There’s a New Show in Town

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Brittany Green
Assistant News Director

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Photo taken by Brittany Green

One of broadway’s most classic musicals has made its way to San Marcos. 42nd Street  is the story of a small town girl named Peggy Sawyer that arrives in New York City with the dream of being on Broadway. The talented performer gets a spot as a chorus girl in a new show and learns the highs and lows of show business. When the star of the show breaks her ankle, Peggy has to choose between taking her place or going back to the comfort and safety of her hometown which would force the show to close and leave the other performers without jobs in the 1930’s depression era.

Every year, professional vocalist, choreographer and cabaret entertainer Lee Colee’ does an intense musical theater bootcamp for young performers before putting on a major production like 42nd Street. The kids are selected through auditions and interviews. They don’t know what part they’re going to play until the first day of bootcamp, then 11 days of intense work on the production ensues. Colee’ said that they are put in the environment of a professional summer stock theater company.

“They work with industry professionals to learn about the business of putting on a production as well as their skills in voice, dance and acting.”

She said that putting on a production as beloved as 42nd Street was a way of celebrating the bootcamp’s 15-year anniversary.

Photo taken by Brittany Green
Photo taken by Brittany Green

“It’s our 15th bootcamp production that we’ve done and it just seemed appropriate because it’s high energy with a lot of tap dancing. So, we’re kind of celebrating 15 years of doing this.”

Every year, Colee’ presents the kids with a different challenge to tackle. This year, it was tap-dancing. Other years, it’s been harmonizing with doo-wop tunes, improv and classical vocals.

She said people should come see the show because, though the performers are young, it is nothing short of a Broadway production.

“These kids are good. They will astound you. The kids are ages 8 to 17 and this is not a little cutesy production. This is up to a standard of excellence that people are always in awe of.”

14-year-old Genevieve, who plays Peggy Sawyer in the production directed by Colee’, said that she has a good time performing on stage.

“I like performing because it’s really fun working with all the people in the cast. When we go up on the stage, everyone usually enjoys it.”

The show opened this past weekend at the Price Center in San Marcos and will continue this weekend. Tickets can be bought on

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