In the musical 42nd Street’s National Tour, Peggy Sawyer (Caitlin Ehlinger) maintained her bright positive attitude and willingness to go after her dream with tenacity and joy! When someone was a naysayer and acted in cynicism to discourage, Peggy was the refreshing light who was willing to love her job even in the chorus. She made a positive difference with what she was given, held onto her dream and her true friends even when she found stardom. Peggy won over those naysayers by being herself!
Be your own kind of Peggy at your workplace or life! Embrace who you are, go after your dreams, appreciate what you have and love those around you not for their status but for true friendship.
PEGGY: Miss Jones and Mr. Barry just invited everyone. Is something funny?
JULIAN MARSH: You are. Eyes shining like a kid at Christmas, dreaming of parties and opening nights, the tinsel and glitter of musical comedy. Just look at yourself – a speck of dust on this stage, indistinguishable from the forty other specks of dust I put there!
PEGGY: I know that, Mr. Marsh. But put all those specks together, you have something alive and beautiful that can reach out to a thousand people we’ve never seen before.
JULIAN MARSH: Broadways dreams, Sawyer! We’ve all have ‘em!
PEGGY: Well, I mean to hold on to mine, Mr. Marsh!
It was a joy to watch the production at Segerstrom Center for the Arts! Thank you to the cast and creative team for bringing shining positivity! I love Caitlin Ehlinger’s performance as Peggy Sawyer with her energetic tapping and beaming smile that lights up the stage! Check the website for more tour information!