PHS to present "42nd Street"

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PHS to present ‘42nd Street’ as spring musical

Posted February 19, 2018

Plymouth High School is presenting the Tony-winning “42nd Street” as its spring musical March 1-4.

The musical tells the story of young Peggy Sawyer, an aspiring chorus girl, who lands in the ensemble of the musical “Pretty Lady.” Through a series of misfortunes in the show, Peggy becomes a Broadway star. “Lullaby of Broadway,” You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me,” and “We’re in the Money” are some of the great songs in this tap-dancing musical comedy.

“42nd Street,” based on the 1933 musical, opened on Broadway in 1980, won the Tony for Best Musical and ran for nine years. It won a Tony for Best Revival in 2001 and is currently playing in London.

The PHS show is directed by Amanda Smith and Herb Stoltenberg, with band direction by Jason Sebranek, choreography by Lori Schmitt, costumes by Eileen Brooks, and technical direction by Gary Kaiser. The musical is double cast.

Reserved-seat tickets cost $9 and are available in the Plymouth High School office. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door before each performance.

Shows will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1; Friday, March 2; and Saturday, March 3; with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4 in the Plymouth High School Auditorium, 125 Highland Ave.

Please note that the 7 p.m. show time is earlier than in recent years. A celebration of PHS performing arts will be held at the conclusion of each show, including formal dedication of the Herb Stoltenberg Stage after the Saturday night performance.

Learn more:
Read a feature story about the 50 PHS musicals directed by Herb Stoltenberg.
Read a feature story about the naming of the Herb Stoltenberg Stage.
Share a memory of Herb Stoltenberg or PHS performing arts.
Make an online donation in support of PHS Performing Arts through the Plymouth Education Foundation. (Indicate “Herb Stoltenberg Performing Arts Dedication” in the Special Purpose section where it says “I want my donation to be dedicated.”)
Download a Plymouth Education Foundation donation form. (Indicate “Herb Stoltenberg” where it says “This donation is in honor/memory of” toward the bottom of the form.)
• Visit The Arts section of our District Report Card to learn more about how our students excel at traditional and unique arts opportunities at all levels, both in and outside the classroom.

Cast list

If two names are listed, first is Thursday/Saturday cast and second is Friday/Sunday cast.
Julian: Justin Schmitz; Dillion Nimitz
Billy: Matthew Klemm; Logan Kulow                     
Bert: Bennett Josephs; Ian Thiesenhusen
Andy: Dylan Ernst
Pat: Louis Gentine, Quinn Zwick
Abner: Adam Carbaugh, Ethan Lilyquist
Dorothy: Katie Sanborn, Logan Schreiber
Peggy: Madilyn Straub, Katie Pocian
Maggie: Emma Hellmer, Katy Coley
Annie: Katie Benedict, Lizzie Riley                           
Phyllis: Azure Maki, Erica Birenbaum
Loraine: Keeley Kuru, Jordyn Anderson
Ethel: Anne Sedlacek

Caitlyn Goetsch
Ana Hyer
Rosalia Johnson
Amanda Kreuger
Emily LaVine
Graci Nohl
Deklan Soloman
Olivia Straub
Andrew Van Norwick
Annamaria Welnetz
Vaughn Zwick

Angela Eigenburger
Hanna Eigenburger
Paige Morgan
Maggie Munson
Alicia Nugent
Kayla Prahl
Katie Sember
Lexi Sheridan
Ellie Staehling
Jack Steinhardt
Davis Suckow
Hayley Thome
Kaylee Woelfel
Sonae Yamanoto