How to Succeed in Business...

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.

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 requires a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers and a great opportunity to showcase your male ensemble.

Concert Selections for How to Succeed in Business...

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
    From
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    3 MALES VOICES, 1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    5 min 36 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GINZLER, ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bass Clarinet 1, 1 Bass Clarient 2, 1 Hirn, 2 Trumpet 1 &2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • COMPANY WAY, THE
    From
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Dm
    Estimated duration
    8 min 40 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GINZLER, ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1(Piccolo), Reed 2(Oboe), Reed 3(Clarinet), Reed 4(Bass Clarinet), Reed 5(Bass Clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, Horn 1, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, 17 Violin 1&2, 6 Cello 1&2, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion 1&2(Xylo., Bass Drum, Drum Set, Tymp), 2 Piano Vocal, 2 Chorus books
  • HAPPY TO KEEP HIS DINNER WARM
    From
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    2 min 30 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GINZLER, ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Flute, Piccolo), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet ,Oboe), 1 Reed 3 (Flute, Clarinet), 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5(Clarinet, Bass clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin 1&2, 6 Cello 1&2, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion 1&2(Drum set, Xylo, Chime, Vibes, Cymb, Bell), 2 Piano/Conductor
  • HOW TO SUCCEED
    From
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    1 min 55 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GINZLER, ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(clarinet), 1 Reed 2(english horn), 1 Reed 3(flute), 1 Reed 4(Bb clarinet), 1 Reed 5(baritone sax), 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 1 Trumpet 3, 5 Bass, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU
    From
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, MEN'S CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Gm
    Estimated duration
    4 min 6 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GINZLER, ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    2 Reed 1(Alto sax), 2 Reed 2(Alto sax), 2 Reed 3(Tenor sax), 2 Reed 4(Bass clarinet ,Clarinet), 2 Reed 5(Bass clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin 1&2, 6 Cello 1&2, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, 3 Percussion 1&2(Vibes, Bells, Drum set, Cymb, Tymp, Xylo), 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • I BELIEVE IN YOU
    From
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (WITH VOCAL)
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Gm
    Estimated duration
    3 min 35 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    MARTIN, JACK
    Instrumentation
    2 Flute 1&2, 2 Oboe 1&2, 2 Clarinet 1&2, 1 Bassoon 1, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn 1&2, 2 Horn 3&4, 2 Trombone 1&2, 2 Trombone 3, 2 Tuba, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Percussion(Trap set), 2 Vocal, 1 Celeste, 1 Full Score, 1 Chorus book
  • IT'S BEEN A LONG DAY
    From
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Frank Loesser
    Lyrics by
    Frank Loesser
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 2 (English Horn, Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 3 (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax), Reed 4 (Clarinet, Tenor Sax), Reed 5 (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax), 1 Horn, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, (3) Percussion (Vibes, Xylophone, Timpani, Drum Set), 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, (16) Violins ,(6) Cello, (5) Bass, 3 Piano Vocal Scores, and 2 Piano-Conductor Scores.
  • OVERTURE ("HOW TO SUCCEED...")
    From
    HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 45 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GINZLER, ROBERT
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1(Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto sax), 1 Reed 2(Oboe, Alto sax), 1 Reed 3(Clarinet ,Tenor sax ,Flute), 1 Reed 4(Tenor sax, Clarinet), 1 Reed 5(Baritone sax ,Clarinet), 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Guitar, 3 Percussion 1&2(Hand Cymb.,Tymp.,Bells,Chimes, Drum set, Xylo, Vibes), 2 Piano Conductor
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Questions & Answers

June 27, 2016
The Walter Cronkite voice over - Book Voice. Is it a part of the package or is it available?
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Is the "Book Voice" recording available for How to SUcceed?
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May 24, 2016
When ordering a perusal script, is a piano conductor score also sent?
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March 29, 2016
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Is it possible to get the rights to the new revival with the more dance?
March 03, 2016
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which version of "How to Succeed" do you send out?