Working 2012 - The Musical

By Studs Terkel & Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Sam D. White

Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six 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. This new version of Working allows the audience to get a rare glimpse of the actors and technicians, working to put on a show. This raw adaptation only enhances the realistic and relatable nature of the subject matter.

Produced by Stoughton Village Players at Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E Main St, Stoughton

Performances: March 16-25, 2017

Performance Times:
March 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 at 7:30pm

Ticket Prices: Thursday performances - $12, Friday & Saturday performances - $15

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Auditions

Auditions will be held on the following days:

1/8/2017
1/9/2017

Audition will include 16 bars of song prepared w/sheet music, read a monologue from the script and have a dance call. Also please come with your calendars, so rehearsal schedule conflicts can be noted. Rehearsals will likely run as follows: Tuesday through Thursday, 7-10 pm and Saturdays, 11 am 4 pm. starting Jan. 17.

For more information contact Sam White, the director, at working@stoughtonvillageplayers.org.