Seattle Musical Theatre opens 39th Season Friday with revival version of Working, based on Studs Terkel book

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle’s longest-running musical theatre company, is launching its 39th season this Friday with the classic musical, WORKING.

Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers and nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), and Grammy-winner James Taylor.

This new 2012 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. While most of the professions have been updated, the strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions.

“This show ties in brilliantly to our overall theme for the season- Identity,” states newly-appointed Managing Artistic Director Chris Mayse. 
“People's relationships to their work reveal aspects of their humanity and their identity, regardless of the challenges of the job itself.”

The show, still set in contemporary America, contains timeless truths. This new version of Working allows the audience to get a rare glimpse of the actors and technicians working to put on a show. This raw adaptation only enhances the realistic and relatable nature of the subject matter.

Tickets are currently on sale for Working, as well as for all of SMT’s 39th season selections. Go to, to learn more about the company and their upcoming season.

September 9 through October 2, 2016 at Seattle Musical Theatre, 7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle 98115 in Magnuson Park.


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