Murder, Mahem, and . . .Starship Huntsman?
The Wharton Follies returned for its 27th season this year, bringing its trademark mixture of music, drama, and sheer camp to audiences in Philadelphia and New York. Titled Dial 5 For Wharton, the plot centered around the murder of “Cell Phone Mike.” With the help of musical numbers such as “West Philly Story,” “Just a CEO,” and “Y.M.I. Unemployed,” the story winds its way through several riotous scenarios, one involving Dean Harker as Captain of the “Starship Huntsman” (a.k.a. Huntsman Hall). As is tradition, several other Wharton luminaries took the stage as well, including Professor Mike Useem and Director of MBA Admissions Rose Martinelli.