Crystal Theatre Ellis Island (2023 Production)

Ellis Island (2023 Production)


Crystal Theatre

Crystal Theatre Ellis Island (2023 Production)

5th - 12th grade


Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Mar 18, 2023 - May 21, 2023

12 classes remaining

1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT


66 Bayview Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850


Cheryl K., Laszlo B., Alexandrea K.


50 students

Class Experience

With immigration such a hot topic in today’s world, see what it was like in 1907 - the peak year for immigration through Ellis Island! Travel with immigrants from Italy, Russia, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, and the West Indies on a journey to the “promised land”. They end up at Ellis Island, gateway to America, where they must run the gauntlet of immigration officers who determine their fitness for entry into the United States. Experience the joys and sorrows of your ancestors in this emotional saga (part one of a series - the third installment, “Whistleville”, will be presented in August). Younger students play the children, older students the adults. This award-winning large-cast show is a Crystal Theatre staple among the actors and audience! Directed by Cheryl and Alexandrea Kemeny, musically directed by Laszlo Balazs, and choreographed by Alex Cahr.


• Saturday, March 18th from 1-4pm (auditions)
• Friday, March 24th from 5-8pm
• Saturday, March 25th from 1-4pm
• Friday, March 31st from 5-8pm (sectionals, TBD)
• Saturday, April 1st from 1-4pm
No class Saturday, April 8th due to Spring Break/Easter/Passover
• Saturday, April 15th from 1-4pm
• Saturday, April 22nd from 1-4pm
• Friday, April 28th from 5-8pm (sectionals, TBD)
• Saturday, April 29th from 1-4pm
• Saturday, May 6th from 1-4pm
• Saturday, May 13th from 1-7pm (tech rehearsal)
• Thursday, May 18th from 4:30-9pm (dress rehearsal #1 with Saturday night cast)
• Friday, May 19th from 4:30-9pm (dress rehearsal #2 with Sunday afternoon cast)
• Show #1: Saturday, May 20th at 6:30pm (call for actors is at 5pm)
• Show #2: Sunday, May 21st at 3pm (call for actors is at 1:30pm)

Other Things To Know

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to and after first class, half refund after second class, no refund after third class.

What To Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Three-ring binder with script and music once provided
  • Black jazz or ballet shoes

Crystal Theatre Location

Crystal Theatre

66 Bayview Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

Meet your Instructor

Laszlo B.