Category: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Behind the Curtain: Q & A With Pajama Game Costume Designer Rose Pederson

Rose Pederson is back at The 5th for The Pajama Game. She made her debut last season with another workplace musical comedy: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Rose’s designs have been seen in other local theatres, including 47 shows at Seattle Repertory, 28 shows at ACT Theatre, and productions at Intiman Theatre,

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Can You Succeed…? with Michael Brown and Vicki Giles Fabre

Can you succeed in business without really trying? Rising Star Project students are considering this right now, as they prepare for their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying this weekend. Our Community Engagement Specialist Kwapi Vengesayi wanted to find out as well. Completing this three-part series, we meet Michael Brown and Vicki

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Can You Succeed…? with Ethan Stowell and Stephen Krempl

Can you succeed in business without really trying? Our Community Engagement Specialist Kwapi Vengesayi wanted to find out. In the second of a three-part series, we meet Ethan Stowell and Stephen Krempl and hear what they have to say. It’s interesting to consider how many of these suggestions and recommendations for succeeding in business are applicable

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Flashback Friday: Sarah Rudinoff: From the Palace to the Steno Pool

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opened on January 28 on our stage, and there are MANY familiar faces and remarkable talents. One of the stellar cast is our friend Sarah Rudinoff, checking in as sassy secretary—and Rosemary’s best friend—Smitty. Here’s a sneak peek of Sarah in one of her costumes! But Sarah

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Can You Succeed…? with Roger Levesque and Mary Knell

Can you succeed in business without really trying? Our Community Engagement Specialist, Kwapi Vengesayi wanted to find out. In this first of a three-part series, we meet Roger Levesque and Mary Knell and hear what they have to say. It’s interesting to consider how many of these suggestions and recommendations for succeeding in business are

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A Rather Sticky Wicket [RECIPE]

In honor of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and all the personnel at the World Wide Wicket Company, enjoy this recipe for the Sticky Wicket. This smoky variation on an Old Fashioned is the perfect cocktail after a long day at work. Or you can take a page from Mad Men’s book

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The Many Faces of J. Pierrepont Finch

Many recognizable faces have taken on the role of J. Pierrepont Finch, the window washer who aspires to succeed in business while doing as little as possible to deserve it. Read more about some of the most famous faces of Finch. Don’t miss Eric Ankrim as Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really

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Women in the Workplace: Just How Far Have We Come?

A woman running for president. A woman heading the Federal Reserve. Three women sitting on the Supreme Court. Women CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies. These are not positions that women held (or even thought possible) back in 1961, the year that Loesser and Burrows’ How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying took Broadway by

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How to Write a Satire By Being Really, Really Smart

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a textbook example (if textbooks were hilariously funny) of the standard definition, and a sharp refutation of Kaufman’s gloomy prediction. But it’s understandable why Kaufman made his cynical joke. He was a writer and director, and satires usually appeal more to authors than to the public.

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Frank Loesser

FRANK LOESSER was a short, pugnacious tough guy who peppered his speech with New York street slang and carried himself like one of the lovable hoodlums from his own musical Guys and Dolls. Meeting him, you might assume he was a lower-class denizen of the outer boroughs, someone who had worked his way up the

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