Dixie High School presents ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

Photo courtesy of Dixie High School, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie High School Arts Department’s production of  “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” is a delightful musical satire of corporate life and office politics, packed with memorable songs sure to please, under the direction of Joshua Scott.

The musical comedy centers on a young window cleaner, J. Pierrepont Finch, who as the show begins is poring over a how-to book for transforming himself into a tycoon. He soon bluffs his way into a job in the mailroom at World Wide Wicket Company, where he catches the eye of secretary Rosemary Pilkington.

With a mixture of innocence and smarts, our hero continues to climb the ladder of success, impressing boss J.B. Biggley while overcoming opposition from Biggley’s lazy nephew, Bud Frump.

Meanwhile, Biggley is trying to keep his girlfriend, Hedy La Rue, happy, and Rosemary is dreaming of an idyllic suburban life with her future husband “Ponty” Finch. Will everyone at World Wide Wicket get their version of a happy ending?

For the last 20 years, Scott has been a fixture in the theater community of Southern Utah, taking part in productions at Dixie State University, Tuacahn and The Stage Door. He said he is happy to be able to continue his work with the talented students of Dixie High School.

Performances are scheduled for Nov. 2, 3, 4 and 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Dixie High School Performing Arts Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased here or at the door.

Event details

  • What: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” a musical comedy.
  • When: Nov. 2, 3, 4 and 6, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie High School Performing Arts Auditorium.
  • Details: Tickets can be purchased here or at the door.

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2 Comments

  • Icomments2 November 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Horrible play!!! Very inappropriate for children. Especially for a 5th grade field trip on Halloween!!! But as an adult I didn’t like it either. Nor did most of the other adults that where there chaperoning.

  • Icomments2 November 1, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    And they won’t let any of the schools do the play “Jesus Christ Super Star”!!! At least that is better than “How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying”!!! Nothing like lying and cheating to succeed in life!!!

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