Sheer unadulterated brilliance
Exceptional. From the opening scene with the team of incredibly well-drilled hoofers, to the moment the curtain falls, this spectacular production simply oozes glamour and glitz. There’s no expense spared either, with stunning sets and costumes covered with sequins and feathers galore. Without doubt it is one of the best productions at the Grand this year, performed by an incomparable cast, who never miss a beat.
Stunning tap dancing, spectacular costumes, and memorable songs, ensure the action zips along.The first nighters at the Grand gave the show a standing ovation and how the terrific cast deserved it.
A toe-tapping classic
A feel good production full of smiles, sequins and the best tap dancing feet around, 42nd Street certainly did not disappoint. There was nothing not to love about the show – I only wish it could have lasted longer.
Filled with sparkling costumes, lovable characters and some of the most impressive tap routines I’ve ever seen, it’s a great show for anyone who loves a classic.
The lavish Broadway sets and glittering costumes fill the sizeable stage at the Palace and the transitions between scenes is slick and impressive however, the unquestionable star of the show is the choreography which is faultless in every way. A visual feast and a true musical theatre classic. A toe tapping night out.
42nd Street is a musical like no other. The production brings the greatest talents of musical theatre to the forefront to produce a wonderful night of entertainment. You’ll leave the theatre with a song in your heart and a tap in your step. An unforgetable, must see
Some of the most impressive tap routines I’ve ever seen.”
Everyone loves a big musical and this one ticks all the right boxes. It has a good big cast, orchestra, dazzling costumes, and a relentless pace – I was exhausted just watching it!There are plenty of quality tap routines, lots of sequins plus the broadest smiles I’ve seen in a long time so it is the perfect feel good production.
***** (5 stars) An explosion of instrumental music, singing, and dancing, all of which glittered, dazzled, blazed in a show that was rip-roaringly magical.
It needs to be seen to be beleived….When 50 feet feet tap and stamp in unison you don’t just see and hear it – you feel it through your seat….The chance to hear Tell Me on a Sunday star Marti Webb’s still-breathtaking voice is well worth the ticket price alone
Probably the greatest tap-dancing musical of all time, this production oozes innocence and feel-good factor. The song and dance routines are second to none. Dave Willetts gives a masterful performance of under-pressure director Julian Marsh [and his] reprise of 42nd Street at the end of the show stays with you long after curtain down.
They [the cast], seamlessly sing and tap their way through successive show-stopping routines, not to mention costume changes that defy belief and a brilliant staircase routine providing a sensational finale……If you love musicals then 42nd Street is a must-see show for all the family and it’s certainly one that will have you singing and toe-tapping all the way home.
With big numbers, impressive staging and enough sparkle to rival the crown jewels, 42nd Street had the audience hooked from the very first overture. Don’t miss out on the chance to catch this superb show.
Sheer taptastic energy
It richly deserved the cheers that nearly brought the roof off as this is a stunning production. This is a show that has had no expense spared. You won’t see a better show than this on Broadway or in London’s West End.
Song and dance spectacular is an absolute joy
***** (5 stars) WOW. Talk about a terrific night at the theatre. 42nd Street which opened at the Kings on Tuesday is all-singing, all-dancing, all-wise cracking proof you don’t need special effects and wizadry to create magic. A stage stuffed with top-notch dancers tapping in unison to the dramatic climax of the show-stopping 42nd Street number is every bit as thrilling as a flying car or abseiling nanny. It’s good old fashioned Hollywood glamour come to life. Catch it while you can.
42nd Street wowed a full first night house with sparkle and razzamatazz galore.
This really IS a show that packs a ‘WOW!’ factor – huge, sleek, and a juggernaut of fun, it’s impossible to stop toes matching the beat of your heart. And when the stage curtain lifts that means 0-90 in 3.3 seconds.The sets and staging of each musical number are breathtaking, while the costume changes defy belief.
Sizzling entertainment, executed by this company with enormous flair and pizzazz…..the choreography sparkles and fizzes like the best champagne. Legendary West End stars Dave Willetts and Marti Webb are terrific….Jessica Punch is a dazzling presence as she taps her way through the show with unstinting energy and aplomb.
This is a very polished production, from the constant glint of the bedazzled costumes and oh-so-shiny smiles, to the chorus’ wonderfully and authentically shrill American accents.The performances are equally seamless
The song and dance routines are second to none, motored by some very impressive tap choreography
A show which is bursting with familiar songs, and highly energetic, beautifully staged tap and ballet routines. The choreography pays tribute to Busby Berkeley and replicates the long staircase routine and more amazingly, the famous overhead shot of the chorus girls making flower patterns on the floor. A delightful heartwarming show.
Webb and Willetts are both superb…Punch is memorably both awkward and breathtaking in her dancing and has a pure, clear voice. The real star is the chorus line, full of non-stop energetic and exciting dancing. The choreography catches the spirit of the time flawlessly. The almost capacity audience lapped it up as did my companion and I. Everyone left with a massive smile on their face after a night of unadulterated escapist entertainment. If you enjoy the spectacle of the glory days of Hollywood musicals, this is definitely for you.
THIS musical is tap-tastic! Definitely a night to remember
My eyes were full of sequins…the tap dancing was breath-taking…walk through the doors and be transported to 42nd Street
The chorus line dancers were mesmerising in their collective delivery which at times defied the boundaries of the human body for speed and dexterity. The leads created a suopernova within this whirling maelstrom of sparkle, light and sound and then, just as quickly as it came, it went and we were left with the powerful delivery which gave the understory pathos and humility. Dave Willetts and Mati Webb are brilliantly cast as Julian Marsh and Dorothy Brock…Jessica Punch (Peggy Sawyer) was truly outstanding (I defy any of the Olympians to be able to match Jessica’s nightly routine, show after show)…The ensemble is one of the most talented assembled for any tour, they have to be to cope with such demanding routines throughout the whole production.