Former Broadway musical, 42nd Street is set for presentation at Friendswood High School February 21, 22, 28, March 1, 2014 at 7 pm and March 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm. Tickets will be $7 per person and may be purchased from any cast member or at the door.
42nd Street opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on August 25, 1980. It is a big, bold musical set in 1933 that celebrates the stuff of which dreams are made.
42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed humble, naïve, young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for the new Julian Marsh musical Pretty Lady that is about to open on Broadway. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Discouraged and ready to give up all her dreams of becoming a star, Peggy packs her bags and heads for the train station, but fate has other plans.
Luckily, Peggy catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and when the chorus turns up one girl short, Peggy gets her big break. However, the show’s aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy.
Pretty Lady opens to much speculation, and when Dorothy rushes on stage she slips (or is pushed) and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy replace the role of Ms. Brock. Peggy has exactly 36 hours to learn 25 pages, 6 songs, and 10 dance numbers to become a leading lady.
A few of the songs include Young and Healthy, You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, We’re in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, About a Quarter to Nine, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, and Forty-Second Street.
Directors include Producer Myrlene Kennedy, Drama Director: Kathy Powdrell, Vocal Music: Janwin Overstreet-Goode, Choreographer: Ashley Marmaro, Accompanist: Sheila Keyes, and Instrumental Music: Julio Sanchez.
Leads include Julian Marsh – Max Bowen; Peggy Sawyer – Samantha McHenry; Billy Lawlor – Jon Yawn; Dorothy Brock – Jenny Plackemeier; Maggie Jones – Jana Landers; Bert Barry – Caleb Petty; Abner Dillon – Dylan Dickens; Andy Lee – Troy Beckman; Pat Denning – Kevin Hodge; Mac – Nathaniel Williams; Frankie – Austin Melis; Ann Reilly – Julia Conger; Lorraine Fleming – Audrey McKee; Gladys – Sarah McAdams; Diane Lorimer – Noelle Kutz; and Ethel – Nattie Wroblewski.
Chorus members include Shelby Allison, Melissa Archer, Nadia Asgari-Tari, Gina Baker, Anne Balderrama, Summer Bockart, Briann Brannon, Brian Chew, Chris Collins, Sarah Cragin, Lucinda Culver, Ashton Davis, Abbey Dean, Kyle Dickens, Justin Dorrell, Nathan Drake, Jordan Elguezabal, Catherine Evans, Jordan Foster, Marissa Froneberger, Tatum Garvin, Pahno Georgeton, Claire Gilbreath, Clint Goodwin, Jeremy Gretzer, Lane Griffon, Dawson Guerrettaz, Katherine Harclerode, Mackenzie Henderson, Connor Henry, Kirsten Hill, Uyen Hoang, Haden Hotlje, Regan Hughes, Oliver Jones, Connor Krusleski, Lauren Kutz, Sevren Lab, Bode Lowe, Madison Lucas, Zozzie Lucas, Abby Mapp, Annica Marcuccio, Dante Marcuccio, Skylar McHenry, Megan Mills, Meagan Mohr, Max Morgan, Nate Naaykens, Rhea Naaykens, Owen O’Neill, Cassie Pierce, Lauren Podlewski, Alexis Rachita, Madeline Rhew, Julia Robinson, Elaina Roher, Maggie Roher Alex Rudd, Caroline Senter, Clayton Senter, Brie Sharp, Katie Sharp, Quinn Swanson, Joshua Thomas, Aiden Tones, Cade Tucker, JoJo Twyford, Cassidy Weeks, Matt Williams, Zach Wilson, and Noelle Zoch.
Pit Band members include Mia Purdom, Marissa Burge, Chris Chao, Sean Jankowski, Selina Vickery, Shellie Anderson,Adrian Falco, David Bordelon, Nate Johnson, Aubrey Chalene, Tyler Bandini, Taylor Stump, Austin de la Rua, James Antal, Logan Miller, Matt Bendixen, and Chris Neagu.
Crew members include Phillip Bammann, Shae Blehm, Daira Brayley, LeighAnne Breaux, Chris Brewer, Justin Brown, Sam Brown, Sarah Chew, Brian Cianciolo, Jack Cowan, Kayla Davis, Jalan Foster, Mckenze Fullen, Charles Gaeckler, Tanner Garvin, Chad Gaspard, Aly Goddard, Lauryn Goodman, Meranda Goodwin, Adela Gonzalez, Trey Hamby, Sarah Jacobson, Edvard Kraakmo, Karina Lezgiyeva, Tristan Martinez, Jackson McDonald, Emily McMahon, Mitchell Mills, Dakota Nehi, Michael Otto, Meghan Perry, Micheal Presley, Donovan Rowley, Meryl Sager, Tunal Talleri, Karen Wade, Olivia Williams, Rachel Wright, and Ayman Youssef.
This is the first time FHS will present 42nd Street.
For more information email Kathy Powdrell at [email protected] or by phone at 281-482-3413, ext. 115.