Jessica Graham and Linda Kunz
Choreographer: Lyn Pilch
Working (the Musical) has no plot, love story or resolution but is a compelling and intriguing experience for audiences in this newest incarnation. The show is series of inter-connected stories and songs about working people telling what they do and how they feel about it. While it was first staged in the 70's, the songs come from a variety of sources as the production gets a fresh revision every few years.
Its roots are in Chicago journalist Studs Terkel's 1974 book of interviews with laborers, professionals, retirees, interns and others with professions as diverse as escorts and phone company customer service personnel. The words are blunt and true leaving audiences opportunities to see themselves in the words and to have the surprising connections among the characters pop out before their eyes.
The show was developed by Stephen Schwartz who wrote such Broadway favorites as Wicked and Godspell. Other songwriters with pieces in this version include James Taylor and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda. Each song is different from the others adding to the fun mix of rhythms, choreography and tone.
Working has laughs, tears and nods of recognition as we all think back to similar circumstances and how we felt. Stereotypes are exposed as we show waitresses loving their job, laborers proud that they are creating things that last and service workers understanding that their work is important but they are doing things that no one else wants to do.
Stoughton Village Players (the winner of Madison Magazines 2016 Best of the 'Burbs Theater Company) is pleased to present this unique theater experience with a cast of twenty of all ages from the Madison and Stoughton area. You can expect surprises, emotional moments and high energy throughout. SVP owns its own historic theater in downtown Stoughton and we are excited to welcome all to Working, the Musical.
SVP Working Trailer:
Ruel Mundth - THE IRON WORKER Janine Gardner - PROJECT WORKER Zach Sterner - FAST FOOD WORKER & STUDENT Gabriella Unitan - FAST FOOD WORKER, FLIGHT ATTENDENT John Hagemann - HEDGE FUND MANAGER Bethany Pluymers - SCHOOL TEACHER Jim Rowe - STONE MASON & UPS DELIVERY MAN Dan Prueher - PUBLICIST & RETIREE Felicia Lawrence - TECH SUPPORT Kiki Moritsugu - HOUSEWIFE Nicki Dougherty - PROSTITUTE Anna Pfefferkorn - FUND RAISER, NANNY Sarah Krahn - MILLWORKER Carol Gunnelson - COMMUNITY ORGANIZER Paul Shableski - TRUCKER & FIREMAN Jennie Davis - WAITRESS Leo Endres - EDLER CARE WORKER Liz Itzen - CLEANING LADY James Van Abel - EX-NEWSROOM ASSISTANT
Performances will be March 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25, 2017
Assistive Listening Devices Available
We are happy to provide a state of the art assistive listening system for patrons with hearing loss. The theater is now equipped with a magnetic induction loop system that broadcasts digital sound wirelessly to hearing aids.
Hearing aids with a telecoil (T-coil), simply push the button on your aid.
Hearing aids without a T-coil, ask an usher to supply you with a headset for your use.
Hearing loop system is supported by grants from Dane Arts with additional funds from the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation and the Bryant Foundation.
Brick and Chair Personalizations: Easy as
$100: Small bricks (4" x 8") have two
lines of twelve characters or spaces.