Steel Pier

Steel Pier

by: Fred Ebb, Scott Ellis, Inc., John Kander, Susan Stroman, David Thompson

by: Fred Ebb, Scott Ellis, Inc., John Kander, Susan Stroman, David Thompson

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Steel Pier

Steel Pier

by: Fred Ebb, Scott Ellis, Inc., John Kander, Susan Stroman, David Thompson

by: Fred Ebb, Scott Ellis, Inc., John Kander, Susan Stroman, David Thompson

Overview

In the honky tonk world of marathon dancing in Atlantic City in 1933, a captivating assortment of depression era souls eager to dance their way into fame and prizes gather on the Steel Pier. The spectacle is presided over by an oily tongued emcee who is secretly married to Rita Racine, the champion dancer. Her usual partner doesn't show up, so she is paired with a handsome pilot on leave. As the hours of dancing whirl on, Rita becomes increasingly disillusioned with her sleazy, conniving husband and more and more infatuated with the handsome young aviator and a vision of life in a peaceful cottage. Songs by the creators of Chicago, Cabaret and other Broadway classics perfectly capture the rhythms of the 1930's dance era.

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Details

  • Genre: Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1928 – 2004) won Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work as a writer, director, and composer. His collaborations with John Kander, Bob Fosse, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Liza Minnelli made him a legend in the New York theatre community. Mr. Kander and Mr. ...

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Scott Ellis, Inc.

Scott Ellis, Inc.

John Kander

John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander. He was exposed to music at an early age. Kander believed that a bout of tuberculosis as a baby, which had kept him isolated from other people, had actually helped him develop his sense of sound. At age six he b ...

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Susan Stroman

Susan Stroman

David Thompson

David Thompson

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