|Saranac Lake Music Theater to Present "Working": |
The Saranac Lake High School Auditorium will spring to life with tales
of American laborers March 17-19 as the High School Music Theatre
Department presents their annual Spring Musical: "Working,"
Based on the 1974 book by author Studs Terkel ("Working: People Talk
About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do"),
this unique production chronicles the stories of a great number of
American workers from all walks of life in a format known as a
"concept musical" in which the story is presented over the course of a
series of vignettes rather than a through-told, chronological story
Interviews from Terkel's book were set to music by a variety of
big-named Broadway composers, among them Mary Rodgers ("Once Upon a
Mattress"), Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Pippin," "Godspell,"
"Children of Eden"), and even James Taylor, to name a few, creating an
incredible synthesis of a musical tapestry of styles and genres from
folk to funk, rock to pop.
Audiences can expect to be entertained and educated about folks from a
variety of employment positions from an iron worker, a teacher, a car
park attendant, a housewife, cleaning women, secretaries, firemen,
masons, migrant workers, and many more.
This show is not only wildly entertaining, but will engender many
meaningful conversations about life in the workforce, throughout the
country, and indeed in our own community.
The production runs March 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 in the High School
Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.