‘How to Suceed...”
The charming Broadway musical hit “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” comes to Carbondale this week, with performances by the SoL Theatre Company.
It follows the down-and-out J. Pierrepont Finch from window washer to chairman of the board as he follows the instructions of a book called “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The 1960s song-and-dance classic won a Pulitzer Prize, seven Tonys and has frequently been revived, with classic satirical songs like “A Secretary is Not a Toy” and “Brotherhood of Man.”
“The show is so fun, clever and witty and the characters are so wacky,” says SoL artistic director Logan Carter, who performed it in high school and has been itching to re-stage it ever since.
The cast includes two dozen teen performers who have collectively graced nearly every stage from Aspen to Rifle. Among them are Bryan Edelmann, a Garden School grad who plays the ambitious Finch, and Roaring Fork High School sophomore Beth Fawley as his love interest, Rosemary.
“It’s a 1950s musical version of ‘The Office,’” says Carter. “What more could you want?”
Performances are June 28 and 29 at 7 p.m.; June 30 at 2 p.m.; July 5 and 6 at 7 p.m.; and July 7 at 2 p.m.
All performances will be held at the Carbondale Middle School. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for students with ID, and are available at the door or online at www.soltheatrecompany.com 
Two Shows at JAS Cafe
The JAS Cafe downstairs at the Little Nell gets into full swing this week, with two world class jazz musicians taking over quaint basement club.
Jon Cleary returns to the club on Friday, June 28 and Saturday June 29. The Englishman has been a fixture on the New Orleans live music scene for years, performing with a salty-sweet voice, masterful piano skills, and a knack for coupling infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. His explosive live shows offer thrilling funk piano, mixing old school soul with the rhythms of New Orleans.
The Jeff Hamilton Trio comes to town July 3. Hamilton is a drummer who has played with the New Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Lionel Hampton’s Band, and the Monty Alexander Trio. He recorded six records with the L.A.4, and has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, the Count Basie Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Monty Alexander, and many more. In addition to his many recordings with Ray Brown, Jeff has been on nearly 200 recordings with artists such as Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Barbara Streisand, Dr. John, and Mark Murphy.
Shows are twice nightly, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and available at the door or 866-JAS-TIXX. More information online at www.jazzaspensnowmass.org