42nd STREET opened last night, October 27th, at Musical Theatre West
, and runs for 12 performances through November 11, 2012. As with all Musical Theatre West
productions, each show is created from the ground up at its rehearsal studios in Long Beach using a blend of both professional actors from Broadway, Hollywood and national tours, as well as the best in local talent. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!
Principal cast includes Damon Kirsche (MTW: ON A CLEAR DAY…, MAN OF LA MANCHA, ANNIE, 1776; Regional: A PASSING WIND, OKLAHOMA!, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC) as Julian Marsh; Tracy Lore (MTW: HAIRSPRAY (Ovation Nom.), THE PRODUCERS, ALL SHOOK UP (Ovation Nom.), THE FULL MONTY, ME & MY GIRL, THE Will Rogers FOLLIES, N.Y. and Nat’l Tour: PETER PAN; Regional: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE) as Dorothy Brock; and introducing TESSA GRADY (Regional: DAMES AT SEA, Happy Days, LITTLE WOMEN) as Peggy Sawyer.
Rounding out the cast of 42ND STREET are: ZACH HESS (Nat’l Tour: CATS, Regional: TARZAN, CATS, SPELLING BEE); CAITLYN CALFAS (Regional: ANYTHING GOES); Jamie Torcellini (MTW: MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, HOT MIKADO; Broadway: Billy Elliot, MAN OF LA MANCHA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, CATS); BARBARA HEART (Regional: DAMES AT SEA, COMPANY, 42ND STREET, ANNIE); Paul Ainsley (Broadway: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Nat’l Tour: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, LES MISÉRABLES , 42ND STREET, Television: “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”); Evie Hutton (Nat’l Tour: HAIRSPRAY, Regional: HELLO MY BABY, GUYS AND DOLLS); Lindsay Anderson (Regional: A CHORUS LINE, PHANTOM, LES MISÉRABLES ); and Christopher Guilmet (Regional: THE MALCONTENT, MAN OF LA MANCHA, CAROUSEL). The ensemble includes NICK ADORNO, LAUREN CLARK, Quintan Craig, EMILY DAUWALDER, JAZZ ELISE, Deborah Fauerbach, BRAD FITZGERALD, HECTOR GUERRO, CAMDEN GONZALES, NATASHA HARRIS, April Henry, BLAIR HOLLINGSWORTH, CHLOE KIANA, Nancy Lam, KRISTEN LAMOUREUX, CLAUDIA NEWLAND, KATHERYNE PENNY, STEVEN RADA, THOMAS ROY, AVERY ROYAL, JENNIFER SIMPSON, Daniel Smith, Clay Stefanki, KATY TABB, MATTHEW THURMOND, CHRISTOPHER VALENTINE, Emily Verla and Karl Warden.
Based on the 1933 Busby Berkeley movie musical, 42nd STREET tells the story of a starry-eyed young actress named 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 the show’s aging leading lady Dorothy Brock, Peggy soon catches the eye of Marsh. On opening night, Dorothy Brock breaks her ankle and panic spreads through the company as the show is doomed for closure – until it is suggested that Peggy take the role. In only 36 hours, Peggy becomes a star! With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, the memorable score includes We're in the Money, You're Getting to be a Habit With Me, Lullaby of Broadway, and of course, 42ndStreet.
42ND STREET is directed and choreographed by Jon Engstrom (Broadway: 42nd STREET (Original Broadway Cast), with musical direction under the hand of Michael Borth (Off Broadway: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES) and runs at the beautiful Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
Entering into its 60th season, Musical Theatre West is Southern California’s premier musical theatre company. Under the leadership of Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman, the company has garnered numerous awards and accolades for its work presenting the entire spectrum of musical theatre (including 82 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominations over the past eleven seasons and the LADCC Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in the Theatre).
Tickets are available and can be purchased through the MTW Box Office at (562) 856-1999 x4 or online at www.musical.org.
Photo Credit: Lily Lim
Tracy Lore at Curtain Call
42ND STREET Curtain Call
42ND STREET Curtain Call
42ND STREET Curtain Call
Musical Theatre West celebrates it 60th Season
Jamie Torcellini, Mary Ritenhour, and Christopher Guilmet
Steven Stanley and Karl Warden
Christopher Guilmet, Natasha Harris, and Paul Ainsley
Matthew Thurmond and Steven Rada
Avery Royal and Jazz Elise
Tessa Grady and Kristen Lamoureux
Dottie Reiner and Damon Kirsche
Kristen Lamoureux, Lindsay Kristine Anderson, and Christopher Valentine
Daniel Smith, Deborah Fauerbach, and Steven Rada
Caitlyn Calfas and Clay Stefanki
Brad Fitzgerald, Juan Guillen, and Kristen Lamoureux
Christopher Guilmet, Tessa Grady, and Damon Kirsche
Tessa Grady and Damon Kirsche
Director/Choreographer Jon Engstrom and Tracy Lore
Tessa Grady, Zach Hess, and Caitlyn Calfas
Jazz Elise, Nancy Lam, and Chloe Kiana
Claudia Newland, Kristen Lamoureux, and Jennifer Simpson
Evie Hutton and Emily Verla
Steven Stanley and Tessa Grady
Venny Carranza and Kristen Lamoureux
The cast of 42ND STREET
The cast with Director/Choreographer Jon Engstrom