On stage at the Annenberg Theater, 20 men and women dance and sing their hearts out to the strains of a live orchestra. The songs and skits deal with the economy and the job market, with titles like “Dough, Stock, Debt,” “Interview Center,” and “The Wharton Whine Club.” And wait—isn’t that Vice Dean Anjani Jain in the feather boa?
The annual Wharton Follies was a resounding success this year. Three performances at the Annenberg drew more than 1,600 people, and a special performance held at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology Theater had more than 600 audience members.
Of course, no Follies would be complete without a few professors and administrators in on the act. In addition to Vice Dean Jain, who performed a line dance with female members of the cast, Professor Franklin Allen did a memorable turn as Sister Allen, a finance-teaching nun; and marketing professors Pete Fader and Gavan Fitzsimons made guest appearances.