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From the authors of Guys And Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time, a satire of big business and all it holds sacred.

Follow the rise of window-washer J. Pierrepont Finch, in his hilarious journey to chairman of the board at the World Wide Wicket Company, circa 1960, a ridiculous company where no one really knows what anyone else is doing. But when Finch meets his true love Rosemary, art mixes with business creating a combustible parody of the workings and morals of the business world and all the quirky characters in it.

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Based upon the book by Shepherd Mead.

Director: Sheila McCarthy

Choreographer: Julie Tomaino

Musical Director: Callum Morris

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Macdonald-Heaslip Hall, Sheridan


J. Pierrepont Finch: Joel Cumber
J. B. Biggley: Dave Comeau
Bud Frump: Ben Cookson
Mr. Gatch: Brandon Antonio
Mr. Jenkins: Mitch Wood
Mr. Peterson: Kayden Tonita
Mr. Tackaberry: Jared Klein
Mr. Bert Bratt: Connor J Lucas
Mr. Twimble: Benjamin Doncom
Mr. Womper: Ruaridh MacDonald
Rosemary Pilkington: Julia Vos
Smitty: Fay Gamliel
Miss Jones: Robyn Ord
Miss Krumholtz: Kirstyn Russelle
Hedy La Rue: Emma Rudy

Malindi Ayienga, Lauren Boyd, Olivia Sinclair-Brisbane, Caroline Burton, Meghan Caine, Geoffrey Cormier, Brynn Cuttcliffe, Marisa Dashney, Thomas Goetz, Josh Graetz, Brittany King, Madelyn Kriese, Melissa Mackenzie, Cassandra McCarthy, Sophie Lea McLeod, Reid McTavish, Caulin Moore, Mario Pacheco, Alex Panneton, Jean-Paul Parker, Tyler Pearse, Lindsay Rolland-Mills, Amanda Silcoff, Adam Smith, Polly Summerhayes, Stephen Thakkar, Braeden Woods


How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Theatre and Performance Studies


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Original Citation

McCarthy, S. (Director). (2017, April 11 – 23). How to succeed in business without really trying [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, April 11 – 23, 2017



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