By Nina Faso & Stephen Schwartz, with contributions by Gordon Greenberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Carnelia, & James Taylor

Directed by Cindy Severt

Nominated for six Tony Awards, including Best Score, WORKING features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor. Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book, Working celebrates our search for meaning and satisfaction in the daily grind. This down-to-earth yet elevating musical is woven from funny and poignant interviews of twenty-six real American workers. You’ll meet a schoolteacher, millworker, waitress, mason, and stay-at-home mom (to name just a few), who share not only their daily routines, but their hopes and aspirations as well.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: April 13-28, 2018

Performance Times:
April 13 - 7:30 pm
April 14 - 7:30 pm
April 19 - 7:30 pm
April 20 - 7:30 pm
April 21 - 7:30 pm
April 22 - 2:00 pm
April 26 - 7:30 pm
April 27 - 7:30 pm
April 28 - 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $25

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditioning jointly with ROCK OF AGES.

General Information

Auditions will be Monday & Tuesday, November 13 & 14, 2017 – 7 pm to 10 pm at the Bartell Community Theatre, 113 East Mifflin Street, Madison, WI. If you can't attend either date, contact the producer ( Be prepared to stay the entire period.

Callbacks, if needed, will be Wednesday, November 15th, 7 pm to 10 pm, also at the Bartell.

You may audition for one or both shows. You will not be cast in both. MTG/OUT!Cast will cast you in only one of these two productions.


Seeking 6 adult singing actors of various ages who can play multiple characters ranging in age from 20 to 70. We encourage people from all identities and backgrounds to audition.

There are 14 musical numbers including solos, group, & ensemble numbers. 9-10 songs per cast member. Characters to be assigned based on cast chosen & how their voices best complement the songs.

Man 1 Bb2 – A4, High tenor
Man 2 D3 – B4, High tenor
Man 3 B2 – D4, Tenor-Baritone
Woman 1 E3 – D5, Alto/Mezzo-soprano
Woman 2 E3 – Eb5, Alto/Mezzo-soprano
Woman 3 F#3 – C#5, Alto/Mezzo-soprano

Rehearsals for WORKING will start Sunday, February 18, 2018, and will be Sundays – Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the MTG Firehouse, 2410 Monroe Street, Madison. Contact the Director, Cindy Severt, with any questions (

Please complete an audition form and the appropriate conflict calendar(s). Found at:

For ROCK OF AGES, please prepare up to 32 bars up-tempo rock. For WORKING, please prepare up to 32 bars traditional musical theater ballad. Prepare both pieces if you plan to audition for both shows. Bring sheet music for accompanist. Background tracks and acapella will not be permitted. Actors will be asked to memorize and perform group dance choreography, and read a short selection from the script. These selections (sides) will be provided at the auditions. Dress to move. Be prepared to list your scheduling conflicts.

Casting Decisions: Casting decisions will be made as soon as possible. Please be patient. We will contact everyone by phone or e-mail. In addition, the cast lists will be posted on the Madison Theatre Guild website shortly after people are notified.