Thousands Queue for Open Auditions for 42ND STREET at Theatre Royal
Thousands of hopefuls turned out at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Monday morning (18th September) for open auditions to join the cast of 42nd STREET. Queues wrapped around the iconic London theatre as the spectacular production was inundated with a new generation of dancers wanting to join the classic Broadway show.
This new production of 42nd STREET - the dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre - opened on Tuesday 4 April in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and to widespread acclaim across the media. The show includes an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 and some of the greatest songs in musical history.
This production of 42nd Street sees Sheena Easton, the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world, making her West End debut, alongside Tom Lister (Emmerdale) and Clare Halse (Gypsy) in the iconic roles of 'Julian Marsh' and 'Peggy Sawyer'.
The production is directed by the show's co-author Mark Bramble (whose other hit shows include Barnum, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, The Grand Tour) and director of many award-winning previous productions of 42nd Street on Broadway and around the world.
42nd STREET is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as 'We're In The Money', 'Lullaby of Broadway', 'Shuffle Off To Buffalo', 'Dames', 'I Only Have Eyes For You', and '42nd Street'.
The cast are:
Jasna Ivir, who plays 'Maggie Jones', Norman Bowman as 'Pat Denning', Stuart Neal as 'Billy Lawlor', Graeme Henderson as 'Andy Lee', Christopher Howell as 'Bert Barry', Bruce Montague as 'Abner Dillon', Mark McKerracher as 'Mac/Doc/Thug' and Emma Caffrey as 'Annie'.
The ensemble comprise Clare Rickard, Victoria Hay, Leah Harris, Jasmine Kerr, Millie O'Connell, Katy Riches, Gabrielle Lewis Dodson, Daisy Steere, Karli Vale, Sophie Camble, Christina Shand, Courtney George, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Keable, Sara Bispham, Lisa Dent, Katharine Pearson, Kirsty Fuller, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Charlene Ford, Dylan Mason, Philip Bertioli, Luke George, Ronan Burns, Eddie Myles, Ryan Gover, Sam Murphy, Freddie Clements, Zac Watts, Greg Bernstein, Kristen Gaetz, Charlotte Anne Steen, Gabrielle Cocca, Kate Ivory Jordan, Josh Andrews, Martin McCarthy.