Students, profs bring Broadway musical to life at the Majestic

Since the second week of classes, the student ensemble of Gettysburg College’s musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" has been practicing six days-per-week, three to four hours-per-day.

That’s dedication.

And in spite of the tireless performance schedule for the budding actors, not to mention the entire production team—musicians, set designers, makeup artists, and choreographers alike—the Gettysburgians are excited for opening night this week at the College’s Majestic Theater.

The musical is directed by Theatre Arts Prof. Chris Kauffman, who cultivated the talents of students from across campus—representing a variety of majors—to recreate this popular Broadway production right here in Adams County.

“Working with Professor Kauffman is great because he has a clear vision and gives the actors direction, but he also encourages us to explore our own thoughts on characterization and staging, which contributes to a very collaborative environment,” said political science major Jason Spiegel ’17, who will star as protagonist J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Fall 2016