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How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying


Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert

Directed by Matt FitzGerald
Produced by Victoria Silva-Davis and Kelli Harless
Musical Direction by Emily Awkerman

June 30-July 15, 2017 (performances Thurs-Sun) 8 p.m.

Kit Carson Park Amphitheater
3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning 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 from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

An irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift and sharp jabs to the funny bone, this show requires a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers.

Cast List

J. Pierrepont Finch - Kevin Phan
Rosemary Pilkington - Lindsey O’Connor
Bud Frump - Ryan Burtanog
J.B. Biggley - David Guthrie
Smitty - Katie Rideout
Hedy LaRue - Audrey Eytchison
Ms. Jones - Amara Young
Mr. Bratt - Matt Sayre
Twimble/Womper - Jason Schlarmann
Mrs. Krumholtz - Lauren Turner
Scott Bedford
Alex Contreras
Rusty Dimagiba
Candy Flaming
Dave Fremland
Anna Gagliardo
Lea LeBrun
Jolyon Maxilom
Jennifer Purviance
Izaiah Rhinehart
Wyatt Rhinehart
Dan Tanks
Stephen Taveras
Janae Vigil

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Ticket Prices: $25 Adult, $22 Seniors (60+)/Students/Military, $18 Youth to age 16