HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSSINESS
WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Frank Loesser


composer: Frank Loesser
lyrics: Frank Loesser after Abe Burrows, Shepherd Mead
1st performance: 14th October 1961
direction: Daniel Cohen
costume design: Fer Smidt
set design: Eric vd Palen
company: Aedon
premiere: Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam 1990


 

The young hero of the plow owes his astonishing rice from window cleaner to company chairman to every back-stabbing and devious method that has ever been tried. Robbert Morse was the climbing J. Pierpoient Finch and Rudy Vallee was company president. For its honest satire on big business and a well - integrated score it became the fourth musical to win a Pullitzerprice.

 how to succeed
costume design for J.Pierpoient Finch


We placed this funny musical by Loesser and Burrows in the time it was written. The normally gray costumes for the men we changed into pop-art like dessins, like dots and stripes. For the women's costumes there was a link to the fashion-designer Paco Rabanne.