Working: A Musical
Sacramento City Theatre rounds out their “American season” with a musical adaptation of Studs Terkel’s famous oral history. The large ensemble cast ranges from stalwarts of the stage to relative newcomers; the choreography is energetic and the voices are strong. Unfortunately, the performance space doesn’t allow the singers to shine as they might, and echoes from the ensemble’s chorus occasionally drowned out the lead vocals. In spite of these minor irritations, the production is entertaining and illuminating—a reminder of what we lose when we lose jobs.
City Theatre at Sacramento City College, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; $12-$15. 3835 Freeport Boulevard, (916) 558-2228, www.citytheatre.net. Through May 18.