Missouri State Theatre and Dance Presents "Working"

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This is an online streaming performance from April 23-27. Tickets cost $22 for one person and $42 for a family or group.

  • Music by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, James Taylor, Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, James Taylor, Susan Birkenhead, Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • Book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 

  • Based on “Working” by Studs Terkel 

  • Directed by Lisa Brescia

    Based on Studs Turkel’s 1974 best-selling book of interviews with everyday Americans, this contemporary musical shows that, for most people, a job is far more than just a paycheck; it’s an identity and a point of pride. During the course of one 24-hour day, we meet a cross-section of workers as they go about their interrelated occupations and reflect on their aspirations, frustrations, regrets and accomplishments. Their individual stories — told through a variety of song styles — are moving, humorous, and relatable. From factory workers to firefighters, schoolteachers to stonemasons, hedge fund managers to homemakers, the unsung heroes of the economy finally have their voices heard in Working!  

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Adult: $22; Family/Group: $42

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