Amazing performances by Alora and Lily Killam, Sierrah Borjeau and Owen Hogg in Cowichan Musical Society‘s production of ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying‘. Jan 31 to Feb 3, 2019.

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical 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 up 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, sniveling rival, Frump – who also happens to be the boss’s nephew– until finally reaching the very top of the organization.

The standout score by Frank Loesser features such classics as the surreal and funny “Coffee Break”, the rousing “Brotherhood of Man”, and the melodious tongue-in-cheek ballad, “I Believe In You”, while the immensely clever book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1962 for Best Drama.


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