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St. Lawrence College's Music Theatre – Performance program presents 42nd Street


BROCKVILLE – St. Lawrence College’s Music Theatre – Performance program is pleased to present 42nd Street, the ultimate musical about a musical, at the Brockville Arts Centre from April 18-20.


42nd Street is a musical in two acts with lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren. Set in 1933 during the Great Depression, 42nd Street  follows Julian Marsh, a legendary Broadway producer fallen on hard times, as he creates a brand new musical, “Pretty Lady”. Abner Dillon, a rich tycoon, has agreed to finance the show, but only if Julian will cast Dorothy Brock in the lead, even though she hasn’t had a hit in ten years. The bright-eyed and optimistic Peggy Sawyer, fresh off the train from Allentown, Pennsylvania, can sing and dance, but her naiveté and inexperience could keep her from the top. From auditions to rehearsals, “Pretty Lady” seems destined for the record books until disaster strikes and the company must pull together to save the show, or end up on the bread line.


“42nd Street is heavily focused on dance, so it was a great opportunity to push ourselves further than ever before in tap dancing,” said Joshua Clayton, a third year Music Theatre – Performance student. “The show is charming, family-friendly, and will appeal to a wide audience.”


Based on Bradford Ropes’ novel and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, 42nd Street premiered on Broadway in 1980 and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The show was a long-running hit that closed after 3,486 performances. In 2001, 42nd Street was revived on Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best Revival.


There will be four performances of 42nd Street at the Brockville Arts Centre:

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm


Ticket prices are $37 for adults and $26.50 for students. Special group rates are available. Please call the Brockville Arts Centre box office at 613-342-7122 for tickets.


Thank you to 2012/2013 St. Lawrence College Stage Season sponsor 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation, show sponsor Pricedex Software, and media sponsors 104.9 JR FM and the Recorder & Times.




About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.


Denise Wing

Communications Officer

Marketing & Communications

St. Lawrence College

Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston

T 613-345-0660, ext. 2261