A one-hour musical about the journey of immigrants through Ellis Island.
Ellis Island served as the portal for immigrants coming into the USA from 1892 to 1954. Before its closing, an estimated 12 million people passed through on their way to a new life in America. This one-hour musical geared towards young audiences captures the essence of their journey.
Six professional actors dressed in period clothing weave this intriguing tale with dialogue and songs of their experiences traveling into America. They were filled with hopes and excitement to begin new lives, and some encountered obstacles along the way.
Appropriate for ages 6 – 12.
Words and Lyrics by Don Kersey
Music by Steve Liebman
Produced by Susan Fenley
Directed by David Leidholdt
Starring: Shannon Agnew, Stephan Amenta, Charity Farrell, Tirosh Schneider, Bronwyn Whittle, and David J. Wiens
“Ellis Island” is sponsored, in part, by public funding from NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs & the City Council.