About 42nd Street
One of showbusiness’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.
Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!
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.
Written by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble Lyrics by Al Dubin Music by Harry Warren Directed by Kristin Netzband
The Brecksville Theatre
ABOUT THE BRECKSVILLE THEATRE
Less than ten Brecksville residents, with a common love of theatre and their community, laid the foundation in 1941 for today’s organization. Since then we have made our home, through the generosity of the Brecksville City governance, in the Old Town Hall, a historic building on the town square. The building has been completely renovated as a theatrical facility with state-of-the art lighting and sound.
As we enter this season of entertaining and serving the community, we have presented more than 200 plays and musicals, countless revues and skits and participated in numerous community events. We have an ever popular Summer Youth Theatre Program, for any child who wishes to gain the experience of live theatre. We are a not-for-profit organization that depends upon our dedicated volunteers who give limitless hours of their time, effort and above all, heart. We are fortunate to count among our members people from all walks of life, all striving to present the best in community theatre. People have always been the key to our success.
The Old Town Hall was built in 1874.