42nd Street Moon presents our 2018-2019 Season

Current season subscribers will be receiving their renewal packets in March. Brochures and ordering information for new subscribers will be available March 28. Single tickets will go on sale August 1.

Larger-than-life characters, loves lost and found, and down-home fun are all on tap for Moon’s 26th season! Over the last quarter-century 42nd Street Moon has established itself both locally and nationally as one of the few companies committed to preserving the glorious and rich history of musical theater by bringing you works you won’t often find anywhere else. We invite you to join us and celebrate the joy and magic of live musical theatre!

Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas
Executive Directors


The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

October 3-21, 2018
Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111

Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Saturday Matinee October 13 at 1:00 PM

By Carol Hall, Larry King, and Peter Masterson
Director/Choreographer Christina Lazo
Music Director Dave Dobrusky

Irreverent, fun, and surprisingly sentimental, the true story of Texas’ Chicken Ranch brothel comes to life in this 1979 country and western musical. Miss Mona’s “establishment” has operated for decades with a turned eye from the local Sheriff, entertaining politicians, celebrities and even the local college football teams. But when a television moral crusader sets his sights on shutting down the Ranch, chaos ensues all the way up to the Governor’s office! Nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS is a down-home treat!

Dames At Sea

DAMES AT SEA

November 28-December 16, 2018
Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111

Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Family Matinee Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 PM

Book & Lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise
Director/Choreographer Alex Rodriguez
Music Director Dave Dobrusky

It’s 42ND STREET meets ANYTHING GOES meets Busby Berkeley in Hollywood in this gem of a show which opened Off-Broadway in 1968 and helped launch the career of Bernadette Peters. Sweet, innocent Ruby arrives in New York with big dreams and lands in the chorus of a new show – but the theatre is about to be torn down! Can sailor-turned-songwriter Dick find a new venue for the show while juggling temperamental diva Mona, frazzled producer Hennesy and starry-eyed ingénue Ruby? Full of vim, verve, and tap-dancing, DAMES AT SEA will charm its way into your heart.

Fiorello

FIORELLO!

February 27-March 17, 2019
Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111

Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Family Matinee Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 PM

Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Director Karen Altree Piemme
Music Director Daniel Thomas

Considered one of the greatest mayors in American history, Fiorello H. La Guardia successfully rose from a crusading lawyer to Congress to running New York City, fighting the corrupt forces of Tammany Hall while never losing his upbeat spirit or pledge to help those less fortunate than him. The story of the larger-than-life, eternally optimistic FIORELLO won the Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize and was the first major hit for Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, who went on to write the immortal FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

110 In The Shade

110 IN THE SHADE

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
Family Matinee Saturday, May 4 at 1:00 PM

Book by N. Richard Nash
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Based on a play by N. Richard Nash
Director Josh Marx
Choreographer Scottie Watson
Music Director Dave Dobrusky

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).

Once

ONCE

June 12-30, 2019
Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111

Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Family Matinee Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 PM

Book by Enda Walsh
Music & Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney
Director Cindy Goldfield
Choreographer Keith Pinto

Moon is honored to bring the Bay Area regional premiere of the Tony winner for Best Musical in 2013, ONCE. Based on the 2007 movie, ONCE tells of an Irish musician who learns to love and dream again through a fateful week with a Czech immigrant. Heart-breakingly romantic but also bursting with joy and humor, ONCE features a lively folk score – the only one to have won an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Olivier Award, and demonstrates the power that music has to connect us all.

Current season subscribers will be receiving their renewal packets in March. Brochures and ordering information for new subscribers will be available March 28. Single tickets will go on sale August 1.

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