3 things to know for March 18: Working, Battleship, Hometown High Q

3 things to know for March 18: Working, Battleship, Hometown High Q

1. Working

You won’t want to miss Derry Area High School Musical’s production of WORKING this weekend: Friday, March 18 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 pm & Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 pm at the Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance online at showtix4u.com search Derry. https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/61507 or tickets can be purchased at the door prior to each performance (doors open 1 hour before show time). Please use the rear Middle School entrance.

This musical features music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz & James Taylor.  It is based on the 1974 book by Studs Terkel entitled “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day And How they Feel About What They Do.” It highlights interviews from diverse American workers (the school teacher, the waitress, the ironworker, the mason and many more!)

This year, 45 high school students who make up the cast, crew & pit have been “working” extremely hard! We hope to see you there!

2. Battleship

Mrs. Prato’s Bus Apps II class recently created a version of Battleship using their skills learned in Excel. The bracket was made, and the competition began! The championship game was played by Taylor Myers and Ila Stoner. Ila won the game in a very close game. Congratulations Ila!

3. Hometown High Q

Watch Hometown High Q on KDKA (CBS Pittsburgh) at 11:00 AM tomorrow, March 19th, as Derry Area takes on Trinity and West Mifflin High Schools hosted by Ray Petlin. Watch Jonathan Hugus, William Hugus and Morgan Sobota as they represent DAHS on Hometown High Q.


Working is a musical with a book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, music by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, and James Taylor, and lyrics by Schwartz, Carnelia, Grant, Taylor, and Susan Birkenhead.

The musical is based on the Studs Terkel book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974), which has interviews with people from different regions and occupations.


Working for a living the whole day long… all the livelong day.

Sings the company of Working from one of the title songs, “All the Livelong Day.”


In the course of one twenty-four hour workday, the audience meets and hears the stories of various workers in Working.