Acting Up Presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” April 15, 16, 17, 2011
What do you get when you combine musical comedy, Mad Men, and Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliff?" How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the mod, 60s era comedy is coming to Northern Cincinnati this spring. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is the story about the triumph of the common man. Following the advice of a book entitled “How to Succeed in Business” a young window-cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, begins a meteoric rise from the mail-room to Vice President of Advertising . Finch’s unorthodox business practices jeopardize not only his career but also his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington. With a score by Frank Loesser, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is packed with songs and dances such as “I Believe in You,” “Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm,” “The Company Way,” “Been a Long Day,” “Rosemary,” and “Brotherhood of Man.” Daniel Radcliff and John Laroquette are appearing in the Broadway revival of this production. In their past five seasons, Acting Up a young performer’s community theatre has been nominated for 204 Orchid awards, winning 78 of these from the Ohio Association of Community Theaters. Acting Up strives to give youngsters an educational experience in the theater through performing and backstage knowledge in designing costumes and lighting, choreography, and assisting in stage managing and other stage crew positions. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is directed by Dan Docherty and produced by Laura Peebles. Assistant Directors are Joey Schnell and Brent Peebles. Musical Director is Amy Hall and Cindy Wilmes is Choreographer. Ben Hoffman plays J Pierrepont Finch. Samantha Maldonado plays Rosemary, Kalyn Corstanje is Hedy, and Caleb Redslob is Biggley. There will be four showings of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Mason Middle School, 6370 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040. The show will feature a cast of approximately 60 talented youngsters ages 1118 hailing from all over the Cincinnati area. Performances will take place on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 16 (sign language interpreter provided), at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available at the box office one hour prior to the show or at www.ActingUp.com.