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Washington Post
May 23, 2005
By Rosalind S. Helderman

When Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn presented “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” this month, the hit Broadway musical was not performed exactly as written.

Where the original script called for a secretary to sing that a dress was “tres sexy,” the actress called it “tres lovely” instead. The boss’s nephew, instead of stepping out for a smoke, stepped out for a soda. And in a song titled “A Secretary Is Not a Toy,” several lines were changed to soften cheeky references to sexual tension in the workplace.

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