It’s the classic story of Broadway. Peggy, the small town girl, leaves the sanctity of family to pursue her dreams in New York. She befriends the working class of the theater world – the chorus – and lands a part on the line in the newest play Pretty Lady. But Broadway is full of heroes and villains on-and-off the stage, and Peggy encounters them all on her way to eventual stardom.
Filled with the biggest show-stopping tap numbers on Broadway, 42nd Street is a true spectacle with hit-after-hit including “We’re in the Money, “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” the title number “42nd Street,” performed by full live orchestra.
Paramount Theatre, Aurora, IL
Directed by Rachel Rockwell
Projection Design by Anna Henson
Set Design by Kevin Depinet
Lighting Design by Greg Hoffman
“Kevin Depinet has devised a whimsical vintage mix of neon, footlights and show-within-a-show delights heightened by ingenious projection work by Anna Henson…” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
Anna Henson’s terrific projections add so much to create the atmosphere and locales around New York City. – Chicago Theatre Review