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March 28 - April 5, 2012 | 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Lauren K. Woods Theatre

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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Lauren K. Woods Theatre, Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions