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Working a Musical
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Eagle Hill School presents: ‘Working A Musical’

The Archipley Cultural Center at Eagle Hill will be bustling when the students of the EHS Theater Department perform Working: A Musical, a production based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers.

Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, and the housewife, to name a few. The common thread throughout is finding dignity in ordinary employment. The musical showcases the reward of taking pride in one’s work, no matter how humble, and the legacies of parents either passing down professions from one generation to the next or striving to enable better working lives for their children. As described by Terkel himself, it showcases “the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people”. This production allowed Eagle Hill student to interpret the experience and language of characters from many walks of life, and imagine the emotions therein.

Uniquely, our students conducted their own interviews with integral members of our EHS community, in much the same manner that Studs Terkel did to inspire his writing. The students adapted these interviews, in conjunction with director William C. Gelinas, to feature onstage alongside the show's original stories. These conversations took place with members of the custodial staff, the maintenance department, food service employees, administrative employees, and teachers.

To purchase tickets, please visit The Center at Eagle Hill. Showtimes are April 28th at 7pm, April 29th at 7pm, and April 30th at 2pm. Tickets are $10, including fees. Thank you for supporting the performing arts at Eagle Hill School, and we will see you at the Theater.  

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Working

From the book by Studs Terkel

Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso

Songs by

Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda,
Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor

 

Cast

Maddy A. ‘24

Teddy B. ‘26

Emma B. ‘25

Spencer C. ‘23

Ashton C. ‘23

Will G. ‘26

Liam H. ‘25

Rhett H. ‘27

Kellie J. ‘25

Jessye K. ‘26

Andre L. ‘23

Katherine O. ‘26

Rebecca S. ‘26

Izzy T. ‘25

Grace W. ‘23

 

Crew

Director – William C. Gelinas

Music Director – Isabella Gentleman

Choreographer – Molly Romaker

Technical Director – Carl R. Mercier

Stage Manager – Carmen Gelinas

Costumes – Linda Tomasi

Sound Operator – Nathaniel Flint

Hair + Makeup – Siiri Paton

Stage Crew – Emi G. ‘24, Ally R. ‘25, Alina S. ‘26, Brooke S. ‘23

 

Technical Theatre Interns:

               Ashton C. ’23 – Lighting Design

               Sam J. ’24 – Set Construction + Painting

               Tuva P. ’23 – Light Board Operator, Set Construction + Painting

               Alec S. ’24 – Sound Design, Set Construction + Painting

               Brooke S. ’23 – Set Construction + Painting

 

Set Design + Construction:

               Blue B.-P. ’25, Reese C. ’25, Ally R. ’25, Boden S. ’27

 

Contributing Community Members:

Mike Myra, Maintenance

Interviewed by Teddy B., ‘26

Angela Kitzmiller, Administrative Assistant

Interviewed by Maddy A., ‘24

Kathey St. John-Richard, Director of Food Services

Interviewed by Kellie J., ‘25

Gigi Donahue, Head of Housekeeping

Interviewed by Izzy T., ‘25

Mike Richard, Graphic Arts Teacher & Arts Department Chair

Interviewed by Liam H., ‘25

 

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