About three years ago, I
stumbled across the record album for WORKING, played it, fell in
love with it, and knew I had to produce it. Finally, the
rights were released, and preparations were made to present it
this year, and to the best of my knowledge, ours is the first
production of WORKING in the state of Wisconsin.
You will find that WORKING
is far from the typical musical. There is no direct story
line, no 'love interests' (except for some people's love for their
occupations), and no reliance on one or two central characters.
Instead, you will discover through many vignettes, characters, and
musical numbers a celebration (perhaps 'requiem') of the world of
work, its importance, its frustrations, and its joys.
To successfully present
WORKING, one needs an extremely versatile cast, with wide-ranging
vocal and acting talents, and tremendous depth. I think we
have that this year, and I would particularly like to thanks the
cast for sacrificing literally hundreds of their talented hours to
share in the realization of an exemplary performance. I am
terrifically proud of each of them, have enjoyed working with them
so much, and wish them well now, and in the future.