Oak Park and River Forest High School announces
February 25-March 3 performances for musical “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”
Oak Park and River Forest High-School’s energetic revival of this 1961 Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical will feature a cast of more than 80 students, a full orchestra, and imaginative sets, costumes and production design representing the work of another 40 backstage student workers.
Performances are scheduled in the Theatre Auditorium of the high school, located at 201 N. Scoville in Oak Park, for 7:30 PM on Saturday, Feb. 25; 3:00 PM on Sunday, Feb. 26; 7:30 PM on Friday, March 2; and 7:30 PM on Saturday, March 3. Tickets are available
Director Tracy Strimple says this OPRF high school production will draw viewers into a colorful re-mix of the hip 1960s – from clothing to hairstyles to changing attitudes in the workplace. “The work world has changed so much since 1961, when this production opened,” Strimple noted. “Our student cast is having a great time dusting off and reinterpreting the conformist attitudes of that time.”
A Tony Award-winning “How To Succeed” wowed Broadway just last year in a 50th anniversary, standing-room-only revival starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette.
Tickets to the show are available at oprfhs.org. Pre-sale tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. (Pre-sale tickets are available through Thursday Feb. 23.) Tickets may be purchased at the OPRF box office 45 minutes before each performance -- $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Senior citizens receive complimentary tickets to the Sunday, Feb. 26 matinee. (After the first weekend of performances, tickets will be available online for full price until Wednesday, Feb. 29. After that date, all tickets must be purchased at the box office.