Wednesday, September 15, 2010

These Are a Few of My Favorite Musicals...42nd Street

"Come and meet these dancing feet...
It's the Avenue I'm taking you to, 
42nd Street."

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!


Sybil said...

I love that film as well, As for the tap dancing well my foor can never stop tapping away and what if it's only me that knows how wonderful a tap dancer I could be..I still can dream !!!LOL
Thanks for the great photo..
Love Sybil xx

Mimi said...

love the play, the movie, the music, all of it!!
Wish I could join you in the streets --42nd street would be fun to TAP away!!
Love that

Anonymous said...

I love your photo...I'm so jealous...I wanna be in NY!

Sharon said...

42nd street was the very first musical I saw on Broadway in NYC. I'm not sure, but I believe it was in 1985. Since then, we've seen many, but that one will always be special.

Jane said...

Your post makes me miss NYC!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I used to love watching the old movies that always had a lot of dancing and singing in them. 42nd Street never really made a connection to me til I read your post today.

Nancy M. said...

Interesting picture! Love the music too!

Jemi Fraser said...

I love all those old movies with the tap dancing and singing in them - so much fun! :)

Rettakat said...

Tap dancing! I've read that it's supposed to be fabulous exercise.

Well, dance on over to my blog, cuz I nominated you for an award today:

No pressure if you don't do them (not everyone does), but just know I was thinking of you. :-)


Nezzy said...

Golly grump, I haven't been to new your since I was nine. Worlds Fair and all. :o)

God bless ya and have an incredible weekend!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Just wanted to know how you faired with the storm yesterday? I thought about you. sandie

Dawn said...

Love that ditty:)))
Looks like you could have danced right down the avenue :)
Beautiful photo!