How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Performance Dates

The hilarious Tony-winning Best Musical of 1961, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING kicks off Olney’s 2014 season! A musical comedy of the “Mad Men” era, follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who climbs the corporate ladder from window washer to high-powered exec with the help of a little handbook called “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” Can Finch tackle such potent dangers as the CEO’s nephew, the aggressively compliant “company man,” backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction, and multiple inter-office love affairs?

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
135 minutes


J. Pierrepont Finch
Rosemary Pilkington
Bud Frump
J.B. Biggley
Bratt/J.B. Biggley Understudy
Mr. Twimble/Womper
Hedy LaRue
Jenkins/Male Ensemble/ Bud Frump & Bratt Understudy
Gatch/Male Ensemble/Mr. Twimble & Womper Understudy
Tackaberry/Male Ensemble/J. Pierrepont Finch
Matthews & Ovington/Male Ensemble
Krumholtz/Female Ensemble/ Rosemary Pilkington Understudy
Female Ensemble/ Miss Jones & Smitty Understudy
Female Ensemble
Female Ensemble/Hedy LaRue Understudy
Female Ensemble/Hedy LaRue Understudy

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer