May, 17 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
311 E Walnut Springfield, MO 65806
Book by ABE BURROWS, JACK WEINSTOCK and WILLIE GILBERT
Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER
Based upon the book by SHEPHERD MEAD
Power, ambition, greed…. It’s just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business that took Broadway by storm, winning seven Tony Awards and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The musical follows the 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 chairman of the board, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction, and true love.
How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is a tune-filled comic gem that boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man,” and “The Company Way.” An irreverent romp jam-packed with sly, swift, and sharp jabs to the funny bone, the production is a delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder!