It’s official: IHA’s musical theater program is at it again!
“42nd Street,” this year’s fall production, tells the interesting story of a show within a show and the life of Miss Peggy Sawyer. The play displays Peggy’s early beginnings as a tap dancer and actor. Will her journey end in fame?
Students from Immaculate Heart, Bergen Catholic, Don Bosco, and Saint Joseph Regional have been diligently working since the beginning of the school year to put on an amazing performance. Thursday evening was the cast and crew’s first dress rehearsal, and the first time the show was run from top to bottom. Nervous excitement flew through the air as members of the cast and crew buzzed around the auditorium.
“We have put a lot of hard work into this show,” said crew member and IHA junior MacKenzie Darcey. “ We’ve worked so hard in preparation for this show and so far it has been an amazing experience.”
After a few short vocal warm ups and some orchestra testing, the show was off and running. The rehearsal went smoothly with few errors, thanks to the help of the amazing directing staff.
Producer Lucille Conzo helped to make sure all sets were impeccably placed and kept the crew and cast in check. Directors and choreographers Kim Galberaith and Jodi Capeless managed scenes and settings and put all actors in the correct positions.
“I think it is going to be one of IHA’s best shows ever. It combines excellent technical efforts, a hard working crew, and an all around wonderful cast,” Galberaith stated after rehearsal.
With much anticipation the musical is sure to have a great turn out on its opening weekend this Saturday and Sunday. Luckily, with all the hard work and dedication put into the show, they will also have a second run the following weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (November 20th to 22nd). “Anyone would be silly not to see this show,” stated Bergen Catholic senior Tim Barrett.
IHA is sure to impress this year, and hopefully raise the bar higher than any other production done here at the Heart. So please show some support to your IHA community and come down to 42nd Street!
By Jessica Cascone ’17, Opinions Editor