Created by GREG MACKELLAN
Directed and Choreographed by TOM SEGAL
Music Supervisor DAVE DOBRUSKY
The world premiere of a new revue celebrating the songs of E.Y. “Yip” Harburg! The man who created the lyrics for The Wizard of Oz and Broadway hits like Finian’s Rainbow, Bloomer Girl, and Jamaica, Harburg was often referred to as “Broadway’s social conscience.”
Enjoy an evening of great songs like It’s Only a Paper Moon, April in Paris, Brother Can You Spare a Dime?, Over the Rainbow, How Are Things in Glocca Morra?, Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe, Can’t Help Singing, and Old Devil Moon by Harburg’s composer-collaborators Harold Arlen, Burton Lane, Jerome Kern, Jule Styne, Vernon Duke and more.
|ANDREA BREMBRY is a California native and has performed in numerous productions throughout the Bay Area. She has appeared in Nunsensations (Sister Hubert) at the Willows Theater, Menopause the Musical (u/s Soap Star/Power Women), plus Ain't Misbehavin’ and Eubie at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater. Other Bay Area appearances include: Tapestry (Carole King Revue), Dreamgirls with TheatreWorks and Lady Day (Billie Holiday) performed at the Marin Theatre Company. This is Ms. Brembry’s first show with 42nd Street Moon.|
|BILL FAHRNER has been appearing with 42nd Street Moon since the company's first season, during which time he has evolved from Sir Galahad (Connecticut Yankee, 1995) into King Arthur (Connecticut Yankee, 2002); from eccentric artist Ogden Quillar (Very Warm for May, 1995) into equally eccentric artist Boris Adzinidzinadze (Can-Can, 2004), and from young Prince Charley (Goodtime Charley, 1996) into weathered Mack Sennett (Mack & Mabel, 2006). He has also been the proud recipient of two Dean Goodman Choice Awards, two Shelley nominations, and a Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award.|
|SCARLETT HEPWORTH moved to the Bay Area in 2004 and "landed in a pot of jam," having worked steadily on Bay Area stages ever since. Two of her shows made "Best Ten" lists (Happy End with Woman's Will and Driving Miss Daisy with Crossroads) and she won a Best Actress "Shellie" for Wit at Town Hall. Scarlett was last seen in Adam Bock's The Shaker Chair with Shotgun Players. She has a vocal music studio in Oakland. www.SingWithScarlett.com|
|MAGGIE ELIZABETHMAY made her 42nd Street Moon debut as Maggie in Flora the Red Menace last season. Other favorite roles include: Belle (Beauty and the Beast/Pacific Repertory), Thomasina (Arcadia/Sacramento Theatre Company), Hope (Urinetown/California Regional Premiere); title roles in Cinderella and Peter Pan. She recently graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor’s in Dramatic Art, with minors in Music and Education. In September, Maggie leaves for graduate school to study Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music in London.|
|ALEXANDER NEE is a junior at Palo Alto High School making his acting debut with 42nd Street Moon. He has recently performed as Eric in The Tales of the Lost Formicans, and Turner Blossom in Approaching Zanzibar, at the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View. Alexander has also performed with Foothill Theatre’s Drama Department as Thomas in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. He looks forward to attending the Cherub Theatre Arts Program at Northwestern University this summer.|
|SUSAN HIMES POWERS is a favorite musical theater performer in the Bay Area with over 25 years of experience. She has performed with numerous musical theater companies throughout the area and is the recipient of three outstanding performance awards from the SF Bay Area Theater Critics Circle for her performances in Camelot, The Music Man, and most recently, Showboat. Her favorite Moon roles include Maud in Oh, Captain, Marilynn in The Cabaret Girl, Kit in Face the Music and Dora in Fiorello.|
PETER C. SROKA returns to 42nd Street Moon where he once played a leprechaun -- one of his favorite roles ever. Other all-time favorite roles include Jack, Toby, Balladeer (Sondheim), Candide, Karl (Lorraine Hansberry Theater), and Raven (Thanatics, SF Fringe). Peter also toured with Sesame Street as the human in Elmo’s Coloring Book. In 2001 he sang/danced backup for Bernadette Peters at the Orpheum. He currently sings with Golden Gate Men’s Chorus. He also recorded the solo on “Somebody to Love” when the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus performed Queen.
TOM SEGAL (Director) is making his 42nd Street Moon directing debut. He previously choreographed 42nd Street Moon’s productions of Oh, Lady! Lady!!, One Touch of Venus, Lil’ Abner, Once Upon a Mattress (Dean Goodman Choice Award) and Minnie’s Boys. He recently directed and staged the world premiere of Shann Nix’s play, Alice Underground and co-directed the 75th birthday tribute to Stephen Sondheim show, Simply Sondheim. He is currently an artistic advisor and associate choreographer for the national touring company Dance Through Time, teaches in the Theatre Department of Solano Community College and is a founding board member of Keys to Achievement, an international piano education program for low-income children.
DAVE DOBRUSKY (Music Supervisor) is enjoying his twelfth season with 42nd Street Moon. Favorite productions include Oh, Lady! Lady!!, One Touch of Venus, Gay Divorce, Plain and Fancy, Pardon My English, The Golden Apple, Red Hot and Blue!, Minnie’s Boys, Can-Can, Finian’s Rainbow, Paint Your Wagon, By Jupiter, Leave It to Me! (recorded), Dear World, Call Me Madam, Girl Crazy, Jubilee, and Louisiana Purchase. Other Bay Area credits include: Man of LaMancha, Putting It Together (San Francisco Playhouse); The Fantasticks (Shakespeare at Stinson); In This House, The Boyfriend, Whispers on the Wind (Playhouse West); Passion, Chess (New Conservatory Theatre); and youth productions of Titanic and Les Miserables (Musical Theatre Works).
GREG MACKELLAN (Revue Creator, Artistic Director) co-founded 42nd Street Moon in 1993. His directing credits for the company have included such well-received shows as The Student Gypsy, Li’l Abner, Minnie’s Boys, Paint Your Wagon, Do I Hear a Waltz?, and a quintet of Cole Porter delights, Gay Divorce, Nymph Errant, Silk Stockings, Something for the Boys, and Jubilee. Greg’s revised script for Cole Porter’s Out of This World was produced to great acclaim from the London critics at the Chichester Festival in 2004, and was done in Los Angeles in April, 2008 (it returns to the Moon stage in June). He also guided the NEA-sponsored restoration of Arlen and Harburg’s Hooray for What, as well as the June 2004 Kern Gala with Rebecca Luker and 2003’s I Remember It Well with Leslie Caron. In addition to the Moon cast albums of Leave It to Me! and Something for the Boys, Greg has produced seven CDs of rare theatre music with performers like Andrea Marcovicci, Patricia Morison, Judy Kaye, Paige O’Hara, Douglas Sills, Ann Morrison, and Jason Graae.
G. SCOTT LACY (Music Director) is a member of the artistic ensemble for the award winning Lamb’s Players Theatre, where he has musical directed and performed in over 20 productions. He has musical directed for the Musical Theatre Guild of Los Angeles and has worked extensively for the Tony Award-Winning La Jolla Playhouse where he has served as Music Director/Vocal Coach for over a dozen mainstage shows. He has also served as musical director/vocal coach for New Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, San Diego Opera, Diversionary Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Stage Company, the Emmy-winning Malashock Dance Company, and more. Mr. Lacy is a successful vocal coach whose clients have included Tony Award winner Cady Huffman (The Producers/Will Rogers Follies) and Golden Globe winner Susan Blakely (Rich Man, Poor Man).
JOE MADER (Stage Manager) has written on theater and film for a variety of publications, including Salon.com, the San Francisco Weekly, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Hollywood Reporter. For the last four years he served as a producer for several productions in central Massachusetts, including The Seagull, Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, and Ricky Ian Gordon and Richard Nelson’s My Life with Albertine.
LOUISE JARMILOWICZ (Costumer)is costuming her tenth show for 42nd Street Moon, having just costumed Coco. Ms. Jarmilowicz has been costuming around San Francisco for many years. Previous groups with whom she has worked, designing and constructing costumes, include the Handful Players, the African-American Shakespeare Co., Children's Fairyland, Stage Door Conservatory, The Lamplighters, the Dark Room Theater, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and many other local artists.
MIKE FIGUEIRA (Set Decorator)is in his fourth season as set decorator at 42nd Street Moon. Making magic on the Eureka stage involves buying, building, and/or borrowing various chairs, cubes, and crates, as well as creating, recreating (with new paint and fabric), or locating other set pieces. He also designs and paints the look for the stage floor and proscenium, from solid black to faux hay to garden paths. Favorite sets include Plain and Fancy, Miss Liberty, and last fall’s Oh, Lady! Lady!!
215 Jackson (between Battery and Front)
May 15-25, 2008
Saturday May 24 @ 1pm
Early Curtain Wednesday!
May 21 @ 7 pm
Thur & Fri at 8pm;
Sat at 6pm;
Sun at 3pm