|SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS - "'Come and meet those dancing feet..."|
These are the first words of the title song of the Broadway Musical '42nd Street' that is set to hit the Southern Cape in June.
The story is about a young hopeful starlet, Peggy Sawyer (played by Robyn Reid) who goes to find fame in New York and meets theatre magnet, Julian Marsh (John Rapley) and hopes to be in one of his shows.
'42nd Street' is the quintessential musical that changed the face of Hollywood movie making when it originally came out in 1933. Then when it was produced for the Broadway stage in 1980 it wowed the theatre audiences. It is a vibrant show with all the tap dancing you could possibly wish for in one evening.
This production has a cast of 26 locals, who have been learning how to tap dance competently since January under the direction of Edwina Rapley who is no stranger to theatre audiences in George. Once again her professionalism and enthusiasm brings out the best in all who work with her.
Edwina is working on this show with a new musical director, René Strydom who, along with several talented musicians, will be providing the Arts Theatre Company with an exceptional musical score, with such numbers as 'Lullaby of Broadway', 'Dames', 'Shuffle off to Buffalo', 'We’re in the Money' and of course '42nd Street' itself.
The show opens at the Arts Theatre in York Street on Wednesday 20th June and runs until Saturday 23rd June. Tickets are on sale now and can be booked by either calling Beatrice at the theatre box office - 044 8743142 or at Computicket. You will need to book early to avoid disappointment!
The 42nd Street Company taking a break from rehearsals, with Peggy Sawyer (in Blue) and Julian Marsh (dark suit) centre back.