The weeks of preparation and rehearsal are almost completed, and Luxemburg-Casco High School Performing Arts is ready to present the popular musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” Friday through Sunday in the school auditorium.
Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the school, 512 Center Drive, Luxemburg. All seats are reserved, and tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door. Call the school box office at 920-845-2336, ext. 467, or click here to order online.
As the show begins, J. Pierrepont Finch (Eric Maccoux), a young window washer, is poring over a how-to book for transforming himself into a tycoon. He soon bluffs his way into a job in the mail room at World Wide Wicket Company, where he catches the eye of secretary Rosemary Pilkington (Grace Balza).
With a mixture of innocence and smarts, our hero continues to climb the ladder of success, impressing boss J.B. Biggley (Noah Doperalski) while overcoming opposition from Biggley’s lazy nephew, Bud Frump (Ethan Nimmer).
Meanwhile, Biggley is trying to keep his sexy mistress, Hedy La Rue (Hayley Hilbert), happy, and Rosemary is dreaming of an idyllic suburban life with her future husband “Ponty” Finch. Will everyone at World Wide Wicket get their version of a happy ending?
Directed and conducted by Paul Gregg, the show features a cast of 40 with a semi-professional pit orchestra, choreography by Tanya Robinson, assistant direction by Peter Geissler.