Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company is holding open auditions for Working: A Musical.

Book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Carnelia,
Mary Rogers, Susan Birkenhead, Micki Grant, and James Taylor
Artistic Director/Stage Director, Megan O’Toole; Musical Director, Curtis Heard

This is a fully staged production, with professional live orchestra. This is a volunteer theatre performance. Reimbursement/Per Diem will be offered for all roles.


Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm on May 27-29, June 3-5 and 10-12. 

*At this time all staff, volunteers, and performers must show proof of vaccination with booster (for those eligible) to participate in auditions, rehearsals, and performances.


Saturday, March 26 from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, March 27 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

No appointments necessary.

Audition Requirements

Be prepared to sing 32 bars (or one minute) of music in the style of the show, and/or that demonstrates your vocal range and power. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music. Resume and headshot are not required, if submitted they will be viewed post-audition. Callbacks will be Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm. 


Begin April 5 and run Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm-10:30pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances are in the historic sanctuary at First Congregational Church of Long Beach at 241 Cedar Ave., Long Beach, CA  90802.  Direct questions to [email protected] or (562) 366-0085.

About the Show

Long Beach Landmark Theatre Company presents an exciting and important localized, post-pandemic perspective on Working: A Musical. Based on the best-selling book by oral historian and radio broadcaster, Studs Terkel the musical explores the lived experience of the American worker through a patchwork of monologues and songs that compel us to see the person behind the job. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda. Illuminating the humanity of the worker resonates now more than ever as the pandemic laid bare the inequities of capitalist America, lead to “the great resignation”, and changed the way we all look at what it means to work.

Long Beach Landmark Casting Commitment

As a company we are committed to consistently evaluating our practices to better reflect and serve our vibrant and diverse community. We welcome non-traditional and identity-conscious casting in all our productions. We are seeking and encouraging all actors to audition, regardless of race/ethnicity, physical ability, body type, age, orientation or gender/gender identity.

The Cast

This is a collaborative ensemble production featuring 15-20 cast members. Soloists for up to 30 featured songs and monologues will be cast from the ensemble. Extensive ensemble backup singing and group numbers.

All Roles Open

Solo performances (vocal and/or spoken):

Receptionist (solo monologue) 
Millworker (solo song)
Fund Raiser (solo monologue)
Trucker (solo song)
Schoolteacher (solo song)
Flight Attendant (solo monologue)
Fireman (solo monologue) 
UPS Delivery person (solo monologue)
Salesperson (solo monologue)
Retired (solo song) 
Community Organizer (solo monologue) 
Nanny (solo song) 
Eldercare Worker (solo song) 

Ex-Copyboy (solo monologue)
Mason (solo song)
Waitress (or Waiter) (solo song)
Ironworker (solo monologue)
Cleaning Woman (solo song)
Project Manager (solo monologue)
Housewife (solo song)
Prostitute (solo monologue)
Corporate Executive (solo monologue)
Tech Supporter (solo monologue)
Publicist (solo monologue)
Fast Food Worker (solo song)
Migrant Worker (solo song)

*To learn more about the show we recommend listening to Working: A Musical (Original London Cast Recording) 2018.