KCHS Theatre Co. presents 42nd Street

APRIL 30 – MAY 2

Tickets go on sale April 12, 2021

The ultimate show-biz musical! 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of musical theatre.

At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”

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Theatre Director:  Jessica Magers-Rankin

KCHS theatre instructor ​Jessica Magers-Rankin is an award-winning actor with over 25 years of theater training and experience. She has worked and studied in New York City (American Musical and Dramatic Academy), the San Francisco Bay Area and Knoxville, TN.

Students in the theatre program learn theatrical vocabulary, elements and conventions, as well as, play form and structure, improvisation and creative thinking. Advanced students move into strategies for evaluating theater experiences and scene study. Other aspects of theatre include:

• Movement and physical acting
• Audition technique
• Character development
• Monologues and songs
• Musical scene study
• Vocal performance technique
• Music theory
•Dance/Movement technique

In addition to theatre, the Coffee House Committee produces a yearly concert series produced and performed entirely by students. Coffee house is open to any KCHS student interested in the performing arts!

Students audition and perform two plays every year in the
Megan Birkel Performing Arts Center.

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