The Rattonians return to the Congress Theatre with 42nd Street, the ultimate Broadway musical. Having been delayed since the beginning of the pandemic fans of The Rattonians, with their reputation for delivering spectacular large scale musicals will be delighted to see 42nd Street back at the Congress.
Based on the 1932 novel by Bradford Ropes (which was subsequently adapted for the silver screen the following year), 42nd Street tells of the great director Julian Marsh and his upcoming production of the musical Pretty Lady. But when the show's star is forced to drop out of the production, Marsh calls on unknown chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, who takes to the stage a "youngster" and comes back a "star". With a classic score of musical theatre standards including "We're in the Money", "Lullaby of Broadway", "42nd Street" and "About a Quarter to Nine", this heart-warming musical provides exceptional tap routines and classic comedy.
With fabulous costumes, dance routines and a full orchestra this show is a favourite of musical lovers.
This is an amateur production by the Rattonians.
Directed by Mark Adams
Musical Director Rob Cousins
Original Choreography Jan Lynton
Produced by The Adams Family.