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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Presented by Melissa Theatre

Melissa High School theatre presents their fall 2018 musical, HOW TO SUCCEED, in five shows this November. Performances will take place in the Black Box theater in the Fine Arts Building at Melissa High School, located at 3030 Milrany Lane (Get Directions).

Tickets cost $15 (+ convenience fee) and will go on sale online on Monday, Oct. 1 at 8:00 a.m.


Upcoming Shows

Thurs, Nov. 1

7:00 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 10

7:00 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 11

3:00 p.m.

Thurs, Nov. 15

7:00 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 17

7:00 p.m.


About the Show

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man” and “The Company Way.”

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.


Production Photos

Photography by Melissa High School student Sarah Hall.


Behind the Scenes

Theatre Rehearsals - How to Succeed
Theatre Rehearsals - How to Succeed
Theatre Rehearsals - How to Succeed


Meet the Cast and Crew

FINCH – Logan Lowery
ROSEMARY – Rachel Wresh
BUD FRUMP – Drew Richardson
SMITTY – Chloe Morris
J.B. BIGGLEY – Thad Baker
HEDY LARUE – Bella Walker
MISS JONES – Madison Courtney
MISS KRUMHOLTZ – Naomi Mitchell
BERT BRATT – Mason Barnes
MR. TWIMBLE – Dylan Schmidt
GATCH – Clayton Vaughan
OVINGTON – Ivan Yanez
BOOK VOICE – Mason Barnes
TOYNBEE – Clayton Vaughan
JENKINS – Seth Russell
MATTHEWS – Andrew Eustace
PETERSON – Adam Huth
TACKABERRY – Ivan Yanez
DAVIS – Andru Wilson
TV ANNOUNCER – Clayton Vaughan
POLICEMAN – Adam Huth
WOMPER – Dylan Schmidt
1st GIRL – Emily Tubbs
2nd GIRL – Alexyss McClure
1st SCRUBWOMAN – Rylie Curry
2nd SCRUBWOMAN – Audrey Coulombe
ENSEMBLE –
Bethania Ahadu, Amari Anderson, Bella Blankenship, Paris Church, Audrey Coulombe, Rylie Curry, Andrew Eustace, Lilly Heard, Adam Huth, Bridget Isaboke, Kiana Jackson, Kadee Knighton, Alexyss McClure, Naomi Mitchell, Seth Russell, Dylan Schmidt, Emily Tubbs, Clayton Vaughan, Mary Wamalwa, Andru Wilson, Ivan Yanez

CREW –
Stage Manager – Abby Heath
Lights – Skyler Harman
Sound – Natalie Somers
Master Painter – Braelyn Van Schepen
Prop Master – Grace Lofaro
Build/Set Crew Lead – Dania Erwin
Stage Hands – Connor Lansford, Annabelle Brown, Jackson Counce, Claire Drake,
Mitchell Klohr, Mattie McGrady

How to Succeed Poster

Poster for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”


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