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Street Watcher

dal-06_27_16When it comes to musicals about roads, we could recite every line and sing every song from Avenue Q and The Wizard of Oz.

 42nd Street, not so much.

We’ve never seen the classic Broadway show, so we’re thrilled for the opportunity when it rolls through North Texas this week for a run at the Music Hall at Fair Park followed by a few days at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.


The story follows Peggy Sawyer, a young actress from Pennsylvania, who has dreams of making it big on Broadway. Of course, it’s not as easy as she planned, but she perseveres to change her own destiny. Chorus lines ensue.

If you know any show tune-loving queens, then you already know many of 42nd Street’s most famous songs, from “Lullaby of Broadway” and “Keep Young and Beautiful” to “Dames” and “We’re in the Money.” Now’s your chance to see their origin.

So dust off your tap shoes and practice an elaborate routine for everyone waiting in the lobby.

Because as everyone knows, being uploaded to YouTube by a bunch of strangers is now the fastest way to stardom.

Not being plucky, naive or bursting with talent.

42nd Street
Tickets: $25-$106

June 28 to July 10
Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Avenue, Dallas

July 12 to 17
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth

Photo by Chris Bennion