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  Working at The Complex


The Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood

From Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) comes Working a delightfully funny and thoroughly touching musical of what goes through the mind of employed (or not) Americans. Working is a fast-paced look at how people view their jobs, their opportunities, and themselves. featuring delightful pop music, laugh-out-loud jokes, and touching discoveries. This show will be a part of The Hollywood Fringe Festial, and is being produced by the same team that brought you The Fantasticks (nominated for "Best of Fringe" and by for Best Musical Revival of 2010) last year. PG-13

Thru - Jul 10, 2011

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 8:00pm

Price: $15-$30

Show Type: Musical

Running Time: Running time: 115 minutes. There

  Working Reviews
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  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

LA Weekly - Somewhat Recommended

"...As a whole, the ensemble has too many ham-fisted moments to usher the stereotypical characters - a boorish iron worker (Tim Borquez) with a supposedly ironic love of books; a self-loathing housewife (Judi Stewart) chained to her laundry basket; a valet (Tyrone Washington) who, by golly, refuses to let car parking rob him of his plainspoken pluck - to more meaningful ground. But a few stand-out performers spin their snatches of sloppily stitched material into meaningful musings on time-clock punching. Jill Kocalis Scott, for instance, successfully seeks out the joyful motivation of a sophisticated waitress in "It's an Art." Amanda Celine Miller goes from hooker to receptionist to cleaning lady with ease, crafting flesh-and-blood characters defined by toil. There's an undeniable pleasure in seeing everyday people take center stage, but the real blue collar trenches are certainly filled with more interesting men and women."
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Amy Lyons

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...It’s Working’s musical numbers, however, that make it such a crowd-pleaser even on an otherwise empty blackbox stage. A jazzy “Lovin’ Al” has parking lot attendant Al (Washington) joined by a three-girl backup; Judi Stewart’s “Just A Housewife” features a quartet of homemakers miming daily chores in perfect sync; Tiffany Oliver sings a gorgeous James Taylor’s “Millworker” accompanied by the graceful moves of her female castmates; Miller’s “Cleaning Women” salutes the ladies who keep things spotless, and “If I Could Have Been” features the full cast singing in glorious harmonies of their abandoned dreams."
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Steven Stanley

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