The Caldwell Theatre Company is set to launch the revamped, updated, and contemporized musical Working. The musical features the music of Tony winners, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), Lin Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and Grammy winner James Taylor. The original source material for this unabashedly American musical is based on the original novel Working by Studs Terkel. This will mark the second production of this updated version of Working with the original production in Chicago at the Broadway Playhouse. Critical acclaim there lead to an extended run and further talks, which still continue, to move the show to New York.
“What drew me to the piece was the extent to which the material really celebrates the American worker,” said Clive Cholerton, Artistic Director of Caldwell Theatre Company and director for the show. “In this period of high unemployment, it is so refreshing to hear this music which is so emotionally engaging and I think even further hints at the rebirth that we seem to be on the verge of.” “Working has a structure similar to A Chorus Line in that we really dive inside the mindset of these characters,” continued Cholerton. “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 recently done at Caldwell Theatre Company.”
The cast features Broadway vets Melissa Minyard, Barry Tarallo, South Florida favorites, Jim Ballard, Laura Hodos, Kareema Khouri and Michael Focas . Musical Direction will be in the capable hands of Caryl Fantel whose previous work at Caldwell included the powerhouse show Vices: A Love Story and the Broadway Concert, A Secret Garden.
Performances of Working will be February 26 – April 1, 2012. Tickets: $27 to $50 (depending on performance and seat location). $10 Students with ID. Group pricing of $25 for all performances are available. The Caldwell Theatre Company is a professional theatre company hiring local and non-local Equity and non-Equity actors. The Caldwell Theatre Company is designated by the State of Florida as a Cultural Institution and receives funding from the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, the Florida Arts Council and the Division of Cultural Affairs. The Caldwell Theatre Company is located in the Count De Hoernle Theatre at 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton, Florida. For information you may contact them by phone at 561-241-7432 or online at www.caldwelltheatre.com.