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WORKING : the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people
November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences returns to Earle Baum Center for a free performance of Studs Terkel’s ground-breaking book, WORKING.
The School’s 9th and 10th grade performers are having a great time learning about people, the workplace, and musical theatre – and are very excited to be coming again to Earle Baum!
In 1974, Chicago radio broadcaster Studs Terkel published a best- selling compilation of interviews with a cross section of Americans talking about their jobs. In 2007-2008, additional interviews were conducted. Terkel described it as “the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people.”
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz (composer/lyricist for Pippin, Godspell, Wicked, among others!) and Nina Faso, WORKING is a fast-paced one-act musical presentation of these very real characters, talking about their work.
You’ll meet Mike the Iron-worker, Kate the Housewife, Anthony the Stone Mason, Maggie the Cleaning Woman, and Delores the Waitress and many others. Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manual Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor bring a richness and diversity to the production.
This is a free performance by the Crossroads School of Arts & Sciences in Room 3 at Earle Baum Center.