Working, A Musical

Working, A Musical

Nov 3-12, 2023

Working, A Musical

"By using words and music to examine the relationship of people to their jobs, (Working) paints a fascinating picture of a side of America too often taken for granted."—DC Theater Arts

Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 
with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg 
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor 
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, "Working" celebrates the unsung heroes of everyday life: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. 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, James Taylor, Micki Grant, and more.

"Working, A Musical" is the 2023-24 Roe Green Production. The CU Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance is grateful to donor Roe Green. The Roe Green Visiting Theatre Artist fund allows them to invite professional guest artists to campus each year to work with students.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m.
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Save 15-20% with season tickets, available in Choice 4+ or Choice 6+. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

‘Working, A Musical’ is a labor of love

CU Boulder’s ‘Working, A Musical’ celebrates society’s unsung heroes

Toni Tresca, OnStage Colorado

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‘Working,’ a musical tribute to the unsung heroes of the workforce

CU Boulder’s Department of Theatre & Dance is gearing up for its upcoming production of the rarely performed musical Working, based on the 1974 nonfiction book by Studs Terkel, which explores the lives and experiences of America’s working class.

Toni Tresca, Boulder Weekly

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Hands, hearts and minds

CU Boulder Theatre’s Working: A Musical will celebrate everyone involved with $2 million Roe Green Theatre renovation

Clay Bonnyman Evans

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