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Annapolis Summer Garden's 49th season starts on '42nd Street'
Annapolis Summer Garden's 49th season starts on '42nd Street'

For many people, summer officially arrives in Annapolis with the opening of Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre — which usually coincides with the U.S. Naval Academy's Commissioning Week. That tradition continued May 22, as the troupe debuted its 49th season under the stars with the Broadway musical "42nd Street." Based on the groundbreaking 1933 movie-musical, the show reveals the difficulties of backstage life for hardworking dancers during the Depression. The movie featured young singer Dick Powell along with relatively unknown Ginger Rodgers and Ruby Keeler. The Tony Award-winning 1980 Broadway adaptation won legendary director and choreographer Gower Champion his...

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