Foothill College Theatre Arts Dept Presents,
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award "Best Musical", How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert
Based on the book by Shepherd Mead

About "How To Succeed...":

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, a provocative musical satire of 1960s corporate life, from the Tony-winning composer of Guys and Dolls. Award-winning director Jay Manley helms this Mad Men-esque comedy, with musical direction by Catherine Snider and choreography by Dottie Lester-White.

Following the instructions of a "how-to" manual, young window washer J. Pierrepont Finch plans each hilarious step of his meteoric rise from the mailroom to the boardroom of the World-Wide Wicket Company in New York City. Pairing sometimes unorthodox business practices with a disarming grin, Ponty Finch charms his way up the corporate ladder, impressing company President J.B. Biggley, battling Biggley's lazy nephew Bud Frump, and winning the heart of secretary Rosemary Pilkington along the way. How To Succeed..., is packed with catchy favorites such as I Believe in You, Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm, The Company Way, Been a Long Day, and the rousing Brotherhood of Man.

What the Critics Said

"This splendidly sardonic account of Big Business is an example of perfect musical comedy construction, swift, sharp, jam-packed with characters and incident and clear-headed as it moves unerringly through an interesting and funny story."
- TheNew York Daily News

"Mr. Loesser's perky score is subordinated to the merry malice that is afoot; meaningful fantasy is given its head, and the point of view grins and glows with its own cocksure effrontery."
- The New York Herald Tribune

"Bright and irrestible!"
- Variety

"Big business is not likely to be the same again; it will be so busy chuckling at its reflection in this impish mirror of a musical that it won't have time to do big business... (How To Succeed...) belongs to the blue chips among modern musicals."
- The New York Times

"Inspired... eloquent, with craft and wit..."
- The New Yorker

Performances: July 20, 2011 - Aug 12, 2012
8pm, Friday, July 20
8pm, Saturday, July 21
2pm, Sunday, July 22

8pm, Thursday, July 26
8pm, Friday, July 27
8pm, Saturday, July 28
2pm, Sunday, July 29

8pm, Thursday, Aug 2
8pm, Friday, Aug 3
8pm, Saturday, Aug 4
2pm, Sunday, Aug 5

8pm, Thursday, Aug 9
8pm, Friday, Aug 10
8pm, Saturday, Aug 11
2pm, Sunday, Aug 12

Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Parking in Student Parking Lot 1 (stairs), or use Lot 5 for no-stairs access.
Visitors must purchase the required parking permit for $3 at all performances. Three one-dollar bills or coins are required. Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. At all Sunday matinees, a shuttle bus will operate from Parking Lot 1 to the top of the campus at 10-minute intervals from 45 minutes prior to curtain.

For easy directions:


$28 General Admission.
$22 Seniors (65 and over) and Students
$16 Owl Card Holders; $ 20 Foothill Staff (in-person purchase only)
$10 Children under 12
Special Discount Pricing Available Online until June 30 only!

Ordering Tickets:

For greatest seating choice, flexibility, and immediate purchase confirmation, we recommend ordering tickets online using the Buy Tickets Online link. And you may now order your parking permit on line, as well.

Ordering by phone and for and discount group purchases call Box Office: (650) 949-7360.

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