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UVU Theatre Presents ‘How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying’

20 March 2012 2 Comments

March 19, 2012
For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351

Utah Valley University’s Department of Theatrical Arts presents the play, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” March 29-April 21 at UVU’s Noorda Theatre.

“This show is not done very often in our area, but it is a Pulitzer Prize-winning script and is a witty satire about the corporate world,” said Traci Hainsworth, UVU School of the Arts event manager. “Even though it was written in the early 1960s, its themes and conflicts seem as current today as they were then.”

Based on Shepherd Mead’s book, award-winning composer Frank Loesser added music and lyrics to the production that debuted on Broadway in 1961. The musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a handbook to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive while tackling familiar dangers like the aggressively-compliant “company man,” the boss’s whiny nephew and backstabbing co-workers.

UVU’s production is directed by artist-in-residence David Tinney and stars students who are enrolled in the Theatrical Arts program. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with 1 p.m. matinees on Saturday afternoons. The show is rated PG and may not suitable for children under 10.

To purchase tickets, visit www.uvu.edu/theatre/ and click the Buy Tickets button or call 801-863-PLAY.

UVU theatre students Nick Grossaint and Kelly Johnson from the cast of the March 29-April 21 production of the play, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

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About UVU

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.

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2 Comments »

  • Brandon said:

    What a great play to put on, during a good economic time period.

  • Jake Johnson said:

    SSSSSSSuch a ssssssuper play! Fabulous!

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