The Junior and Senior Performing Arts Companies from Front & Center for Performing Arts, located in Springfield, present 42nd Street from Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Ridge Performing Arts Center in Basking Ridge, located at 268 South Finley Ave.
The cast features Summit residents Daphne Ciccarelle, James Ciccarelle, Ben Errig, Theo Errig, Donald Grennon, Samantha Kelleher, Michael Kelleher, Caleigh Pan-Kita, Alexandra Munies, Reid Phillips, Amy Sales, and Charlotte Wesson. Tickets are $20 and $25, and can be purchased online at www.ridgepac.com. They can also be purchased at the door.
42nd Street is a big, bold musical set in 1933 that celebrates the stuff that dreams are made of. The amazingly talented actors in Front & Center’s Junior and Senior Performing Arts Company will perform 42nd Street on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m.
This year’s show, produced by Page O’Connor, with artistic direction by Renee Palermo, and choreography by Julie Lira, features 82 of Front & Center’s young performers ranging in age from 6 to 18.
Entering its eleventh year, Front & Center for Performing Arts (www.front-n-center.com, 973-258-1123), located at 95 Victory Rd. in Springfield, offers classes for children in dance, drama, voice, and musical theater at all skill levels and provides the opportunity to grow artistically in a nurturing, fun, and family-oriented environment. The studio maintains the highest standards of excellence and many of their classes are taught by professional artists and master teachers. Front & Center prides itself on catering to the needs of both the serious and the recreational student.