The Working Boys Band

Book and lyrics by Dominic Orlando
music by Hiram Titus

May 3–June 1, 2014

WORLD PREMIERE

In a world before child labor laws, many young people got factory jobs to help their families get by. One visionary educator saw music as a way to bring structure and meaning into the lives those children and so in 1917 Professor C. C. Heintzeman formed the Minneapolis Working Boys Band. Through music, discipline, and compassion, the Professor shaped a rough-and-tumble group of young men into a Twin Cities institution. This world premiere musical celebrates the place of music in the lives of young people with a flourish of romance, a crescendo of patriotism, and the growing drumbeat of the approaching Great War.

 

Enjoyed most by ages 12+

Performance calendar

 

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6Friday

7Saturday

8Sunday

18
May 1
8:00 pm Preview
May 2
8:00 pm Preview
May 3
8:00 pm Performance 669 Opening
May 4
2:00 pm Performance 670 Afterthoughts
19
May 8
10:00 am
May 8
8:00 pm
May 9
8:00 pm
May 10
8:00 pm
May 11
2:00 pm Performance 675 Afterthoughts
20
May 15
10:00 am
May 15
8:00 pm
May 16
8:00 pm
May 17
8:00 pm
May 18
2:00 pm 681 ASL interpreted, Audio described, Afterthoughts
21
May 22
10:00 am
May 22
8:00 pm
May 23
8:00 pm
May 24
8:00 pm
May 25
2:00 pm Afterthoughts
22
May 29
10:00 am
May 29
8:00 pm
May 30
8:00 pm
May 31
8:00 pm
June 1
2:00 pm Afterthoughts

Sunday, June 1, 2014

2:00 pm

Add the name of an educator who made a difference in your life!

History Theatre’s 2013-2014 season explores the myriad aspects of heroism through the stories of men and women whose courage helped to shape America. You are invited to add the name of one of your personal heroes to History Theatre’s Wall of Heroes.

During The Working Boys Band, we invite you to recognize your own Heroes of Education — the teachers who shaped your life through a dedication which extended beyond the classroom and curriculum. Perhaps a Phy. Ed. teacher encouraged you to push beyond your limitations, or a science teacher introduced you to something that became your life’s work. Perhaps an English teacher saw something special in you and took the time to nurture it, or a grade school teacher simply introduced you to the joy of learning.

Say “thank you” by sharing their names and what made them special on History Theatre’s Wall of Heroes when you attend a performance of Working Boys Band. The only thing you need to bring is your memory; History Theatre will provide writing utensils and further instructions in the lobby.

Afterthoughts

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2:00 pm

Sunday, May 11, 2014

2:00 pm

Sunday, May 18, 2014

2:00 pm

Sunday, May 25, 2014

2:00 pm

Sunday, June 1, 2014

2:00 pm