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Photos: Meet the Cast of Farmington Players' 'HOW TO SUCCEED', Beginning Tonight

Getting ahead in life is easy when you follow a "How To" manual. The Farmington Players will wrap up the season with the hit Broadway musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, tonight, April 24th-May 16th in Farmington Hills. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!

J. Pierpont Finch is obsessed with climbing the corporate ladder. Thanks to a series of unorthodox and questionable business practices and the help of a "How To" manual, he rises from a meager window washer to the top of the World Wide Wicket Company.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is directed by Brian Tupper of Farmington Hills and sponsored by TruVista Wealth Advisors. The musical is by Frank Loesser with the book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert. It's based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the same name. The show hit Broadway in 1961 and six years later became a Hollywood movie.

Jason Wilhoite of Commerce Township shines as Finch, who transforms from rags to riches, as he soars corporate heights that reach much higher than the windows he washes. It's a role made famous by Robert Morse (on Broadway and in the film) and later played by Matthew Broderick and Daniel Radcliffe. The part typically demands some "A-game" vocals, and Wilhoite as a trained singer certainly works his magic.

Tickets for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying are on sale at the box office (248) 553-2955 and also online at farmingtonplayers.org.

Photo Credit: Jan Cartwright

Photos: Meet the Cast of Farmington Players' 'HOW TO SUCCEED', Beginning Tonight
Front row: Jason Wilhoite as Commerce Twp. As Finch, Nancy Boyd of Highland as Smitty, Emilie Tole of Farmington as Rosemary. Back row: Bob Cox of Plymouth as Bud Frump, Dorne Lefere of Metamora as J.B. Biggley, Sara Lovy of Berkley as Hedy.

Photos: Meet the Cast of Farmington Players' 'HOW TO SUCCEED', Beginning Tonight
Dorne Lefere of Metamora as J. B. Biggley, Jason Wilhoite of Commerce Twp. As Finch

Photos: Meet the Cast of Farmington Players' 'HOW TO SUCCEED', Beginning Tonight
Jason Wilhoite of Commerce Twp. As Finch, Nancy Boyd of Highland as Smitty, Emilie Tole of Farmington as Rosemary.

Photos: Meet the Cast of Farmington Players' 'HOW TO SUCCEED', Beginning Tonight
Bob Cox of Plymouth as Bud Frump, Tony Targan of West Bloomfield as Gatch;, Gary Weinstein of Farmington Hills as Mr. Peterson, Dorne Lefere of Metamora as J.B. Biggley, Jason Wilhoite of Commerce Twp. As Finch, Barry Cutler of Ferndale as Twimble, Armand Banooni of Farmington Hills as Bratt, Jared Kovach of Waterford Twp. as Ovington. On The Table: Sara Lovy of Berkley as Hedy.


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