TV/Broadway Stars Headline 42ND STREET at Scottsdale Musical Theater Company; Full Lineup Announced
Scottsdale Musical Theater Company announces the headliners for their July 2018 production of the classic musical 42nd Street (July 6 - 15, 2018).
Charles Shaughnessy (TV's "The Nanny", "Days of Our Lives", Broadway's Urinetown) portray director Julian Marsh. He will be joined by 3-time Grammy Award-winning recording icon Debby Boone (#1 hit "You Light Up My Life", Broadway's 7 Brides for 7 Brothers) as diva Dorothy Brock and rising Broadway star Eloise Kropp (Dames at Sea, On the Town, Cats) as Anytime Annie. Ms. Kropp will also create the show's tap choreography.
Based on the classic 1933 Warner Bros. film musical, 42nd Street is the ultimate backstage story of the lives and loves of theater folk putting on a show. Filled with unmistakable hit songs by Al Dubin, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren, this all-singing, all-tapping extravaganza is the ultimate "Lullaby of Broadway"!
THAT Irving Berlin THING - APRIL 19 - 20, 2018 (ENCORE PRESENTATION!)
The triumphant return engagement of the world-premiere musical revue That Irving Berlin Thing featuring over 40 of the legendary American icon's songs, many of which had not been heard for almost 80 years. This intimate portrait of the "White Christmas" and "God Bless America" songwriter is rich in history as well as many timeless tunes.
42ND STREET - JULY 6- 15, 2018 - See above
PARADE - SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 7, 2018
42nd Street will be followed in September by the rarely-produced dramatic musical Parade by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry. The devastating account of the infamous murder of Mary Phagan is stunningly portrayed in this Tony Award-winning work. Principal guest star casting will be announced at a later date.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - DECEMBER 6 - 23, 2018
The holiday season welcomes the Alan Menken/Lynn Ahrens musical version of A Christmas Carol. From the powerhouse team who've brought you musicals like The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, Newsies, Ragtime and Once on This Island, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge is brought to life with rich emotion and terrific tunes. Principal guest star casting to be announced at a later date.
Requests for on-air appearances, telephone and print interviews need to be coordinated and cleared through SMTC only. Please direct inquiries to Hector Coris at email@example.com or call (602) 909-4215.
All productions will be performed at the Tempe Center for the Arts, located at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281.
Tickets are now on sale ranging from $32 - $58, with Senior and Student discounts available, and can be purchased at www.ScottsdaleMusicalTheater.com or by calling (602) 909-4215. Group rates are also available.
Now in its 8th year in the valley, SMTC prides itself on "bringing Broadway's favorites back to life", presenting full, large-scale productions of Broadway musicals in their original versions as they were meant to be seen. Featuring well-known guest stars from TV, Film and Broadway, great local talent, professional sets and costumes and a full 20+ piece live orchestra for every show, SMTC has been called "the best theatre company in AZ when it comes to producing classic musicals." (Talkin' Broadway).