Book by David Thompson
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Maura Hanlon
Musical Direction by Scott Storr
Choreography by Barney O'Hanlon
Set Design by Nicholas Dorr
Lighting design by Herrick Goldman
In August, 1933, in the depths of the depression, couples flock to Atlantic City’s Marine Ballroom on the Steel Pier to compete for a $2,000 dance marathon prize. For the talented Rita Racine, there is more at stake than a sponsor, a shot at a performance career or a hefty cash prize; she is taking the journey of her life. With a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Steel Pier is a love story that will make you want to get up and dance the Rhumba, the Waltz, the Two-Step and the infamous Grizzly Bear.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.
Cape Rep’s Steel Pier dances up a storm
“It’s the depression over at Cape Repertory Theatre in Brewster and people are scrounging for money on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. A dance marathon is in progress.” – Melora North, Barnstable Patriot