The first revised and updated version of this 1970’s cult classic. A rousing musical with a cast of twenty, Working is for anyone who has ever punched a clock, a cow or a supervisor—or wanted to. From the book by Studs Terkel. Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Eileen Barnett as Housewife
Orson Bean as Joe
Harry Groener as Steelworker Mike/Mason
Kaitlin Hopkins as Millworker
Michael Kostroff as Lovin’ Al/Brother Trucker
Kenna Ramsey as Checker
Vickilyn Reynolds as Cleaning Woman
Vincent Tumeo as Roberto
B.J. Ward as Dolores/Waitress/School Teacher
Chorus: James Donato, Leilani Hays, Melissa Justin, Steve Kirwan, Linda Langford, Steve Lanter, Lynsey Shmukler Jones, Michael Shutt, and Jodie Verdu.
Original music performed by Dave Ossman on piano and John Harvey on percussion.
Directed by Scott Schwartz. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in March of 1999.
“Based on the best-selling book of interviews with American workers by Studs Terkel, Working explores the American workday from the Monday morning blues to a working person’s pride in having ‘something to point to’.” — Stephen Schwartz
“…the real American experience”. — Chicago Daily News