Best Musical Denver 2013 - 42nd Street
When a small dinner theater decides to take on a huge, glitzy Broadway show featuring dozens of tapping feet, it's asking for trouble. Where will the director find all those triple-threat performers, the people who can sing, dance and act equally well? For 42nd Street, Michael J. Duran enlisted the help of talented Boulder's Dinner Theatre regulars, mixed in a slew of young people — including one who'd performed for the company as a child — and found Johnny Stewart, a business student at CU who can tap along with the best of them. Combine this cast with the theater's usual first-rate tech and Neal Dunfee's excellent small orchestra, and you've got all the glitter and glam of a Broadway show — but with a lot more intimacy and heart.