The Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, will host a production of Broadway musical “42nd Street” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 28-29 and at 2 p.m. April 23 and 30.
The musical won Tony Awards for its 1980 Broadway production, including best musical. Its 2001 revival won the award for best revival of a musical. The book is written by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble with music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.
Premier Productions is bringing the show to Rochester in partnership with Rochester Association of Performing Arts under the guidance of artistic and vocal director Judith Ranaletta. Ranaletta directed Premier and RAPA’S joint production of “My Fair Lady” in October. Vince Salvadge works as the current production’s assistant director and production manager.
Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and a Hollywood screen version, “42nd Street” tells the story of aspiring actress Peggy Sawyer. Through a series of misadventures, Sawyer finds herself in the chorus of 1933’s newest Broadway show directed and produced by Broadway talent Julian Marsh. The new musical review, “Pretty Lady,” is financed by Abner Dillon to provide a starring vehicle for his girlfriend, theater diva Dorothy Brock. When Brock breaks her ankle, Sawyer gets her break. Musical numbers include “You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me,” “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway.”
Leading the cast of 33 adult professional performers are Robert Zimmerman as Marsh, Emily Putnam as Sawyer, Courtney Maxwell as Brock, Kyle Critelli as Billy Lawlor, Mike Benoit as Bert Barry, Jeff Miller as Dillon and Dresden Engle as Maggie Jones. Production crew includes costume designer Shelley Stam, orchestra conductor Terry Bacon and choreographers Terri Filips-Vaughan and Jessica Young-Carbonel.
Tickets range from $29.50 to $49.50. Discounts are available for students, seniors and ages 12 and younger.
For information, call 585-254-0073 or visit kodakcenter.org.