42nd STREET

Music by Harry Warren. Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble
Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes

Celebrate Broadway, Times Square and the magic of show biz with the ultimate love letter to musical theatre: 42nd Street!


August 16-17, 2024 • The Ridge Playhouse
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About the Show

“If you’re looking for sheer escape, this is your ticket!” – Washington Post

Hear the Beat of Dancing Feet and Listen to the Lullaby of Broadway  with the high-energy of of 42nd Street Youth Edition, performed by the talented students of Kaleidoscope’s Summer Teen Musical Theatre Intensive program.

42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the magic of show biz with wit, humour and pizzazz. 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.”

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of musical theatre or just looking for a fun night out, 42nd Street: Youth Edition is the perfect choice. With its catchy tunes, timeless story, and talented young cast, this production is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

  • Age Recommendations: Ages 10+
  • Running Time: 60 Minutes with NO Intermission
  • Audience Advisory: This production features theatrical haze and spontaneous showtunes!

Performance Schedule

All Performances Take Place at Denford Hall at The Ridge Playhouse at Claremont Secondary School.

Public Performances

  • Friday, August 16 – 6:30pm
  • Saturday, August 17 – 11am / 2pm

Please Note: This is a student production, performed by students of Kaleidoscope Theatre’s Performing Arts Studio and not a Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People production.

About the Program

Kaleidoscope Theatre's Performing Arts Studio's Teen Summer Musical Intensive program is an excellent opportunity for young people who are interested in theatre and the performing arts. This program is designed to give teenagers the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop their skills as performers in a supportive and creative environment. The program is open to teenagers aged 13 to 18 years old and runs for two weeks each July. During this time, participants will work with Kaleidoscope's esteemed team of professional theatre directors, choreographers, and vocal coaches to learn about all aspects of musical theatre, including singing, acting, and dancing. The program culminates in a fully-staged musical production, which gives participants the chance to showcase their newly acquired skills and talents to family, friends, and the community. This performance is a highlight of the program and is always eagerly anticipated by participants and audiences alike.

Aside from learning about musical theatre, participants in the Teen Summer Musical Intensive program also benefit from the social and personal development opportunities that the program provides. Working together as part of a creative team, participants learn how to collaborate, communicate, and problem-solve, skills that are valuable not just in theatre, but in all areas of life. Kaleidoscope Theatre's Teen Summer Musical Intensive program is an outstanding opportunity for teenagers who are interested in musical theatre to learn, grow, and develop their skills as performers in a supportive and creative environment. With experienced instructors, a fully-staged production, and opportunities for personal growth and development, this program is an excellent choice for any young person who loves the performing arts. Past productions include: Mary Poppins (2019), The Addams Family (2019), Once Upon A Mattress (2020), Zombie Prom (2021), 100 Years of Broadway (2022), Side Show (2022), and Anything Goes (2023).