Riverside Theatre presents The Musical Spectacular 42nd Street

Date: March 22, 2023

Riverside Theatre presents
The Musical Spectacular
42 nd Street

(Vero Beach, FL) Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell,
Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, and Director of Special Initiatives/CFO Patti Rooney,
celebrates its 50 th Anniversary season by presenting the musical spectacular, 42 nd Street. Sponsored by
Marilyn McConnell, Ted & Dawn Michael, The O’Haire Group – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
and Riverside Theatre’s Patron Producers Group, 42 nd Street performs on the Stark Stage from April
11-30, 2023.
Set in 1933 during the height of the Great Depression, 42 nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve
young actress named Peggy Sawyer who comes to the big city to audition for a new Broadway

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musical. Unfortunately, she arrives too late and the auditions have already occurred. Luckily, she
catches the eye of famous director Julian Marsh and he casts Peggy as a chorus girl. When the star of
the show breaks her ankle on opening night, Peggy is unexpectedly pushed center stage and not only
saves the show, but becomes a big star.
Originally based on the 1933 film directed by Lloyd Bacon and featuring the elaborate choreography
by Busby Berkeley, the 1980 Broadway production was a huge hit and ran for 3,486 performances.
42 nd Street was the final show directed by Gower Champion, who died on Opening Night, and final
show produced by Broadway impresario David Merrick. Its positive and uplifting story make it the
perfect show for any time. The original production, starring Jerry Orbach and Lee Roy Reams, won the
Tony Award for Best Musical, among other awards. A 1984 production in London’s West End won the
Olivier Award for Best Musical and a 2001 revival on Broadway won the Tony Award for Best
Musical Revival.
Riverside Theatre’s production is Directed and Scenically Designed by Allen D. Cornell and stars
Patrick Ryan Sullivan (Julian Marsh), Rachel Hafell (Peggy Sawyer), Erika Amato (Dorothy Brock),
Bryan Thomas Hunt (Billy Lawlor), Jeremy Benton (Andy Lee), Jessica Wockenfuss (Annie Reilly)
Lanene Charters (Maggie Jones), Benjamin Howes (Bert Barry), Ron Wisniski (Abner Dillon), Patrick
Oliver Jones (Pat Denning), Tyler Fish (Mac/Doc), Steve Brady (Oscar), Mallory King (Phyllis), Katie
Griffith (Lorraine), Victoria Madden (Diane), Robert Mintz (Buddy), Mark William (Tommy), Rachel
Josefina (Margie), Nic Thompson (Freddie), Rob Ouellette (Monty), Mark Donaldson (John), Joe
Capstick (Bernie), Blake Patrick Spellacy (Larry), Angela M. Sauers (Emma). Mallory Davis (Gladys),
Rafa Pepen (Jimmy), Sarah Waite (Ethel), Will Geoghgan (Clifford), Courtney Echols (Rose Marie),
and Alex Hartman (Deena). Katie Griffith serves as the Dance Captain for this production.
The production crew includes: Patrick Boyd (Associate Director/Choreographer), Jennifer Lee Crowl
(Associate Choreographer), Jeremy Benton (Special Choreography Consultant), Bruce Barnes (Music
Director), Matthew Meckes (Associate Music Director), Stefanie Genda (Costume Designer), Kim
Griffin (Assistant Costume Designer), Kurt Alger (Wig Designer), Yael Lubetsky (Lighting Designer),
Craig Beyrooti (Sound Designer), Ingrid Louise Olson (Production Stage Manager), with Sarah
Luedloff and Dora Jane Trenbeath (Assistant Stage Managers). Casting was done in New York City by
Wojcik Casting Team.
42 nd Street performs April 11-30, 2023 on the Stark Stage at Riverside Theatre. Tickets start at $45.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at
Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm;
with matinees on Wednesdays, select Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.
Performance Schedule:
April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25,26 & 27 @ 7:30pm
April 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 29 & 30 @ 22 @ 2pm
April 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 @ 8pm

Tiffany Bent