1990 - 1991

42nd Street

Broadway, 1933

When Peggy Sawyer first comes to New York City, she has trouble gathering up her courage to audition for Julian Marsh's upcoming musical Pretty Lady and misses the audition. Luckily, she is befriended by Maggie, one of the show's writers, Billy, the romantic lead, and the chorus girls. They show Peggy some of the routines, she gets a second chance, and she lands a part in the show.

The star of Pretty Lady is Dorothy Brock, a veteran of the Broadway stage. Her last hit was a distant ten years earlier, but her sugar daddy, Abner Dillon, is bankrolling the show. Dorothy is a terrific singer, but not much of a dancer, so Julian and Andy, the dance director, have to choreograph all the numbers around her.

The show moves to Philadelphia for its pre-Broadway run, and disaster strikes. Dorothy is accidentally knocked down by Peggy at the finale of Act I and breaks an ankle. Julian is furious and fires Peggy on the spot. Without a leading lady, he cancels the rest of the performance and threatens to close Pretty Lady for good.

Annie, one of the chorus girls, convinces Julian that Peggy could take over Dorothy's part. But it's not easy. Peggy has to learn twenty-five pages of script, six songs and ten dance numbers, all within the space of thirty-six hours. As Julian says, he'll either face opening night on Broadway with a live leading lady or a dead chorus girl…


Artistic Director: Lorraine St. Laurent

Musical Director: Drummond Hudson

Choreographer: Debbie Miller-Smith

Cast

Barry Bielby

Bert

Brian Hall

Billy

Carole Billingham

Peggy

Cayla Baylin

Dorothy

Heather Monkman

Maggie

Jim Robertson

Pat

Joel Oliver

Julian

John Powell

Mac

Lorna Rice

Lorna

Moe Romanow

Doctor

Nancy Egan

Annie

Robert McColman

Andy

Walt Conrad

Abner

Aileen Szkwarek

Chorus Girl

Cindy Harrison

Chorus Girl

Debbie Jones

Chorus Girl

Kathryn Romanow

Chorus Girl

Linda Fournier

Chorus Girl

Adrienne Gould

chorus

Brad Burgess

chorus

Brahm Olszynko

chorus

David Coles

chorus

Duncan Morgan

chorus

Eddie Baroud

chorus

Guylaine Roy

chorus

Janet Fraser

chorus

Jim Morrison

chorus

John Murray

chorus

Laurie Nicoll

chorus

Libby Livingston

chorus

Lucille Warren

chorus

Luke LaRue

chorus

Mark Green

chorus

Patrick Goddard

chorus

Sam Smith

chorus

Sean Alger

chorus

Production

Anne McGuire

Properties Mistress

Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus)

Barbara Seeton

Make-up Design

Bill Butterworth

Sound Technician

Carol Chamberlain

Assistant Stage Manager

Debbie Jones

Assistant Choreographer

Don Lambton

Stage Manager

Ginny Day

Assistant Director

Helen Pelcis

House Manager (Commerce)

Judith Froome

Costume Designer

Malvary Cole

Set Designer

Marylin Day

Production Coordinator

Melva Scott

Make-up Design

Mike Jotoff

Lighting Designer

Pam Reynolds

Assistant to the Directors

Sheila Shields

Ticket Manager

Terry Dacey

Assistant to the Set Designer

Tom Mordasewicz

Master Carpenter

Tom Shields

Workshop Chairman

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A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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