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					The   East Brunswick    Community Arts Center

                     About Playhouse 22
 It's almost impossible to believe that, after an extended absence from the theatre scene, Playhouse 22 has just
 completed an exciting and successful first season at our new home on Cranbury Road. Not a group to rest on
 our laurels, we have an even more exciting season planned for our 2010-2011 season - and we want you to be
 part of it!
 We hope you will enjoy our upcoming season, opening with the smash popular musical, "How to Succeed in
 Business Without Really Trying." - to be revived on Broadway in 2011, but you can see it with us first!! This is
 followed by Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” “Curtains,” William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” and
 the Broadway Blockbuster-hit “Hairspray.” In addition, we are offering two "Black Box" shows as part of our “On
 the Edge” series, presenting “As Bees in Honey Drown” and “All the King’s Women” to add to our existing of-
 fering of shows. And if that weren't enough, treat yourself and your family to our annual holiday offering, "A
 Christmas Carol". As you can see, we are offering our community a fun, enjoyable, and entertaining year of
 quality theatre.
 As always, please feel free to visit our website at for updated information about our shows,
 presentations and special events!
 Thank you for your continued patronage to Playhouse 22. For over 52 years we have been part of the East
 Brunswick community, and we look forward to another 50 years plus of giving you quality entertainment at an
 affordable price. See you at the Playhouse!
 Ray Dobrovolsky
 President, East Brunswick Community Players at Playhouse 22

                                        In MeMorIaM
                            is season is lovingly dedicated to
                          Michelle Catania and noah Wolf Landis
                             taken from our lives far too soon.

is program has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Coun-
cil on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for
the Arts; through a grant provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage
Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders.

                  and WILLIE GILBERT
          Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER

         Based upon the book by SHEPHERD MEAD

     Originally presented by CY FEUER and ERNEST H. MARTIN
            in Association with FRANK PRODUCTIONS.

              Directed by Scott M. Goldman
              Choreography by BJ Solomon
            Musical Direction by Mark McGee
        Stage Managment by Samantha J. Holgate
      Scenic and Lighting Design by Michael Wehner
            Costume Design by Susan Cusack
                 Properties by Ana Kalet
            Sound Engineering by David Fertik

                Piano/Conductor - Mark McGee
                    Reed 1 - Verne Whitlock
                     Reed 2 - Steve Kaplan
                  Trumpet - Darrell Frydlewicz
                    Trombone - Mark Benson
                       Bass - Steve Pasierb
                    Percussion - James Jarvie

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
       All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
                421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
     Phone 212-541-4684 • Fax: 212-397-4684 •
               Cast (In Order of Appearance)
           J. Pierrepont Finch – Adam Patrick Reed
                        Gatch – Scott Morris
                   Jenkins – Daniel Greenfield
                     Tackabery – Fredrick Ilac
              Matthews / Toynbee – Devin J. Hall
                     Peterson – Andy Rodgers
                   J.B. Biggley – Bob Dumpert
                      Rosemary – Molly Frieri
                       Bratt – Mike Sundburg
                      Smitty – Jesse Principale
                   Bud Frump – Greg Scalera
                      Miss Jones – Amy Wells
               Mr. Twimble – Norman Politziner
                Hedy LaRue – Annie Brzozowski
         Miss Krumholz – Shoshana Zehava Baskin
                       Ovington – Ken Paris
       Wally Womper / Book Voice – Gregory Newton

 Nicole LaFleur Amadeo, Stephanie Deibert, Sierra Hunter,
              Kate Pentek, Michelle Prudente

About the Show:
Originally opening at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers
Theatre) on Broadway in October 1961, How To Succeed... ran for
nearly 4 years and won seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Crit-
ics Circle award, and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1967, a
film based on the musical was released by United Artists, with many of
the original cast recreating their roles. A revival with Matthew Broderick
and Megan Mullally was mounted 1995. A new revival of How To
Succeed... will be opening on Broadway in early 2011 starring Daniel
Radcliffe as Finch.

Time & Place: Early 1960s, The World Wide Wicket
                Company Building, New York.

Act 1
 Overture                                                   Orchestra
 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying               Finch
 Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm                              Rosemary
 Coffee Break                            Frump, Smitty and Company
 The Company Way                                    Twimble and Finch
 The Company Way (Reprise)                      Frump and Company
 A Scretary is Not a Toy                                    Company
 Been a Long Day                           Smitty, Rosemary and Finch
 Been a Long Day (Reprise)                  Frump, Biggley and Hedy
 Grand Old Ivy                                      Biggley and Finch
 Grand Old Ivy (Reprise)                            Biggley and Finch
 Paris Original               Rosemary, Smitty, Krumholtz, Miss Jones
                                                        & Secretaries
 Rosemary                                        Finch and Rosemary
 Finale                                  Finch, Rosemary and Frump

Act 2
 Entr'Acte                                                  Orchestra
 Cinderella Darling                             Smitty and Secretaries
 Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm (Reprise)                    Rosemary
 Love From a Heart of Gold                          Biggley and Hedy
 I Believe in You                                      Finch and Men
 The Yo-Ho-Ho                                               Orchestra
 I Believe in You (Reprise)                                 Rosemary
 Brotherhood of Man                Finch, Womper, Miss Jones & Men
 Finale                                                     Company
Nicole LaFleur Amadeo (Secretary) is thrilled to be in her first production at Playhouse
22! Nicole studied dance throughout New England before moving to New Jersey in
2003. She was the 2009 recipient of the National Dance Educator of the Year award
from NDEO and is an active board member of Dance NJ. Recently Nicole has choreo-
graphed; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose and Once Upon a
Mattress for Westfield Middle School. Nicole would like to send love and thanks to her
One and Only for his constant love and support in everything she does. Much love to her
friends and family for all their encouragement!

Shoshana Zehava Baskind (Miss Krumholtz) is excited to be making her Playhouse 22
debut. Past credits include Miss Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls,” Tzietel in “Fiddler on the
Roof,” Mrs. Lyons in “Blood Brothers,” Svetlana in “Chess,” Maggie Holmes/Rose Hoff-
man in “Working,” and Princess Winifred in “Once Upon a Mattress,” for which she was
nominated for a Perry Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Shoshana's favorite
role, however, is that of mommy to Jacob (5) and Maya (2). By day, Shoshana is also a
child/school psychologist. She thanks her family and friends for all their love and sup-

Annie Brzozowski (Hedy LaRue) is thrilled to be returning to Playhouse 22, after recently
performing in “Guys and Dolls” last fall. Ms. Brzozowski has performed for regional and
community theaters throughout New Jersey. Some of her favorite roles include Hope,
“Urinetown,” Baker's Wife, “Into the Woods,” Karen, “Quilt,” and Sara J Moore, “Assas-
sins.” Much love to her wonderful husband, her loving family, and fantastic friends. For

Stephanie Deibert (Secretary) - This is Stephanie's debut with Playhouse 22 and she is
excited to be back on the stage after taking an unfortunately long break from musical the-
ater. Stephanie's most recent credits include: “Macbeth, Abridged” (Lady Macbeth, Ford-
ham Theatrical Outreach Program) and “Native Son” (Asst. Director, Fordham
Experimental Theater, The Black Theater Project). Stephanie thanks her family and friends
for their support and encouragement.

Molly Frieri (Rosemary) is thrilled to be performing in her first Playhouse 22 production!
Previous credits include "Leader of the Pack" (Ellie Greenwich), "Rent" (soloist), "God-
spell" (Judas), "Smokey Joe's Cafe" (soloist), and many others. Offstage, Molly spends
her days as a middle school vocal music teacher in Teaneck. Big thanks to Scott, BJ,
Mark, and the entire cast for the memories, Adam for being my perfect leading man,
and to my friends and family for their support.

Daniel Greenfield (Jenkins) is excited to make his debut at Playhouse 22. Credits include
Collins in “Rent,” Battersby in “Me and My Girl,” Max in “Cabaret,” Mark in “Rent,”
Judas in “Godspell,” Zoser in “AIDA,” and The Beast “Beauty and the Beast.” Other
credits include “Oklahoma,” “Peter Pan,” “Camelot,” and “My Fair Lady,” and “A
Broadway Time Capsule.” Daniel thanks everyone involved with this production and his
friends and family for supporting him in his endeavors.
Devin J. Hall (Matthews) is so excited to be part of this wonderful cast. This is his first
production here at playhouse. Some Favorite credits include Scrooge “A Christmas
Carol,” Modern Major General “Pirates Of Penzance,” Tin Man “The Wiz,” Toby
“Sweeney Todd”, Mereb “Aida” Marine Soilder “Miss Saigon” Devin would like to give
a warm thank you to Bj, Scott, And Dan For Giving Him This Wonderful Opportunity To
work with such a strong cast. As well as thanking his Parents and of Course GOD !!
Hope you enjoy the show. :)

Sierra Hunter (Secretary) is exited to be in this show ! She loves musical theater, current
credits include “Aida” (Aida) and “All Shook Up” (Lorraine). She would like to thank her
family and friends for their support.

Gregory Newton (Book Voice/Wally Womper) - Born in Alaska, Gregory’s background
has been mainly in the field of opera and oratorio, having sung over 40 bass roles with
opera companies and orchestras across the USA. Local theatre appearances include “In-
herit The Wind” (NJACT Best Featured Actor nomination), “A Midsummer Night’s
Dream,” “Guys & Dolls,” and “You Can’t Take It With You.” He has also been bass
soloist for several East Coast Handel’s “Messiah” sing-ins.

Ken Paris (Ovington) most recently appeared in the Villager’s Theatre production of “A
Few Good Men” and Playhouse 22’s “You Can’t Take It With You.” He will also appear
as Cheever in Playhouse 22’s upcoming production of “The Crucible.” Long-time Play-
house 22 audiences may remember him from productions of “Once in a Lifetime,”
“Baby,” “Dames at Sea,” “Kiss Me, Kate” and “Sweet Charity” from the ‘80s and ‘90s,
and would kindly appreciate the return of those intervening years. Oh, and Mark Kalet
wears girly pants!

Norman Politziner (Twimble/TV Announcer) is delighted to be working with Scott and
this very talented cast and crew. His favorite rolls include Cladwell in "Urinetown",
Nicely Nicely in "Guys and Dolls", Billis in "South Pacific", Grandpa in "Broadway
Bound" and the Priest in the movie "Futility". He is featured in this seasons website pro-
duction of "". Norm thanks his wife Dotty for her support. In
his spare time, he is a Certified Financial Planner in Highland Park.

Jesse Principale (Smitty) is thrilled to be returning to the stage after 3 years! Favorite roles
include Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Pam in “Baby,” Dionne in “Hair,”
and Ruthie/Ned in “Bat Boy.” Thanks to Scott, BJ, and Mark for the opportunity. Special
thanks to Mom and Mark for their constant love and support. This performance is dedi-
cated to KT, CB, and Grandma.

Michelle Prudente (Secretary) was last seen onstage in Spelling Bee at Kean University
where she is currently a sophomore. Favorite roles include: Mabel “The PJ Game,”
Queen “The Princess and the Princess,” Wickersham/Who “Seussical,” Meredith age 57
“Why Do We Laugh?,” Gilmer “Godspell” and various ensemble roles in “Pippin,” “Cin-
derella,” “Inherit The Wind,” and “Leader Of the Pack.” Michelle would like to give a
shout out to BJ for helping her learn tap, Scott for trusting her abilities, the rents (Dad and
Babs), Nana, The Caf Club, and The Longhillians. "I would not be here without you!"
Adam Patrick Reed (J. Pierrepont Finch) - This is Adam's first production with Playhouse
22 and he's very excited to finally play his dream part. He was last seen as Jeff Barry in
“Leader of the Pack” in Plainfield (opposite his favorite leading lady, Molly). Some of
Adam's favorite roles in the past include Nathan Detroit in “Guys and Dolls,” Will Parker
in “Oklahoma,” Doody in “Grease,” Cornelius Hackle in “Hello Dolly!,” and Mortimer
Brewster in “Arsenic and Old Lace.” “Break a leg everyone.”

Andy Rodgers (Peterson/Dance Captain) is proud to be part of “How to Succeed…” Past
credits include Alice in Wonderland “Mad Hatter,” “The Rocky Horror Show” (Rocky),
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (John Jasper), “Bye Bye Birdie” (Albert Peterson), “Willy
Wonka” (Willy Wonka), “Beauty and the Beast” (Beast), “Honk!” (Drake), “The Music
Man” (Tommy Djilas/Dance Captain), “Pinocchio” (Pinocchio). Andrew is a student at
Five Towns College pursuing a B.F.A in Theater. Thanks to everyone for their love and

Greg Scalera (Bud Frump) is a playwright, actor, and sound designer entering his fourth
year at Kean University. Past roles include Beethoven “Dog Sees God,” Sebastian
“Twelfth Night,” Larry “Mr. Marmalade,” and Arpad “She Loves Me.” Outside of the-
atre, Greg is the musician behind the animated rock band project “The Agony Family.”
Much love to his new friends in the cast, and thanks to his friends and family for the sup-

Mike Sundburg (Bratt) is happy as a clam to be performing the role of Bratt for y'all.
He'd like to thank a wonderful cast and crew for a fantabulous learning experience. Two
words: Whale Info. That sums up my entire world view. Favorite roles have been Lt.
Weinberg “A Few Good Men,” Murray the Cop “Odd Couple,” Juror 10 “12 Angry
Men,” Martini “One Flew...Cuckoos Nest” and of course my fave, Nathan Detroit. Mike
would like to dedicate this performance to some great friends...without them, life would
not only more difficult, but significantly duller. You guys rock.

Amy Wells (Miss Jones) is very happy to be on the stage here again, after also appear-
ing as a missionary in “Guys and Dolls” last season. She has been involved in several
NJ community theater productions both on stage and behind the scenes. Some favorite
roles include Soupy Sue in “Urinetown,” Sarah in “Company,” and the Baker's Wife in
“Into the Woods.” Amy is a graduate of Westminster Choir college, and currently
teaches music in Sayreville, NJ.

Ray Dobrovolsky (Producer) is happy to be part of this wonderful production as President
of Playhouse 22, and as Producer. By day, Ray is a Global Relationship Manager for
American Express. By night, he is a professional singer of opera and classical music,
and has appeared in many local productions over the years, most memorable as "Pirelli
the Barber" in the Villager's production of "Sweeney Todd". Ray serves as a tenor solist
at many houses of worship, and has toured in concerts in Thailand and Italy. Ray contin-
ues studying voice with Metropolitan Opera/international opera star Mario Ercole'
Scott M. Goldman (Director) is thrilled to make his Playhouse 22 directorial debut. Di-
recting credits include: “Leader of the Pack,” “Godspell,” “Seussical,” “Cinderella” and
upcoming, “Bye Bye Birdie” for Rainbow Experience in Plainfield, “How to Eat Like a
Child” (Summit Playhouse), “Bare,” “Bat Boy,” and “Smokey Joe's Café” for Stage Pres-
ence, a theatre company he co-founded in 2001. Scott is the Executive Assistant at
George Street Playhouse and a graduate of Ithaca College. "Many thanks to the Play-
house Board for the opportunity and to family and friends for their support!"

BJ Solomon (Choreographer) is happy to be working at Playhouse 22 for the
first time. Past directing and choreography credits include “Seussical,” “West
Side Story,” “Cats,” “The Fully Monty,” “Aida,” and “1776.” BJ is on the teaching
staff at The NJ School for Dramatic Arts and is the Director of the Theatre De-
partment at Hillsborough High School.

Samantha J. Holgate (Stage Manager) has worked on many different shows, both stage
managing and technical directing since she was 16. Titles include “tick,tick...BOOM!,”
“Godspell,” “Hair,” “Seussical” and many more. Studying Child Birth Education, Sam
considers herself a jack of all trades, the newest, extreme cake design. She'd like to
thank her friends and family for all their love and constant support, "I don't know where
I'd be without you." And mom, for everything, always. Break a leg everyone!

Mark McGee (Music Director) is pleased to be back at Playhouse 22 after his last foray
here with "Guys and Dolls". He has been music directing shows for so long that he's lost
track of all the shows he's been involved with. He's done everything from Rodgers and
Hammerstein to Sondheim. He would like to thank both Scott and BJ for making this
show a lot of fun to work on, and he would also like to thank this wonderful cast for
being such a great group to work with. Break legs everyone.

Ana Kalet (Properties) has been nominated for a 2010 NJACT award for Stage Manage-
ment of “A Few Good Men” at Franklin Villagers. She will be directing “Hairspray” here
at the Playhouse in June of 2011. She can be seen Saturday mornings at the Playhouse
teaching kids in the Acting Academy. Married to the director of last season's “Jew-
topia,” Ana is a mom of 3 beautiful children.

                 Playhouse 22 would like to thank

                         for their generous grant
            East Brunswick Community Players
                    Board of Directors (2010-2011)

President                                 Ray Dobrovolsky
Vice President/Executive Producer         Cindy Schwadel
Recording Secretary                       Kate E. Matseur
Corresponding Secretary                   Pete Matseur
Treasurer                                 Angela J. Dohl

            Douglas Brautigam, Barbara Gianotto, Mark Kalet,
           Paula Milano, Adam Neary, Peter Riga, Ed Williams

                            Ex-Officio Members
                    Elliott Taubenslag, Joe & Dolly Vasta

                         Repertory Members
      Rory Chalcraft, Kevin Gunther, Gregory Newton, Patsy Palma,
       Ken Paris, Alicia M. Picone, Aaron Ratzan, Keri-lynn Sirkin,
                             Marlene Zyontz

Box Office Staff            Angela J. Dohl, Kate E. Matseur,
                            Pete Matseur, Adam Neary,
                            Alicia M. Picone, Peter Riga,
                            Marlene Zyontz
Communications/Press        Adam Neary
Concessions Staff           Adam Neary, Peter Riga
Playhouse Acting Academy    Douglas Brautigam, Gerry Appel
Properties & Costumes       Annmarie Matseur, Kate E. Matseur
Programs & Posters          Mark Kalet
Volunteers                  Douglas Brautigam, Ed Williams
Webmaster                   Mark Kalet

                          Special anks
                   East Brunswick Division of Recreation
                          & Community Services,
                        Township of East Brunswick
                             Plays in the Park

SEE two theatrically
  “in” comedies


Circle Mirror
By Annie Baker
Directed by Anders Cato
October 5 - October 31


[ title of show ]
Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
November 16 - December 12

C A L L 732-246-7717 O R

        9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
        David Saint, Artistic Director • Todd Schmidt, Managing Director

                             This Program is made possible in part by funds from the
                             New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Departments of State,
                             A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
                             and by funds form the National Endowment for the Arts.
How can YoU help?

Playhouse 22 is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that
survives on the voluntary service and contributions of
its friends and supporters. We hope you will fill out the
form below and mail it to us at:

PO Box 181, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Your tax deductible donations help us keep theater alive
in East Brunswick. For more information please leave
a message at (732) 254-3939.
  Mayo & Russ,
 Attorneys at Law
       Playhouse 22
and wishes them best of luck
on their 2010 - 2011 Season.

      Lawyers for the
     Seriously Injured

              East Brunswick         Community Arts Center

       The    2010 - 2011 SEASON
How to Succeed in Business Without really Trying
                    Directed by Scott Goldman
       September 10 - October 10, 2010 (No Show 9/17, 18 & 19)

                                e Crucible
                     Directed by Jonathan Wierzbicki
                     October 29 - November 21, 2010

                         a Christmas Carol
                     Directed and adapted by Tony Adase
                           December 10 - 19, 2010
                       Directed by Robert Gargiullo
                          February 4 - 27, 2011

                      e Merchant of Venice
                         Directed by Andrew Parks
                April 8 - May 8, 2011 (No Show 4/22, 23 & 24)

                        Directed by Anamaria Kalet
                             June 3 - 26, 2011

                 And Presenting The "On the Edge" Series:
                         as Bees In Honey Drown
                               Directed by Amy Levine
                                January 7 - 16, 2011

                           all the King's Women
                           Directed by Walter Placzek
                              March 11 - 20, 2011
              (Shows and dates may change due to availability.) or call 732-254-3939 or email

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