JUNE 12-30, 2019

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
Saturday Matinee 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/Choreographer Cindy Goldfield
Music Director Eryn Allen
Scenic Designer/Artist Brian Watson • Lighting Designer Michael Palumbo
Costume Designer Cindy Goldfield • Sound Designer Travis Rexroat
Stage Manager Alicia Lerner* • Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Howry*
Key Art Design by DC Scarpelli

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.

ONCE runs about two hours, including one intermission.

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EMMA BERMAN
Ivonka

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CODY CRAVEN*
Guy

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Cody is beyond excited to be joining 42nd Street Moon, wearing a new set of boots in a show he knows all too well. This marks his fifth production of Once, and he is overjoyed to bring this beautiful story back to his home on the west coast. After studying acting at PCPA, he joined the artistic internship program at Milwaukee Rep and has been based in NYC for the last seven years. Previous non-Once credits include Les Misérables (Marius) at Utah Shakespeare Festival, ‪Hairspray‬ (Link Larkin) at Summer Repertory Theater, Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jackson) at Savannah Rep, Buddy: ‪The Buddy Holly Story‬ (‪Jerry Allison‬) at Ogunquit Playhouse, and three years spreading magic with Disney Cruise Line.

MATT DAVIS
Bank Manager

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JAKE GALE
Švec

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Jake is bloody excited to be making his Moon debut! Originally from the UK, Jake is a transplant actor, musician, and Music Director. As an actor musician, this show is one of the truest ways to express so many forms of creativity so close to his heart, so he is eager to share this with you all. Recent credits include Nicky/Trekkie in Avenue Q (NCTC), Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (NTC), Sky in Mamma Mia (Mountain Play) and Pippin (MMTC). Music Director Credits include Spring Awakening and Guys and Dolls (MMTC), as well as the Buffy Musical and a School of Rock Parody for Fringe Theatre back in the UK. Up next he is MD’ing Tommy (NTC). He has also played in local pits for The Music Man (Stapleton) and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (CoM) but there he’s usually playing Reeds. Řez vazby s měsícem IG: @jdgale8

DEVIN RENÉE KELLY
Réza

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Devin is thrilled to be making her Moon debut in Once. Devin is a professional singer and violinist, and teaches music all over Silicon Valley. She is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music and a Northern California native. Having performed solo, in rock bands, and pit orchestras, she has been seen on the stages of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Pasadena Playhouse, and many other notable venues. Favorite past theatre roles include Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, and Ruth in Blithe Spirit. She is currently co-writing an original musical with her husband.

BRADY MORALES-WOOLERY*
Andrej

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Brady is excited to be making his 42nd Street Moon debut. A Bay Area-based film and theatre actor, he has appeared on stage in theatres around the Bay Area. Favorite roles include: Josh Watson in The Watson Intelligence (Shotgun Players), Paul in Bright Shining Sea (SF Playground), and Paul in Barefoot in the Park (Willows Theatre Company). He also originated the role of Mario Savio in FSM, a musical about the free speech movement at UC Berkeley, which was produced by Stagebridge and workshopped at Berkeley Rep’s Groundfloor. On screen he has appeared in “Quitters,” “Pushing Dead” and “The Internship.” He holds a B.A. in Theatre from U.C. Berkeley. www.Bradymwoolery.com

ARIELA MORGENSTERN*
Baruška

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Ariela is thrilled to be making her Moon debut in this beautiful show! A native San Franciscan, Ariela returned home after a decade performing in New York and across the country to perform her craziest role yet (a mother to a beautiful girl)! Favorite shows include Adding Machine (Off-Broadway); A Walk On The Moon (A.C.T.); Flashdance the Musical (National Tour); Next To Normal (Baltimore Center Stage); The Light In The Pizza (Arena Stage, DC & Theatreworks); and the title role in Carmen (San Francisco & Bay Shore Lyric Opera). She has sung as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, as well as winning in the Kurt Weill Foundation’s International Lotte Lenya Competition. In addition to performing, coaches singing actors, as well as professionals on their executive voice and presence in her private studio and at the Haas School of Business. Coming up: Mama Rose in Gypsy with Bay Area Musicals! www.arielamorgenstern.com

BRYAN MUNAR
Eamon

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OLIVIA NICE*
Girl

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CHRISTINA OWENS
Ex-Girlfriend

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ROB READY
Billy

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COLIN THOMSON*
Da

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Colin last performed with 42nd Street Moon in the title role of Fiorello, and previously in Me & My Girl as Heathersett/Constable. He also enjoyed performing fake constabulary duties as Constable Joe in Tuck Everlasting with TheatreWorks, where he previously appeared in The Light in the Piazza, The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue, and All My Sons. American Conservatory Theater performances include A Christmas Carol, 1776, and Happy End. Career favorites include Dirty Blonde with Portland Center Stage, Company with Marin Theatre Company, and Center REP’s Sisters Matsumoto. Television and film work includes “Blue Jasmine,” NBC’s “Trauma,” and he expects more efforts to air in the coming year. Mr. Thomson was coached in keyboard playing by the brilliant pianist and piano instructor Hadley McCarroll. If you don’t like his playing, don’t blame her; she did her best. He has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association for more than 22 years.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association


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 ONCE: Saturday, June 15, 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 ONCE: June 16 & June 23, 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 ONCE: June 22, 1:00 PM

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The Gateway Theatre is also BARTable! Just a five-minute walk from the Embarcadero Station.