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March 28, 2012 @ 8:00 pm April 5, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

Free Event

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts presents  

Spring Musical: Working

 

Monmouth University’s Department of Music & Theatre
will present the first East Coast production of the newly revised
musical, Working, based on the book by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Studs Terkel. Adapted by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell) from his original version with Nino Faso, the new Working recently completed a run in Chicago. Monmouth’s production will be the first by any university in the country.

Directed by Nicole Ricciardi, Working
is the working man’s A Chorus Line. A musical exploration of twenty-six
people from all walks of life, with songs by all-star composers Craig
Carnelia (Sweet Smell of Success), Micki Grant (Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope), Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), Mary Rodgers (Once Upon A Mattress), Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), Stephen Schwartz, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, James Taylor. The musical director is George Wurzbach.

Working celebrates
everyday people in a genuinely funny and touching way, and has been
called “the perfect musical for everyone who has ever worked a day in
their lives.” Updated to fit 21st century audiences, cast members sing
and dance with cell phones and laptops as they tell the tales of
traditional careers: teacher, waitress, firefighter; and more modern
additions: hedge fund manager, UPS delivery man, and a customer service
representative in India.

2012 Show Dates/Times

Wednesday, March 28
 
  8 p.m.
 
Thursday, March 29   8 p.m.
 
Friday, March 30   8 p.m.
 
Saturday, March 31   8 p.m.
 
Sunday, April 1   3 p.m.
 
Tuesday, April 3   8 p.m.
 
Wednesday, April 4   8 p.m.
 
Thursday, April 5   8 p.m.
 
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