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NCC to Present Musical at Dinner Theatre

Nash Community College will present Working the Musical this weekend during one dinner theatre and two show only performances. Don’t miss an opportunity to celebrate the work of Nash Community College students and the work reflected in the different lives of the characters in Working. Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the school teacher, the waitress, the mill worker, the mason, the trucker, the firefighter and the housewife, just to name a few.

This production is a collaborative effort of the Nash Community College drama players, Advertising and Graphic Design, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Cosmetology programs. Show only performances are Friday, March 20 at 7:00pm and Sunday, March 22 at 2:00pm. The dinner theatre is Saturday, March 21 at 5:00pm. Tickets are $5 for the show only performances and $30 for the dinner theatre.

Guests attending the dinner theatre will enjoy a menu including appetizers of Mac n’ Cheese Crunchy Bites and Corned Beef Hash in Potato Cups, a first course of Wedge Lettuce Salad with Nash-made Maple Smoke Bacon, Blue Cheese Dressing, and Buttered Crisp Croutons with Locally Grown Grape Tomatoes, an entrée featuring a duo of Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce, Grilled Salmon Medallions with Hollandaise Sauce, Garlic Whipped Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, and Seasoned Buttered Peas and a dessert finale including Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sauce, Toffee Shards, and Whipped Cream. All for $30 and made on campus by Culinary Arts students, the community will not want to miss the show and dinner.

Nominated for 6 TONY Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age featuring new songs by TONY Award winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, and James Taylor. This new 2012 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. While most of the professions have been updated, the strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. The show, still set in contemporary America, contains timeless truths.

Beginning at 1:00pm on Sunday community members will have a chance to peruse and purchase student artwork at a silent auction being held in conjunction with the student production. Published Ink, which is Nash’s literary and visual arts magazine, is hosting the auction to raise funds to publish their annual magazine. Items up for auction include paintings, pottery, sketch work, handmade household items, and a hand-made quilt. Bidding will continue through intermission of the play, and the winners of the auction can take home their pieces that evening.

Tickets for the performances can be purchased in advance at the Cashier’s Window located in the Nash Community College Business and Industry Center Thursday from 8:00am until 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm. Show only tickets can be purchased at the door. All performances will be held in the Nash Community College Brown Auditorium.