Power, Sex and Greed Never Go Out of Style in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, presented by CenterStage and Hilliard Lyons, will shine the spotlight on the business world, as a young window-washer rises from the mail room to Vice President of Advertising at World Wide Wicket Company.

This heart and humor-filled saga, perfect for the whole family, runs Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 10, at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville’s Linker Auditorium.

The show is based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 satirical book of the same name and the revival on Broadway in 2011 staring Daniel Radcliff as J. Pierrepont Finch. Upon following the book’s advice, Finch lands a job in the mailroom, but he does not stay long. He quickly climbs the corporate ladder, rising from the mailroom to the head of plans and systems and ultimately all the way to vice-president of advertising. “How to Succeed is musical comedy at its best; with amazing music, hilarious stock characters, exciting dances. Not to mention a “rags to riches” story where the “little” guy beats the system.” stated John R. Leffert, CenterStage artistic director. “You are sure to leave the theatre with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.”

The Pulitzer Prize winning musical opened on Broadway in 1961, adding seven Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award to its accolades. It was revived in 1995 starring Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullaly and again in 2011 starring Daniel Radcliff. Music and lyrics were written by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) and the book by Abe Burrows, Jack Winstock and Willie Gilbert. How to Succeed is classic Broadway at its best.

How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying is a delightfully irreverent musical poking fun at big business and all that it holds sacred. The musical score includes hit standards “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company of Men,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary” and “Brotherhood of Man.”

CenterStage and Hilliard Lyons’s production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opens on Thursday, March 31, and runs through Sunday, April 10. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $22 at the door and can be purchased over the phone by calling 502-238-2709 or online at www.CenterStageJCC.org.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

presented by HILLIARD LYONS

Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert  and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Based on How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead.

Buy Online and be Entered to Win!

Anyone who purchases tickets to H2$ ONLINE below until Monday, March 21 (11:59 p.m.) will automatically be entered to win a backstage tour, a signed cast poster, and first seating choice to their show. Each ticket purchased will be a chance to win. For example, you order 3 tickets for opening night, then your name will be entered three times. Be sure to tell your family and friends to get their tickets early to get entered!

Must be 18 or older to win. No cash value. Backstage tour will be taken immediately after you attend your performance. Must arrive 45 minutes PRIOR to performance start time to receive priority seating.

March 31- April 10, 2016Hilliard Lyons
Power, sex, ambition, greed… it’s just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business. Winner of both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook to climb the corporate ladder, 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. With a brilliant score by Frank Loesser and a clever book by Abe Borrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert, How to Succeed keeps winning audiences over generation after generation.

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