North Shore Music Theatre’s production of the classic musical comedy 42nd Street plays the Massachusetts venue October 31–November 12.
Directed and choreographed by Kelli Barclay, who adapted and re-creates the Broadway revival's choreography by Randy Skinner, the cast is led by Jacob ben Widmar as Billy Lawlor, Tari Kelly as Dorothy Brock, Burke Moses as Julian Marsh, and Jessica Wockenfuss as Peggy Sawyer.
The show also features David Coffee (Bert Barry), Erick Divine (Abner Dillon), Tina Johnson (Maggie Jones), Elise Kinnon (Annie), Dan Lusardi (Andy Lee), and Matthew Taylor (Pat Denning).
The ensemble comprises Katie Scarlett Brunson, Brittany Cattaruzza, Mallory Davis, Kaitlyn Frank, Kelly Gleason, Tyler Johnson-Campion, Spencer S. Lawson, Vanessa Mitchell, Carlos Morales, Rob Ouellette, Christian Probst, Melissa Schott, Sarah Shelton, Robbie Smith, Andrew Winans, and John T. Wolfe.
Based on the 1933 Busby Berkeley movie musical, 42nd Street tells the story of starry-eyed Peggy Sawyer, who comes to audition for the new Julian Marsh-directed musical about to open on Broadway. While she can't seem to stay in the good graces of aging leading lady Dorothy Brock, Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director.
With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren, and lyrics by Al Dubin, the score includes "We’re in the Money," "You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me," "Lullaby of Broadway," and "42nd Street."
The creative team also includes music director Milton Granger, scenic designer Kyle Dixon, original costume designer Roger Kirk, costume coordinator Paula Peasley-Ninestein, lighting designer Jose Santiago, sound designer Don Hanna, wig and hair designer Gerard Kelly, production stage manager Natalie A. Lynch, assistant stage manager Dakotah Wiley Horan, and assistant music director Robert L. Rucinski.
42nd Street is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (owner/producer), Kevin P. Hill (producing artistic director), and Tom Amos (associate producer).
For tickets and additional information call (978) 232-7200, visit NSMT.org, or go to the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, Massachusetts.
(Updated October 31, 2017)