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  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Cahn Auditorium

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street Evanston

A young window-washer transforms himself into a tycoon in this satire of big business. With the help of a little how-to book, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, J. Pierrepont Finch bluffs, cajoles and outsmarts his way up the corporate ladder. This humorous take on corporate politics and office hanky-panky opened on Broadway in 1961, earned seven Tony Awards and ended up running for a remarkable 1,417 performances. Set in the Mad Men era and filled with great tunes like "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way" (performed by a full orchestra), this musical comedy smash swings its way to Cahn Auditorium in Evanston courtesy of Music Theater Works.

Presented by Music Theater Works

Thru - Jun 16, 2019

Show Type: Musical

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Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...Do you remember the 1960’s? I know that I do and one of my favorite musicals, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying “ with a wonderful score by Frank Loesser and dynamite book by Abe Burros ( think “ Guys & Dolls”) that relates to the business world and more of that period. Yes, it is very dated and while our world has changed a great deal over these fifty plus years, once in awhile isn’t it nice to just step back and take a break from the world of computers and texting to just enjoy a simple story. Thanks to Music Theater Works, you can!"
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Alan Bresloff

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...In every other way, this production is enthralling and practically flawless. It’s fast-paced, filled with wonderful songs that theatergoers will leave humming and comic characters who won’t soon be forgotten. Special kudos to Kirk Swenk (Twimble/Wally Womper), Kent Joseph (Gatch) and Liz Norton (Miss Jones) in strong, memorable supporting roles, equally stupendous and sidesplitting, as is the entire talented ensemble of singers and dancers."
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Colin Douglas

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