APRIL 29–MAY 9, 2021  |  VIRTUAL

Based upon Studs Terkel’s 1974 bestseller, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, Working: A Musical shares actual workers’ words from the book and gives voice to their hopes and aspirations through music by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Micki Grant, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others. Each person – trucker, waitress, stay-at-home mom, hedge fund manager, laborer, millworker, project manager, delivery person, and more – have a unique story to tell.

The musical has undergone several revisions since its premiere in 1977 and on Broadway in 1978. CATCO will present the 2012 Revised Version with updated text and new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The Sunday, May 9 performance will contain open captions.

  • Thursday, April 29, 7:30 pm EST

  • Friday, April 30, 7:30 pm EST

  • Saturday, May 1, 7:30 pm EST

  • Sunday, May 2, 2 pm EST

  • Thursday, May 6, 7:30 pm EST

  • Friday, May 7, 7:30 pm EST

  • Saturday, May 8, 7:30 pm EST

  • Sunday, May 9, 2 pm EST (This performance of Working will be open captioned)

  1. Purchase your Working tickets on ShowTix4U.
  2. Upon checkout, you will receive an order confirmation email from ShowTix4U that includes your watch instructions and link. Please be sure to check your Junk/Spam/Promotions folder if you do not see an email.
  3. On the date/time of your selected performance, click the link in your order confirmation email to access the live stream.

Reminder: Only 1 device can be logged in to a stream access link at a time.

We want you to have a fulfilling and comfortable storytelling experience at CATCO productions. We generally recommend Working for audiences 16 and up due to some strong language and mature themes/sexual content. If you would like to be apprised of content advisories for Working, please email concierge@catco.org. We are happy to answer any specific questions regarding content as you decide which of our productions are right for you and your family.

We will be hosting live talk-backs following each performance with cast, crew, and special guests. All are welcome (no ticket purchase required!) and will take place 1.45 hours after showtime.

Host Guest(s)
Thurs, 4/29 Leda Hoffmann and Christy Farnbauch DJ Ernaisja
Fri, 4/30 Leda Hoffmann Cathy Ritterbusch, Associate Professor, Paralegal Studies, Columbus State
Sat, 5/1 Leda Hoffmann Tywan Banks, Interim Chair, Allied Health Professions, Columbus State
Sun, 5/2 Christy Farnbauch Chris Leyva
Thurs, 5/6 Leda Hoffmann Chris Leyva
Fri, 5/7 Leda Hoffmann Cathy Ritterbusch, Associate Professor, Paralegal Studies, Columbus State
Sat, 5/8 Leda Hoffmann Shoshana Canali
Sun, 5/9 Christy Farnbauch TBA

While we can’t hand you a program in-person, we have the same information in a convenient digital format! Check out our cast, crew, and more!


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“At a time when our relationship with work is shifting – mass unemployment, concerns over workplace safety, more people than ever working from home – many of us are thinking hard about the role our jobs play in our lives. Are we defined by our jobs? Should we be? What hopes and dreams are tied up in that paycheck? From Studs Terkel’s book to the original musical, to this revised version, Working has always been about our shared humanity and the universal longing in all of us to be part of something.”

Leda Hoffmann, Artistic Director




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