September 25 – October 20, 2013 | The Lab Theater
700 N 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 | Running time: 2 hours with one intermission
By Peter Rothstein and Dan Chouinard • Music Direction by Dan Chouinard • Directed by Peter Rothstein
Ellis Island was the gateway to America — a land of opportunity for some, a land of exclusion for others. 5,000 immigrants a day passed through this “Island of Hope, Island of Tears.” Packed into the steerage of steamships, they left their homelands with few possessions but a wealth of hope, promise and music. Steerage Song is a musical kaleidoscope of their journey to America. Steerage Song premiered in concert form at the Fitzgerald Theater in 2011; creators Peter Rothstein and Dan Chouinard have continued to develop the docu-musical, blending the songs of 20 countries of Old Europe and the rhythms of Tin Pan Alley into a moving, fully-staged, new musical.
Previews: September 25, 26 & 27
Opening Night: September 28
Performance Days & Times
Wednesdays – Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 (post show)
Thursdays, October 3, 10 & 17
Sundays, October 6 & 13
A special complimentary performance of Steerage Song for immigrants and refugees is being made possible with funding provided by the Marbrook Foundation.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.