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BAKER STREET

November 2-20, 2016, Eureka Theatre
Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Family Matinee Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 PM
Running time: approximately two hours and fifteen minutes, including intermission

Music and Lyrics by Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessel
Book by Jerome Coopersmith

Director/Choreographer Cindy Goldfield
Music Director Dave Dobrusky

Sherlock Holmes! Watson! Moriarty! Irene Adler! All your favorites appear in this musical based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories about the iconic detective. Baker Street was the Broadway debut for Tommy Tune and an early Broadway credit for Christopher Walken. The captivating score includes “Letters,” “A Married Man,” and “I’d Do It Again.”

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BEHIND THE SCENES

We’ll be offering an inside look at the production as we ramp up to opening night!
Post #1: Projection Design
Post #2: Author Jerome Coopersmith



Sherlock Holmes (Michael Monagle) and Dr. Watson (Dan Seda) are captured by the nefarious Prof. Moriarty

Andrew Monello (center) as Wiggins and Tobiah Richkind, Alison Quin, Stephen Vaught and Jessee Cortez as the Baker Street Irregulars

Michale Monagle as Sherlock Holmes and Abby Haug as Irene Adler

Michael Barrett Austin as the nefarious Prof. Moriarty

Michael Monagle as Sherlock Holmes
photos by Ben Krantz Studios


MEET THE CAST


MICHAEL BARRETT AUSTIN (Professor James Moriarty)
This is Michael’s eleventh show with 42nd Street Moon. Most recently, he worked on Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and performed in Boeing-Boeing (San Jose Stage), Nick and Nora (42nd Street Moon), Red Hot Patriot with Kathleen Turner (Berkeley Rep) and the world premiere of Manic Pixie Dream Girl (New York International Fringe Festival). Other productions include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (SF Playhouse), Dracula (Center Rep) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Berkeley Rep). Michael has also worked with SF Shakespeare Festival, The Aurora, TheatreWorks, CalShakes, Pac Rep, San Jose Stage and others, and is a member of Just Theater and PlayGround. www.michaelbarrettaustin.com

JESSE CORTEZ (Macipper)
Jesse is making his 42nd Street Moon debut with this exciting production of Baker Street! Winner of Best Showtunes Cabaret 2013 at Martuni’s and alumni of San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, his past theater credits include Rock of Ages (Center Repertory Theater), Miss Saigon, West Side Story, and Les Misérables (Broadway by the Bay), Yeast Nation (Ray of Light), Pearls Over Shanghai (Thrillpeddlers), Christmas with the Crawfords (Lincoln Theater) and Dirty Little Showtunes (New Conservatory Theater Company). Find out more at www.jessecortezmusic.com.

ABBY HAUG (Irene Adler)
Abby is grateful to return to the Moon stage this season. Recent Moon Shows include The Boys From Syracuse, Where’s Charley?, Something For The Boys, Do I Hear A Waltz?, DuBarry Was A Lady, and I Married An Angel. Abby has had the privilege to spend a summer with San Francisco Playhouse in Company and also Marin Shakespeare in Comedy of Errors. Abby graduated with Honors from Webster University’s Conservatory of Musical Theatre. Please join her this Christmas as she plays Mrs. Banks in Hillbarn Theatre’s production of Mary Poppins. You will also see her back at Moon this Spring in No, No, Nanette.

SCOTT MARAJ (Inspector Lestrade)
Scott is ecstatic to be working with 42nd Street Moon once again. He was seen in last season’s The Most Happy Fella (Guiseppe) and previously in It’s a Bird…Superman. Recently, Scott appeared as Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre where he also directed their productions of Forever Plaid, The Taffetas and The Last Five Years. Scott also directed/choreographed Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s production of Jekyll and Hyde last season and he has performed throughout the Bay Area with companies such as CenterREP, Contra Costa Civic Theatre and Douglas Morrison Theatre among others.

MICHAEL MONAGLE (Sherlock Holmes)
Michael is honored to return to 42nd Street Moon as Sherlock Holmes. After 21 years of pursuing successful but unfulfilling careers in business and law, Michael returned to the stage in September 2015 as Billy Flynn in Palo Alto Players’ Chicago and hasn’t stopped, consistently on stages, studying at Beverly Hills Playhouse SF, and booking commercials (“Meet Bob,”) and TV spots (“I Almost Got Away With It”). In 2016 Michael has understudied twice for Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Macbeth and Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday), portrayed Jake/Postman here in The Most Happy Fella and just closed Othello for Marin Shakespeare Company. He’ll gratefully end 2016 reprising the role of Chauncey the Jester in the annual holiday tradition Bracebridge at Yosemite, and begin 2017 as Daniel in New Conservatory Theatre Company’s January production of Daniel’s Husband. www.michaelmonagle.com

ANDREW MONDELLO (Wiggins)
Andrew is ecstatic to be making his 42nd Street Moon debut in this classic tale in such an incredibly fun and unique role! He holds his undergraduate degree in acting from UC Irvine where he was fortunate enough to play JJ Hunsecker in the West Coast Collegiate Premiere of Sweet Smell of Success. Other favorites have been Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Guildenstern), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), and Beppo in the World Premiere of Enchanted April: A New Musical Romance. He wishes you a lovely evening, enjoy the show! Andrewmondello.com

STEPHANIE PRENTICE (Mrs. Hudson)
Stephanie is happy to be returning to 42nd Street Moon where she previously appeared as Madame Dubonnet in The Boy Friend. Other recent Bay Area productions include Value Over Replacement, Best of PlayGround 20, Best of PlayGround 19 (PlayGround), and Company (San Francisco Playhouse.) Stephanie is a Bay Area native, a proud member of Actors’ Equity, and has been a member of the Santa Clara University voice faculty since 2005. She is a PlayGround company member, and also serves as Casting Director and Creative Development Board Member at TheatreFIRST in Berkeley.

ALISON QUIN (Nipper)
Alison is thrilled to be making her debut with 42nd Street Moon. As a graduate from the San Francisco State University Music Program, there is nothing she loves more than creating music with talented people and couldn’t be happier to be working with this amazing cast. Alison is also a teaching artist and continues to be inspired by her students daily. www.alisonquinstudio.com Previous credits include I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change (theTRIBE Co), Company (Coastal Repertory Theater), Trailer Park Gods (Faultline Productions), 40 Seasons of Summer (Great America). www.alisonquin.com

TOBIAH RICHKIND (Duckbellows)
Tobiah studied with the American Conservatory Theater and its Young Conservatory, appearing in Fields of Gold (Kevin), Punk Rock (Nicholas), I’m Still Standing (Wayne), A Stone’s Throw (Tal, Jonty), Teach for America (Kenan), Darling (Fluke), Every 17 Minutes… (Jimmy), Homefront (Henry), A Christmas Carol (Peter Cratchit, others), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Sonny) and the Cabaret Ensemble. At Lick-Wilmerding High School, Richkind was in Clybourne Park (Steve), A Woman of No Importance (Lord Illingworth), Almost, Maine (Jimmy, Chad), three One Act Festivals, and played trumpet. Tobiah has appeared in several short films, is a member of Killing My Lobster, and will attend Yale University in 2017.

LINDSEY MARIE SCHMELTZER (Daisy)
Lindsey is thrilled to be back at 42nd Street Moon after appearing in The Most Happy Fella. Local credits include: Miranda in The Tempest and Phoebe in As You Like It with Livermore Shakespeare Festival, and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility with Sacramento Theater Company. Lindsey has also performed with Shakespeare Napa Valley, Aurora Theatre Company, and Monday Night Playground. Regional credits include: Texas Shakespeare Festival and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Lindsey holds a B.A. in Theatre from CSU, Chico and is a teaching artist with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Livermore Shakespeare Festival.

DAN SEDA (Dr. Watson)
Dan is thrilled to be making his debut with 42nd Street Moon. Recent credits: Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz and Simon/Sarah in Company. NYC: All That Fall (Kaliyuga Arts), Much Ado About Nothing (Gorilla Rep), and Desiree of Beverly Hills (Bad Musicals Festival). Regional: A Chorus Line, The King and I, and Evita (NC Theatre). Dance: The Nutcracker, Carmen, and Romeo and Juliet (Carolina Ballet). Highlights: Emcee in Cabaret (Triangle Theatre Award – Best Actor in a Musical, Theatre Endowment Award – Best Male Lead), Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors.

KALON THIBODEAUX (Captain Gregg)
Over the last 27 years, Kalon has acted, directed, taught, stage managed and designed for many companies throughout the Gulf South, California and Seattle such as: 42nd Street Moon, The Dixie Theatre, California Conservatory Theatre, Southern Repertory, Stone Soup Theatre and Custom Made Theatre. Recent roles include Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps and Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey; as well as Young Scrooge in 42nd Street Moon’s world premiere of Scrooge in Love! – a role he will be reprising this winter. He holds a degree in Drama from University of New Orleans and is co-author of the original children’s musical The Princess who Couldn’t Cry.

STEPHEN VAUGHT (Chauncy Weatherbee Perkins III)
Stephen is a Bay Area native and UC Berkeley graduate happily returning to Moon after appearing in Sail Away, Where’s Charley?, Something for the Boys, I Married an Angel, Carnival!, Of Thee I Sing, Oh, Kay!, Coco, and Gay Divorcee. Other favorites include roles in Beardo, 12 Angry Men, Eastern Standard, and A Funny Thing Happened…Forum. He has appeared on-screen in “Blue Jasmine,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “National Treasure,” “Arrested Development,” “The Closer,” “The OC,” and “The West Wing.” By day he works as an Office Manager, HR Director and amateur sleuth for a data center company in the San Francisco area.

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 L’Olivier Restaurant, our Opening Night sponsor. The best part? It’s on us!

Opening Night dates for Baker Street: November 5

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 Baker Street: November 6, November 13

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 dates for Baker Street: November 12

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