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Steel Pier

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  8f, 7m

Book by David Thompson
Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson

"Beautiful songs skillfully interwoven with the plot." - N.Y. Daily News

"Spectacular." - N.Y. Post."Steeped in wistfulness." - N.Y. Times

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    8f, 7m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Details

Summary
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.
Cast Attributes
  • Expandable casting
  • Time Period 1930s
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

"Beautiful songs skillfully interwoven with the plot." - N.Y. Daily News

"Spectacular." - N.Y. Post.

"Steeped in wistfulness." - N.Y. Times

Videos

  • 1997 Tony Awards

  • Steel Pier

Music

Song Samples

Overture
Prelude
Willing to Ride
Everybody Dance
Second Chance
A Powerful Thing
Dance With Me / The Last Girl
The Shag
Everybody's Girl
Wet
Lovebird
The Sprints
Leave the World Behind
Somebody Older
Running in Place
Two Little Words
First You Dream
Steel Pier
Steel Pier [Reprise]
Final Dance
Piano-Conductor

1 Reed 1 (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Recorder)
1 Reed 2 (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax)
1 Reed 3 (English Horn, Oboe, Clarinet, Tenor Sax)
1 Reed 4 (Clarinet, Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Bassoon)
1 Horn 1
1 Horn 2
1 Trumpet 1
1 Trumpet 2
1 Trumpet 3
1 Trombone 1
1 Trombone 2
1 Keyboard 1
1 Keyboard 2
1 Guitar
1 Drums
2 Percussion
1 Violins A
1 Violins B
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass

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20 Piano-Conductor

1 Reed 1
1 Reed 2
1 Reed 3
1 Reed 4
1 Horn 1
1 Horn 2
1 Trumpet 1
1 Trumpet 2
1 Trumpet 3
1 Trombone 1
1 Trombone 2
1 Keyboard 1
1 Keyboard 2
1 Guitar
1 Drums
2 Percussion
1 Violins A
1 Violins B
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
20 Piano-Conductor

Authors

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1933–2004) was an award-winning lyricist, librettist and director who frequently and successfully collaborated with composer John Kander. Ebb's work for the theatre included Flora, The Red Menace; Cabaret; The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woma ...

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John Kander

John Kander is a Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning composer, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. With frequent collaborator Fred Ebb, he composed the score to dozens of Broadway musicals, including Cabaret, Zorba, Chi ...

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Susan Stroman

Susan Stroman directed and choreographed THE PRODUCERS, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards including Best Direction and Best Choreography. Most recently she directed and choreographed The Producers: The Movie Musical, nominated for 4 Golden Globes. She co-created, direc ...

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David Thompson

David Thompson's theatre credits include And the World Goes 'Round (Drama Desk and Outer Circle Critics Award), The Look of Love, Thou Shalt Not, Flora the Red Menace (Drama Desk Award nomination), Steel Pier (Tony Award nomination) and the 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago, f ...

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