Schoolcraft High School is proud to present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, Thursday March 19 at 7 p.m., Friday March 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday March 21 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday March 22 at 2 p.m.
The show tells the story of ambitious window washer J. Pierrepont Finch, as he schmoozes his way up the company ladder with the help of a very special little book. Madcap 1960s-style hijinks ensue as he climbs through the ranks, falls in love, falls from grace, and then ultimately reminds us that we are all one brotherhood of man in a show-stopping finale. This show requires a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers and a great opportunity to showcase a male ensemble.
“I picked this show for its lighthearted fun and swinging music,” Director Leigh Fryling explained. “After the transformative but heavily emotional fall play ‘She Kills Monsters’, we all needed a goofy palate cleanser. That’s not to say that the show doesn’t have important messages to share, especially in the age of #MeToo, but that those messages are candy-coated with a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. It will be a nostalgic turn for a lot of grandparents in the audience who might remember the movie.”
A new sound board and sound equipment purchased through a grant from Midwest Energy and Communications will be put to use for the first time in this play. “We can’t wait to utilize them in the coming seasons and want to take this opportunity to thank MEC for helping us make our space better for the future, one element at a time,” Fryling said.