3. Working

This examination of 26 people from all walks of life proves that it's more than just a job for the average working American.

Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the workers that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant, and more.

This new 2012 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. While most of the professions have been updated, the show's strengths are in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal essential aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. The show, still set in contemporary America, contains timeless truths. This new version of Working allows the audience to get a rare glimpse of the actors and technicians, working to put on a show. This raw adaptation only enhances the realistic and relatable nature of the subject matter.

Who made it Happen!

Blake Beeler
Emily Booden
Ella Bostrom
Sophia Burnell
Owen Candido
Alex Castro
Ava Chaplick
Evie Detlefsen
Ally Fischer
Natalie Fischer
Ethan Fogelson
Maddie Generes
Sam Gordon
Ryder Graham
Grace Hester
Malley Hirschle
Ethan Hoffman
Leeli Jackson
Connor Kane
Maggie Kruse
Layla Lawrence
Sidney Lewensohn
Shea McKeough
Svaja Nicklin
Eloise Otto
Ranjit Paintal
Katelynn Parsawasdi
Luke Peebler
Allie Ross
Gabriella Therivel
Olivia Ty
Serena Vandergrift
Grace Weir

Stage Manager - Margo Pagonis
Lighting Designer - Ethan Hoffman
A1 sound/Sound Designer- Maggie Kruse
Asst. Stage Manager - Ava Chaplick & Ella Bostrom
A2 Sound - Sophia Burnell
Follow Spot Op. - Luke Peebler & Meeghan Jakob
Light Board Op. - Blake Beeler
Props Designer - Natalie Fischer
Fly Op. - Ally Fischer
Floor/Props Crew - Owen Candido, Olivia Ty & Malley Hirschle,

Lighting Design - Ethan Hoffman
Asst. Lighting Design - Blake Beeler
Stage Manager - Margo Pagonis
Student Sound Design - Maggie Kruse
Props Design - Natalie Fischer
Student Technical Director - Ava Chaplick

From the book by STUDS TERKEL
Adapted by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ and NINA FASO
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg

Songs by
CRAIG CARNELIA
MICKI GRANT
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
MARY RODGERS and SUSAN BIRKENHEAD
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
JAMES TAYLOR

Faculty Production Staff
Direction - Anne James-Noonan
Musical Direction - Amy J. Branahl
Pit Orchestra Direction - Elizabeth Bennett
Choreography - Lucy Riner
Technical Design - Anders Jacobson
Costume Design - Emily Daugherty
Sound Design - Eric Backus
Accompaniment - Gregory Shifrin

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