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The Immigrant: A Musical ()

Produced by

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company

Book: Mark Harelik
Lyrics: Sarah Knapp
Music: Steven M. Alper
Director: Robert McQueen


Meridian Arts Centre – Greenwin Theatre


October 31st, 2015 – November 22nd, 2015


A young Jewish immigrant flees Russia in 1909 and pushes his banana cart into the tiny Baptist community of Hamilton, Texas. Based on a true story, this musical examines the relationship between parents and children, newcomers and natives, Christians and Jews and the realization of the American Dream. (


Kathryn Akin Ima
Sean Arbuckle Haskell
Steven Gallagher Milton
Tracy Michailidis Leah

Creative Team

Mark Harelik Book
Sarah Knapp Lyrics
Steven M. Alper Music
Robert McQueen Director
Shelley Hanson Musical Director
Brandon Kleiman Set Designer
Brandon Kleiman Costume Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
William Fallon Sound Designer
Susan Cuthbert Assistant Director
Sharon Ryman Wig Designer


Parmela Attariwala Viola
Sasha Boychouk Reeds
Graham Smith Bass
Shelley Hanson Keyboard


Meredith Henry Stage Manager
Marie-Claude Valiquet Assistant Production Manager
James McKernan Production Manager
Jaclyn Zaltz Head of Properties
James McQuay Head Carpenter
Megumi Hari Head Painter