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Working#0
Posted: 10/11/03 at 4:54pm
My sister called me and asked me if I would like to attend Kent State University's (her college) production of "Working." She is in a "Theatre Appreciation" class or something. She said her teacher said it was like RENT. Anyone seen it? Is it a musical? Worth seeing. I said why not?
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re: Working#1
Posted: 10/11/03 at 4:58pm
The show's nothing like 'Rent' in the slightest. It's also not an especially good show. The Kent production is fine (I have a friend or two in it myself) but the material's really sub-par, although they do an admirable job with it. It's typical 'middle class angst' done with some utterly forgettable tunes along the way.
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re: re: Working#2
Posted: 10/11/03 at 5:00pm
Go! It's a theatre experience and you may enjoy it.
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re: re: re: Working#3
Posted: 10/11/03 at 5:08pm
Oh, I am going. I never would turn down a theatre ticket. You can only judge for yourself.
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Working#4
Posted: 10/11/03 at 10:55pm
Just got back from a wonderful evening at the theatre (doing my sister's school assignment). The musical was wonderful. Some of the performers really stood out. Tonight also made me even more excited for my future! I love freedom. I love the campus. I just really cannot wait to grow up! Working Here is a link to the website:
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re: Working#5
Posted: 10/11/03 at 11:14pm
Whoa... it's nothing like Rent!

I saw a production of it at the Long Wharf back in 1999 (ah, the good ole days).

I enjoyed it... I wouldn't say its up there on my list of favorite musicals, but it was quite enjoyable. (But, HI, what musical which highlights Emily and Alix Korey in the same production ISN'T enjoyable??? LOL)
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re: re: Working#6
Posted: 10/12/03 at 3:07am
I hate "Working!" HAHAHA. I did the show as Delores, the slutty waitress! It was kind of annoying, because our production, everyone played ONE part, so we each got like, 5 minutes of stage time, and even though my role was considered a "lead" I only had one song, a monologue, and two seconds of dialogue with a trucker. HAHA. It was a good time. Oh, and I did the Ensemble stuff. "See that building...blah blah blah blah." It's an okay show but to me it seems like more of a revue than an actual musical. I'm not a huge fan.
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re: Working#7
Posted: 10/12/03 at 3:11am
Working does have its flaws, but I think the music is good. The book that it is based on is much more interesting than the script.
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re: re: Working#8
Posted: 10/12/03 at 4:46am
WHo did Patti Lupone play in this on broadway? I know hers was a non singing role. The hooker perhaps?
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re: re: re: Working#9
Posted: 10/12/03 at 7:15am
Patti Lupone did indeed play the hooker. I saw the original production & enjoyed it
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re: re: re: Working#10
Posted: 10/12/03 at 11:02am
Wasn't it LuPone who played the Millworker in the PBS version? The Millworker has her own song.
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re: re: re: re: Working#11
Posted: 10/12/03 at 11:45am
The millworker is this show was amazing! I think I am gonna get a ride down to the campus and try to get a ticket for todays matinee.
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