Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s next student theater production, the musical “Working” from the book by Studs Terkel and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, will open on March 5 at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Performance times are 7:30 p.m., March 5-7, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 8. Admission is free.
The cast consists of the following students playing multiple characters:
Emily Robison, freshman, Shawnee, Kan.; Sarah Queen, freshman, Kansas City, Mo.; Haley Roberts, freshman, Horton, Kan.; Adriane Dick, senior, Lawrence, Kan.; Morgan Giudicessi, junior, Overland Park, Kan.; Jillian Miller, senior, Lenexa, Kan.; Madison Wendt, sophomore, Chanute, Kan.; Josh Seybert, freshman, Oklahoma City; Jacob Neiman, senior, Topeka, Kan.; Ryan Bearrick, senior, Chanute, Kan.; Tyler Sams, sophomore Basehor, Kan.; Bryan Richardson, junior, Lane, Kan.; Brandon Haefke, senior, Holton, Kan.; and Zach Pryor, senior, Chanute, Kan.
Students on the production staff are Cheyenne Queen, stage manager, senior, Derby, Kan.; Dante Simmons, sound designer, senior, Sublette, Kan.; Katie Anderson, poster design, senior, Parsons, Kan.; MacKenzie Sammons, props master, junior, Wellsville, Kan.
Tom Heiman, associate professor of theater, will serve as the stage director and set and lighting designer. Cathy Crispino, interim director of choral ensembles, is the musical director. Marci Ziegler, assistant professor of music, is the vocal coach and Nanette Kraus is the accompanist. Patti Heiman, instructor of theater, is the production manager and costume designer.
The theater students will perform songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephan Schwartz and James Taylor.