AUDITIONS for the Strollers' "Working: The Musical"


The Strollers seeks a multi-ethnic cast for its fall production of "Working: The Musical," from the book by Studs Terkel; adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; with songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Stephen Schwartz. 

Casting 10-12 core principals and 2-4 dancer/singers of all ethnicities, genders, ages, shapes and sizes for this truly ensemble musical where all principals will play multiple roles.

Audition dates: 

  • Sunday, August 25, 2-4 pm
  • Monday, August 26, 7-9pm
  • Callbacks: Thursday, August 29, 7–9 pm 

Location: the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood

Performance dates: Fri & Sat, Nov. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8pm; Sun, Nov. 10 and 17 at 2pm

Rehearsals: From Sept. 3, three to four times per week, in the Maplewood area

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce, Working is a delightfully funny and thoroughly touching musical. It is a both an exploration of the individuals’ occupations and a lament for lost hope and dreams. It takes the viewpoint of an average worker—such as a waitress, a trucker, a housewife, or a fast-food delivery boy—whose life and aspirations reflect the diversity that is America. 

The idea to adapt Working was conceived by Grammy & Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked) and first staged on Broadway in 1978. In 2012, Schwartz revised the musical for today’s audiences with new songs and new characters.

To audition, come prepared to sing 32 bars of a song (from Working or another musical) that shows off your voice quality, vocal range and personality. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. You will also learn a simple dance/movement combination, so dress accordingly. 

Those called back will be asked sing something from Workingand read from the script. Sheet music and sides for the callbacks will be available beforehand.

All roles open and available! For character descriptions, sides, and additional details, please visit our web site at 

Questions? Contact us at

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