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Thursday March 15, 2018 at 4:00pm Age: 343 days
Category: High School, District


EVERY JOB MATTERS, as students in MVHS's Drama Club are learning through the production "Working,"their spring musical. Not your typical high school musical, "Working" is the kind of show you recognize yourself in. Based in Studs Terkel’s book by the same title, it features music and lyrics around universal themes by a variety of Broadway and pop composers, including Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”), and James Taylor. 

• PERFORMANCES: March 15, 16 & 17, at 7 p.m.


"Working" is directed by Gary Passamonte, assisted by Danielle Cornacchio and Music Director Andrew Hulle. (Continue to full article to read about the students experience.)

Students talk about the show...

—"The songs and monologues of this show have forced me to think about of all these jobs, how important they all are, and the lives of everyday people behind them. I play a teacher, and it's taught me a lot about what it's like to be one, and how they feel about their students."— Katie Scialabba, a junior, also playing an architect

—"I was very intrigued about the title of the show at first: 'What is this? How's this going to work?' But soon I saw what we were doing, and turns out this show is still very relevant, very relatable, and an eye opener about the evolution of the American workplace and occupations." — Brianna Einhorn, a senior, and first time student director

—"I really like the choice of this show. I've learned a lot about different professions, and the progression of the workplace in America. I also like all of the personal stories. There's a real person behind every job. My character is a migrant worker, and it's showed me that a person's experience can really shape his life." —Joey Colantuono, a freshman

— "It's been inspiring to learn how people can feel about their jobs. The meaning of the songs gave me a new appreciation for the lives of working people." — Emily Putnam, 10th grader, playing a mill worker and a telephone operator


Partnering with the Drama Club, the National Honor Society (NHS) will host and sponsor this event in the school cafeteria, followed by a preview of “Working” in the auditorium. Doors open at 3 p.m. 

How to register: Most guests register through their senior organizations or community groups. Non-affiliated seniors can register by calling the high school main office at 355-5150.