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SVSU Presents "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Power, 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 musical satire of big business and all it holds sacred, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" follows 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 Trying" melds music, wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection.

The Facts

  • 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)
  • Directed and Choreographed by Prof. Ric Roberts
  • Cast list (PDF)


  • Wednesday, April 8 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 9 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket Information

› $16
› $13-Seniors (60+)
› $10-Students

For more, contact the Box Office at (989) 964-4261

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