Great Neck native Kate Steinberg, a Great Neck South High School graduate of the Class of 2005, is co-composer of this year’s Third Annual New York Children’s Theater Festival presentation Rescue Rue. Rescue Rue is making its world premiere at the festival on April 25.
Rescue Rue is a musical fairytale with puppets, telling the story of one dog’s journey from shelter to adoption, and then finding a “fur-ever” home in New York City.
Speaking bout the show, Steinberg told the Great Neck Record: “Children will love Rescue Rue because there are puppets, fun catchy music and lovable characters. There is also a story that a lot of children can relate to which is finding where you belong and being loved and understood.”
She added: “Rescue Rue is a children’s musical theatre piece that isn’t just for children. It’s a story about finding your place in the world, the ups and downs you face along the way, and the friends and foes who you learn and grow from throughout your journey. Those are themes that everyone can relate to no matter how big or small, young or old. It has been a wonderful collaboration process and I cannot wait to start rehearsals and see this piece come to life on stage at the end of April.”
Rescue Rue is for ages three to eight, with performances at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 10 West 64th St. at Central Park West, New York City, on Friday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $18 ($15 YMCA members) at Ovationtix, 866 811-4111 or at www.newyorkchildrenstheaterfestival.org
Steinberg, who grew up in Great Neck, is currently a Roslyn resident. She is a New York City-based performer, composer, songwriter and session vocalist. Her credits as a performer include performances in New York City: Broken Bride: A Rock Opera (Ars Nova); and concerts at The Bitter End, New York Theatre Barn at The Cell, Rockwood Music Hall and others. In Chicago Steinberg has performed in concerts at The Empty Bottle, Reggie’s Rock Club and Schuba’s.
Steinberg’s arrangements, vocals, and compositions have been featured in artist recordings, jingles, film, television shows, video games, advertisements and viral videos for clients such as Hefty, Marvel, Coors Light, Brother, UPS, McDonald’s and KFC.
Steinberg holds a Bachelor of Music in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music.