Chestnut Hill College Presents Student-Run Musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Release Date: Thursday, February 9, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Chestnut Hill College Music Department presents the student-produced musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ” on Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 11, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the College Auditorium located at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” tells the tale of J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window cleaner in New York City, who finds a book that promises to help him ride the corporate ladder quickly. With this new knowledge, he does rise up at the ladder rapidly at the World Wide Wicket Company, but he is not adequately prepared for the quirky characters he meets along the way. Fun for all ages, this comedy-musical, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, is based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book.


“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” is one of many student-produced musicals and plays at Chestnut Hill College., Previous productions include: “Little Shop of Horrors,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Once Upon This Island,” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Students are in charge of every detail of the production from running rehearsals and directing to props and choreography.
Tickets are for $10 for adults, $8 for students with I.D. and seniors. For more information, please contact Alyssa Cherewaty at