Upper Darby Summer Stage Mainstage presents “42nd Street” July 27th & 28th and Aug 3rd & 4th {and a Ticket Giveaway}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Upper Darby Summer Stage and Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.


“42nd Street,” the Mainstage musical at Upper Darby Summer Stage! The ultimate show-biz musical, the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, “42 Street,” is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theater.  “42nd Street” includes some of the most beloved songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” and “42nd Street.”

Set in the early 1930s, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer (Meghan Dietzler of Upper Darby) travels to the “Big Apple” from Allentown, Pennsylvania to audition for elite director Julian Marsh’s (Chris Monaco of Wallingford) Broadway production. With her natural sparkle and hoofing skills, she lands a job in the ensemble of Marsh’s “Pretty Lady,” starring Dorothy Brock (Rachel Medori of Drexel Hill) and Billy Lawlor (Danny Walsh of Aldan). Just before opening night, the leading lady Dorothy breaks her ankle taking her out of the show. Peggy might just have a shot at Broadway stardom.

This production features a professional staff of costume, set, and lighting designers. Brian Walsh of Drexel Hill is the director, choreographers are Kevin Dietzler of Drexel Hill and Devon Sinclair of Upper Darby and music direction is by Gina Giachero of Folsom. The professional live orchestra will bring the classic musical to life. The set, designed by Martin Dallago of Media, and costumes designed by Julia Poiesz of Swarthmore, will transform audiences into the world of Broadway in the 1930s.

Choreographers Kevin Dietzler and Devon Sinclair discuss the intricate choreography. Sinclair stated, “One of the most captivating characters in this show is the choreography itself. Its infectious energy lives and breathes in each song and takes the audience on an unforgettable journey. With traditional Broadway showmanship and inventive staging, you will sit speechless at the athleticism, talent, and heart necessary to perform a piece of this caliber!”

Complete with big, flashy tap dances and a Broadway ballet finale, Summer Stage can’t wait to dazzle you with this Mainstage production, the blue-ribbon show of the season!

Make it a date night, girls night out, take the family (it’s perfect for ages 8 and up) or just spoil yourself with a night of relaxation as you enjoy this fabulous production!  Performances are July 27th & 28th and August 3rd & 4th at 7:30pm and August 4th at 1:30pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

From left to right: Rachel Medori of Drexel Hill as Dorothy Brock, Chris Monaco of Wallingford as Julian Marsh, Meghan Dietzler of Upper Darby as Peggy Sawyer, and Danny Walsh of Aldan as Billy Lawlor. Photo credit; Cate R. Paxson.

“42nd Street”

July 27th & 28th and August 3rd  & 4th at 7:30pm and August 4th at 1:30pm

at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Tickets are affordably priced at $14-$17 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1. Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189

Parking is FREE

For more information about Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 43rd season and Mainstage Production visit udpac.org.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

Ticket Giveaway

Win a family four pack of tickets for ““42nd Street”” at Upper Darby Summer Stage! Tickets are for Friday July 27th at 7:30 PM . To enter, please enter via the easy Rafflecopter below. Feel free to complete one step on the Rafflecopter (free entry) or as many as you like for additional entries. Winner will be chosen on Monday July 23rd at 12 AM. Good Luck!

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About Upper Darby Summer Stage:

Upper Darby Summer Stage celebrates 42 seasons empowering young people and entertaining families. Each season the program presents six dynamic Children’s Theater productions and one professional caliber Mainstage production.

Summer Stage offers programs for students beginning at age 10 in the Theater Bugs program and has participants up to age 28 in the Mainstage productions. Programs available include Theater Bugs (10-11 yrs.), Magic Makers (11-12 yrs.), Rising Stars (12-13 yrs.), Children’s Theater (14-17 yrs.), and Mainstage (18-28 yrs.). Summer Stage also offers an outstanding technical theater program for students ages 14 to 18.

Upper Darby Summer Stage is not only a great place to see a spectacular show, but also a great place for students to grow as artists and as people! Visit udpac.org for more information.


  1. I look forward taking my girls

  2. My favorite Broadway song is from Evita: Don’t Cry For Me Argentina!

  3. I think this will be a girl’s night out with a few show tune loving friends!

  4. Evelyn McIlvaine says:

    I would take my mom and my friends!

  5. My daughter would love this! Hamilton is her favorite so any song from that!

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