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Auditions - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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Auditions - How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying


Power, sex, ambition, greed…. It’s just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business.

The Belfry along with Director James H. Williams proudly announces auditions for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Auditions will be held Saturday, November 19 3:00 – 5:00 PM and Sunday, November 20 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Auditions will be held at Emanuel United Methodist Church. The address is 16000 Cumberland Rd, Noblesville, IN 46060


Although The Belfry is a member of the Encore Association, this show will NOT be judged.

How to Succeed in Business….. opens Friday, January 27 and run through Sunday, February 12.

What you should know.

Each person who auditions is asked to come prepared with a song that shows off your vocal abilities that is 1 minute in length, (1 verse and chorus). An accompanist will be provided. A speaker will be provided for those who have accompaniment on an electronic device with an audio jack. (NO additional vocals with it.) They will NOT have access to a CD player. You must have provided either sheet music or the appropriate music device, singing a cappella is not appropriate for this audition.

Each person who auditions will also be taught a short dance routine. Come in comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear that will allow you to move freely.

If you have additional questions, contact James H. Williams at

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including “I Believe in You,” “Brotherhood of Man” and “The Company Way.”

A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant “company man,” the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.
An irreverent and tuneful romp, jam-packed with sly, swift and sharp jabs to the funny bone, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is a surefire hit! This show has a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers and a great opportunity to showcase your talents.

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: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60

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: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

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: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A3

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: 30 to 40
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: 18 to 21
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: 55 to 65
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: 60 to 75
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: 55 to 70
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3

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: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Scrubwomen, Executives, Secretaries