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.
WORKING Cast List
Amber Bacchus, Cazenovia College English major from Brooklyn, NY, plays Karen Epstein, community organizer
Kathryn Clark, Cazenovia College Psychology major from Rome, NY, plays Terry Mason, flight attendant
Cheryl Chapman, Cazenovia College Interior Design major from Baldwinsville, NY plays Woman wearing headphones in cubicle, Singer/Millworker
Tyler Cronk, Cazenovia College Visual Communications major from Schenectady, NY plays Frank Decker, interstate trucker; Conrad Swibel, UPS delivery man; Ralph Werner, student
Meghan Dillon, Cazenovia College Communication Studies major from Syracuse, NY plays Amanda McKenny, project manager
Brighid Docherty, Cazenovia College Visual Communications major from Castleton on Hudson, NY plays Delores Dante, waitress
Maggie Dougherty, from Cazenovia, NY plays Kate Rushton, housewife
David Eye, visiting instructor of English at Cazenovia College plays Mike Dillard, the ironworker; Tom Patrick, fireman
Eric Feola, from Cazenovia, plays NY Singer/The Mason; Rex Winship, hedge fund manager; Utkarsh Trajillo, elder care worker; Charlie Blossom, ex-newsroom assistant
Tatianna Fowler, Cazenovia College Management major from Bronx, NY plays Eydie Jaffe, publicist; Candy Cottingham, fundraiser
Faith Gara plays Singer/Brother Trucker
Darwin Gordon, Cazenovia College fashion design major from Troy, MI, plays Freddy Rodriguez, fast food worker; Raj Chadha, tech support
Beth Ann Kempf plays Rose Hoffman, teacher
Christine LaClair, Cazenovia College Management major from Vernon, NY plays Sharon Atkins, receptionist
Michele Lindor, Cazenovia College English major from Syracuse, NY plays Maggie Holmes, cleaning lady
Tiffany Longacre, Cazenovia College Inclusive Early Childhood Education major from Geneseo, NY plays Roberta Victor, call girl
Jim Tobey plays Anthony Coelho, stone mason; Joe Zutty, retiree
Marie Veschusio, Cazenovia College Studio Art major from Rome, NY plays Grace Clements, millworker
K. Cherie Witte, Cazenovia College Communication Studies major from, Gouverneur, NY, plays Theresa Liu, nanny
Emily Rahrle, Cazenovia College Human Services major from Camillus, NY plays Woman in Cubicle
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Visit www.cazenovia.edu/theatre for more information about the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College.