, award-winning musical comedy, based on a book of the same name, has a Madmen type of look thanks to a set design, by APT‘s Bill Duwell and costumes by Lisa Duwell.   The live orchestra adds to the professionalism of this production, which is directed by the ever-lively Luke Tredinnick.

Over the years, the lead character of Finch has been played on Broadway by Matthew Broderick,  Daniel Radcliffe and Nick Jonas. Mineral Point’s Finch is Tommy Wunderlin, who is utterly charming in the role.  (Yes, he is the son of High Street Beat’s celestial contributor, John Wunderlin, and yes, John will be playing the Trumpet in the orchestra.)

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The show is a delight and features many entertaining performances by the talented Pointer cast and crew:

Cast

J. Pierrepont Finch………………………Tom Wunderlin

Rosemary Pilkington…………………….Elizabeth Myers

J. B. Biggley……………………………….Gabe Palzkill

Bud Frump……………………………….David Kelm

Hedy La Rue………………………….…Alexis Knouse

Miss Jones………………………………..Hattie Duwell

Smitty…………………………..…………Sarah Galle

Bert Bratt………………………………..Dakota James

Mr. Twimble……………………………..Carson Gilbert

Mr. Gatch………………………………..Jessie Hodgson

Wally Womper…………..….……………Mr. Cool

Miss Krumholz……………………………Paula Pittz

Mr. Ovington……………………………Max Palzkill

Mr. Tackaberry……………………………….Orion Knouse

Mr. Jenkins……………………………Justice Hendrick

Book Voiceover…………………………..Luke Francois

The Ensemble:  (businessmen, secretaries, cleaning women, police officer & TV announcer): Stephanie Prochaska, Cora Cabezas, Morgan Fitzsimmons, Nettie Potter, Ethan Dickler, Caleb Mitchell, Valentine Abbet, and Ludmilla May

photo-355Technical: Braden Zywicki (sound), Maura Trimble (lights), Lisa Duwell (costumes), and Bill Duwell (set design/props)

Orchestra: Terri Ellis, Kim Chapman, Niki Mariskanish, Erica Ruppert, Tim Ekenberg, John Wunderlin, Matt Nevers, Jean VanMatre, Blake Chambers and Alec Schielke

Backstage: Matt Neal, Hannah Owens and Emily Rihn

So, come down to the Opera House this weekend for a fun performance – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday (November 15 and 16) and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday (Novmeber 17). Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for seniors and $10 for adults.

- Contributed by the Hays

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One Response to Wunder-ful Weekend Production

  1. lucille may says:

    It Was one of the best that I have seen but–I* think say that every year. Another great show at the Opera House.

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