Your Ad Here
Musical Theatre Discussion BoardMusical Theatre Performing TipsMusical Theatre Audition SongsMusical Theatre Gift ShopMusical Theatre BlogMusical Theatre ShowsAudition Postings
Home Gift Center

Discuss this show in the MTA Forum

Audition Tips for 42nd Street The Musical

Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin, Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

42nd Street Recommended Resources

42nd Street Plot Summary & Audition Notes

List of Characters in 42nd Street

42nd Street Complete - Sheet Music (Digital Download) 

42nd Street Sheet Music (Vocal Selections)

42nd Street Film Version on DVD

42nd Street Original Broadway Cast Recording

DownloadDownload the complete 42nd Street cast album

Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes.

1933, during the depression, New York & Philadelphia. 42nd Street is the address of the theatre. The new show is 'Pretty Lady'. This is the familiar story of a chorus girl who must take over as the star of the show on short notice when the lead performer is injured.

Peggy, 'the novice', has 'exactly thirty-six hours to learn twenty-five pages, six songs, and ten dance numbers'. By the next evening, Julian will have either 'a live leading lady or a dead chorus girl'. "...Sawyer, you're going out there a youngster but you've got to come back a star!"

Audition Suggestions for 42nd Street

There is a lot of tap dancing in this show. Almost every performer, including the chorus, in 42nd Street must be able to tap dance well.

Billy Lawlor (Tenor)
leading man of the theatre's new show, "Pretty Lady"
Peggy Sawyer (Soprano, tap dance)
young, scared chorus girl - naive, sincere, humble
Julian March (Baritone)
a tough, frazzled, tyrannical director - Jerry Orbach type
Dorothy Brock (Alto, 40s)
tempermental, glamourous leading lady who is "getting too old". Stereotypical prima donna who softens over time.
Abner Dillon
Dorothy's fussy "sugar daddy" and producer of "Pretty Lady"
Pat Denning (Baritone)
Dorothy's old flame and former vaudeville partner. Likes to stir up trouble.
Andy Lee
Bert Berry (Tenor)
& Maggie Jones (Alto)
The writers of "Pretty Lady"
Annie, Lorraine, Phyllis
chorus girls
Medium - Large chorus depending on size of stage

42nd Street Related Websites

Audition Preparation Materials

List of Songs in 42nd Street
(Click the song title to download digital sheet music)

42nd Street The Musical
Extensive information on all major productions, tickets, message board.
42nd Street Song Lyrics


DownloadDownload the complete 42nd Street cast album

Receive audition tips in your mailbox! Become a member of MTA and receive our e-mail newsletter.

Applause For This Website ©2012 E-Mail The Webmaster