"Come and meet these dancing feet...
It's the Avenue I'm taking you to,
I happened to be at the actual West 42nd Street last night and snapped a picture to share. Then the words to one of my favorite musicals came to mind and stayed in my mind all day. Definitely a sign that it was time to feature another great favorite. I love "42nd Street" for the immensely singable music and for the terrific tap dancing.
I am a complete sucker for tap dancing and one of my great regrets in life is my inability to tap dance. I am totally inept. I took tap dancing as a little girl and one memorable moment is sitting down on the stage at my first recital and refusing to dance. I was three years old and most likely completely overwhelmed by the entire experience, but this incident set the tone for my dance career. I took tap again as an adult, hoping that I'd acquired more poise and coordination, but I was still always at least one buffalo behind the others who had long shuffled off to Buffalo by the time I arrived.
Please settle back and enjoy this clip of some of the music of "42nd Street." I was delighted to discover that the wonderful Jerry Orbach had starred in a revival. Enjoy, enjoy!