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Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College Presents its Fall Musical – Working

Production to feature songs from renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell
Cazenovia, N.Y. (October 31, 2013) – Cazenovia College’s fall musical, Working, promises to bring a combination of contemporary musical theater, pop, and folk music to the stage. The musical, to feature songs from renowned composer Stephen Schwartz, of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell fame, will also include music from James Taylor, Craig Carnelia and Lin Manuel Miranda, composer of Broadway’s In the Heights.
 
Working is based on the Studs Terkel book "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do" and will present a collection of vignettes exploring people's feelings about their jobs, careers, and lives.  David Lowenstein, Cazenovia College’s artist in residence, will direct the company made up of Cazenovia College students, local middle school students and adults from the Cazenovia community.  According to Lowenstein, “This show, which originally opened in 1978, had a Drama Desk Award winning production last year off-Broadway.  Working has been updated to reflect the current economic times and unemployment situation in the nation.”
 
Performances are scheduled for November 15-17, and November 21, 23 and 24. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m., with the Sunday presentations starting at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for children age 12 & under; and $3 for Cazenovia College students.
 
The Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College is located at 16 Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia, N.Y. Event tickets will be available at the door before the event, and may also be purchased by calling 315-655-STAR (7827). For additional details, contact Colleen Prossner, theatre manager, at 315-655-7238 or cprossner@cazenovia.edu.
 
The theatre is named in memory of Catherine Cummings, a 1925 alumna who had benefitted greatly by her opportunity to attend the College. Thanks to the Gorman Foundation of Sherrill, N.Y., the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College will provide a venue for cultural events such as plays and concerts, as well as meeting space for the College and the Village.
 
Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college located near Syracuse, N.Y., offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction.  For more information, visit www.cazenovia.edu.

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