Cazenovia Auditions are over and rehearsals are well under way for Cazenovia High School Drama Club’s upcoming staging of Frank Loesser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Tickets go on sale Feb. 25.
This year’s performances will take place on March 14, 15 and 16. The curtain rises at 4 p.m. for the Thursday show (March 14) and at 8 p.m. for the weekend performances (March 15 and 16).
Senior citizens are invited to attend the March 14 performance free of charge. All other seats for that performance and the evening shows cost $9 each. Reserve seating tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 25. To purchase tickets, call the high school ticket office at 655-5309 or order them online from the Drama Club page on the district website, caz.cnyric.org. (To navigate to the club’s page, look for “Fine Arts Program” on the list of links on the right side of the homepage.)
Based on the 1952 book of the same name, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” tells the story of a young window washer named J. Pierrepont Finch who, with the help of a self-help book, rockets to the top of the corporate ladder.
The musical comedy originally opened on Broadway in 1961 and ran for 1,417 performances. A stage revival, starring Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally, was mounted in 1995 and ran for 548 performances. More recently, a 50th anniversary revival opened in 2011 and starred Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame and then Nick Jonas (of the Jonas Brothers), before it closed last May.