“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” coming this spring

In the past, the title of the spring musical was announced on closing night of the fall play, but this year audiences had to wait a little longer. Switching things up, theater teacher Mrs. Hall recently revealed the big news Dec 9 at drama club.

“The spring musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, is a classic musical similar to Singing in the Rain that we did last year,” junior Max Deloach said. “Everyone is very excited about this because each and every song turns into a huge number with the whole ensemble.”

Drama students could barely stand the prolonged suspense. But, it is not just the drama students who are excited. Students who may not have previous experience in drama and welcomed to audition, or even just attend an informational meeting in January to learn more about what being in the spring musical entails.

“Students should really come out and audition because you make so many new friends and have so much fun with all of these new people you meet,” junior Ethan Beretz said.

With such a large cast consisting of performers as well as techs, this show brings exciting artistic opportunities. The story centers around J. Pierpont Finch, who stumbles across a book, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” which guides him on an exhilarating and comical journey to climb to the top of the corporate world.

There are a variety of interesting characters who play alongside Finch during his course at Worldwide Wicket Corporation, such as the beautiful and quirky love interest Rosemary Pilkington, secretary Hedy La Rue, business executives Bud Frump and Mr. Overington, and of course the company president, J.B. Biggley.  The ensemble progresses the story through clever musical numbers and energetic dance scenes. Students auditioning are already looking forward to the possibility of performing in these captivating roles.

Auditions are expected to take place towards the end of January, and the rehearsal process will go for about three to four months until the show opens in May. More information about the specific audition process will be given after winter break.

“I am really looking forward to this years spring musical because each year is always such a great experience. While it can be difficult to balance with classes at times, we all work hard on both the show and our school work. It all pays off in the end,” Deloach said. “Students, whether in drama or not, should audition for this show. I can guarantee¬†you will have so much fun spending every day with people that will become your family.”