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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying LogoPower, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. 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, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGfollows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGmelds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection. This show requires a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers.

  • Book by Abe Burrows and Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert

   Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser

   Based on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

  • Presented through Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
  • Director: Richard B. Roberts, Jr.
  • Audience: 10+ (mild adult themes)


Audition Information:


  • Monday, December 8, 2014 @ 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 7:00pm
  • Location: Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts


Performance Information:

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 3:00pm


Ticket Information:

  • $16.00 - General Admission
  • $13.00 - Senior Citizens (62+)
  • $10.00 - Students
  • For more information or to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261.

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Freshman Showcase

Freshman Showcase LogoThe Showcase Event is an opportunity for all incoming Freshmen and Transfer students to showcase their talents to the Theatre community at SVSU.

All new majors and minors are required to take part in the Showcase in Winter semester of 2015 as it is one of the requirements for full acceptance into the theatre major.

Under the guidance of a full-time faculty member, and assigned mentor group leaders, all new majors and minors will create a performance based on a conceptual idea.  Acting directing, and technical/ design students will all participate in the preparation of the event.

This year’s topic is “Great Characters From the World Stage.”

Performance Information:

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 4:00pm
  • Location: Black Box Studio Theatre (Curtiss 180)


Ticket Information:

  • This event is FREE and no ticket needed to attend.