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 server, the millworker, the mason, and the stay-at-home parent, 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 version of Working is a musical exploration of twenty-six people from all walks of life. Its strength is in the core truths that transcend specific professions: how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself.
“Reminds you of the serendipitous pleasures of hearing someone you’ve never met before describe what she or he does for a living. This is especially true when the speaker makes you appreciate the unacknowledged labor of keeping a place you hold dear alive and functional.” —NYT Theater
Performed on our outdoor corner stage at Cascade Ave. and Dale St.
Cast + Creative
Gonzalo Aburto de la Fuente (FAC debut)
Zachary Seliquini Guzman* (White Christmas, 9 to 5, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, A New Brain)
Cheerish Martin* (Radio Play: Love in the Hate State)
Justine Icy Moral* (FAC debut)
Jeff Roark* (Hands on a Hardbody, The Bridges of Madison County — Henry Award)
Megan Van de Hey* (Bad Dates, Carrie, Fun Home — Henry Award Nomination)
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association
Director: Nathan Halvorson
Choreographer: Victor Ayers (Hairspray)
Music Director: Jerry McCauley (Barnum, Shrek, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sound of Music, Souvenir)
Aug. 24–Sept. 5, 2021
Performed at 8 p.m. each night
Free tickets reserved at each performance for community frontline workers. Call (719) 634-5583 to reserve.
This is an outdoor event with no seating provided, but feel free to bring a blanket or folding chair. If you bring chairs, please be considerate of ground-level patrons and plan to sit near the side or back of the seating area.