3rd Dec, 2016

42nd Street to take over Belgrade as Coventry Musical Theatre Society aims to make it a night to remember

Shaun Reynolds 13th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ONE of musical theatre’s greatest ever shows will be coming to Coventry at the end of this month as the Belgrade Theatre hosts 42nd Street.

Following 12 months of planning and preparation, Coventry Musical Theatre Society (CMTS) will present the legendary Broadway musical on the city centre stage from Thursday (June 23) to Saturday (June 25).

Set in the glitz and glamour of the 1930s, the timeless story follows the life of Peggy Sawyer – an out of work chorus girl who is desperate to be a star.

However, the road to Broadway never runs smoothly and, with the leading lady suddenly unable to go on, it is down to Peggy to save the show.

Following their sell out production of Oliver, they are again set to delight audiences – this time with the toe tapping favourite.

Director Steve Boden said: “42nd Street is the epitome of great musical theatre.

“After we’d staged “Oliver last year, we wanted to find a production that would provide a contrast of style and 42nd Street ticks all the right boxes.

“It’s also a brilliant production to introduce families and younger children to musical theatre.

“The story is very simply told but with a degree of charm, sophistication, elegance and some amazing song and dance sequences.”

With a cast of 42 performers and a 12 piece orchestra, 42nd Street promises to be a spectacular evening.

Society chairman Andy Watts said: “CMTS is Coventry’s longest established Musical Theatre Society, formed in 1909 and having produced musicals in the city almost every year since then.

“We’re honoured to be continuing to build on this legacy and thrilled to be given the opportunity to produce our musicals at The Belgrade Theatre every year.”

Tickets start from £15.95, concessions from £13.95.

To book your ticket, visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call the box office on 024 7655 3055.