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Boone Central students gear up to present musical in March

Boone Central students have already begun preparations for the upcoming spring musical entitled, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
This year, there are 63 Boone Central High School students signed up to be part of the cast and crew, with several more offering to play in the pit orchestra or help with sets and makeup.
“This is a great group of kids, with a ton of talent, and I am really looking forward to putting it all together,” Musical Director Michele Wright said.
Show dates will be Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, is a story about the triumph of the common man amid the buffoonery of big business. When a restless, creative, and ambitious window washer named J. Pierrepont Finch (played by Scott Wright) happens upon a book entitled ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’, he decides to begin his rise up the corporate ladder.
With the book’s instructions and a dose of his own cleverness, Finch starts by landing a job in the mailroom at the World Wide Wicket Company, before quickly gaining promotions and outsmarting his scheming, sniveling rival, Frump (Caleb Kohl) – who also happens to be the boss’s nephew– until finally reaching the very top of the organization.
From the very beginning, Finch has had the love and support of Rosemary (Katie Goodwater), a marriage-minded secretary who recognizes Finch’s potential, and finds his innocent demeanor endearing. But in his single-minded pursuit of the top job, Finch is in danger of discounting Rosemary’s love.
In a moment of crisis, Finch’s manual to success can no longer help him: he must rely on his own wits, and ultimately, his heart, to save the day.
The standout score by Frank Loesser features such classics as the surreal and funny “Coffee Break,” the rousing “Brotherhood of Man,” and the melodious tongue-in-cheek ballad, “I Believe In You.” The immensely clever book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1962 for Best Drama.
The synopsis was gathered from stageagent.com.