42nd Street, a memorable tap-dancing musical based on the novel by Bradford Ropes, will be presented March 6 through 9 by members of the Marcos de Niza High School Theatre group.
With lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren, the production represents the quintessential Broadway fairytale of a young dancer who arrives in New York fresh off the bus from the Midwest, and becomes an overnight star.
Toni Ramsey, president of the school’s choir and drama parent group, says the Marcos version has all the complexities of a huge production with beautifully crafted set pieces, stellar musicians and lavish costumes, along with many talented students.
There’s also a hit parade of songs including “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and the title number, “42nd Street.”
7 p.m. nightly Wednesday, March 6 through Saturday, March 9. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students/seniors. Advance ticket purchase through the Marcos bookstore, 480-838-3200, ext. 47640, or at the box office 45 minutes prior to performance time.
The school’s address is 6000 S. Lakeshore Drive, at Guadalupe Road, Tempe. — Contributed by Leah Claus