Auditions for the musical WORKING

The Players will hold auditions for our spring musical, Stephen Schwartz’s WORKING, on Monday and Tuesday, January 9-10, 2017. (Come either night, not both.) Please arrive between 6:30 and 7:00pm to register for the auditions, which will run from 7:00 to 10:00pm each night. Auditions are at the Mary Hogan Elementary School, 201 Mary Hogan Drive, Middlebury 05753. If callbacks are necessary, they will be held on Thursday, January 12.

Please come prepared to sing, move and read (no need to prepare a song). There are 26 characters, ranging from one role for a 9- to 13-year-old boy, to other roles for a variety of adult ages (some appropriate for older teens). There are also some non-singing and non-speaking roles available.

Watch interviews with Tony Award winners:show creator and songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin and more!) and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton and In the Heights).

A Musical
From the book by Studs Terkel
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, James Taylor

To be performed at the Town Hall Theater April 27-May 7, 2017.

The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. That the everyday lives of common men and women should be so compelling and moving will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock. Dora Greven directs, with music directors Kerianne Severy (vocal) and Glendon Ingalls (band), choreographer Jennifer Parmelee, producer Kevin Commins, and stage managers Mary Longey and Meg Baker.

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, WORKING paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife, just to name a few. It’s a highly original look at the American landscape that’s simply impossible to forget.

Watch for a full list of characters and songs to be posted soon.

Questions? Please contact Director Dora Greven at

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.