42nd Street is a Tony and Olivier Award winning musical, heading to Queensland Conservatorium this August.
The musical is set at the height of the Great Depression and tells the story of talented young performer Peggy Sawyer. With stars in her eyes and armed with her tap shoes, Peggy arrives in New York City where her talent catches the eye of famed Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a role in the chorus of Pretty Lady, a musical he is attempting to mount.
Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, a diva whose best days are behind her, and who dislikes Peggy instantly. When Dorothy is injured shortly before the show opens, Julian is persuaded to have Peggy take the leading role. Peggy’s rise from showgirl to star is the stuff of show business dreams.
42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.