— Musical Dinner Theatre Performances of “Working” by Vertigo Theatrics have begun at the Masonic Temple in downtown Flint, 755 S. Saginaw St.
“Working”, based on the book written in the 1970s by Studs Terkel, takes us through the course of one 24-hour work day where we meet and hear the stories of various workers. Shows will be Sept. 17-18, at 7 p.m. And Sept. 19 at1:30 p.m.
The show begins on a Monday morning where the cast introduces themselves singing “All the livelong day”. As the the show progresses you’ll meet a steelworker, parking attendant, office workers, an executive, a teacher, grocery employees, a UPS man, a housewife, mill workers, a political fundraiser, a prostitute, a stone mason, truck drivers, a waitress, a fireman, cleaning women, a salesman and a copy boy. This is an amazing look at how we are connected and interact through professions or jobs.
The directors are Martin Jennings and Kathleen Kirby, along with the vocal director Kim Streby and the cast consists of Pamela J. Beauchamp of Clio, Jessica Eldredge of Burton, Michelle B. Hathaway of Flint, Michael Jennings of Flint, Brian Mason of Flint, Cullen O’Donnell of Fenton, Kasie Pavelich of Grand Blanc, Dan Romzek of Davison, Benjamin J. Segal of Flint, Tynee Sims of Flint, Corey Snider of Flint, Tony Snyder of Flint, Kim Streby of Flint and Rita Vater-Darnton of Flushing
Orchestrations are performed by Gary King (keyboard), DeLaina Oberman (percussion), Bruce Lawton (bass) and Jean Hoag (woodwinds).
“Working gives insight while helping us to gain a new appreciation and perspective of how lucky we are today,” according to a statement from Vertigo Theatrics. “It makes us look at those within our society who ‘keep the wheels turning’ in this home of the brave and land of the free.”
Vertigo Theatrics has been operating inside the historic Masonic Temple- Flint since 1997, offering dinner theatre as an entertainment option in Flint and the surrounding counties.
Each dinner performance begins
Temple Dining Room, where the food is just old fashioned good. The Battiste family has been serving lunch and catering in the Flint and Genesee county area for more than 60 years. Each buffet serves up three meats, an assortment of vegetables, salads and of course the famous Battiste pies and desserts.
“I am humbled with each production by the dedication of the talented performers to bring each show to life,” said Ted Valley, Vertigo’s executive artistic producer/director. “I love to watch as the audience embraces each performance and allows the cast to ‘transport’ them to different times and places.”
Dinner seats are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Performance only seats are $30.
Details: Go to www.vertigotheatrics.com
or call 810- 239-7469. — G.G.