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 


Performance Dates:

  • October 28, November 4 and November 11 at 7pm
  • October 29, November 5 and November 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.


J. Pierrepont Finch Owen McKenna, Basking Ridge
J.B. Biggley Kevin Gopon, Denville
Rosemary Pilkington Gabriella Herrera, Morristown
Hedy LaRue Liz Rosato, Randolph
Gatch Richard Leit, Livingston
Bratt Jared Zak, Boonton
Miss Jones Jean Cavaliere, Randolph
Mr. Twimble Rob Palaez, Sparta
Bud Frump David Tavarres, Denville
Wally Womper Paul Tracy, Andover
Smitty Alexis Rizzo, Belleville
Miss Krumholtz Amanda Goulden, Whippany
Ovington, TV Announcer Ryan Williams, Hackettstown
Jenkins J Cavaliere, Randolph
Tackaberry Brendan Blazier, Flanders
Toynbee Joseph Lanigan, Morris Plains
Policeman Frank Uvenio, Roxbury
Scrubwoman Kim Potempa Niedosik, Rockaway
Scrubwoman JoAnn Uvenio, Roxbury
Employees of the Worldwide Wicket Corporation
Christine Cavaliere, Randolph
Nancy Grimaldi, Highland Lakes
Susan Varman, Livingston
Sarah Decker, Florham Park Understudy for Krumholtz
Paige McVeigh, Stanhope Understudy for Hedy

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.

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