The Annapolis Drama Company and the new Performance and Visual Arts Magnet Program have teamed up in a musical for anyone who has ever punched a clock or felt taken for granted at work. Working, based on a book by author Studs Terkel, is a musical exploration of the day-to-day lives of ordinary workers. From the millworker to the housewife, these 26 stories will inspire and motivate while the talented cast will have you wanting to get out of your seat and dance.
Technical Director Tripp Murphy describes Working as an excellent show that provides a new technical challenge for Drama Company. “Because of the show’s quick pace, we are trying a completely new set design with limited scenery and the introduction of projections on stage. All of the technical aspects including the lights, set, sound, and projections were designed by students. This show has allowed us an excellent opportunity for both Drama Company and PVA students to work collaboratively.”
Last year, the Annapolis Drama Company earned six Cappies, the critics and awards program for high school theatre. Working is the first collaboration of The Annapolis Drama Company and the county’s new Performance and Visual Arts Magnet Program.
The musical is directed by Ken Skrzesz, the PVA Theatre Specialist with 20 leading roles in Broadway favorites such as Archibald in The Secret Garden, Curly in Oklahoma!, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Lancelot in Camelot, Al in A Chorus Line, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls and Cornelius in Hello Dolly! Says Skzesz, ” I have enjoyed watching the students master the choreography, dig into specific characters, and expand their knowledge of the craft of musical theatre performance.”
Performances are at the Annapolis High School auditorium and run
• Friday, March 8 @ 7:00PM
• Saturday, March 9 @ 7:00PM
• Sunday, March 10 @ 2: 00PM
• Friday, March 15 @ 7:00PM
• Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00PM
• Sunday, March 17 @ 2:00PM
For advance purchase tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students, contact Tripp Murphy at [email protected] or (410) 266-5240. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, $12 for adults and $8 for students.