Winter Springs Performing Arts At The Stage Dance The Days Away With 42ND STREET
Show stopping steps ensue at Winter Springs Performing Arts as they gear up to perform their next musical production 42nd Street playing May 31 through June 3. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.
This ultimate show-biz musical, 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?
The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me," "Dames," "We're In the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "Forty-Second Street."
The cast includes youth actors ages 13-17 who have been developing their performance skills with Winter Springs Performing Arts education programs. WSPA veterans Ellen Shaw- 16 and Sarah Mills- 17 have studied the art of understudying by sharing the role of Peggy Sawyer. While actors Dustin Batchelor- 17 and Sophie Cooper- 16 are at odds with each other portraying the characters of Billy Lawlor and Dorothy Brock. Noel Marie, Head of Theatre at WSPA is directing this production along side Joyce Lemos as Choreographer and Kevin Kelly as Musical Director.
"It is amazing to see how far these young actors have come with their fantastic talent and performing skills. To be able to perform such complex characters at such a young age is outstanding." boasts Shanda Batchelor, Program Director Winter Springs Performing Arts.
Ticket prices are $14. This show is rated PG-13 due to content.
For tickets and more information visit online at www.winterspringsarts.org.
Winter Springs Performing Arts is a registered 501(c)(3), non- profit charitable organization.