Sewickley's Own Gabriela Zucckero Performs in the CLO Production of 42nd Street

Miss Zucckero, 14, is one of the youngest performers ever to have passed the strict auditions for the casting of her part in this Tony Award® Winning Musical.

Apr 24, 2013, 09:47 ET from CLO

SEWICKLEY, Pa., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sewickley's own Gabriela Zucckero will be appearing in the upcoming Pittsburgh CLO production of the Tony Award®-winning musical "42nd Street". She is one of the youngest performers ever, at age 14, to have passed the strict auditions for the casting of her part. The production will take place at Pittsburgh's world-renowned Benedum Center May 31, 2013 to June 9, 2013.


This past March by special invitation, Gabriela is hot off her tap heels from performing in New York City with the same opening number from 42nd Street that she will now perform with the Civic Light Opera Association (CLO).  Her New York performance was included with the famed Dancers Over 40's yearly production which featured many of the original Broadway cast members. The assembly also included her long time personal dance instructor Karen Prunzick of Broadway Dance Studio who appeared as Anytime "Annie" in the original Broadway production and soundtrack.  In addition, this special sold out performance included the world famous June Taylor Dancers and the Rockettes. The event was archived and donated to the Jerome Robbins Dance Collection at New York's Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.  

Gabriela is the daughter of Renee and Richard Zucckero of Sewickley and attends Quaker Valley High School where she is a 4.0 student. She has been featured in all of the Middle and High School Musicals for the past several years and has studied dance with Karen Prunzick since she was three years old as well as classical piano and voice.  Miss Zucckero has been seen in Pittsburgh, appearing in several memorable Holiday performances at PPG Center and Market Square along with the BDS troupe.


About 42nd Street A Non-Stop Song and Dance Extravaganza:

Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble

Broadway razzle-dazzle at its best! Fired from her first Broadway show, starry-eyed actress Peggy Sawyer thought she'd never see her name in lights, but fate had other plans! Come and meet those dancing feet in this Tony Award®-winning musical. The toe-tapping, foot-stomping score includes such classics as "We're in the Money," "42nd Street" and "Lullaby of Broadway."

About CLO:

Exceptional Musical Theater for More Than Half a Century! On February 20, 1946, the Civic Light Opera Association held a press luncheon to announce its very first season. Immediately, talk of a new era in Pittsburgh's cultural life made a huge splash in all three of the city's daily newspapers. In fact, the Sun Telegraph predicted that "the CLO will inaugurate a cycle in the city's musical history that will outlive us all."