42nd Street, with Swit, Miller, O'Byran and Blanchard, Begins Houston Run July 9

News   42nd Street, with Swit, Miller, O'Byran and Blanchard, Begins Houston Run July 9 The Theatre Under the Stars free presentation of the Tony-winning musical 42nd Street begins performances in Houston July 9.
Austin Miller
Austin Miller

Norb Joerder directs and choreographs the dance extravaganza that runs through July 14 at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. John Visser serves as musical director for the production. Loretta Swit ("M*A*S*H," The Mystery of Edwin Drood) stars as Dorothy Brock with Austin Miller (Trip of Love, "Grease: You're The One That I Want") as Billy Lawlor, Shannon M. O'Bryan (Broadway's 42nd Street) as Peggy Sawyer and Steve Blanchard (Beauty and the Beast, Little House on the Prairie) as Julian Marsh.

The 42nd Street company also includes Tony Lawson as Pat Denning, Denise Nolin as Maggie Jones, James Young as Bert Barry, David Titus as Abner Dillon and Sarrah Strimel as Anytime Annie.

Featured in the ensemble are Robert J. Abdoo, Andrew Black, Adam Brozowski, Jason Michael Butler, Abby Church, Veronica Diperna, Lisa Guignard, Sarah Marie Hicks, Rashaan James II, Kolina Janneck, Scott Leiendecker, Christian Mansfield, Janelle Neal, Candice Pennefather, Tripp Pettigrew, Chuck Rea, Ariel Reid, Krista Saab, Geo Seery, Samantha Shafer, Stephanie Van Duynhoven and Correy West.

The design team includes James Fouchard (scenic design), Roger Kirk (costume design), Paul Miller (lighting design) and Peter Fitzgerald (sound design).

With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble and a score by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, 42nd Street "is the classic backstage tale of aspiring actress and small-town girl, Peggy Sawyer, who finds love and success on the Great White Way." The musical includes "Lullaby of Broadway," "We're in the Money," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and the title song.

Free tickets for the covered seats are available on the day of performance between 11:30 AM and 1 PM at the Miller Theatre box office, located at 100 Concert Drive in Houston. For further information phone (888) 558-3882 or visit TUTS.