Carmelina

Carmelina

Oct. 31 - Nov. 18, 2012
The Eureka Theatre

Book by Alan Jay Lerner and Joseph Stein
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Directed by Greg MacKellan

Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

 

A B O U T

Carmelina is the musical version of the film Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, which is also the source of the hit Broadway musical, Mamma Mia!  Carmelina played briefly on Broadway in 1979 and had two staged concerts at the York Theatre. In 1962, Carmelina Campbell, Italian “widow” of a non-existent soldier, is faced with the return of three American soldiers who liberated San Forino in WWII. One of them is the father of her daughter, Gia ... but she’s not sure which! The great score by team that did Royal Wedding and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever includes two standards, One More Walk Around the Garden and It’s Time for a Love Song, as well as Why Him?, Someone in April, I’m a Woman, and Love Before Breakfast.

C A S T      
Caroline Altman Caroline Altman* (Carmelina Campbell) 42nd Street Moon appearances include Nymph Errant, Wildcat!, Leave It to Me, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Three Sisters, Goodtime Charley, Louisiana Purchase, The Golden Apple, and Fanny. Elsewhere: The Light in the Piazza (TheatreWorks), Three Sisters who are Not Sisters (Oakland Opera), Into the Woods (Woodminster), roles with CalShakes, Playhouse West, and San Diego Lyric Opera. A BATCC and Shellie Awards recipient, Caroline received her music degree from UC San Diego, and works as a director, composer, and coach as well as Education/Creative Director at San Francisco Opera Guild.  
     
Bill Fahrner Bill Fahrner* (Vittorio Buono) has performed with 42nd Street Moon for 19 years, appearing in 32 Uncommon Musicals, in countless concerts and revues, and on two cast albums. Favorite Moon roles include: Mack Sennett (Mack & Mabel), King Sapiens Pomposianus (By Jupiter), Charles the Bastard (Goodtime Charley), Bob-Le-Hotu (Irma La Douce), Inigo Jolliphant (The Good Companions), and Ogden Quillar (Very Warm for May, 1995 and 2010). He has also appeared with Woodminster Summer Musicals (Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, Oliver), CenterRep (Godspell, Drood), and Theatre Rhinoceros (Marry Me a Little). Bill has received a BATCC Award and two Dean Goodman Choice Awards.  
     
Janine Burgener Janine Burgener (Signora Bernardi) returns for her fourth show at 42nd Street Moon. Credits include:  Female Swing/Understudy (performed) for My Fair Lady (SF Playhouse); Athena/Bellydancer in Zorba, Zenida Grundy/Mrs. Wickham in Three Sisters, and Tintinabula in A Funny Thing... Forum (42nd Street Moon); Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (Willows Theatre Company); Strega Nona in Strega Nona: The Musical!, first national tour (Maximum Entertainment/Active Arts); and Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors (Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company).  www.janineburgener.com  
     
Michael Doppe Michael Doppe (Father Tomasso) is an actor writer, director, musician, member of the “Rats in the Alley” improv comedy troupe, and graduate of the Solano College Theatre’s Actor Training Program. Past credits include The Pirates of Penzance (Berkeley Playhouse), Cabaret (Napa Valley Broadway Playhouse), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre), Assassins (Ray of Light Theatre), Anita Bryant Died For Your Sins (New Conservatory Theatre), Annie, The Producers, Noises Off (Solano College Theatre), and Peter Pan (Solano Repertory Company).  
 
Rudy Guerrerro Rudy Guerrero* (Carleton Smith) was previously seen in 42nd Street Moon's productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lady Be Good, High Spirits, Irma La Douce, Gay Divorce (BATCC Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor), The Golden Apple, Once Upon a Mattress, and Can-Can. Other regional theater credits include performances at the Alcazar Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theater, Foothill Music Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Magic Theatre, Marin Shakespeare Company, Marin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Willows Theatre Company, and Word for Word. Rudy has a BFA in Musical Theater from the Boston Conservatory and a MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater.
   
Stewart Kramar (Roberto) is appearing in his third show with 42nd Street Moon, having been in Zorba last spring and more recently was seen as Louis Lippman/The French Ambassador in Of Thee I Sing. He has studied theatre at the Flying Actor’s Studio, Notre Dame de Namur’s Music Theatre Conservatory, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Drama from San Francisco State University. Other Bay Area theatre credits include shows with Broadway by the Bay, Palo Alto Players, Coastal Rep Theatre, Hillbarn, Woodside Community Theatre, and San Francisco Olympians Festivals.
   
Trevor Faust Marcom Trevor Faust Marcom* (Steve Karzinski) studied at The Boston Conservatory and received a BFA in Musical Theater in 2006. Recent credits include Freedom Train: National Tour (Jacob), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress/Off- Broadway (Trip) and SF Playhouse’s The Aliens (K.J./ Jasper Understudy). Trevor is a classically trained singer and songwriter and is currently developing a record of original pop tunes to be released in 2013.
   
Emily Kristen Morris Emily Kristen Morris (Gia Campbell) appeared at 42nd Street Moon last April in Sugar. A senior at The Urban School, Emily has appeared in many Bay Area productions, as well as in New York with Stagedoor Manor for the past six summers. She was awarded second place in the 2012 Bay Area Teen Idol competition. Past credits include: Lady of the Lake (Spamalot), Marian (The Woman in White), Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Maureen (RENT), Kate (Wild Party), Amneris (Aida). Forever grateful student of Richard Nickol.
   
Bill Olson* (Mayor Manzoni) is performing in his fifth show with 42nd Street Moon, where he was most recently seen in Zorba as Manolakis. Other Moon roles include Dan King in Plain and Fancy and Art O'Malley in Out of this World. He has also performed with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage, Jewel Theatre, Marin Shakespeare and Lunatique Fantastique (the Bay Area's premiere puppetry troupe). Bill is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and he recently founded Two Plush Two Productions  (www.2plush2.com), a video production company with a unique perspective on family entertainment.
   
Darlene Popovic Darlene Popovic* (Rosa) has appeared in numerous 42nd Street Moon shows, Galas and Salons and most recently was seen as Sweet Sue in Sugar. She recently completed filming a web series called Back of the House. For New Conservatory Theatre she was seen in How Lucky Can You Get, music of Kander & Ebb. She has presented one-woman shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. She studied Opera Theatre Arts and Classical Voice at Indiana University, American Conservatory Theater and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
 
Will Springhorn, Jr. Will Springhorn, Jr.* (Walt Braddock) BA, University of Minnesota; MFA from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Kent in Reasons to be Pretty with San Jose Stage Company, Will in Coronado at SF Playhouse, and Edmund in King Lear with San Francisco Shakepseare Festival are favorites among Will’s Bay Area credits. Additional Bay Area credits with TheatreWorks, The Magic, Marin Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, Theatre Rhinoceros, and Berkeley Rep. Will recently wrapped The Spirit Machine, from Spin Dry Productions.  www.willspringhornjr.com
   
   
C R E A T I V E  
  Greg MacKellan (Director) has had a career in musical theatre extending back more than thirty years. Originally a performer, in 1982 he and his partners, Dianne Fraser and Rich Green, were chosen by composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof) to produce a new version of their musical The Baker’s Wife. This led to a new career as a producer of several musicals in the Los Angeles area. His extensive knowledge of “golden age” musical theatre and songwriters inspired a six-CD series of classic show music featuring Broadway performers such as Judy Kaye, Rebecca Luker, Patricia Morison, Susan Watson, Jason Graae, and lyricist Sheldon Harnick. The co-founder and Artistic Director of 42nd Street Moon, he spearheaded Moon’s NEA-sponsored productions of Kern and Hammerstein’s Three Sisters, Arlen and Harburg’s Hooray for What!, and the recording of Porter’s Leave it to Me. His Moon directing credits include Zorba, Gay Divorce, A Funny Thing … Forum, Can-Can, Li’l Abner, Do I Hear a Waltz?, and Paint Your Wagon. Greg’s award-winning revision of the Cole Porter musical Out of This World was presented to London critical acclaim at the Chichester Festival in England, and has since been produced in Seattle, Los Angeles, and twice by Moon.
   
  Dave Dobrusky (Music Director), is celebrating his 76th production at 42nd Street Moon!  Favorites include Lady, Be Good, Call Me Madam, High Spirits, Paint Your Wagon (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), and Leave It to Me! (recorded). Other Bay Area credits include Marry Me a Little, Tick, Tick, Boom! (Theatre Rhino); I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Ray of Light); My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha (BATCC Award/Both shows at SF Playhouse), and Connie Champagne as Judy Garland at the Rrazz Room. Dave has appeared with Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, Andrea McArdle, and the late Celeste Holm, all thanks to 42nd Street Moon.
   
  Brittany Danielle (Choreographer) was last seen as Diana Devereaux in 42nd Street Moon's season opener, Of Thee I Sing! Born and raised in the Bay Area, Brittany is best known as a performer with regional credits that include Center Repertory Theatre’s Xanadu (Kira--Shellie Nomination), She Loves Me (Ilona--BATCC Award and Shellie Nomination), Noises Off (Brooke--Shellie Nomination), CCMT’s Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), and American Musical Theatre’s West Side Story (Velma) with American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo, and Bebe in A Chorus Line, directed by original Broadway cast member Kay Cole. Brittany has directed and choreographed for the Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose, Marquee Productions, Hope Musical Theater, Diablo Theatre Company's youth program, and the Performing Arts Academy. Proud member of Actor’s Equity. www.BrittanyDanielle.com
   
  Sean McStravick* (Stage Manager) has worked extensively in theatre for the past 13 years as a Stage Manager, Technician and Designer. Previous companies include: The Willows Theatre Company, North Coast Repertory Theatre, The Actors Alliance of San Diego, Back Seat Theatre, and The La Jolla Playhouse. Sean is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
   
  Maxx Garrison Kurzunski (Lighting Designer) is returning to 42nd Street Moon after designing lights for Nymph Errant, Oh, Kay!, and Zorba last season. As a freelance designer he designs lighting, sound, video, costumes, puppets and masks. He works as a Technical Producer for Got Light? and as the Production Manager for Custom Made Theater (CMTC). He is a founding member of FaultLine Theater, Inc. He recently designed costumes for The Play About the Baby at CMTC.
   
  Hector Zavala (Sets and Costumes) is considered a Renaissance man by many of his friends, putting all his love into everything he does. Some of his recent work includes Stalking Christopher Walken (SF Fringe Festival), where he participated as choreographer. He has designed costumes for Open Tab Productions’ Enron and Pear Avenue Theatre’s Mrs. Warren's Profession. For 42nd Street Moon, his recent design work includes the costumes and set for Of Thee I Sing and Zorba. His work was also recently seen in City Light's production of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents. Zavala is also a bag designer. You can check out his latest "love Mi Bag" designs in several stores in San Francisco or visit his website, www.hectorzavala.com.
   
  Erica Kimble (Prop Master) is proud to be doing props again for 42nd Street Moon. Although she has been on stage for numerous performances throughout California, Erica also loves to work behind the scenes. Some of Erica’s Stage Managing/ Prop Designing credits include: Dog Sees God, Heidi Chronicles, Assassins, Marvin's Room and 42nd Street Moon’s productions of Nymph Errant and Of Thee I Sing.
   
 

* Member, Actor's Equity Association (AEA). AEA, founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org