The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd STREET, returns to the Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cohan Center. Cal Poly Arts presents this sparkling new production, directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning revival.
42nd STREET is the song and dance fable of Broadway, with an American Dream story and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course, “42nd Street.”
The musical is based on Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie and tells the story of starry-eyed dancer Peggy Sawyer who comes to New York City and lands a part in the chorus of a Broadway musical. When that show’s leading lady breaks her ankle, young Peggy takes over and becomes a star. The original Broadway production of 42nd STREET was produced in 1980 and played for 3,486 performances, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Choreography.
Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1JGJMhPDc
PCPA director Erik Stein will present a free pre-show lecture, beginning at 6:30 in the PAC Pavilion.
Tickets for the performance range from $60 – $90 and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.
TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at www.calpolyarts.org.
Sponsored by Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vanderheyden, Sheila & Jerry Crane, Drs. Edwin & Janet Chen Hayashi and Dr. Howard & Stephanie Hayashi, KSBY TV
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