Nov 4 - Nov 19; Saturdays 8pm; Sundays 2pm; also Saturdays 11/11 & 11/18 2pm; Sunday 11/12 7pm; Friday 11/17 8pm
Pacific Coast Repertory Company Theatre kicks off their 8th Season of professional musical theater at the Firehouse Arts Center on Saturday, November 4, at 8:00 p.m. with a sparkling new production of "42nd Street," the ultimate show-bizzy musical theater celebration.
The story: Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the Big City from Allentown, PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle, and... (well, you get the idea). Chock-full of Broadway standards, including: You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me, Dames, We're In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, and, of course, 42nd Street.
November 5 Special Event: An "Inside the Show" discussion with the director and principal actors will take place after the Sunday matinee performance. Admission is free with a ticket to the performance.
The musical's first production (1980, Broadway) was a huge hit, won the Tony Award for Best Musical that year, and enjoyed a very long run. "42nd Street" won the Olivier Award for Best Musical when it opened in London in 1984, and another Tony in 2001 for Best Musical Revival on Broadway.
Professional Director/Choreographer/Actor Joy Sherratt, will direct the PRCT production at the intimate Firehouse Arts Center. Joy will team up with Music Director Brett Strader and Choreographer Suzanne Brandt. Artistic direction by David Judson.
Staring Jessica Maxey as "Peggy Sawyer," Andrew Mondello as "Billy Lawlor," Maria Mikheyenko as "Dorothy Brock," Edward Hightower* as "Julian Marsh," and Derek Travis Collard* as "Bert Barry." A talented ensemble of professional and regional actors completes the cast. [*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers]