Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company Presents 42ND STREET
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presents 42nd Street, the timeless and beloved, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that promises to keep you singing and dancing along with the cast.
Directed and choreographed by Eileen Grace, 42nd Street runs from March 16 - 25, 2018 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Adult tickets are $20-24, students and seniors are $10, and can be purchased by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412-392-8000 or visiting www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.
Peggy Sawyer is a young ingénue form Allentown, Pa., who comes to the big city with stars in her eyes hoping to make it big on Broadway. When she's cast in the ensemble of a glitzy new show and the famous star breaks her ankle, will Peggy be able to step up and step in to make it on stage? With music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, 42nd Street, originally directed and choreographed by the legendary, Gower Champion, is a celebration of Broadway and big dance musicals that's filled with songs you'll be singing along with and your toes will be tap, tap, tapping to.
Paralleling Peggy Sawyer, director Eileen Grace, from the small town of Murrysville, Pa., went to New York City after graduating from Point Park University and landed a spot in the first national tour of 42nd Street, eventually going into the Broadway company.
"What a gift it has been to work with these tremendously talented Point Park University students," said Grace. "This cast has brought new life, energy, and warmth to this classic heartwarming show, creating an uplifting treat."
This production features musical direction by Camille Rolla, scenic design by Johnmichael
Eileen Grace is an award-winning Director and Choreographer and former Broadway performer and Rockette. She directed and staged the Radio City Christmas Spectacular touring productions for 8 years and her choreography credits include over 40 Musicals. Some of her favorite directing and/or choreography credits include Singin' in the Rain, On Your Toes, Guys and Dolls, Crazy For You, Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun (starring Andrea McArdle), Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, No No Nanette (starring Donna McKechnie), and also The Drowsy Chaperone and The Boy Friend here at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Eileen was in the Broadway casts of 42nd Street, The Will Rogers Follies, and in the international tour of My One And Only (with Tommy Tune). Her television credits include the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, the Today Show, Macy's Parade, the Kennedy Center Honors, The Late Show with David Letterman and Oprah. As an instructor she has taught all ages, levels and styles of dance and musical theatre including master classes at universities, conventions, and workshops around the country having also served as Artistic Director of the Rockette's Summer Intensive Program.