42nd Street Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:             May 11, 2018

CONTACT: Randall Hartzog, Theatre Memphis, Director of Marketing and Communications

rhartzog@theatrememphis.org                      901.682.8601

 

Theatre Memphis Taps Broadway Classic with Opening Night Fundraiser

Memphis, TN – 42nd Street taps its way across the boards at Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage June 8- July 1, 2018. Opening night will be a fundraising event, $100 per person (will include a show ticket), cocktail buffet, open bar, live auction and opportunities to participate in “prize pulls” that will include wine, jewelry and more. The event will begin at 6pm with the performance starting at 8pm. In this staple of American musical theatre, star-struck Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from Allenstown, PA, hoping to become a Broadway star herself.  Facing adversity, she learns about show business and discovers which relationships are most important in life.  Between setbacks and growth as both a performer and a young woman, she conquers the city as the cast tap dances into your hearts with iconic musical numbers including “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” and the title song, “42nd Street.”
“A classic like 42nd Street is the epitome of the Broadway image,” says director Ann Marie Hall. Though patrons may have expectations, Hall likes to keep things fresh. “There is always a way to make something new … I make sure the story comes through but I love looking for ‘the twist.’ After all, what could happen to a single girl all alone in the big city looking for romance and success … in a musical?”

Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch gets excited talking about the 2017-18 season-closing musical. ”This is one show where you just can’t sit still when you’re watching it,” she giggles. “From the moment you recognize the songs, the second the dancers start moving … it just absorbs you and you are in for the ride of your life. It is all so familiar and the cast is so polished. It is truly the intersection of our local talent and professional standards … 42nd Street at 630 Perkins Extended!”

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TITLE: 42nd Street

MUSIC BY: Harry Warren

LYRICS BY:  Al Dubin

BOOK BY: Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

DIRECTOR: Ann Marie Hall

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Gary Beard

CHOREOGRAPHERs: Christi Hall

VENUE AND ADDRESS: Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage, 630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN, 38117

RUN DATES: June 8- July 1, 2018

TIMES OF SHOWS: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm with matinees @ 2pm on Sundays

TICKETS: $30 adults, $15 students, $25 seniors 62 and above and military personnel

BOX OFFICE: 901.682.8323

WEB: www.theatrememphis.org

SPONSORED BY: Kitty Cannon & Jim Waller, Dorothy O. Kirsch, John & Anne Robilio, Deborah Dunklin Tipton, and Jones Bros. Tree & Landscaping – a Davey company

MEDIA SPONSORS: Clipper Magazine, The Best Times, Germantown News and WKNO 91.1FM

Production photos available 06/04/18.

Theatre Memphis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 630 Perkins Extended (corner of Perkins Extended and Southern) and is a community theatre whose mission is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants.

Theatre Memphis receives season sponsorship and funding from: First Tennessee Foundation / ArtsFirst, The Jeniam Foundation, ArtsMemphis and Tennessee Arts Commission

Posted by Randall Hartzog at 1:36 PM
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