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Monday, March 7, 2016


(Joshua Visser, Wandile Dlamini & Rae du Plooy)

Glenwood High School will present Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert's musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" from March 7 to 12.

“This musical comedy is a exhilaratingly humorous look at the heady world of corporate life and love in the 1960s,” said Ian Schoeman, Executive Director and Director of Culture at the school.

Based on Shepherd Mead's book of the same name, the performance features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, choreography by Donna da Costa and musical/vocal direction by DesireƩ Govender.

The musical highlights the combustible mix of art and business as it follows the comical story of J Pierrepont Finch, a young window cleaner with a mind for advancement, on his rapid journey to the top of the corporate ladder. With its roaring cynicism, the musical is an absurd musical comedy that critiques the business world by making light of its idiosyncrasies.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is the third instalment of a fresh new cultural programme offered at Glenwood. Following the roaring success of 2015’s All Shook Up, with a larger-than-ever cast, this year’s cast features a SA Performing Arts Champion, four PANSA Young Performer’s Project members as well as two LAMDA exam graduates.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying runs in the school hall at Glenwood High School from March 7 to 12. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 18h30; Wednesday at 19h00 and an extra matinee performance at 14h00 on Saturday.

There will also be a Barnyard-style performance on both the Friday and Saturday night performances.

Tickets R70 (R50 senior citizens and students). Special group rates as well as scholar-only performances are available. For bookings and information contact 031 205 5241, email or visit