Mill Mountain Theatre's current version of the classic Broadway story "42nd Street," which was based on the novel and the 1932 movie, is special for a number of reasons. This one simply overflows with talent.
While the music, the dancing and the acting are solid throughout, it is the tap-dancing, so rarely seen these days, that consistently stops the show, especially with the title song. "42nd Street," coming near the end of the play, features the fearless, fast-paced and wildly entertaining hoofing of Mill Mountain Theatre Director of Education Anna Kimmell (who has starred in MMT productions of "The Sound of Music," "Swing" and "Hairspray"). During one particular number, I leaned over to my Margie and whispered, "She ain't no Ruby Keeler. She's betta."