April 15 - 18, 8 p.m.
Rain Dates: April 20 - 23
How do we return to live performances at ODU?
LIVE Drive-In Outdoor Musical Theatre at ODU’s Brock Commons!
ODURep & ODU Opera, in collaboration with Warehouse of Theatre, present Working, a musical celebration of the essential worker.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration in advance is required. There will be no box office on site.
- Drive-In: Vehicles must enter Monarch Way at 45th Street. Traffic will be blocked at 46th & 47th Street. Tune your car radio to FM 91.7 for the full drive-in sound experience.
- On-Foot: Reserve your spot for up to 6 people. Bring your own blanket and chair. Note: The plaza surface is concrete. Free parking is available in levels 2 - 5 of Garage D, 1070 W 45th St. (except in Reserved spaces).
All appropriate COVID protocols, including masks and social distancing, are required for all ODU events, including Working.
Working, nominated for six Tony Awards, paints a vivid portrait of the people the world so often takes for granted – the essential workers. Working is a musical exploration of people from all walks of life; by exploring these ‘invisible’ professions we can transcend them to find some core truths about humanity through the way every person relates to their work.
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book, Working was adapted by Nina Faso and Stephen Schwartz, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg and songs by Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grant, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Birkenhead, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The Creative Team for this production includes Katherine Hammond (director), Brian Nedvin (music director), Ricardo Melendez (choreography), Woody Robinson (set & lights), Lee Smith (projections), Justin McLawhorn (sound), Meredith Magoun (costumes), & Jim Lyden (technical director), with Chris Hanna producing.
Working (2012 Revised Version) is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.