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Archive for 42nd Street

42ND STREET at the Candlelight Pavillion

Photo by Demetrios Katsantonis

Photo by Demetrios Katsantonis

Frances Baum Nicholson – The Daily Breeze

Sometimes one goes to the theater for something profound. Sometimes one goes for something that will leave behind an underlying message to be chewed over a bit for its power or its emotional impact. Read more…

Now running through March 25

 

42nd Street, Musical Theatre West

Photo by Alyssa Brennan.

 

42nd Street by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart, Harry Warren and Al Dubin.

 

David C. Nicols – L.A. Times

Audiences craving unbridled pizazz should race to 42nd Street at the Carpenter Center in Long Beach. Musical Theatre West opens its 60th season with the indestructible backstager, and scores a toe-tapping triumph.  Read more…

 

Shirle Gottlieb – Gazette Newspapers

If you’re a musical theater buff, you’re undoubtedly acquainted with 42nd Street. Based on one of Busby Berkeley’s inimitable movies, it tells the story of Peggy Sawyer –a starry-eyed, gifted, wanna’ be performer who goes to New York during the Depression to audition for a new musical. Read more…

 

Melinda Schupmann – ArtsInLA.com

Ever since 1934 when Ruby Keeler sweetly but awkwardly tapped her way into America’s collective heart, this show has been a feel-good offering, and Musical Theatre West has mounted it with flash and dazzle. With more than a little nod to Busby Berkeley, director-choreographer Jon Engstrom channels those extravagant floor patterns and over-the-top production numbers to give an audience a lot to smile at.    Read more…