How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying 
  

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe BurrowsJack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Based on Shepherd Mead‘s 1952 book of the same name.
Directed by Ray Gelpke 

Brundage Park Playhouse is proud to announce its upcoming auditions for the musical comedy “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at the playhouse off of Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ.

Auditioners, 17 years old and up, should be prepared to sing an A cappella song and read from sides, provide a headshot and resume if available. Photos will be taken at the audition for those performers without headshots. All auditioners must be available for all rehearsals during the entire tech week 10/23 – 10/27, and for all performance dates.   No appointments are necessary for auditions.

Audition Dates:

  • August 14 from 3pm to 6pm
  • August 15 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • August 17 Callbacks from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  

Performance Dates:

  • October 28, November 4 and 11 at 7pm
  • October 29, November 5, and 12 at 5pm
  • October 30 and November 6 at 2pm

  “ How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingH2$ , the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, is a story about the triumph of the common man amid the buffoonery of big business. When a restless, creative, and ambitious window washer named J. Pierrepont Finch,   happens upon a book entitled ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’, he decides to begin his rise up the corporate ladder. With the book’s instructions and a dose of his own cleverness, Finch starts by landing a job in the mailroom at the Worldwide Wicket Company, before quickly gaining promotions and outsmarting his scheming, sniveling rival, Frump – who also happens to be the boss’s nephew– until finally reaching the very top of the organization.

 

H2$ Character Break Down

J. Pierrepont Finch

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE 18-30, Late Teen, Young Adult, Adult, ROLE SIZE Lead, DANCING Mover,

VOICE  Tenor, HIGH NOTE F#4/Gb4, LOW NOTE C3.  Bold Mischievous Lead Protagonist Ambitious Clever Daring Creative Charismatic Endearing Innocent Crafty Manipulative Single-Minded Youthful Passionate.

 

J.B. Biggley

 

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE 40s-60s, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Lead, DANCING Mover,

VOICE Baritone, HIGH NOTE A4, LOW NOTE C3

Boss Executive President Corporation Businessman Powerful Gruff Cranky Secretive Adulterous Cheater

 

Rosemary Pilkington

GENDER Female, AGE RANGE 17-30, Young Adult, Adult, ROLE SIZE Lead, DANCING Mover,

VOICE Mezzo-Soprano, HIGH NOTE B4, LOW NOTE A3

TIME & PLACE

Romantic Lead Secretary Office Worker Loving Lovelorn Sympathetic Caretaker Good Listener Domestic Marriage-Minded Supportive Eager Chipper

 

Gatch

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE  20s-30s, Adult ROLE SIZE Suporting, DANCING Mover.

VOICE Spoken

Executive Sleazy Ladies’ Man Lusty Sexual Harassment Self-Important Businessman Careless Dubious Grandiose

 

Bratt

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE 20s-30s Adult ROLE SIZE Supporting, DANCING Mover

VOICE Baritone, VOCAL TECHNIQUE Rap

Executive Businessman Hr Personnel Powerful Important Responsible Affable Territorial Strict Sprechstimme

 

Miss Jones

GENDER Female, AGE RANGE 20s – 40s, Adult,  ROLE SIZE Supporting, DANCING Mover

VOICE Soprano, HIGH NOTE F?5/G?5, LOW NOTE A#3/Bb3

VOCAL TECHNIQUE Operatic, Legit

Secretary Head Secretary Working Woman Strong Commanding Tough Formidable Fair Supportive Clear-Headed Discreet Intelligent Intimidating

 

Mr. Twimble

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE 40s – 60s, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Supporting, DANCING Mover

VOICE Baritone, HIGH NOTE E4, LOW NOTE C#3/Db3

Mailroom Clerk Employee Company Man Conservative Cautious Safe Kindly Yes-Man

 

Hedy LaRue

GENDER Female, AGE RANGE 17-30, Young Adult, Adult ROLE SIZE Supporting, DANCING Mover

VOICE Mezzo-Soprano, HIGH NOTE D#5/Eb5, LOW NOTE C4 (Middle C)

Bombshell Beauty Showgirl Performer Dignified Uneducated Wily Secretary Cigarette Girl Mistress Kept Woman Social Climber

 

Wally Womper

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE 40s-60s, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Supporting, DANCING Mover

VOICE Baritone. HIGH NOTE E4. LOW NOTE D3

Executive Chairman Important Top Dog Powerful

 

Bud Frump

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE 18-30, Late Teen, Young Adult, Adult, ROLE SIZE Supporting, DANCING Mover

VOICE Bass-Baritone, HIGH NOTE F, LOW NOTE C3

Whiny Arrogant Idle Sneaky Entitled Privileged

 

Smitty

GENDER  Female, AGE RANGE 17-30, Young Adult, Adult, ROLE SIZE Supporting, DANCING Mover

VOICE Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, HIGH NOTE G5, LOW NOTE A#3/Bb3

Secretary Office Worker Friend Supportive Sassy Cynical Smart Wry

 

 

Miss Krumholtz

GENDER Female, AGE RANGE , Adult17-30, Young Adult, Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Mover

VOICE Mezzo-Soprano

Secretary Office Employee Ensemble Supportive Hard-Working Annoyed

 

Ovington

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE 20 -30, Young Adult, Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Non Dancer

VOICE Spoken

Businessman Executive New Hire Advertising Ad-Man Glib Crude Unlucky Fired Undermined

 

Jenkins

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE, 20 -30 Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Mover

VOICE Spoken

Executive Businessman Ensemble Concerned Territorial

 

Tackaberry

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE, 20 -30 Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Mover

VOICE Spoken

Executive Businessman Ensemble Concerned Territorial Promotion Promoted Conspiratorial Involved Talkative

 

Toynbee

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE, 20 -30 Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Mover

VOICE Spoken

Businessman Executive Ensemble Paranoid Conservative Territorial

 

Matthews

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE, 20 -30 Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Mover

VOICE Spoken

Executive Ensemble Businessman Paranoid Conservative Concerned Territorial

 

Johnson

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE, 20 -30 Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Mover

VOICE Spoken

Executive Businessman Ensemble Yes-Man Concerned Conservative Territorial

 

Davis

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE, 20 -30 Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Mover

VOICE Spoken

Executive Ensemble Businessman Yes-Man Concerned Rule-Bound

 

Policeman

GENDER Male, AGE RANGE, 20 -30 Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured DANCING Mover

VOICE Spoken

Policeman Officer Official Ensemble Gruff Cool-Headed

 

Scrubwomen (2)

GENDER Female, AGE RANGE, Young Adult, Adult, Mature Adult, ROLE SIZE Featured, DANCING Non Dancer

VOICE Spoken

Scrubwomen Janitor Cleaner Hard-Working Tired Cynical Wry

 

Prices are $20 for children under 12, seniors 62 and above and military personnel with ID.  All others are $25.  All seats are General Admission (no assigned seating).  Purchase tickets online through Randolph’s Community Pass system.
Visit www.brundageparkplayhouse.org or call the theater at (973) 989-7092 for more information.

The Community Theater of Randolph, NJ