"A deeply satisfying new musical, with much on its mind about history, humanity, man and God and the American Dream, is beckoning to theatergoers with a taste for rich characters in a tale that touches the heart, glows with humor and soothes the ear... [W]ith its splendid cast of four and its sensitive direction by Randal Myler... this show marks an auspicious beginning for CAP21... The pleasure of the show's music, with Sarah Knapp as lyricist and Steven M. Alper as composer, is that it is always at the service of its strong characters, as are the costumes by C. David Russell, the lighting of Jane Cox, the hair and makeup designs of Mitch Ely, the scenery by Beowulf Boritt and the musical direction of Albert Ahronheim.... And the four principals do themselves, their collaborators and the generations of Hareliks proud."
Lawrence Van Gelder, The New York Times

"[T]here is a hell of a lot of fresh air blowing through the theatre... [Lyricist] Sarah Knapp... has shaped and structured her songs with truly astonishing maturity. Composer Steven M. Alper matches this sophistication with melodies, arrangements and orchestration... that add musical wit and heart to the verbal.... his is a lovely score... [A] turning point and breakthrough for what the small musical can do, for the subject matter it explores, and for its authors."
- David Spencer

"[R]eal and compelling... emotionally genuine..."
- Gordon Cox

"Mark Harelik's text is based on his same-named play, which was one of the most-produced shows of the early 1990s. Now fashioned into an intimately scaled musical with a cast of four, The Immigrant may well achieve similar success all over again... Altogether, The Immigrant ably and affectionately delivers the goods."
- Michael Sommers
Newark Star-Ledger

"If you use creative talent as a yardstick [it's] a bounteous production... The at once complex and accessible score clicks into all the right places... The big downside is the show's limited run... An enjoyable, full-bodied experience..."
- Elyse Sommer

scenic designer
Beowulf Borrit
lighting designer
Jane Cox
costume designer
C. David Russell
general manager
Abbie M. Strassler
Press Agent
Cromarty & Co.
technical director
Bradford Olson
sound designer
Randy Hansen
production stage manager
Vienna Hagen
hair & make-up designer
Mitch Ely
  musical director
Albert Ahronheim

15 West 28th St.

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The Immigrant, based on the play of the same name, is the story of a young Jewish immigrant who fled the pogroms of Czarist Russia in 1909 and pushed his banana cart into the tiny Baptist community of Hamilton, Texas. Given shelter by a childless older couple, he sent for his wife, raised a family, and made this town his home. A true story of parents and children, newcomers and natives, Christians and Jews, and the realization of the American Dream.

September 13 - October 8, 2000

Frank Ventura, Artistic Director
Peter T. Van Wyck, Managing Director
Sharon Hamlet, General Manager
Eliza Ventura, Literary Manager

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Previews begin
September 13
September 19
Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 3 pm
(added show 9/17, no performance 9/20)
 graphics designed by Leah Becker



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