Jayne Gottlieb Productions brings a Broadway classic to the stage in Carbondale this weekend, with a three-day run of “42nd Street” at PAC3 in Carbondale.
With Aspen Community Theatre’s annual show also opening Friday (see related story, p. 6), valley residents can binge on musical theater this weekend with these two well-loved productions.
Set in 1933, “42nd Street” is a celebration of Broadway with big, bold musical numbers that celebrate the stuff that dreams are made of. If follows aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer on her journey from small town girl to Broadway star, with classic show tunes like “You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me,” “Dames,” “I Know Now,” and “Forty-Second Street.”
You know the songs, and if you don’t know the show, you’re in for a feel-good treat. The original 1980 Broadway production won a Best Musical Tony and ran for nine years, making it one of the longest-running and enduring musicals in history. A 2001 revival ran for another four years.
The Gottlieb company is made up of young people, aged 7 to 17, and the show is appropriate for all ages. It’s directed by Gottlieb, a former Crystal Palace performer and Theatre Aspen education director whose company has featured youngsters in productions of shows like “Peter Pan” and “Hair.”
There are four performances of "42nd Street" scheduled for this weekend: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $13 for kids 12 and under, to $17 for adults, and are available at www.pac3carbondale.com . More info at www.jgptheatre.com