Geauga Center For The Arts
WORKING-2012 REVISED VERSION
Is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
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 receptionist, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, and the housewife, 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 26 people from all walks of life. 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, set in contemporary America, contains timeless truths. 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.
With extremely modest set and orchestra requirements, universal subject matter, and featuring a multi-ethnic ensemble cast, Working is one of the most accessible, relevant, and substantive musicals ever created.
Working, A Musical will be recorded as a LIVE performance, with all Covid-19 restrictions and precautions in place.
Filming Dates: Will be sometime between July 26 - August 06, 2021.
Streaming Dates: August 20 - 29, 2021
Directed and Choreographed by Marc C. Howard
Music Direction by D. Keith Stiver
Audition Dates: May 15 - 17, 2021
You will be notified after auditions close if additional material will be needed for callbacks. Callbacks will consist of submitted materials as needed.
- Sign up for one 20 min audition spot between May 15 - 17, 2021
- Prepare one minute of a song in the style of the show. Any form of accompaniment is acceptable. No acapella.
- Your audition will be live via Zoom.
- Within a week after you complete the Audition Application and submit your Resume and Headshot, you will receive a Zoom meeting link for your audition time.
Please follow this link to complete the Audition Application
and to attach your Resume and Headshot.
LIST OF CHARACTERS
Sharon Atkins, receptionist.
Charlie Blossom, ex-newsroom assistant.
Raj Chadha, tech support.
Grace Clements, millworker. Sings: "Millwork" Vocal Range A3-A4
Anthony Coelho, stone mason.
"Mason" Soloist, Sings: "The Mason" Vocal Range B2-G4
Candy Cottingham, fundraiser.
Delores Dante, waitress. Sings: "It's an Art" Vocal Range A3-C#5
Frank Decker, interstate trucker. Sings: "Brother Trucker" Vocal Range F#3-A#4
Mike Dillard, ironworker. Sings: "Fathers and Sons" B2-D4
Allen Epstein, community organizer.
Rose Hoffman, schoolteacher. Sings: "Nobody Tells Me How" Vocal Range F#3-A4
Tom Patrick, fireman.
Maggie Holmes, cleaning lady. Sings: "Cleanin' Women" Vocal Range Bb3-Eb5
Eddie Jaffe, publicist.
Theresa Liu, nanny. Sings: "A Very Good Day" Vocal Range G#3-D5
Amanda McKenny, project manager.
Terry Mason, flight attendant.
Freddy Rodriguez, fast food worker. Sings: "Delivery" Vocal Range Eb3-Bb4
Kate Rushton, housewife. Sings: "Just a Housewife" Vocal Range A3-C5
Conrad Swibel, UPS delivery man.
Utkarsh Trajillo, elder care worker. Sings: "A Very Good Day" Vocal Range D3-F#4
Roberta Victor, prostitute.
Ralph Werner, salesman
Rex Winship, hedge fund manager.
Joe Zutty, retiree. Sings: "Joe" Vocal Range D3-D4
*** Full Company sings "All The Livelong Day", "If I Could've Been", "Something To Point To'', and back up solo numbers.
Any race, gender, age, body type, or other identities are encouraged to audition and will be considered equally in casting.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Directors at [email protected]
|| Marc C. Howard