World premiere musical to open at Paramount Theatre on Feb 12

The new, world premiere musical The Secret of My Success, a hilarious, heartfelt new romp about corporate culture, unbridled ambition, mistaken identity and making your own way in life opens at Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora on February 12.

Based on the 1987 Universal Pictures hit movie starring Michael J. Fox, Paramount’s The Secret of My Success is a wildly funny new musical with quite a résumé.

Paramount is working with an A-list team of musical theater creators on the original musical. The book is by Broadway veterans Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen. Greenberg also directs. Music and lyrics are by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler, the same duo behind such hit musicals as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?

Adapted from the classic ‘80s Michael J. Fox movie, The Secret of My Success is now being retold on the musical stage with big production numbers and a book that will have audiences laughing all the way home. The musical has been under development with Paramount for three years as part of Paramount’s New Works Initiative. Now, with its clever story, comedic staging and an outstanding score featuring catchy new songs, The Secret of My Success is ready to impress.

Previews of The Secret of My Success start February 12, 2020. Performances run through March 29: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Exception: No 1:30 p.m. matinee Wednesday, February 12. Tickets are $36 to $74.

For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Secret of My Success is suggested forages 10 and up due to light sexual content and adult language.

For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, The Secret of My Success will be presented with live ASL interpretation on Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Patrons can purchase $30 tickets with special seating for this performance with the code ASLPARAMOUNT. 

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