KODS Present ‘42nd Street’
Thursday 10th to Saturday 19th March 2016
at the Rose Theatre Kidderminster
Director: Pat Scully
Musical Director: Chris Passey
Choreographers: Kathryn Painter and Molly Parmenter
KODS celebrate their centenary year by bringing the Tony Award winning musical to the Rose Theatre. ‘42nd Street’ tells the story of a young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical. Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus but soon catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, on opening night, the show’s ageing leading lady, Dorothy Brock, falls and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy take the role. In only thirty-six hours, Peggy has to learn the songs and dances, and becomes a star.