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Pine Creek Theater musical features senior who knows how to overcome

Pine Creek press release - Updated: April 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Chris Cameron, a senior at Pine Creek High School, is a member  of the chorus for Pine Creek’s upcoming musical "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," which opens Thursday. 

Cameron has not allowed his disability to slow him down and his perseverance, drive and love of music have awarded him with his second appearance in a Pine Creek Theatre musical.  
 
Cameron shares, “Musicals have allowed me to express my passion for music, while
helping me gain confidence. “  He continued, “Being a part of the theatre program at Pine Creek
has helped me develop amazing and lasting friendships.” When asked about his plans for the
future Chris stated that he hopes to be involved with the Phamaly Theatre Company in Denver,
which is a theatre company for actors with disabilities.
 
Director Carrie Barnhardt-Roberson has the utmost praise for him stating, “Chris has been a part
of two Pine Creek Theatre shows: Grease and How To Succeed In Business Without Really
Trying. It is a pleasure to watch him take part in the dancing and singing and to really get into
the character that he has created. The high school students support and encourage him. They help
him to feel he is a part of something much greater.”   
 
Chris’ mother, Denise Cameron, shared, “Being a part of Pine Creek Theatre has enabled Chris
to overcome some of the sensory difficulties, like sound, lights and constant changes, which are
very common for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, How To Succeed In Business Without Really
Trying melds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection. From the authors of Guys And
Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. This musical is being
performed by the Pine Creek Theatre Department on April 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th at 7:00 p.m.
 
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How To Succeed In Business Without Really
Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To
Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window
washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively
compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of
course, true love.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is based off of the book written by Abe
Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert. The music and lyrics have been composed by
composer/lyricist Frank Loesser.
 
Purchase your reserved seats at: www.pinecreektheatre.org. Adult tickets are $13, students (ages
12-18) and seniors (60 & over) are $8, and children under 12 are $6. Discounted admission is
available on April 3rd. A surcharge will be added to each ticket purchase.  This production
contains some adult situations presented all in good fun!
 
Pine Creek High School Auditorium is located at 10750 Thunder Mtn. Ave., Colorado Springs,
CO 80908

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