CONYERS —The Heritage High School Academy for Performing and Visual Arts will present its production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” Thursday, Jan. 17 through Jan. 20.

The production is a musical originally composed by Frank Loesser and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 book of the same name.

The story concerns ambitious J. Pierrepont Finch, who, with the help of the book “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company.

“It is a big weekend for us,” said Cindy Wright, parent and supporter of the HHS theatre troupe. “The judges from the Shuler Hensley Awards will be at the Sunday performance, and we need all the support we can get — the bigger and more involved the audience, the better the kids perform.”

Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s show will start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s show will start at 2:30 p.m. at the HHS Theater.

General admissions is $10 per ticket, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students grades K-12.

Reservations and tickets can be purchased prior to the show by calling the box office at 770-483-5428.

Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards — celebrate excellence in high school musical theater. The program embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration for the arts in high schools across Georgia.

A total of 72 Georgia public and private schools participated in this year’s program. Winners will be honored Thursday, April 18 at the Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. To learn more visit,

Covington native and proud Valdosta State alumna, Hunter has previously worked with The Covington News and Valdosta Daily Times. She started working for Rockdale/Newton Citizen in June 2018.

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