If Coming to America
isn't the biggest production mounted by Kalliope Stage in the three seasons it's been around, it's certainly the busiest. More than 60 songs by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and other songwriting giants are packed into the two-hour show about Ellis Island immigrants. The vaudeville-style musical created by New York-based award-winners James Hindman and Ray Roderick makes its world premiere at Kalliope. "It's like a 1910 Saturday Night Live
," says executive director John Paul Boukis. "But it's a great reminder of why people come here. There are so many stories, but by the end of it, they're everybody's
story. You're like, Yeah, this is who we are.'"
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Feb. 9. Continues through March 12