APRIL 24-MAY 12, 2019

April 24-May 12, 2019
Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111
Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Saturday Matinee May 4 at 1:00 PM

Book by N. Richard Nash
Music by Harvey Schmidt • Lyrics by Tom Jones
Based on “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash

Director Josh Marx
Music Director Dave Dobrusky
Choreographer Scottie Watson
Scenic Designer/Artist Brian Watson • Lighting Designer Michael Palumbo • Costume Designer Bethany Deal
Stage Manager Alicia Lerner* • Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Howry*
Key Art Design by DC Scarpelli

At turns introspective, romantic, and joyously hopeful, 110 IN THE SHADE is a poignant look at romance in a drought-stricken Depression-era town. Sharp-witted but insecure, rancher’s daughter Lizzie is resolving herself to live out life as a spinster until charming stranger Starbuck comes to town with the promise to make it rain, encouraging Lizzie to dream beyond her own view of herself. Meanwhile, the town Sheriff must deal with the con man as well as coming to terms with his own past. This beautiful show boasts a score by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (best known for the longest-running musical in history, THE FANTASTICKS).

110 IN THE SHADE runs about two hours fifteen minutes, including one intermission.

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JILLIAN BADER
Olive Barrow

Bio
Jillian is thrilled to make her Moon debut in this beautiful show. Recent Bay Area roles include Maria in The Sound of Music at Foothill Music Theatre, Cinderella in Into the Woods at Notre Dame De Namur University, and Priest in Jesus Christ Superstar at Ray of Light Theatre. Jillian has performed at various theme parks and theatres in Southern California and Orlando, and she spent a year at sea singing on Azamara Club Cruises. Some of her favorite roles include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Maureen in Rent and Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. During the day Jillian works in admin at a software company, and spends her free time crocheting/knitting, traveling, and hanging out with her husband and pets.

JESSE CALDWELL*
H.C. Curry

Bio
Jesse is very pleased to be returning to 42nd Street Moon after quite a few years. Most recently he appeared as Terrence and Bernard Warde in the Jewel Theatre Company’s production of Red Velvet where he also played Burleigh in Mary Stuart. He played Danforth in Lucky Penny Productions’ The Crucible and Claudius in San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Hamlet. Jesse has worked with many Bay Area theatres including A.C.T., TheatreWorks, Sacramento Theatre Company, Center REPertory Company, Shotgun Players, TheatreFirst, Woodminster, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, Playground, Crowded Fire, and Hillbarn Theatre. Outside the Bay Area Jesse has worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Jesse also appeared in the films “Milk” and “Red Tails.” He holds a B.A. from Tufts University, an M.F.A. from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the University of Georgia. He is an avid dog-walker and a medium grade tennis hacker. Jesse is proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

JUAN CASTRO
Bo Dollivon

Bio
Juan is ecstatic to return to the Moon stage! He last performed with Moon in the staged readings of Pardon My English and Call Me Madam, as well as the ensemble of Kismet in Concert and No, No, Nanette. Other credits include Ching Ho in Thoroughly Modern Mille (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka (Bay Area Children’s Theatre), and ensemble in Sweeney Todd (Hillbarn Theatre) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Bay Area Musicals). He wrote and performed an original musical about Lorenz Hart, Songs from the Hart. When not performing, he is a K-5 Music Teacher at Notre Dame Elementary and teaching artist with Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Juan is an avid classic film buff, frequenting the Stanford Theatre whenever he can. He is excited to help bring to life this musical adaptation of the 1950s classic film and play The Rainmaker. Instagram: @juancastrophe

ANDREA DENNISON-LAUFER
Lizzie Curry

Bio
Andrea is overjoyed to be back at Moon with this amazing team! She was last seen here as Ginger in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and holds a BFA in Theater with an emphasis on Music. She was a member of the artistic intern ensemble at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Past roles: The Ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooge in Love! (Lucky Penny Productions), Hannah in Disney’s Freaky Friday (Center Rep), Gertrude in Seussical (Bay Area Musicals), Marty in Grease (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Ray of Light Theatre), Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q (Berkeley Playhouse), and Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). Up next, catch her as Frauline Kost in Lucky Penny Productions’ Cabaret.

ELLIOTT HANSON
Jimmy Curry

Bio
Elliott is excited to be back at 42nd Street Moon after appearing in Fiorello! earlier this season. Some fun previous credits include Parade (Huntington Theatre Company), Sunday in the Park with George (San Francisco Playhouse), Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), the world premieres of Seeds (Utopia Theatre Project) and You Are My Sunshine (Alma Theatre Company), and a staged reading of The Soap Myth (Marin Theatre Company). He recently stretched his bilingual muscles by organizing and performing in a traveling musical theatre showcase throughout Spain. Elliott is a Bay Area native and a graduate of Boston University. In his spare time, he is likely to be found playing tennis, watching people play tennis, or telling people how to play tennis.

KYRA LYNN KOZLENKO*
Snookie Updegraff

Bio
Kyra is thrilled to be making her mainstage Moon debut after previously appearing in our concerts of Kismet and South Pacific. A former New York-based performer who recently returned to her beloved Bay Area home, Kyra has performed in various venues across the U.S. and has had the honor of sharing the stage with celebrated artists such as Clive Davis, Alec Baldwin, Wyclef Jean, and Anna Deavere Smith. Favorite credits include: Blast from the Past (Suzie) at Charleston’s Spoleto Festival, Oklahoma! (Laurey), Fiddler on The Roof (Hodel), Evita (Mistress), and Gypsy (Dainty June). Kyra is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, an NYU/Tisch graduate, a lover of nature, books, and lighthouses, a former singing waitress (ah, the actor’s life) at New York’s Stardust Diner where she sang tunes alongside some of Broadway’s best and brightest, a singing princess performer at Amazing Fairytale Parties, and a freelance illustrator! Learn more: www.kyralynnkozlenko.com

CAMERON LABRIE
Phil Mackey

Bio
Cameron is back for his fourth wonderful production with 42nd Street Moon, previously appearing in Fiorello!, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Saturday Night (Bobby). Other recent credits include the Emcee in Cabaret (Stars 2000 and Contra Costa Civic Theatre), Lonnie McGee/Cash Callendar in Southern Lights (3Girls Theatre Company), Brad in The Stage Manager (SF Fringe Festival), and Matt/The Boy in The Fantasticks (Landmark Musical Theatre). Cameron also appears as Hugh Paris in the “Henry Rios Mysteries” podcast. cameronlabrie.com

ANNE NORLAND
Sammie-Sue Miller

Bio
Anne is thrilled to return to the Moon stage in this beautiful tale! Upon relocating to San Francisco from the East Coast, Anne has taught musical theatre and arts full-time in middle and high school and she is elated to join 42nd Street Moon full-time this season as the new Director of Education! Anne is the proud recipient of a Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Actress in Musical for her role Clarice Starling in Silence! The Musical with Ray of Light/Cloud 9. She sword-fought her way as Sabine in Three Musketeers with Marin Shakespeare, and performed with Bay Area Children’s Theatre as Piggie in Elephant & Piggie, Fly Girl in Fly Guy, and Mixer in Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. NYU Tisch/American University – Music Theatre & K-12 Education.

DANIELLE PHILAPIL
Hanna Curtis

Bio
Danielle is excited to make her 42nd Street Moon debut. She recently graduated from AMDA – Los Angeles, where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre. Favorite credits include: VioletWest Side Story (Anita), The Wild Party (Kate), Urinetown (Pennywise), How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingThe Drowsy Chaperone, and In the Heights (Carla). She is a San Francisco native and a proud mom to a 17-month old girl, Rorie. She will next be seen in Broadway by the Bay’s production on Sister Act this August. 

KEITH PINTO*
Starbuck

Bio
Keith is so happy to be back with Moon after appearing in Dames at Sea. He recently won a Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle award for Me & My Girl, and you may have seen him in other Moon shows such as The Secret Garden, Where’s Charley and Snoopy! Other favorites include 1776 and Scapin (American Conservatory Theater), Fly by Night (TheatreWorks), Into the Woods and Company (San Francisco Playhouse), The 39 Steps, Hand to God, Sweeney Todd and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (San Jose Stage), Sweet Charity, The Underpants, and Lucky Stiff (Center Rep). Pinto is co-founder of the award-winning hip-hop band and theater company, Felonious. Felonious theater pieces in which Pinto appeared in as well as choreographed include: Beatbox: A Raparetta, Angry Black White Boy and Stateless: A Hip-Hop Vaudeville Experience.

BENJAMIN PITHER*
Joe Copeland

Bio
Benjamin returns to 42nd Street Moon for his sixth production, in addition to numerous concerts and events. Recent credits: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Chairman) at 3Below Theatres; The MeshugaNutcracker! (Rabbi Motke) through Guggenheim Entertainment (San Francisco, San Jose, LA productions) — broadcast in theatres nationwide and on BroadwayHD. Additional credits: Rags at TheatreWorks (Mikhel/Irish Tenor), 1776 (John Adams) and The Music Man (Marcellus, Shellie Award winner) at Contra Costa Musical Theatre, The Who’s Tommy (Captain Walker) at OMG, I Love That Show!, The Wiz (Lion) and Seussical (Horton) at Berkeley Playhouse, All Shook Up (Dennis) and Lucky Stiff (Vinnie) at CenterREPertory Company, and Frank Galati’s production of 1776 at American Conservatory Theatre (Joseph Hewes). Additional appearances with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and California Shakespeare Theater. Numerous film, web-spot, commercial, and voiceover credits. BA in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University (Highest Honors). Enjoys scrabble, origami, and country western/line dancing.

DANNY QUEZADA
George Curtis

Bio
Danny is excited to perform with 42nd Street Moon in 110 in the Shade. He had the honor of singing in 42nd Street Moon’s concert of South Pacific with the Peninsula Symphony. He has also performed with Berkeley Playhouse, Lucky Penny Productions, Broadway By the Bay, The Mountain Play, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Ray of Light Theatre, Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre & Masquers Playhouse. He is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. 

CLIO SALZER
Belinda Copeland

Bio
Clio is honored to debut on the 42nd Street Moon stage with this inspiring cast and crew. Previous and upcoming professional musical theater credits include Billy Elliot, Beauty and the Beast, James & the Giant Peach, and Big, the Musical with Berkeley Playhouse and Ragtime with Contra Costa Civic Theatre. Favorite roles include Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Lucy (Narnia), Narrator (Joseph…Dreamcoat) and Minnie Fay (Hello, Dolly!) among many youth stage productions. Clio studies dance, plays elite-level competitive soccer, rides horses, loves reading fantasy, and devotes significant volunteer time to the issue of reducing animal shelter euthanasia rates. Enjoy the show!

JAMES SCHOTT
Noah Curry

Bio
James’ favorite thing to do outside of musical theatre is play tabletop games, in his free time he hosts events he calls “Games with James™”. This is James’ 42nd Street Moon debut and this show will make his eighth consecutive show within a year. Recent credits include La Cage Aux Folles (Jean Michelle) with Sunnyvale Community Players, Urinetown (Bobby Strong) with Stageworks Fresno (Best Male Lead in a Musical nominee on Broadwayworld.com), West Side Story (Action) with Hillbarn, Cabaret (Ernst) with Sunnyvale Community Players, She Loves Me (George Nowack) with Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Sweeney Todd with Hillbarn, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Zebulun, Baker) with Broadway by the Bay. James is also currently working on a B.F.A. With an emphasis in Musical Theatre. Jamesschott.com

DONNA JEANNE TURNER
Beverly Copeland

Bio
Donna is thrilled to make her 42nd Street Moon debut in this beautiful production. Recent work includes playing Grandma Rosie in Bay Area Musicals’ hilarious The Wedding Singer and critically acclaimed performances in The Light in the Piazza (Margaret); Blood Brothers (Mrs. Johnstone); Gypsy (Madame Rose); Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Spitfire Grill (Shelby); and Urinetown (Pennywise) for Altarena Playhouse where she also directed The Taffetas. Donna received Shellie Award nominations for City of Angels (Mallory); Me and My Girl (Lady Jacqueline); Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman); and The Women (Mary Haines). Donna won the Shellie Award for Kindertransport (Helga) for Moraga Playhouse. Other favorite roles include Guys and Dolls (Adelaide); Chicago (Roxy); Sweet Charity (Charity); Vanya & Sonja & Masha & Spike (Masha); and Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont). Donna had earned her Theatre Degree from San Francisco State University, is the proud mother of nine cats and Boo the Cockatoo, and a Black Belt Martial Artist. Love always to hubby, Stewart Lyle.

BRIAN WATSON*
File

Bio
Brian was last seen on the Moon stage as C.J. Scruggs/Governor in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and as Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from CSU Sacramento and works full time all over the Bay Area as an actor, vocalist, scenic designer, scenic artist and private vocal instructor. Notable roles include Father (Ragtime), Buffalo Bill (Silence! The Musical), Benny (Hands on a Hardbody), Barrett (Titanic the Musical), and Scuttle (The Little Mermaid). Brian is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. For more information on his work please visit him at brian-watson.weebly.com

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Photos by Ben Krantz Studio • Click on thumbnails for full-size image

Set Design and Scenic Artistry by Brian Watson; Lighting Design by Michael Palumbo

Keith Pinto (center) as Starbuck with the Ensemble

Andrea Dennison-Laufer as Lizzie Curry

Andrea Dennison-Laufer as Lizzie and Jesse Caldwell as H.C. Curry

Brian Watson (right) as Sherrif File with Andrea Dennison-Laufer as Lizzie Curry

(L to R) Elliott Hanson as Jimmy, James Schott as Noah, Andrea Dennison-Laufer as Lizzie and Jesse Caldwell as H.C. Curry

Keith Pinto as Starbuck

Kyra Lynn Kozlenko as Snookie and Elliott Hanson as Jimmy

Keith Pinto as Starbuck and Andrea Dennison-Laufer as Lizzie


EXPERIENCE A FULLER MOON

Opening Night Receptions

Join the cast and crew as we celebrate the opening of each new production. Savor champagne, wine, and delectable delights from our Opening Night sponsor. The best part? It’s on us!

Opening Night date for 110 IN THE SHADE: Saturday, April 27, 6:00 PM

Discussion Sundays

Get all your burning questions answered about the show you’ve just seen during our fun and informative post-performance discussions with the audience, cast, and crew. Hosted by Executive Directors Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, who will share the history of the original production as well as our current incarnation! Learn more about the composers, lyricists, and book writers, as well as your favorite Moonie cast members. Discussion Sundays happen on the first and second Sunday of each show in our regular season offerings.

Discussion Sunday dates for 110 IN THE SHADE: April 28 & May 5, 3:00 PM

Family & Student Matinees

The best deal in town for kids, parents, and students of all ages. Young people under 18 and college students with a valid student ID can see the show for just $10! Younger students receive a family activity guide, get to participate in an intermission contest (with prizes!), and can join in on a post-show discussion and visit with the actors that includes autographs and pictures. This is a great way to introduce the next generation to the heritage of American musical theatre. This is also a great idea for a kid’s birthday party. Please contact Education Director Dyan McBride for further details or if you have a large group wishing to attend.

42nd Street Moon created the Family Matinee to make musical theatre affordable and accessible for young people along with their parents and to provide families the opportunity to experience classic Broadway. Relevant, fun activities and fascinating discussion guides enable families to rediscover how theatre has served an important function in our nation’s cultural landscape and been a way for families to come together. We have expanded the matinee to be a Family and Student Matinee, so that college-aged students can also take advantage of the generous discount.

Family and Student Matinee date for 110 IN THE SHADE: May 4, 1:00 PM

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