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Summit High Presents 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' Mar. 1-4; Tickets for Rags to Riches Story on Sale Jan. 27

From left, Zach Olson, Ben Errig, Sean McManus and Mitchell Sink. Credits: Susan Olson
From left, Zach Olson and Ben Errig. Credits: Susan Olson

SUMMIT, NJ - Climbing the corporate ladder, the sycophant 'company man', the office party, 'backstabbing' co-workers who will do anything to get ahead, caffeine addition and, even, true love.

All things big business will get a satirical spin when the award-winning Summit High School performing arts department stages "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" March 1-4 at the school's auditorium.

The musical, based on a 1952 book of the same name by Shepherd Mead, follows young and ambitious protagonist 'J. Pierrepont Finch' and his rise from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.

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The 1961 Broadway edition of the musical won seven Tony Awards, enjoyed more than 1,400 performances, and earned a Pulitzer Prize.

Tickets go on sale January 27 -- priced at $13 for students and seniors and $16 for adults -- and can be purchased by visiting

Those wishing to to pay via cash or check may visit Summit High School on February 25, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., or at the show each night one hour before curtain time. All ticket sales are final.

Special offers include all Opening Night tickets for the March 1 show priced at $11 until February 15, and student groups of 10 or more and their chaperones can purchase tickets for the March 2 show for $11 each. Regular pricing applies to all other attendees.  

For further information, contact or call 908-918-2122. Summit High School is located at 125 Kent Place Boulevard.

The student cast of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" includes:

Sean McManus J. Pierrepont Finch
Erin ManionRosemary Pilkington
Keegan McManus - J.B. Biggley
Mitchell SinkBud Frump
Ann BorznerSmitty
Jess JillaMiss Jones
Savannah DooleyHedy LaRue
Matt WilsonBratt
Zach Olson Jenkins
Donell Williams Tackaberry
Maginnis BuckleyMiss Krumholtz
JJ Stewart Twimble
Anthony CusamanoGatch
John HurrellWomper
James Badenhausen Toynbee
Ben ErrigDavis
Malcolm HarrisonPeterson
Iain AlvidrezJohnson
Harry SaroffOvington
Michael Polivko - Matthews
Adrian GomesPoliceman
Jake Maslin TV Announcer
Bella AnidjarEnsemble
Hope Kovera Ensemble
Caroline AbutCompany
Lucy BlockCompany
Cooper Daley Company
Grace DePhilipsCompany
Arden Dooley - Company
Cate Esposito Company
Kate Evenson Company
Alana GarternbergCompany
Briana Gilyard Company
Kayla Goldman - Company
Catherine HassertCompany
Romeir Horace - Company
Juliet HunekeCompany
Kim LeeCompany
Kailey McGinnCompany
Owen McTernanCompany
Grace MilstenCompany
Annie MilstenCompany
Greta Morgan Company
Maneesh NemanieCompany
Kendra Olson Company
Caleigh Pan-Kita Company
Reid PhillipsCompany
Keyshawn ReeseCompany
Darby RydenCompany
Will SanyourCompany
Kate SchroederCompany
Katherione SrereCompany
Amalia TobiasCompany
Elina TurnerCompany



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