The revamped, updated, and contemporized musical WORKING features the music of Tony winners Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and Grammy winner James Taylor opens this week at the Caldwell Theatre Company. The original source material for this unabashedly American musical is based on the original novel WORKING by Studs Terkel.
”WORKING has a structure similar to A Chorus Line in that we really dive inside the mindset of these characters,” said Clive Cholerton, Artistic Director. “What we also see is just how interconnected we all are and how shared all of our experiences are. Its themes are possibly the most universal of any show we’ve done recently at Caldwell Theatre Company.”
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WORKING encompasses the hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American. In the course of one 24-hour workday, the audience meets and hears stories of various workers including the Fireman, Teacher, Money Managers, Homemakers/stay-at-home mom, Retirees and more. A musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life, WORKING celebrates everyday people in a genuinely funny and touching way. WORKING fills you with hope and inspiration and is the perfect musical for everyone who has ever worked a day in their lives. An all-Florida cast embodies this eclectic mix of monologues and songs featuring Broadway vets Melissa Minyard (Les Miserables), Barry Tarallo (Grease), South Florida favorites, Jim Ballard (All My Sons, Urinetown, Adding Machine), Laura Hodos (She Loves Me), Kareema Khouri (Motherhood the Musical) and Michael Focas (Lend Me a Tenor).
In this preview we speak with Clive Cholerton, Artistic Director for the Caldwell Theatre Company, Musical Director Caryl Fantel (whose previous work at Caldwell includes the powerhouse show Vices: A Love Story and the Broadway Concert A Secret Garden) and Dave Campbell, Choreographer.