DALTON, Mass. — The Apollonian Players of Wahconah Regional High School will present the Broadway musical extravaganza "42nd Street" on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 8, at 1 and 7 p.m.
The play is under the direction of Pamela Fortlage-Gold, assisted by Liz Daniels, with musical direction by Ann-Marie Desautelle and choreography by Vickie Hornstein.
One of showbusiness’s most classic and beloved tales, "42nd Street" tells the story of Peggy Sawyer ((Aleksandra Tsangarides), a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.
Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy's talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh ((Dan Brainerd), who gives her a spot in the chorus of "Pretty Lady," his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock ((Abby White), the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, "Pretty Lady" looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!
Peggy's rise from showgirl to star is the stuff of show business dreams. "42nd Street" is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theater standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students/senior citizens and $8 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
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