History Theatre Presents the New Musical THE WORKING BOYS BAND, 5/3-6/1
History Theatre will produce the world premiere of a new musical by local artists Dominic Orlando (book and lyrics) and the late Hiram Titus (composer). The Working Boys Band tells the story of Professor C.C. Heintzeman, a German-born educator who believed in the power of music to give structure and purpose to people's lives, especially for the children who worked in the mills and factories of Minneapolis in the years before Child Labor Laws. The story of the Minneapolis Working Boys Band and its founder was suggested to History Theatre back in 2010 when Titus handed a photo of the band circa 1915 and his first draft of the opening number to artistic director Ron Peluso. In September of 2013, Titus submitted the show's finale just days before suffering a fatal cardiac arrest; Raymond Berg joined the team to finish the musical arrangements.
The Working Boys Band was part of History Theatre's 2013 RAW STAGES New Works Festival and a Next Stages workshop in the summer of 2013. The world premiere is produced in partnership with McNally Smith College of Music, MacPhail Center for Music, and Walker West Music Academy, and will feature actors Jon Andrew Hegge, Kendall Anne Thompson, Martin Ruben, Randy Schmeling, Carl Schoenborn, Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Christian Bardin, and the recipient of the 2013 Ivey Award for Emerging Artist, Ricardo Vázquez. They will be joined by a band and ensemble made up of Joshua Harrison, Keegan L. Robinson, Jack Alexander, Mary Bair, Elyse Barnard, Charlie Couture, Nic Delcambre, Shelby Ernst, Jonah Harrison, Atlee Jensen, Izzy Karr, Rory Mitchell, and Raphael Ruggero.
The Working Boys Band
Opens: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 8:00 p.m
Closes: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Audio Described and ASL interpreted performance on 05/18/14 at 2:00 p.m.
Performing at History Theatre, 30 East Tenth Street | St. Paul, MN 55101
TICKETS: Tier 1 $40, Tier 2 $36, Tier 3 $32
Seniors (60+ years old) get $2 off regular ticket prices, Students (5 to 18 years old): $15, Discount rates are available for groups of 12 or more.
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