Seton Hill College Presents Working
August 31, 2001
GREENSBURG, PA- The Seton Hill production of Working opens Thursday, September 27, 2001. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. in Reeves Theatre. A musical from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso and songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor, this delightfully inventive revue celebrates the American work ethic in rousing and memorable song. Lyrics and dialogue make use of the original words of uncommon men and women, all of them American workers—including a parking lot attendant, corporate executive, newsboy, schoolteacher, gas man, housewife, fireman, waitress, mill worker and a host of others- all of them singing passionately about their jobs, all of them inviting us to share not only their daily routines, but their most cherished hopes and profoundest dreams. SHC’s Working is under direction by J.R. Hall, the music direction is Patricia Kearns. The following 11 SHC students have been cast in the production: Adam Altman, son of Linda K. Altman of Latrobe, PA and sophomore theatre performance major, has been cast in the roles of Joe Zutty and Conrad Swibel; Dorien Belle, son of Darlene Lawrence of Philadelphia, PA and junior musical theatre major, has been cast in the roles of Al Calinda and Frank Decker; Sara Canter, daughter of Kathy and Jeff Canter of Fair Oaks, PA and freshman musical theatre major, has been cast in the roles of millwork soloist Sharon Atkins; Josh Galligan, son of Bob and Linda Galligan of Willow St., PA and sophomore theatre major, has been cast in the roles of Mason Soloist and Ralph Werner; Shaun Keenan, son of Greg and Karen Keenan of Philadelphia, PA and senior theatre performance major, has been cast in the roles of Charlie Blossom, David and Rex Winship; Marla Long, daughter of Gary and Paula Long of Perry, OH and senior theatre performance major, has been cast in the roles of Delores Dante and Rose Hoffman; Kate McLenigan, daughter of Gerry and Joan McLenigan of East Norriton, PA and senior theatre performance major, has been cast in the roles of Babe Secoli, Roberta Victor and Enid Dubois; Rose Marotta, daughter of Joseph and Susan Marotta of Greensburg, PA and freshman, has been cast in the roles of Roberta Nunez and Amanda McKenny; Nate Newell, son of Pat and Kathie Newell and junior music theatre major, has been cast in the roles of Mike Dillard and Anthony Coelho; Kristen Secrist, daughter of Robin and Gerald Secrist of West Newton, PA and sophomore theatre performance major, has been cast in the roles of Kate Ruston and Heather Lamb; and Drasha Walker, daughter of Victoria L. Jerry of Avonmore, PA and senior psychology major, has been cast in the roles of Grace Clements and Maggie Holmes. Shawn Howland, son of John and Marie Howland of Greensburg, PA and freshman theatre performance major, is the stage manager and Allison Weakland, daughter of John and Kathy Weakland of Canonsburg, PA and freshman stage management major, is the assistant stage manager. Working will be presented September 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m.; September 30 and October 7 at 2:00 p.m.; and October 2, 3 and 5 at 10:30 a.m. All performances are staged in Reeves Theatre on the College campus. Tickets are $10; group rates are available. Reservations are recommended. For group or individual reservations, contact the SHC Box Office at (724) 838-4241, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.