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24th May to 1st June 2019
Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a story about the triumph of the common man amid the buffoonery of big business. When a restless, creative, and ambitious window washer named J. Pierrepont Finch happens upon a book entitled 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', he decides to begin his rise the corporate ladder.
With the book’s instructions and a dose of his own cleverness, Finch starts by landing a job in the mailroom at the World-Wide Wicket Company, before quickly gaining promotions and outsmarting his scheming, snivelling rival, Frump - who also happens to be the boss's nephew-- until finally reaching the very top of the organization. From the very beginning, Finch has had the love and support of Rosemary, a marriage-minded secretary who recognizes Finch’s potential, and finds his innocent demeanour endearing. But in his single-minded pursuit of the top job, Finch is in danger of discounting Rosemary’s love. In a moment of crisis, Finch’s manual to success can no longer help him: he must rely on his own wits, and ultimately, his heart, to save the day.
Director: Karim Shaker
Musical Director: Mikaela Farrugia
Choreographer: Narada Bartley
J. Pierrepont Finch - Dean Di Cristo
Rosemary Pilkington - Ali Ryan
J.B. Biggley - Adrian Glaubert
Bud Frump - Joseph Simms
Smitty - Gabi Bergman
Hedy La Rue - Carla Conlin
Miss Jones - Felicity Eastwood
Bert Bratt - Nicholas Gale
Miss Krumholtz - Diana Shmukler
Milt Gatch - Alex Henry
Mr Twimble - Colin Sephton
Mr Womper - Murray Smith
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