Easthampton High School musical rescheduled for this weekend
Tom Smith directs Caitlin Oelrich, from left, Jessica Katusich and Bethany DiRocco during a rehearsal for Easthampton High School's production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" Wednesday at White Brook Middle School. The show runs Feb 7-10. JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »
NORTHAMPTON — The curtain is set to rise again on Easthampton High School’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” after two performances were postponed due to last weekend’s snowstorm.
Tickets purchased for the Feb. 8 performance will be honored Friday at 7 p.m. at White Brook Middle School; those purchased for Feb. 9 will be honored Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are still available for both shows and can be reserved by calling 433-6234. Seats cost $12 for adults and $8 for students.
Two performances that did take place last week on Feb. 8 and 10 were a hit, according to Judy Bernier, producer and member of the EHS Parent Organization. “The kids sang their hearts out and the crowd loved it,” she said.
“How to Succeed,” with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, is about an ambitious young man who goes from being a humble window washer to chairman of the board of a company. The play, which opened on Broadway in 1961, won a Pulitzer Prize for drama and seven Tony Awards the following year. A more recent revival featured Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter movie fame in the lead.
Playing the leads in the EHS show are: Connor Gibbs (J. Pierrepont Finch), Maggie Douglass and Jessica Ingraham (Rosemary Pilkington), Jason Brown (Bud Frump) and Jessica E. Katusich (Hedy LaRue).
The show also features eighth-graders from White Brook Middle School in the chorus and EHS Principal Vito Perrone as the voice of “The Book.”