By Stephen Schwartz & Nino Faso, et al

Directed by Edie Baran

"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 schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife, just to name a few. It’s a highly original look at the American landscape that’s simply impossible to forget." (MTI)

This production is part of a month-long celebration of the American Worker, produced by the Rock County Historical Society.

Produced by Rock County Historical Society at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 South Main Street, Janesville

Performances: April 23-26, 2009

Performance Times: Thursday - Saturday, 7:00 PM; Sunday, 2:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $5 - $15

Call 608-758-0297 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


The Rock County Historical Society Seeking "Workers"

Auditions to begin for Working, the musical, based on the book by Studs Terkel.

WHAT: Working is a collection of real-life stories of workers in America. This musical production is part of a month-long celebration of the American worker by the Rock County Historical Society.

WHO: Singing and non-singing roles for ages 18 – 65+. No experience needed! Workers portrayed in the play include: firemen, policemen, millworkers, waitresses, steel workers, office workers, teachers, and truck drivers, to name a few. Real workers are encouraged to audition!

PREPARE: You do not need to prepare anything; audition pieces will be available. You may prepare a song (a capela).

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, Feb. 26 from 4:00 – 9:00 PM, and Saturday, Feb 28 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Helen Jeffris Museum Center, 426 N. Jackson, Janesville, WI. Phone: 608-756-4509. Please park behind the building on Franklin St. You may also email the director for a private audition time on another day:

PRODUCTION INFORMATION: show dates are April 23 – 26 at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, and May 1 & 2, location TBA. Please note: there will be a student matinée on Friday, April 24. Not all cast members will need to perform at this show.

QUESTIONS: Please email the director, Edie Baran, at

The Rock County Historical Society, which includes the Lincoln-Tallman House and the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, is open daily from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. through September. Guided tours are offered daily June through September. All tours begin at the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center located at 426 North Jackson Street in Janesville. For more information please call
608-756-4509 or 800-577-1859. Information may also be found by visiting

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