Thirty Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School students take to the stage this weekend for “Working,” a musical about men and women who are often taken for granted.
Through monologues and songs, the actors chronicle the hopes and dreams of average working Americans. It is based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews that paint a vivid picture of the schoolteacher, waitress, millworker, mason, trucker, fireman and housewife.
The show also features a live, pit orchestra with music composed by James Taylor, Stephen Schwartz and Lin Manuel Miranda, a writer of the musical Hamilton.
“Working” opens Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at the Whittier Vo-Tech auditorium, 115 Amesbury Line Road, Haverhill. Other shows are Saturday, 7 p.m., and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Advance tickets may be purchased at the school store for $8. Tickets purchased at the door are $10.