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“42nd Street” has it all

DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM dualcritics@comcast.net The in Jacksonville opened 2016 with “,” a Tony Award winning musical and dance extravaganza. This musical about a backstage musical, which is based on a famous 1933 film of the same name choreographed by Busby Berkeley, opened on January 12th and will be on stage at the in downtown Jacksonville through Sunday, January 17th. If you read no further than this, let it be known that if you like musical theatre, this lavish production of “42nd Street” has it all and you are going to love it. Magnificent and precision tap dancing and …

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Dreams Come True: Caitlin Ehlinger chats about 42nd Street

Growing up in Houston, dreamed of one day performing in a national tour under the direction of renowned choreographer Randy Skinner. When she moved to New York to pursue her dancing career, her dreams came true. Ehlinger mirrors her character, the hungry young dancer Peggy Sawyer, in the musical comedy . Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, the production tells the story of Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the lead breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes …

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