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Working: A Musical

By Nina Faso, Steven Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grant, Susan Birkenhead, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

August 25, 2021 – September 5, 2021

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

Zachary Seliquini Guzman*
Cheerish Martin*
Ryan Morales*
Justine Icy Moral*
Mark Rubald*
Megan Van de Hey*

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association

Director: Nathan Halvorson
Choreographer: Victor Ayers
Music Director: Jerry McCauley
Scenic Design: Christopher L Sheley
Lighting Design: Holly Ann Rawls
Costume Design: Sara Beth Parks
Sound Design: Jacob Keough-Mishler


Show Dates

Aug. 25–Sept. 5, 2021

Performed at 8 p.m. on the FAC Outdoor Stage,
located in the sculpture garden at the corner of Dale St. and Cascade Ave.

Contains strong language and some adult themes.

Free tickets reserved at each performance for community frontline workers. Call (719) 634-5583 to reserve.



Additional Info

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.

Student Rush

$15 the day of the show (must present a valid college or university ID in person at the Box Office).
CC students receive a free ticket within 1 hour of the show (must present Gold Card in person at the Box Office, depends on availability).


Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund
Colorado Creative Industries Lodging and Auto Retail Tax
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation