Mobilians looking for a big, flashy Broadway-style production take heart. The Tuscaloosa cavalry is cresting the hill.
The University of Alabama will stage the classic musical “42nd Street” for one night only at the Mobile Civic Center Theater (401 Civic Center Drive). Filled with hoofers, glitzy costumes and a cast of 40, the show gets under way April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
A warhorse of the American stage based on the 1933 film, “42nd Street” is set during the Great Depression and follows the ascent of an aspiring Midwestern actress who hits the Great White Way. Employing standards like “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway” and the title number, the play won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1980 and another for Best Revival in 2001.
Two years ago, the university sent another crew south on a single-night run with “Show Boat.” This production brings the same director.
Tickets are $25 plus fees.
For more info, call 251-208-7373.