A Comical Musical Manual
Sunset presents â€˜How to Succeed in Businessâ€™
There isnâ€™t a whole lot of precedence for satirical instructional manuals becoming Broadway hits. Perhaps the single most remarkable thing is that How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying continues to be a success half a century after it debuted. The general public has long since forgotten the book. The musical lives on.
The adaptation of Meadâ€™s humorous manual makes its latest local appearance onstage in Elm Grove. Thomas Lueck directs a production of the musical featuring recent UW-Stevenâ€™s Point BFA acting graduate Jake Konrath as J. Pierrepont Finch, a window cleaner dreaming of success at the World Wide Wicket Company.
Sunset Playhouseâ€™s production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying runs July 18-Aug. 11 at the Furlan Auditorium, 800 Elm Grove Road. For tickets, call 262-782-4430 or visit sunsetplayhouse.com.
Greendale Community Theatre stages an ambitious production of Les MisÃ©rables, July 25-Aug. 3 at Greendale High School Auditorium, 6801 Southway. For tickets, call 414-423-2700 (ext.4193) or visit greendaletheater.org.
Watch people make fun of Shakespeare in a park next week as SummerStage of Delafield presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) July 25-Aug. 3 at Lapham Peak State Park, one mile south of I-94 on Highway C. For tickets, call 262-337-1560 or visit summerstageofdelafield.org.