New Hope-Solebury High School theater club shows ‘How to Succeed in Business’ March 10-12

how to succeed in businessMask & Zany, the New Hope-Solebury High School theater club, is presenting their spring musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” on March 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 pm.

The story is based on a book by the same name from the 1950s, which became a Tony Award-winning stage production in 1961 and a film in 1967. The musical comedy features a score by Frank Loesser, including “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man,” and “Rosemary.”

“A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’ 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 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,” say promoters.

The production features NH-S seniors Teddy Carroll as Finch, Abby Bultemeier as his beloved Rosemary, Brielle MacNichol as Miss Jones, and Sabrina Rothschild as Smitty. Juniors include Fiona Male as the voluptuous Hedy LaRue, Josh Searle as lascivious executive J.B. Biggley, and Tyler Brennan as Bud Frump (a role that landed Charles Nelson Reilly a Tony in 1962).

Featured players include Anthony Lagana, Josh Elefante, Tali Natan, Marissa Miller, Katie Yandle, Shaelyn Parker, Anne Chapin and Gabrielle Lehotay.

This light-hearted look at corporate life before cubes and PCs will be staged in the NH-S High School auditorium at 182 W. Bridge St.

Discounted tickets can be reserved in advance for $8 (students/seniors) and $10.00 (adults) by emailing mpittner@nhsd.org. Tickets are available at the door for $10 for students/seniors and $12 for adults. The show is rated PG-13.

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