Musical 2015: Behind-the Scenes Video of 42nd Street

This year, Conant High School proudly presents 42nd Street, a musical about the street infamously known as the “lullaby of Broadway.” 42nd Street features the daring story of Peggy Sawyer, played by Hannah Lullo, and her journey to become the star of a Broadway show. Peggy is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming the star of a Broadway show when she arrives in New York City. Along the way, she sings and dances, becomes friends with her fellow chorus members, and goes head on with the leading lady of the show “Pretty Lady”, Dorothy Brock, played by Emily Miller. Peggy shows that hard work, talent and friendship can lead to stardom on Broadway.

Peggy Sawyer (Hannah Lullo) on left and Maggie Jones (Daria Derda) dream of being stars on Broadway!Linda Patino

Peggy Sawyer (Hannah Lullo) on left and Maggie Jones (Daria Derda) dream of being stars on Broadway!

     Tim Koll, choir teacher at Conant, is the director of the show while Kreg Moorhouse, Conant Band Director, conducts the live orchestra of student musicians. Conant Alumni and Schaumburg On Stage Choreographer Danielle Zyrkowski is the lead choreographer.

It's a love triangle! Peggy Sawyer (Hannah Lullo) loves Producer Julian Marsh (Ben Hyde) on left  while Billy Lawlor (Jonathan Meir) on right yearns for Peggy!Linda Patino

It’s a love triangle! Peggy Sawyer (Hannah Lullo) loves Producer Julian Marsh (Ben Hyde) on left while Billy Lawlor (Jonathan Meir) on right yearns for Peggy!

     42nd Street features fast paced tap dances, as shown in the behind-the-scenes video above, as well as both Men’s and Women’s choruses. A team of students under the direction of various Conant staff have produced the sets and costumes and controlled the lighting, sound and marketing.

Some of the hits from the show include: You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, I Know Now, We’re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street. 

Dorothy Brock (Emily Miller) tells hopeful hoofer Peggy Sawyer (Hannah Lullo) that this is her show!Linda Patino

Dorothy Brock (Emily Miller) tells hopeful hoofer Peggy Sawyer (Hannah Lullo) that this is her show!

     Opening night is this Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in Conant High School’s Auditorium. More 7 pm performances include: Saturday, February 28; Friday, March 6; and Saturday, March 7. There will be also be a matinee performance on Saturday, March 7 at 3 pm.

This week, tickets will also be sold in the Conant cafeteria and one hour prior to each show at the Box office located outside of Door #5.

Click here to read Crier’s interviews with four of the cast members, Hannah Lullo, Emily Miller, Ben Hyde and Audrey Rose!

 

Riya Shah

Riya is the Managing Editor and a senior. This is her fourth year on the staff. During her freshman year, she was a reporter, and then during her sophomore and junior years she was the co-editor of the Activities page. Her other school involvements include BPA, Peer Mediation, Class Council, and National Honor Society. She is also a volunteer at Alexian Brothers Hospital. In her spare time, she likes to work on her Etsy shop, play the violin, bake brownies, and watch TV shows. She loves to drink iced coffee and eat french fries.

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