Book by ABE BURROWS, JACK WEINSTOCK and WILLIE GILBERT Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER Based upon the book by SHEPHERD MEAD

February 15 – 25, 2018

Directed by Art Kimball

Music Directed by Ellen Kimball

Choreography by Angie Hudson

Show Dates Thursday – Saturday, February 15 – 17 & 22 – 24, 2018 at 7:00pm

Sunday Matinees, February 18 & 25, 2018 at 2:00pm
Tickets $15/adult & $10/student*

Special Pricing, below, only by phone 423-745-8781

AAMP Member discount Opening Night, Thursday February 15, $25 for two tickets.
McMinn Senior Center discount Sunday Matinee, Sunday February 18, $12 ticket.

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.”

The show follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch – played by Jonathan Berry, a fourth grade teacher at North City Elementary School – who uses a little handbook 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.

It stars several familiar ACT performers: Lindsey Kimball, as Finch’s romantic sidekick, Rosemary Pilkington; Dave Siklosi as J.B. Biggley, boss of the World Wide Wicket Company; and Lauren Brown Shepherd as a newly minted secretary as well as Josh Bragg, Emma Brannen, G. David Brown, Jedi Gabel, Claire Offutt, David Offutt, Miriam Offutt, Sarah Offutt, Rick Parker, Nathaniel Parsons, Tyler Peaden, Alexia Taylor, Katie Torbett, and Christen Webb.

ACT is delighted to welcome Jasmine McDermott as the big-hearted, if cynical, working girl, Smitty; Jenny Yates as Biggley’s loyal secretary; Blake Chastain as the conniving Bud Frump as well as Trey Byrge and Nevil Parsons.

The show features live orchestral accompaniment by Tristen Rowland (keys), Dave Ledbetter (keys), Pam Thigpen (keys), and Joe Littleton (percussion).

Opening Night audience members are invited to come early and enjoy “Cocktails with Characters” at 6pm when hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are included with tickets to the February 15 performance. Members of All McMinn Modern Professionals, which is having its February social at the performance, are entitled to two tickets for $25. McMinn Senior Activity Center members may purchase tickets to the February 18 matinee for $12.

*Online Pricing reflects transaction fee. Tickets available 4-6 weeks prior to opening night.

Sponsored by


Jackson & Runyan, CPAs and Southern Provision Insurance

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).