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42nd Street

By on April 10, 2017

42nd Street at The Kodak Center for Performing Arts

For a few exciting days, the West Ridge Road stage at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts will be magically transformed to Broadway for a production of the multiple Tony Award winning musical 42nd Street. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, the musical won multiple Tony Awards for its 1980 Broadway production, including Best Musical. Its revival in 2001 also won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

Premier Productions, in partnership with RAPA, brings this musical treasure to Rochester audiences under the guidance of artistic and vocal director, Judith Ranaletta. Joining her as Assistant Director and Production Manager is Vince Salvadge. The two have worked together on many previous successful productions.

Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes, and a Hollywood screen version, 42nd Street tells the story of aspiring actress Peggy Sawyer, fresh off the bus in New York City from Allentown, PA. With such memorable musical numbers as “You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me,” “We’re in the Money,” and the classic, “Lullaby of Broadway,” this show is for everyone who ever had a dream.

For lovers of the classic Broadway musical, 42nd Street offers all the glitz and glamour of those bygone days. Enjoy the gorgeous sets, the beautiful costumes designed by Shelley Stam, and the artistic talents of orchestra conducter Terry Bacon and choreographers Terri Filips-Vaughan and Jessica Young-Carbonel.

Leading the cast of thirty-three adult professional performers are Robert Zimmerman [Julian Marsh], Emily Putnam [Peggy Sawyer], Courtney Maxwell [Dorothy Brock], Kyle Critelli [Billy Lawlor], Mike Benoit [Bert Barry], Jeff Miller [Abner Dillon] and Dresden Engle [Maggie Jones].

Performances are Saturday, April 22 at 7:30PM; Sunday, April 23, at 2PM; Friday, April 28, at 7:30PM; Saturday, April 29, at 7:30PM; and Sunday, April 30, at 2PM.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 585-254-0073. Discounts are available for students and seniors, and half-priced tickets are available for kids 12 and under.

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