HOW TO SUCCED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT EVEN TRYING Staged At California Center For The Arts Escondido 11/20
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," the Tony Award-winning Broadway play is being staged by Arts Off Broadway at the California Center for the Arts Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. on November 20 (7:30pm), November 21 (2:30 & 7:30pm) and November 22 (2:30pm).
A humorous and entertaining Broadway hit, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" follows an ambitious young window washer on the building of the World Wide Wicket Company, who finds a self-help book that launches him on an exciting climb through the world of corporate opportunity and intrigue. Along the way he encounters everything from office politics to romance in this hilarious musical romp through the business culture of the 1960's. The original star of the both the Broadway play and motion picture was Robert Morse, who is currently seen on the popular television series also set in the 1960's, "Mad Men."
In addition to its humor and catchy musical score, "How to Succeed..." features a love story between the eager young corporate climber Finch (Lucas Coleman) and smitten secretary Rosemary (Madison Williams). The play is a regional theatre favorite and the third of Arts Off Broadway's 2009-2010 Season; past productions included Urinetown and Annie, this winter AOB will produce both adult and junior cast versions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (auditions in January, performances in February) and next spring will bring both adult and junior cast versions of Fiddler on the Roof (auditions in March/April, performances in June).
Arts Off Broadway's production features 30 local performers with a variety of community theatre and regional theatre experience. A live orchestra and colorful sets will enhance the theatre-going experience. AOB's previous productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan played to raving crowds and excellent reviews.
Tickets range from $12.50 to $17.50 but group discounts are available offering $12 orchestra seats for groups of 20 or more.
For ticket information, call 800-988-4253 or go to www.artsoffbroadway.org.
· promoting and inspiring local artists and original works
· promoting education in the theatre and performing arts by producing high quality theatrical plays and musicals
· encouraging and educating children, youth and adults in all aspects of theatre arts and relatEd Fields
· increasing opportunities for all ages to participate in and understand the arts while contributing to the personal development and self-esteem of all who are inspired by the artsAbout the Director Jonathan Zierden; a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts located in Santa Maria, California. Jon has been performing throughout San Diego County in equity and non equity theatres for over 15 years. He discovered his love of acting at age 13 when he played Baby Jon in West Side Story. As a performer, his favorite roles include Fagan in Oliver, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, The cat in Honk and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. More recently Jon directed Arts Off Broadway Community Theatre's Little Shop Of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate and Urinetown at the California Center for the Arts. Jon is studying Biotechnology and is attending Palomar College as a full time student and currently serving on the Arts Off Broadway Community Theatre board as Vice President. Jon is enjoying the opportunity to develop a community theatre that is interesting, imaginative, with the intention of including educational programs that will inspire the community to have a greater appreciation of the performing arts and contribute to the quality of life in the region.