How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is being presented by West Valley Light Opera at the Saratoga Civic Theater (northwest corner of Allendale and Fruitvale in Saratoga, CA) from November 5-December 3, 2011.
Returning to this theater is the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical comedy; an irreverent satire about Corporate America, based on the book by Shepherd Mead in which J. Pierpont Finch owes his meteoric rise from window cleaner to Chairman of the Board of the World Wide Wicket Company. He accomplishes this not through hard work, but by his ability to make others work hard for him.
This musical opened on Broadway in 1961, receiving a Tony Award for Best Musical, starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallee, who also repeated their roles in the movie. A new production of this delightful musical opened on Broadway in 1996 and the National Tour appeared in San Francisco.
Memorable songs include “Coffee Break”, “The Company Way”, “A Secretary Is Not A Toy”, “I Believe In You”, and “Brotherhood of Man”.