42nd Street delivers nonstop musical entertainment
Hudson Music Club does not disappoint
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.