April 26 @ 7:30 pm - April 28 @ 7:30 pm$45
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 Rogers and
Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor
Directed by Matthew Howe and musically directed by Brad L’Écuyer
WORKING, the musical, paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted. Based on the award winning book of collected interviews by Studs Terkel, this 2012 revival of the original, Tony Award nominated 1978 production promises to deliver thought provoking, inspiring, challenging and highly entertaining stories from all walks of working life. With a riveting score by an outstanding team of songwriters including Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Craig Carnelia, and Lin-Manuel Miranda and text created from Terkel’s original interviews, WORKING delivers an honest and intriguing portrayal of 26 diverse careers. Join the students of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) as they present WORKING, a production that is sure to become an audience favorite for years to come!
Audiences will relate to the varied songs and monologues of this working man’s musical – if you haven’t done the job then you know someone who has. “CCPA students will challenge the audience, and themselves, to think deeply because they will be very connected to these stories that are based in truth,” comments Director Matthew Howe. At times grungy, at times comedic, but always hopeful, WORKING celebrates the daily grind.
April 26-28 | McPherson Playhouse
*RMTS service charges and handling fees not included. Vouchers available through the CCPA Box Office.
Thursday, April 26 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 27 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 28 @ 2:00pm
Saturday, April 28 @ 7:30pm
Audience Advisory: Mature content and language
Working – 2012 Revised Version is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com