Steel Pier

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

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  7m, 8f

"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

    7m, 8f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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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Reviews

"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
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Considerations

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s

Song Samples

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

7m, 8f
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Plus a chorus of 8 male and 5 female

Resources

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Full Package

20 Piano/Conductor’s Scores (in 2 books each)

Keyboard I
Keyboard II
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Trombone I
Trombone II
Horn I
Horn II
Reed I
Reed II
Reed III
Reed IV
Bass
Drums
Percussion (2 books)
Violins A
Violins B
Viola
Cello
Guitar

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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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