This May, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present two fully staged performances of Frank Loesser & Abe Burrow’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. ” Performances will be Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W Livingston Street, Orlando. Tickets are $17-$70, available at 407-770-0071 or OrlandoPhil.org. The event is sponsored by Darden Restaurants and Harriet’s Charitable Foundation.
The production will be conducted by Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and directed by Frank McClain. The staging will feature a full orchestra, with 28 costumed actors, and sets positioned downstage. Key roles include Robert Johnston as J. Pierrepont Finch, Hannah Laird as Rosemary Pilkington, Michael Edwards as J. B. Biggley, Cameron Matthews as Bud Frump, Michelle Knight as Hedy LaRue and Natalie Cordone as Smity.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying follows wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch as he scratches his way to the top at the World Wide Wicket Company. Guided by a self-help book entitled ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” he works his way up the corporate ladder from the mail room, competing with the boss’s arrogant nephew, finding ways to impress the management, and finding true love along the way.
For more about this production, visit http://orlandophil.org/how-to-succeed-in-business-without-really-trying/
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Now celebrating its 24th season, Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has grown into one of the region’s most acclaimed Equity theaters producing classic, contemporary, and children’s plays in Central Florida. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert, Orlando Shakespeare Theater continues to achieve the highest standards, while preserving its artistic and cultural legacy. Through Harriett’s New Play Series, Orlando Shakespeare Theater is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new plays. Orlando Shakes also provides innovative educational experiences through its youth education programming, serving over 25,000 young people, families, and schools annually.