The Brentwood High School theater department performed the musical “Working” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the high school’s auditorium. A cast of 15 students directed by Anita Lippman brought to life the script, which was adapted from Studs Terkel’s 1974 book of the same name.
The book is a series of interviews with people about their jobs. In the BHS musical, the students played the workers talking and singing about their occupations. For instance, Gabe Lawrence played a UPS driver, Maria Fisher was a schoolteacher, Chris Palacios and Lary Walburn were truckers, Tazia Cole sang about being a housewife and Deja Price worked in a mill.
It was the final theatrical performance for seniors Cole, Price, Fisher and Gabrielle Zoellner. Cole and Price are honor thespians, each having studied theater for at least three years.
The set was designed by Tim Rempel, the production stage manager was Carol Rhodes, the musical director was Andrea Brauer and the choreographer was Danielle McKeirnan.
The cast, alphabetically: Kerry Clarke, Taiza Cole, Kayla Dillard, Maria Fisher, Ar’shay Lampkin, Abby Lawrence, Blake Lawrence, Gabe Lawrence, Emma Lochmoeller, Chris Palacios, Deja Price, Gracie Silch, Contessa Smith, Lary Walburn and Jill Yancey.