Orphan Train

Story & Book By Patty Lynch
Music & Lyrics by Charlie Maguire
Directed by Ron Peluso & Anya Kremenetsky
Choreography by Emily Michaels King
Musical Arrangements by Richard Kriehn
Musical Direction by Andrew Fleser


November 19–December 18, 2016


A timeless story of family told with humor and love

1889. Over 100,000 orphaned children were shipped by rail from the slums of New York City to farm families in the Midwest between 1858 and 1929. Orphan Train brings to life the struggles and joys of the children who landed in Minnesota and the families who took them in. This stirring folk musical follows a handful of children – a brother and sister who were separated, a tough boy and a spirited girl whose courage soars in the face of adversity, and an African-American girl who finds love in the home of a Buffalo Soldier’s family. Don’t miss this new look at a History Theatre classic that will tug at your heartstrings and entertain audiences of all ages with humor and love.

*Please note: Dynamic pricing applies for all Orphan Train performances.

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