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REVIEW: 42nd Street

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This semesters musical is 42nd Street. The musical has been going on for about a week now, and plenty of people have gone to see the show. 42nd Street is essentially a play within a play. You get to see Peggy Sawyers journey to becoming the lead of the show. This show is definitely worth watching. It was obvious that the cast and tech crew took so much time putting this musical together.

One thing that really stood out was that majority of the props that were in the musical were handmade. The gypsy tea kettle was constructed and painted by the tech team.

Tech theater working on the gypsy tea kettle, that is used in the first act of 42nd Street. taken on March 3rd, 2018 ( Hazel Marmolejo / Lincoln Lion Tales )

The final product of the gypsy tea kettle. Taken on March 26th 2018 (Hazel Marmolejo / Lincoln Lion Tales)

Another cool thing I noticed about the props was the cakes that are brought out, are real. This was a nice addition to the show because the scent of desserts fill the theater.

The cakes that are brought out on 42nd Street. Taken on March 26th 2018 (Hazel Marmolejo / Lincoln Lion Tales)

There was an abundance of musical numbers and dances. Each of the dances were well thought out and you could see that the cast put in a lot of work into them. In one of the numbers ,“Money,” there were actors dancing on little platforms that were painted to look as if they were dimes.

The music during the show was NOT a recording. In fact it was played by Lincolns band. Which is impressive. The music that was played by Lincolns band was catchy and you will more than likely find yourself humming to some of the songs that were played during the show.

Lincolns band setup behind the curtains. Taken on March 27th 2018. (Hazel Marmolejo / Lincoln Lion Tales)

If you would like to see 42nd Street,  you still have a chance to!

Buy your tickets quick, because they are almost sold out!

There will be shows Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

You can buy your tickets at the box office or at www.Lincolnperformingarts.com

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