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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a story about the triumph of the common man amid the buffoonery of big business. When a restless, creative, and ambitious window washer named J. Pierrepont Finch happens upon a book entitled 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', he decides to begin his rise the corporate ladder.

With the book’s instructions and a dose of his own cleverness, Finch starts by landing a job in the mailroom at the World-Wide Wicket Company, before quickly gaining promotions and outsmarting his scheming, snivelling rival, Frump - who also happens to be the boss's nephew-- until finally reaching the very top of the organization. From the very beginning, Finch has had the love and support of Rosemary, a marriage-minded secretary who recognizes Finch’s potential, and finds his innocent demeanour endearing. But in his single-minded pursuit of the top job, Finch is in danger of discounting Rosemary’s love. In a moment of crisis, Finch’s manual to success can no longer help him: he must rely on his own wits, and ultimately, his heart, to save the day.


Director: Karim Shaker

Musical Director: Mikaela Farrugia

Choreographer: Narada Bartley



J. Pierrepont Finch - Dean Di Cristo

Rosemary Pilkington - Ali Ryan

J.B. Biggley - Adrian Glaubert

Bud Frump - Joseph Simms

Smitty - Gabi Bergman

Hedy La Rue - Carla Conlin

Mr Twimble - Colin Sephton

Miss Jones - Felicity Eastwood

Bert Bratt - Nicholas Gale

Miss Krumholtz - Diana Shmukler

Milt Gatch - Alex Henry

Adam Richardson
Alex Henry
Andrew Mason
Bianca Jones
Danjo Nazareno
Emma Uphill
Georgia Louise
James Kaiser
Jodi Wilkinson
Kate Phillips







Friday 24 May 2019 8PM
Saturday 25 May 2019 8 PM
Sunday 26 May 2019 5PM Twilight Performance
Thursday 30 May 2019 8PM
Friday 31 May 2019 8PM
Saturday 1 June 2019 2PM
Saturday 1 June 2019 8PM


Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale

64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale




Cost $32 - $38