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March 28 to April 5, 2012

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.


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