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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of the competitive dog-eat-dog world of 1950s corporate America and all its foibles and worst tendencies. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm when it premiered in 1961 (winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize) and knocked 'em dead again in 1995 and 2011, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying boasts a hilarious book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert and an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser that includes such priceless songs as “I Believe in You", "A Secretary Is Not A Toy", “Brotherhood of Man", and “The Company Way". H2$ (as insiders fondly call it!) follows the story follows the meteoric 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. It is an irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift, and sharp jabs to the funny bone! Shedd Theatricals Ticketing: Purchase at The Shedd Institute Ticket Office (541-434-7000, 868 High Street). Discounts to most Shedd Institute shows available for youths high school and younger (50%); college student with current student ID (10%); group discounts for purchases of 6 or more tickets to a single show (10%), discount for purchases of 15 or more (15%). Shedd Institute package discounts (10% to 20%) are available through The Shedd Ticket Office (541-434-7000 or 868 High Street) or on the web. Discounts cannot be combined. Don’t miss our great set-menu, casual pre-performance dinners for $19.75 ($14.75, kids 9 and younger) in The Shedd’s Great Hall 1 1/2 hours before most evening performances at The Shedd (usually 6 pm). Prepared by The Shedd's resident chef, Shelby Hoopes-Tice, each meal includes entrée (vegetarian option), salad, side dish, dessert, coffee and tea. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase. Reservations with The Shedd Ticket Office at least 1 day in advance are required.

Date & Time

June 26, 2015

7:30PM - 10:30PM

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$38,34,28,22, 50% discount for youth, 10% discount for college, group discounts.

Performing Arts & Dance