42nd Street de­li­vers nons­top mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment

Hud­son Mu­sic Club does not di­sap­point

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS -

The hip hoo­ray and bal­ly hoo in the region is the Lullaby of Broad­way, and a slew of other clas­sic tunes being per­for­med un­til the end of the month by the ta­len­ted cast in the Hud­son Mu­sic Club show, 42nd Street.

The show, run­ning this wee­kend and next, is set in the 1930s. The clas­sic mu­si­cal which won a To­ny Award and was a staple on Broad­way for years, tells the tale of a theatre group as they try to mount a pro­duc­tion du­ring the de­pres­sion era.

It’s the tale of wide-eyed Peg­gy Sawyer, fresh off the bus­fro­mal­len­town, Penn­syl­va­nia, who un­wit­tin­gly finds her­self cast in an up and co­ming Broad­way show. Sophie Pro­to­pou­los gives an un­for­get­table per­for­mance as the young in­gé­nue and her voice, ac­ting and dan­cing abi­li­ties will leave au­diences glad they took the time to take in the show.

Playing op­po­site her are two love in­ter­ests, Ju­lian Marsh, played by Phi­lippe Gor­beille, and Billy Law­lor, played Jor­dan Mar­chand. Both men give so­lid and en­ter­tai­ning per­for­mances, while Mar­chand again de­li­vers im­pres­sive po­wer-house sin­ging.

Other no­table per­for­mances were de­li­ve­red by Gail Mar­chand as Mag­gie Jones, Do­ro­thy Brock as Mag­gie Owen, and the scene stea­ling Na­dia Ver­ruc­ci, who was de­light­ful as " Any­time An­nie."

Roun­ding out the cast were Mike Me­li­no, tap dan­cing afi­cio­na­do Serge Tur­cotte, John Wil­son, Da­niel Tor­chins­ky, Frank Can­niff, John Jacques, Syl­via Mau­ri, the al­ways smi­ling Ja­mie-lee Sau­cier, Ste­fa­nia Ve­tere, Jen­ni­fer Bal­tuo­nis, and cho­rus sin­gers and dan­cers in­clu­ding: Kim Bea­ver, Ro­byn Bea­ver, Ber­tha Be­san­ti, Bar­ba­ra Boyer, Sam Bre­ton, Jen­ni­fer Cotes, Ben Fi­sher and Shannon Mar­chand

Year af­ter year, the Hud­son Mu­sic Club’s "ama­teur" per­for­mers de­li­ver so­lid, en­ter­tai­ning and note-per­fect shows, and the fact that pro­fits from the show go each year to a wor­thy lo­cal cause - this year to Le Pont Brid­ging Food Bank in Hud­son, as well as the Hud­son Youth Club - makes it one of the best shows you might take in all year.

42nd Street will run un­til March 31 at Théâtre Paul-émile-me­loche in Vau­dreuilDo­rion, lo­ca­ted at 400, ave­nue Saint-charles.

For in­for­ma­tion, go to www.hud­son­mu­si club.com. For­ti­ckets, call 1866967-8167.

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