Saturday, April 9, 2011

42nd Street playing at Metro Theater

One of Vancouvers best kept secrets for entertainment is Metro Theater located in Vancouver, BC at 1370 SW Marine Drive. This Theater consistently puts on high quality shows and this month is no exception as they are putting on the wonderful musica 42nd Street.  Now I have to admit to a biasis as my wife is on the production crew and we are long time friends with the Director. Alison Schaberger. For a wonderful night out I highly recommend you catch this show or any of the other fine plays this company does every year. For a preview of the show, check out this link or check out how hard the cast worked to get the show ready for the perfomances here

The following is taken from the Metro Theaters home page:
The glamour, spectacle and fashion of 1930s Broadway comes to Metro Theatre as a chorus girl from a small town aspires to find love and success on the Great White Way in the Tony® Award winning 42nd STREET, tapping across Metro's stage from April 3 to Apr 30th, 2011.
42nd STREET is musical theatre at its finest - a star-is-born story, spectacular design, memorable musical numbers and outstanding tap dancing. It captures the spirit of anyone who has ever pursued a dream while keeping audiences thoroughly entertained from the first note to the final tap.
Based on the 1933 Busby Berkeley movie musical, 42nd STREET tells the story of a starry-eyed young actress named Peggy Sawyer (CELIA REID) who comes to audition for the new Julian Marsh (CHRIS KING) directed musical about to open on Broadway. While she can't seem to stay in the good graces of the show's aging leading lady Dorothy Brock (SUSAN SKEMP), Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director. On opening night, Ms. Brock breaks her ankle and panic spreads through the company as the show is doomed for closure until it is suggested that Peggy take the role. In only 36 hours, Peggy becomes a star! With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, the memorable score includes We're in the Money You're Getting to be a Habit With Me, Lullaby of Broadway, and of course, 42nd Street.

Performances are April 2 - 30, Thurs - Sat at 8pm pm, with two Sunday matinees at 2 pm on April 10 and 24th. Special Preview ticket prices:  The theatre is located at 1370 SW Marine Drive. Free parking is available next to the theatre and street parking, with paid parking lots under the bridge. To order tickets, call the Metro Theatre Ticket Reservation line – 604-266-7191 or they can be bought at the door, subject to availability. The Metro Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. More information about this production and the Metro Theatre season can be found online at

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