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WORKING: the musical

musicals and operas · thetribe productions · Ages 0+ · family friendly · United States

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TONY FRANKEL stage and cinema/bitter lemons certified reviewer June 28, 2011
Tony Frankel, theatre critic for Stage and Cinema here. theTRIBE's simplistic production of an updated revision of WORKING - Stephen Schwartz' soapy musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book - actually left an emotional impression, largely thanks to seasoned performers and a huge dose of earnestness and love. Yes, there is some amateur acting and silly dialects. Yes, the group numbers scream to be choreographed and the staging by Tony Oliver lacks finesse, but individual songs and monologues manage to capture our hearts, which is clearly the intention of this production. The show also came as a much-needed relief from other Hollywood Fringe entries that celebrated style over substance. WORKING, which is a series of vignettes based on actu... full review