42nd Street

November 11 - December 9, 2017

Music by Harry Warren

Lyrics by Al Dubin

Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

Direction by Daren A.C. Carollo

Bay Area Musicals is pleased to open our third season with one of Broadways' greatest hits; 42nd Street. The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”  Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.

 

The Wedding Singer

February 17 - March 17, 2018

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy

Direction by Matthew McCoy

It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

July 7 - August 4, 2018

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Book by Peter Parnell

Direction by Matthew McCoy

Bay Area Musicals will close its’ season with the luscious musical---brought you by the winning team behind Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Beauty & the Beast---The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. An angelic score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Bring the entire family and be swept away by the magic of Bay Area Musicals’ production of this truly unforgettable musical.