Working


Working


Book by  Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
Music by  Stephen Schwartz and Micki Grant and Craig Carnelia and Mary Rodgers and James Taylor
Lyrics by  Stephen Schwartz and Micki Grant and Craig Carnelia and James Taylor and Susan Birkenhead
From the book by Studs Terkel

2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Off-Broadway Revival Version (2012)


The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of ďcommonĒ men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock.

Based on Studs Terkelís 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. Itís a highly original look at the American landscape thatís simply impossible to forget.

With extremely modest set and orchestra requirements, universal subject matter, and featuring a multi-ethnic ensemble cast of variable size, Working is one of the most accessible, relevant and substantive musicals ever created. The new, revised version includes updated lyrics, a streamlined book and two new songs by Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor.

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The highest male singing voice is countertenor.

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