Auditions, June 5 and 7, 2016: "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"

Mad Men meets musical comedy in this slick, sexy and witty take on corporate culture in the 1960’s. One of only 9 musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize!! Saucy secretaries take on conniving businessmen in a battle of wits with great music and fantastic production numbers.

How to Succeed requires a strong group of principal performers and a large male and female ensemble of singers and/or dancers. Lots of opportunity to be featured in this chorus-busy show!

June 5 - 7 to 10pm
June 7 - 7 to 10pm

Call Backs:
June 9 - 7 to 10pm

November 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8pm and November 20, 27 at 2pm
John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown

Artistic Team
David Ambrose – Director
Darryl Burton – Music Director
Cheri Lindsay-Jarvis – Choreographer

Audition Requirements:

•    Please prepare one song from the from musical theatre repertoire and should reflect the range of the characters you are interested in.

•    Sheet music in your correct key is required. Please have it double-sided, hole punched and in a 3 ring binder. A pianist will be provided.

•    Please do not bring rock, pop or mainstream Jazz songs. Karaoke tracks are not accepted as accompaniment.

•    You will be asked to do a cold read.

•    There will be a group dance audition.   Wear comfortable (stretchy) clothing and indoor shoes (no bare feet or sock feet).

The minimum age requirement is 16 years old.

Auditions times will be available at the information night – first come first serve.

If you wish to book your audition via email you may contact Lori Girvan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Character Breakdown:

•       J. Pierrepont Finch
Our story's protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the 'ladder of success.'
Gender: male   Age: Young Adult   Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C3
•       Gatch
A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies.
Gender: male Age: Middle Age Adult
•       J.B. Biggley
The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting.
Gender: male   Age: Older Adult    Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3
•        Rosemary
A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch's love interest.
Gender: female   Age: Young Adult   Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: A3
•       Smitty
A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man.
Gender: female   Age: Middle Age Adult
•       Bud Frump
Biggely's nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections.
Gender: male   Age: Young Adult   Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3
•       Miss Jones
J.B.'s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her.
Gender: female    Age: Older Adult   Vocal range top: Gb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
•       Mr. Twimble
He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed.
Gender: male   Age: Older Adult   Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C#3
•       Wally Womper
The company's Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer.
Gender: male   Age: Older Adult   Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: D3
•       Hedy
A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants.
Gender: female    Age: Young to Middle Age Adult    Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: C4
•       Ensemble
Scrubwomen, Executives, Secretaries