Working (2012 Revised Version)

Working (2012 Revised Version)
This examination of 26 people from all walks of life proves that it's more than just a job for the average working American.



Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the workers that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant, and more.

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 show's strengths are in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal essential aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings 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.

With extremely modest set and orchestra requirements, universal subject matter, and featuring a diverse ensemble cast of variable size, Working is one of the most accessible, relevant and substantive musicals ever created. The new, revised 2012 version includes updated lyrics, a streamlined book and two new songs.

Concert Selections for Working (2012 Revised Version)

MTI is pleased to provide the pre-approved rental materials of select songs for your symphonic concert performance. Please note, MTI is unable to grant the necessary Performance Rights with this material rental. The Performance Rights needed must be obtained separately through the individual song’s respective small rights agency such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC. Please email concerts@mtishows.com with any questions.

  • "I LOVE YOU" SONG
    From
    25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    William Finn
    Lyrics by
    William Finn
    Instrumentation
    4 Piano-Conductor Scores, Reed (Oboe, Alto Sax), Synthesizer, Percussion, Cello
  • 9 TO 5
    From
    9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
  • A MUSICAL
    From
    SOMETHING ROTTEN!
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Music by
    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Lyrics by
    Wayne Kirkpatrick
    Karey Kirkpatrick
    Orchestrated by
    Larry Hochman
    Arranged by
    Glen Kelly
    Instrumentation
    2 Keyboard 1/Conductor, 10 PV, 4 Reed(Clarinet, Piccolo, Flute, Alto Sax)Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar 1(Archtop), Guitar 2(Solid Body Electric), Keyboard 2 (synth.), Keyboard 3(synth.), 2 Percussion, Violin(6), Bass(3)
  • A PLACE CALLED HOME
    From
    CHRISTMAS CAROL, A
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 20 sec
    Music by
    ALAN MENKEN
    Lyrics by
    LYNN AHRENS
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 7 Viola, 17 Violin, 1 Drum, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 1 Keyboard1,1 Keyboard2, 6 Piano Conductor Scores, 2 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3,1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3
  • ABBONDANZA
    From
    MOST HAPPY FELLA, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    7 min 25 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn 1&2, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Vocal Score, 3 Chorus books
  • ACID QUEEN
    From
    TOMMY, THE WHO'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
  • ACT 2 FINALE - PART 4 ("INTO THE WOODS")
    From
    INTO THE WOODS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    3 min 50 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    JONATHAN TUNICK
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 2 Horns, 1 Piano, 1 Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo), 1 Reed 2(Clarinet)1 Reed 3 (Bassoon), 1 Synthesizer, 1 Trumpet in C, 1 Bb Trumpet (opt), 7 Viola, 17 Violin, 3 Percussion, 1 Piano, 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score, 25 Chorus Books
  • ADELAIDE'S LAMENT
    From
    GUYS & DOLLS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Gb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 10 sec
    Music by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Lyrics by
    LOESSER, FRANK
    Orchestrated by
    GEORGE BASSMAN & TED ROYAL
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Clarinet 3, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 2 Percussion, 2 Piano Conductor
  • ADVENTURES OF A ZOO
    First Performance Fee:
    $300
    Each Additional Performance:
    $150
    Type
    SYMPHONIC COMPOSITION (WITH NARRATION)
    Arranged for
    NARRATOR
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    23 min 20 sec
    Music by
    KLEINSINGER, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    TRIPP, PAUL
    Instrumentation
    1 Oboe 1, 1 Oboe 2, 1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Flute 3, 1 Clarinet 2(in B), 2 Bassoon 1&2, 1 Clarinet 1(in Bb), 1 Tuba, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Horn 1(in F), 1 Horn 2(in F), 1 Horn 3(in F), 1 Horn 4(in F), 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Narrator, 1 Fullscore
  • AGONY
    From
    INTO THE WOODS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALES VOICES
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    3 min 39 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn 1, 1 Horn 2, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Synth, 1 Piano, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Conductor Score, 2 Chorus books
  • AGONY (REPRISE)
    From
    INTO THE WOODS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • AH, MISS
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 20 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Celli, 1 Organ, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 4 Piano Conductor Scores, 3 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 2 Trumpets, 7 Viola, 17 Violin
  • AH, SWEET MYSTERY / FALLING IN LOVE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    7 min 10 sec
    Music by
    TESORI, JEANINE
    Lyrics by
    SCANLAN, DICK
    Orchestrated by
    RALPH BURNS & DOUG BESTERMAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Cello, 1 Drums, 1 Guitar, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 2 Percussion, 1 Piano, 1 Reed 1 (Flute), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet & Flute), 1 Reed 3 (Clarinet), 1 Reed 4 (Flute, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin, 3 Piano Vocal, 1 Full Score
  • AIN'T IT GOOD
    From
    CHILDREN OF EDEN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Am
    Estimated duration
    6 min 53 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
    Instrumentation
    1 Bass, 2 Guitars, 1 Drums, 2 Percussion, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 20 Piano-Conductor Score, 1 Full Score
  • ALDOLPHO
    From
    DROWSY CHAPERONE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Lisa Lambert
    Greg Morrison
    Lyrics by
    Lisa Lambert
    Greg Morrison
    Orchestrated by
    Larry Blank
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 2 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), Reed 3 (Piccolo, Clarinet, Tenor Sax), Reed 4 (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax), 3 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Drums, Percussion, Bass. Your rental set will also include 3 Piano-Conductor Scores.
  • ALL THE WASTED TIME
    From
    PARADE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (WITH VOCAL)
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    7 min 21 sec
    Music by
    JASON ROBERT BROWN
    Lyrics by
    JASON ROBERT BROWN
    Orchestrated by
    DON SEBESKY & JASON ROBERT BROWN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute/Piccolo, 2 Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 4 Horn, 2 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 2 Percussion, 1 Timpani, 1 Guitar, 1 Piano, (8) Violin I,(8) Violin II, (7) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass. Your materials will also include 1 Full Score.
  • ALMOST REAL
    From
    BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Music by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Lyrics by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Orchestrated by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Instrumentation
    2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score, 2 Guitar 1 (Acoustic, Mandolin), 1 Guitar 2 (Acoustic), 5 Bass, 3 Percussion (Timpani, Vibraphone, Crotales, Chime, Suspended Cymbal), 17 Violin 1/Violin 2, 7 Violin 3 (Viola)/Viola, 6 Violincello
  • ALWAYS STARTING OVER
    From
    IF/THEN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • ANATEVKA
    From
    FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Fm
    Estimated duration
    5 min 10 sec
    Music by
    BOCK, JERRY
    Lyrics by
    HARNICK, SHELDON
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn 1, 1 Horn 2, 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Accordian, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • AND THIS IS MY BELOVED
    From
    KISMET
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    7 min 23 sec
    Music by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Lyrics by
    WRIGHT, ROBERT
    FORREST, GEORGE
    Orchestrated by
    KAY, ARTHUR
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Tuba, 1 Vibes, 9 Violin AC, 8 Violin BD, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 4 Chorus books
  • ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE
    From
    COMPANY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE (Plus optional Vocal Minority, 4 females)
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    3 min 58 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    Reed 1 (Piccolo), Reed 2 (Flute), Reed 3 (Flute), Reed 4 (Oboe), Reed 5 (Clarinet), 2 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Percussion, Guitar (Electric), Piano, (16) Violins, (6) Cello, Bass, Vocal Minority (optional). You rental set will also include 2 Piano-Conductor Scores and 1 Full Score.
  • ANOTHER NIGHT
    First Performance Fee:
    $0
    Each Additional Performance:
    $0
  • ANY MOMENT
    From
    INTO THE WOODS
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 20 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Full Score, 5 Bass, 6 Celli, 2 Horns, 4 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Piano3 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Synthesizer, 7 Viola, 17 Violin
  • ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
    From
    ANYONE CAN WHISTLE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    5 min 38 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    WALKER, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Flute 3, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 2 Horn 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 2 Cello A, 2 Cello B, 2 Cello C, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion(Timp, Triangle), 1 Accordian, 2 Piano Conductor
  • ANYWHERE I WANDER
    From
    HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (WITH VOCAL)
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Frank Loesser
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (F#)
    From
    OLIVER!, LIONEL BART'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (F)
    From
    OLIVER!, LIONEL BART'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME (G)
    From
    OLIVER!, LIONEL BART'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • AS WE STUMBLE ALONG
    From
    DROWSY CHAPERONE, THE
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1 (Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax), 1 Reed 2 (Clarinet, Alto Sax), 1 Reed 3 (Clarinet, Tenor Sax), 1 Reed 4 (Bass Clarinet, Bari Sax), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Trombone, 1 Drums, 1 Percussion (Vibes, Glockenspiel, Triangle, Timpani), 1 Keyboard 1, 1 Keyboard 2, 1 Acoustic Bass
  • ASCOT GAVOTTE
    From
    MY FAIR LADY, LERNER AND LOEWE'S
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec

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Questions & Answers

February 10, 2021
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Musical - Working

Is there any kind of prerecorded music for this show.  Looking to do something outside because of COVID restrictions.  Thank you

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March 18, 2020
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Delivery and A Very Good Day

What do I nee to do in order to have my kids perform the songs Delivery and A Very Good Day?

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March 18, 2020
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What do I nee to do in order to have my kids perform the songs Delivery and A Very Good Day?

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May 10, 2019
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wHAT ARE THE ORCHESTRATION DEMANDS OF wORKING 2012
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September 15, 2016
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Reference recording for Working 2012
Does this include the 2 new songs? Or is it the original cast recording from the 70s?
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