Oct. 25 - Nov. 6, 2016
How to Succeed in Business...
THEATRE UNDER THE STARS
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is about climbing the corporate ladder, 1960’s office culture, and the satire of self-help books.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is not just the name of a smash musical but also the book (based on a real book by Shepherd Mead) that inspired window-washer J. Pierrepont Finch’s meteoric ascent up the corporate ladder of the World Wide Wicket Company. Known as ‘Ponty’ to his friends, this enterprising young man schemes and charms his way to the top in an office teeming with characters straight out of a 1960’s romp. This musical’s snappy tunes and witty repartee were penned by Frank Loesser, with book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert.