How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Frank Loesser & Abe Burrows'
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Fri Jun 26, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Ward Insurance
Season Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
Larry Holbrook
  • Description
  • Personnel
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Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of the competitive dog-eat-dog world of 1950s corporate America and all its foibles and worst tendencies. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm when it premiered in 1961 (winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize) and knocked 'em dead again in 1995 and 2011, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying boasts a hilarious book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert and an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser that includes such priceless songs as “I Believe in You", "A Secretary Is Not A Toy", “Brotherhood of Man", and “The Company Way".
H2$ (as insiders fondly call it!) follows the story follows the meteoric 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. It is an irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift, and sharp jabs to the funny bone!
Event Personnel
Creative Team
Peg Major, director
Robert Ashens, music director & conductor
Caitlin Christopher, choreographer
Jean Nelson, tap choreographer
Mark Huisenga, scenic design
Jamie Parker, costume design
Emily Kidder, reh. pianist & asst. to the conductor
Cast
Dylan Stasack, J. Pierrepont Finch, our ambitious hero
Stephanie Hawkins, Rosemary Pilkington, our heroine, a secretary
Ron Daum, J. B. Biggley, president of World Wide Wicket Co.
Lynnea Barry, Hedy La Rue, Mr. Biggley's beautiful mistress
Matthew Leach, Bud Frump, Mr. Biggley's nephew
Kaitlyn Sage, Smitty, Rosemary's friend
Tracy B. Tooze, Miss Jones, Mr. Biggley's secretary
Matthew Woodward, Bratt
David Work, Womper, Chairman of the Board
Jim Ballard, Mr. Twimble
Caitlin Christopher, Miss Krumholtz, Mr. Gatch's secretary
Carson Frost, Gatch
Conor O'Brien, Ovington
Bradley Wilson, Toynbee
Antonio Anacan, Tackaberry
Hayden Swanson, Peterson
Cody Webb, Jenkins
Marian Fine, secretary
Abigail Howell, secretary
Savannah Knight-Meigs, secretary
Brita Nicholson, secretary
Emily Westlund, secretary
Production Team
Olga Jeffryes, stage manager
Alisha Rogers, asstistant stage manager
Sean Johnson, set builder
Steve Ward, set builder
Scenes & Musical Numbers
ACT I
 How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Coffee Break
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Company Way
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 A Secretary Is Not A Toy
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Been A Long Day
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Grand Old Ivy
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Paris Original
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Rosemary
(1921) Ziegfeld Follies of 1921
ACT II
 Cindarella, Darling
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm (reprise)
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Love From a Heart of Gold
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 I Believe In You
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Brotherhood of Man
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)
 Company Way (FInale)
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Frank Loesser (w/m)


Associate Events
Friday Jun 26
6:00 pmPre-show dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  24.75 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  22.25 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  18.25 
D22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  14.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
Ward Insurance
Season Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor