2016/17 SEASON

Jekyll & Hyde
(Oct. 28 - Nov. 12)

Reefer Madness
(Jan. 6 - 21)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
(Mar. 24 - Apr. 8)

Little Shop of Horrors
(Jun. 9 - 24)
Book Audition

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Book by Music and Lyrics by
Based upon the book by SHEPHERD MEAD
Originally presented by CY FEUER and ERNEST H. MARTIN in Association with FRANK PRODUCTIONS.

Directed by Jamie Eastgaard-Ross
Musical Direction by Allie Higgins-Pompu
Choreography by Andrea Gleason
Orchestra Conducted by Lurene Bates

Audition Dates

Audition Location

Auditions are held at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).

About the Show

As relevant as ever, this lasting favourite satirizes the big business culture of the 1960s that often persists today – fortunately for audiences, a foolproof handbook exists to help achieve success!

Let us assume you're young, healthy, clear-eyed and eager. Anxious to quickly and easily rise to the top of the business world. You can!

J. Pierrepont Finch is a window-washer with lots of dreams and some shady schemes, ready to make his ascent up the corporate ladder. Clever, calculating, and charismatic, Finch catapults himself from mailroom to boardroom, catching the eye of Rosemary Pilkington, an equally driven and opportunistic employee, on the way up. Slapstick gags, sharp wit, and show-stopping tunes come together in a musical extravaganza that cements this show’s place as a golden oldie.

How to avoid petty friends, how to begin making contacts, how to walk into a conference room with an idea, brilliant business idea that will make your expense account zoom! How to succeed!

Run Dates:

March 24th - April 8th, 2017, Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday March 19th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.

Audition Requirements

Please note that FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, and does not financially compensate participants except for pre-approved show-related expenses.


Rehearsals will be Sunday evenings from 6-8:30 PM for January and February, starting January 8th. The band will then join the cast on Saturdays starting on February 25th.

Instruments Required

  • Piano
  • Reeds
  • Trumpet
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Trombone
  • Percussion
  • Flute
  • Piccolo
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Oboe

Reed 1 - Clarinet, Alto Sax, Flute, Piccolo
Reed 2 - Tenor Sax, Oboe/Clarinet, English Horn/Clarinet
Reed 3 - Clarinet, Alto Sax, Flute
Reed 4 - Baritone Sax, Clarinet, Bassoon

Book your audition online!

Please choose an audition time below and complete the request form.

Please note: If you have not booked an audition by 2 hours prior to the start of auditions on the day of your audition, please PHONE the direct office line at 587-332-0250.

For all other inquiries, please call 403-246-8505 (ext. 3 for auditions)

This is for musician auditions!

December 16, 2016

7:00 PM Pending
7:10 PM Full
7:20 PM [Book]
7:30 PM [Book]
7:40 PM [Book]
7:50 PM [Book]
8:00 PM Full
8:10 PM [Book]
8:20 PM [Book]
8:30 PM Full
8:40 PM Pending
8:50 PM [Book]
9:00 PM [Book]
9:10 PM [Book]
9:20 PM [Book]
9:30 PM [Book]
9:40 PM [Book]
9:50 PM [Book]

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