42ndStAAt center of photo, Red Bank Regional VPA dance major Bobby Davis portrays Billy, and Eliana Swartz is Peggy, in rehearsals for the RBR musical production of 42nd STREET. 

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

The Red Bank Regional High School Theatre Company invites the public to “come and meet those dancing feet” when they present the iconic “backstage” musical 42nd Street, with 7 pm performances on Thursday, April 3, Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5. There will also be a special matinee performance on Sunday, April 6 at 3 pm.

In the Broadway hit adapted from the Depression-era movie musical of the same name (and incorporating songs from other vintage Busby Berkeley films of that era), the dictatorial director Julian March will be portrayed by Justin Giegerich of Brielle. Eliana Swartz of Little Silver portrays Broadway newcomer Peggy Sawyer, and RBR dance major Bobby Davis of Shrewsbury is a show-stomping Billy Lawlor, with Dana Brown of Red Bank as the veteran Broadway star Dorothy Brock. The RBR chorus and dancers round out a cast of three dozen performers in a high-energy production of the popular David Merrick staging, featuring original choreography by Gower Champion.

Tickets ($15 for adults; $10 for students and senior citizens) may be purchased at the door or reserved ahead for large groups by calling (732)842-8000, ext. 217. Click READ MORE for a full cast listing.

Cast of 42nd STREET:

Dorothy Brock: Dana Brown, Union Beach

Peggy Sawyer:  Eliana Swartz, Little Silver

Maggie Jones:  Jaclyn Gisondi , Shrewsbury

Anne Reilly:  Victoria Aumack , Union Beach

Phyllis Dale:  Alexa DeAnna, Keansburg

Lorraine Flemming:  Angelina Garavante, Fair Haven

Diane Lorimer:  Annabel Martin, Little Silver

Ethel Morgan:  Brunson, Tinton Falls

Julian March:  Justin Giegerich, Brielle

Bert Barry:  Patrick Martini, Union Beach

Billy Lawlor:  Bobby Davis, Shrewsbury

Andi Lee:  Helen Solomita, Avon by the Sea

Oscar:  Adam Goldsmith, Little Silver

Mac:  James Fogerty, Red Bank

Pat Denning:  Tom Hinz, Allenshurst

Abner Dillon: Kevin Lyons, Little Silver

Gladys: Brianna Napoli, Interlaken

Cop/Thug:  Jonah Cuozzo, Little Silver, and Liam Sheehan, Red Bank

Waiters:  Chase Hintelman, Little Silver, and Andrew Fragale, Shrewsbury


Emma Craven, Brielle; Shurmila Dhar, Little Silver; Grace Giffen, Millstone; Sam Grady, Red Bank; Ashley Houck, Red Bank; Katelyn Johnson, Little Silver; Abigail Joyce, Rumson; Jillian Lamanno, Little Silver; Erin McDowell, Neptune City; Jose Rojas; Red Bank; Amanda Strydio, Keansburg, Aleksandra Van Orden, Union Beach; Victoria White, Union Beach, Madison Zeller, Shrewsbury; Danielle Zito, Wall