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
Recommended for audiences 18 and up

Book Larry L. King & Peter Masterson
Music & Lyrics by Carol Hall

Director/Choreographer Christina Lazo • Music Director Dave Dobrusky
Scenic Designer/Artist Brian Watson • Costume Designer Tammy Berlin • Lighting Designer Michael Palumbo
Stage Manager Alicia Lerner* • Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Howry*

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!

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS runs about two hours and fifteen minutes, including one intermission.

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6:00 Opening
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Post-show talkback with actors and directors
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Senior (62 and up) discount is $5.00 off (VIP/Regular/Premium sections only).
Young adult (35 and under) prices are $35 for any section. Student (18 and under) prices are $30 for any section.
Recommended for audiences 18 and up.


MEET THE CAST


MICHAEL BARRETT AUSTIN* Senator Wingwoah/Mayor Rufus Poindexter
Michael is delighted to return for his fifteenth show with 42nd Street Moon. Most recently, he appeared in Finks at TheatreWorks, The Elephant Man at Hillbarn Theatre (Treves), and in Me and My Girl (Parchester) and Baker Street (Moriarty) here at Moon. Recent performances also include Boeing, Boeing (San Jose Stage), Red Hot Patriot with Kathleen Turner (Berkeley Rep) and the world premiere of Manic Pixie Dream Girl (New York International Fringe Festival/PlayGround). Other favorite outings are Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (SF Playhouse), Dracula (Center Rep) and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Berkeley Rep). Michael has also worked locally with SF Shakespeare Festival, The Aurora, The Magic, CalShakes, Pac Rep and others, toured the country with The National Theatre for Children and appeared on television, on film and in countless commercials. He is a member of Just Theater and PlayGround and proud husband of Emily and father to Lucille. www.michaelbarrettaustin.com

TAYLOR BARTOLUCCI Doatsey Mae/Ensemble
Taylor is excited to be back at Moon after performing in Do I Hear a Waltz? in 2014 and designing props for Me and My Girl this past season. She is an award-winning Bay Area performer, director, sound, costume and props designer. Some of her favorite roles include Fanny Brice (Funny Girl), Mrs. Wilkinson (Billy Elliot), Pippi and Darlene (The Great American Trailer Park Musicals), Mama Rose (Gypsy) and Rosemary Clooney (Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical). She is also the proud co-Founder, Artistic and Casting Director of Lucky Penny Productions in Napa, works by day for her family Winery, Madonna Estate, and is the proud mom to her one-year-old boy. Keep up with her at taylorbartolucci.com.

MIKE BIRR* Aggie/Ensemble
Mike is excited to be returning to 42nd Street Moon and working with another amazing team! Mike has acted at theatres across both coasts; his most recent credits include Saturday Night (Artie), 42nd Street (Andy), The Wild Party (Eddie), West Side Story (Action), The 39 Steps, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Ferdinand). He has been an actor and choreographer at theatres including San Francisco Playhouse, San Jose Stage Company, and The Northern Sky Theatre. Mike holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Viterbo University. Along with his work on stage, Mike has also recently recorded music and guitar for upcoming original works and continues to enjoy doing commercial and theatrical voice-overs. www.mikebirr.com

PATRICK BREWER Aggie/Ensemble
Patrick is over the moon to be making his 42nd Street Moon debut. Patrick was most recently seen in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Bay Area Musicals). Favorite works include SF Strips/Broadway Bares, The Wedding Singer (Ensemble/Dance Captain – BAM, Billy Elliot (Older Billy – CCMT), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Frank/Dance Captain – Theatre Rhino), Cabaret (Bobby/Dance Captain – Hillbarn), La Cage Aux Folles (Hannah – BAM, Mercedes – CCCT, and Phaedra/Chantal – SBMT), The Addams Family (Ancestor, u/s Festor and Mal – Berkeley Playhouse), West Side Story (Broadway by the Bay and CMTSJ), Bare (Lucas and Peter – SJS Productions), A Chorus Line (Bobby – Pacific Coast Rep), and The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky – Boxcar Theatre). Outside of the theater Patrick plays Soccer with the second-oldest all-inclusive club SF Spikes and plays ultimate Frisbee with BGF. Patrick has also performed with numerous dance companies in the Bay Area. Patrick hopes you all enjoy the show.

DORIS BUMPUS Jewel/Ensemble
Doris is excited to be making her debut with 42nd Street Moon. Doris sung her first solo at the age of five, and while she believes she was created to sing, her passion is acting. She released an EP “He Will Take Care of You” in 2011. She received an Arty Award for Best Lead Actress as Dorothy in The Wiz and as Effie White in Dreamgirls. Additional theater credits include Shug Avery in The Color Purple at Stanford Drama; Lady in Brown For Colored Girls…When the Rainbow Is Enuf; Camae in The Mountain Top” (Broadway World nomination for Best Actress), and Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun. Doris has just recently finished producing and starring in the one-woman show Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, which has been extended to additional dates in November 2018. She is represented by NYLO Model and Talent Agency in Emeryville. www.dorisbumpus.com

ANDREA DENNISON-LAUFER Ginger/Ensemble
Andrea is incredibly excited to be back on the 42nd Street Moon stage for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas! A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, she holds a BFA in theater and music. Andrea was a member of the artistic intern ensemble at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Past roles: Hannah in Disney’s Freaky Friday (Center Rep.), Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime (Berkeley Playhouse), Gertrude in Seussical (BAM), Marty in Grease (CCMT), Mrs. Smith in Scrooge in Love (42nd Street Moon), Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Ray of Light Theatre), Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Berkeley Playhouse), Peggy in The Andrews Brothers (Lucky Penny Productions), 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 The Ghost of Christmas Past in Lucky Penny Production’s Scrooge in Love. Thank you to this amazing cast and her Fairy Godmother.

YULIYA EYDELNANT Linda Lou/Ensemble
Yuliya is ecstatic to be making her 42nd Street Moon debut in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Her recent credits include In The Heights (Carla – Woodminster Amphitheater), The Diary of Anne Frank (Margot – Woke AF Productions), Skokie and Talkin’ Race + Identity in America (Principal Actor – Citizen’s United Silicon Valley), Rock of Ages (Featured Dancer/Ensemble – Center Rep Theatre), West Side Story (Rosalia – City Lights Theater Company), Man of La Mancha (Flamenco Choreographer/Flamenco Dancer/Fermina- Los Altos Stage) URINETOWN (Soupy Sue – Cabrillo Stage), and RENT ( Mimi Marquez – United Kingdom Roehampton Players). She also enjoys performing with her Samba dance team Samba Conmigo, teaching Latin Ballroom, and teaching dance for disability programs throughout the Bay Area. She hopes you enjoy the show! https://yuliyaperformer.wixsite.com/home

ASHLEY GARLICK Angel/Ensemble
Ashley is so grateful to be back at 42nd Street Moon where she was last seen in New Girl in Town. Most recently she played Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch with San Jose Stage Company. Regional credits: The Boys from Syracuse and Sail Away with 42nd Street Moon; Death of a Salesman and Bonnie and Clyde at San Jose Stage Company. Other recent credits include Mae in Reefer Madness with Ray of Light and Elain in The Miss Firecracker Contest with Lucky Penny. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from CSU Chico and feels incredibly lucky to be a working actress in the Bay Area.

MADISON GENOVESE Shy/Ensemble
This is Madison’s 42nd Street Moon debut! Recent credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella), Daddy Long Legs (Jerusha Abbott), Bullets Over Broadway (Ellen), The Light in the Piazza (Clara), Little Women (Amy), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), and South Pacific (Nellie Forbush). Madison studied theatre at NYU Tisch and holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Puget Sound. Madison is a music director for the Performing Academy as well as a private voice instructor. For Madison’s upcoming productions or information about lessons, go to www.madisonjewelgenovese.com

CARLOS GUERRERO Aggie/Ensemble
Caros is thrilled to be making his 42nd Street Moon debut with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Show Credits Include Saturday Night Fever (Broadway by the Bay), West Side Story (CCMT), The Wedding Singer and 42nd Street (BAM), Cabaret (PSP), Cinderella (BATCO), The Rocky Horror Show (ROLT), Broadway Bares (SF), On Broadway, Broadway Song & Dance, Funky Town, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wicked Games (TILT Shift Dance Company), and Missionary Man (Alfonzo King Lines Ballet). He is grateful to his friends and family for their love and support and would like to thank all those involved in his career for making these the most rewarding experiences of his life. Carlos hopes you enjoy the show!

MATT HAMMONS Bandleader/Edsel Mackey/Ensemble
Matt is beyond excited to join the Moon family for the first time…and with a team full of some of his favorite people! Previously, you might have seen him as Jack/Jesus in Ray of Light’s Reefer Madness or as Papa Shtarling/Crawford in their madcap production of Silence! The Musical. Other favorite roles include Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Septimus in Arcadia. Matt is a graduate of CSU Chico’s Musical Theatre program. He loves games of all types (video, board, puzzle, dice/paper) almost as much as his Bichon “Max.”

CAMERON LABRIE Aggie/Ensemble
Cameron is very excited to return to 42nd Street Moon after an appearance earlier this year as Bobby in their production of Saturday Night. Since his last performance with Moon, he made his debut with Landmark Musical Theatre as Matt in their TBA recommended production of The Fantasticks. Other recent credits include the Emcee in Cabaret with Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Heathers: The Musical with BareStage Productions, and Beauty and the Beast (Beast/Gaston Understudy) with Berkeley Playhouse. Find out more about Cameron’s upcoming projects at www.cameronlabrie.com, like his upcoming appearance as Hugh Paris in a podcast adaptation of Michael Nava’s novel Lay Your Sleeping Head, airing in January 2019.

DYAN MCBRIDE* Miss Mona Stangely
Dyan is an Associate Artist with 42nd Street Moon. She has been with the company since 1995 as an actor and director and currently serves as Director of Education for MoonSchool. She has also worked as an actor or director with notable companies such as The Mountain Play, Woodminster, Center Repertory Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, Ray of Light, Broadway by the Bay, Laguna Playhouse, California Theatre Center, Diablo Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Utah Musical Theatre, Performance Riverside and Lucky Penny (Associate Artist). Dyan is an adjunct professor of theatre at Las Positas College and Solano College. Awards/Nominations include: TBA, BATCC, Dean Goodman, Shellie, Arty, Irene Ryan, Broadway World. Dyan has a BA in Musical Theatre from CSU Fullerton and an MFA in Acting from UC Davis, and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Dyan is represented by Boom Models and Talent. She likes to read, garden and rock out. dyanmcbride.com

BRITTNEY MONROE Dawn/Imogene Charlene/Ensemble
Brittney is happy to be returning to 42nd Street Moon, having appeared earlier this year in Me & My Girl. She was recently seen in Urinetown (Little Sally) and in Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly Aster) at Berkeley Playhouse. Brittney is a recent graduate from The Pacific Conservatory Theatre. Brittney has also performed in The Wild Party (Nadine) and The Addams Family(Flapper/Cousin Itt) at San Jose Stage Company, The Little Mermaid (Alana/Dance Captain) at Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Scrooge in Love (Martha Crachit) at 42nd Street Moon, Charlotte’s Web (Fern/Goose) at Marin Theatre Company and The Tempest (Ariel) at California Theatre Center. For more information, you can check out her website at www.brittneymonroe.com

ANNE NORLAND Ruby Rae/Ensemble
Anne is rompin’ ready to be makin’ her Moon mainstage debut! Upon relocating to San Francisco from the East Coast, Anne has taught musical theatre and arts full-time in middle and high schools and is now the Education Manager with Bay Area Children’s Theatre, all the while performing across the Bay Area! Anne is the proud recipient of a Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Clarice Starling in Silence! The Musical with Ray of Light/Cloud 9. She was the swashbuckling Sabine in Three Musketeers with Marin Shakespeare, and has appeared in mainstage productions with Bay Area Children’s Theatre, including as Piggie in Elephant & Piggie, Fly Girl in Fly Guy! The Musical, and Mixer in Goodnight Goodnight, Construction Site. Education: NYU Tisch/American University – Music Theatre & K-12 Arts Education. AnneNorland.com. Yeehaw!

DC SCARPELLI Melvin P. Thorpe
DC is excited to be performing again with 42nd Street Moon, where he was last seen in Sondheim’s Saturday Night, playing another Pinhead. Other Moon productions include Of Thee I Sing, Call Me Madam, and Irma la Douce. Recent appearances include 1776 (Benjamin Franklin, TVRT), 42nd Street (Julian Marsh, BAM), Assassins (Leon Czolgosz, BAM) and My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins, CCCT). He has been incredibly fortunate to work much of the time with his husband, Peter Budinger, with whom he has written and directed a few plays, won a few awards, and appeared in numerous productions. They were theater majors and improv disciples together 25 years ago at Yale University, and they’re proud to be the newest members of 42nd Street Moon’s Board of Directors. DC has received the 2011 Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Circle Award (Best Lead Actor, The Mystery of Irma Vep) and the 2017 Theatre Bay Area and Shellie Awards (Best Lead Actor, An Ideal Husband).

BRIAN WATSON* Governor/C.J. Scruggs
This is Brian’s return to the 42nd Street Moon stage after playing the role of Archibald Craven in last season’s production of The Secret Garden. Brian is also returning to Moon for his second season as resident scenic designer/painter. 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/acting instructor. Notable roles include Benny Perkins (Hands on a Hardbody), Father (Ragtime), Buffalo Bill (Silence! The Musical), Barrett (Titanic the Musical), Bert (Mary Poppins), Emmett (Legally Blonde), and Scuttle (The Little Mermaid). Brian is a new and proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. For more information on Brian and his work please visit him at brian-watson.weebly.com

MICHAEL RAY WISELY* Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
This is Michael’s debut with the company and his second appearance as Ed Earl; his first was 16 years ago at the Willows Theatre with Moon’s Co-Executive Director Daren A.C. Carollo serving as the stage manager. Michael Ray’s daughter, Liv, was born during that run. Well-known to Bay Area audiences, Michael Ray is fortunate to have worked professionally on the West Coast for over 25 years. His most recent roles include Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and Ray in Blackbird for Pacific Repertory Theatre. Off-Broadway, international, and regional, credits: 59e59 Theaters (NYC), Teatro Santa Ana (SMA), Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Center Repertory, TheatreWorks , Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, Marin Shakespeare, American Musical Theatre, and others. A founding member of AlterTheater, Michael Ray recently directed Million Dollar Quartet for Sierra Repertory Theatre. He has appeared in film, television and radio. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, find out more at michaelraywisely.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association


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Opening Night date for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: Saturday, October 6, 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 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: October 7 & 14, 3:00 PM

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