Illinois Central College presents six performances of the musical Working, opening Feb. 28

In response to requests from the public for a musical production, the Illinois Central College Theatre Program will present six performances of Working over two weekends on the ICC Performing Arts Center main stage, located on the East Peoria Campus. The show opens Friday, February 28 and runs through Sunday, March 9, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm.

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working is a fun, vibrant musical that fills audiences with hope and inspiration. The show paints a vivid portrait of men and women the world often takes for granted from many walks of life: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the millworker, the mason, and many others. Through monologues and song, the show reveals the universal truth beyond any specific profession that a person’s relationship to their work ultimately reveals aspects of their humanity.

This play is rated PG for adult themes.

Still from the performance of the musical "Working"
Ethan Johnson (center) portrays interstate truck driver Frank Decker in the production number “Brother Trucker” from the Illinois Central College production of “Working.” The show will be performed six times over two weekends beginning February 28. Other cast members pictured include (clockwise from upper right): Ryan Groves, Cody Cornwell, Tannen Skriver, Ramsey Hendricks, Matthew Henry, and Beau Elliott.

Cast members include: Abbie Pfaff of Tremont, Aimee Domaszewicz of Pekin, Andrea Cannon Grant of Peoria, Arianna Morgan of Peoria, Beau Elliott of Germantown Hills, Breeann Dawson of Normal, Cody Cornwell of Pekin, Courtney Daniel of Morton, Emilie Dierks of Morton, Emma Luttrell of Washington, Ethan Johnson of Edelstein, Jenni Frink of Dunlap, Kristina Ingold of East Peoria, Lindsay Nolan of Bloomington, Matthew Henry of McLean, Meghan Bordeaux of Peoria, Patrick Luckey of Minonk, Ramsey Hendricks of Bloomington, Ryan Groves of Carlock, Ryan Neubauer of Morton, Samantha Thomas of Pekin, Tannen Skriver of Washington, Tinia Martin of Peoria, Trisha Bagby of Petersburg, and Victor Griffith of Washington.

Working is based on the book by Studs Terkel and is adapted for the stage by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. The show is directed by Christopher Gray. Julie Clemens is music director, and Marty Savolskis is choreographer.

Tickets for the performance are $7 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the ICC Performing Arts Center Box Office at (309) 694-5136.