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DECEMBER 4-22, 2019

December 4-22, 2019
Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111
Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Saturday Matinee December 14 at 1:00 PM

Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Book by Duane Poole

Director Dyan McBride
Music Director Ken Brill
Choreographer Staci Arriaga
Scenic Designer Mark Mendelson • Lighting Designer Michael Palumbo
Costume Designer Rebecca Valentino • Stage Manager Alicia Lerner*
Assistant Stage Manager Karen Schleifer* • Key Art Design by DC Scarpelli

SCROOGE IN LOVE! had its world premiere at Moon in 2015, and our 2016 reprise was a smash hit. Set a year after the events of the Dickens tale, we find a reformed Scrooge looking for his lost love, Belle, and revisiting past, present, and future with hilarious, ghostly friends! Both side-splitting and hopelessly romantic, Scrooge in Love! is the perfect holiday show for the whole family—and now a cherished San Francisco tradition!

SCROOGE IN LOVE runs about two hours fifteen minutes, including one intermission.

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JASON GRAAE*
Ebenezer Scrooge

Bio
Jason’s balloon just landed after flying around the U.S. for 17 months as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the National Tour of Wicked. Broadway and National Tours include Falsettos, Ragtime, A Grand Night For Singing, Stardust, and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Off-Broadway, he originated Sparky in Forever Plaid, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, played Snoopy in Snoopy!, King George in Spamilton, and oh so much more. He won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. (Yes we have musical theatre in L.A.) TV appearances include “Friends”, “Frasier”, “6 Feet Under”, “Rude Awakening”, and for 5½ years he was the voice of Lucky the Leprechaun for Lucky Charms Cereal. Jason is mighty happy to return to 42nd Street Moon for the third year as Scrooge, a role that won him a Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Old Coot.

JESSICA COKER
Juliana/Mrs. Fezziwig

Bio
Jessica is thrilled to join the Moon family for the first time. Most recently she was seen in The View Upstairs at NCTC, Ragtime and Urinetown at Berkeley Playhouse Gravity – A Newtonian Musical at BATCO, Little Shop of Horrors and Lizzie at Ray of Light theatre Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Broadway by the Bay, among many others. Jessica is a founding member of the comedy trio “B.O.O.B.S.” and “The Coker Sisters”. She’s a wife, dog mom, production manager in her spare time and can be found traveling the world anytime she can.

CHLOE DALZELL
Ensemble

Bio

KAELIN DALZELL
Ensemble

Bio

DRESDEN DAVIS
Tiny Tim

Bio
Dresden is proud and grateful to join 42nd Street Moon for his first mainstage production! Dresden attended MoonSchool this past summer and performed in Aladdin Jr. under the direction of Anne Norland and Benjamin Pither. He is currently in the second grade Stuart Hall School for Boys where he enjoys math, coding, choir, learning to play guitar, 3-D printing, and playing football with his classmates. Dresden and his younger sister create and perform musical variety shows at home, much to the delight of his family.

ANDREA DENNISON-LAUFER*
Ghost of Christmas Past

Bio
Andrea couldn’t be happier to be back at 42nd Street Moon for her third Scrooge in Love! She was last seen in Moon’s Broadway Flipped cabaret and as Kate McGowan in Titanic in Concert. She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and holds a BFA in Theater with an emphasis on Music. She was a member of the artistic intern ensemble at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Past roles: Frauline Kost in Cabaret (Lucky Penny) Lizzie Curry in 110 in the Shade, Ginger in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (42nd Street Moon), Hannah in Disney’s Freaky Friday (Center Rep.), Gertrude in Seussical (BAM), Marty in Grease (CCMT), Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Ray of Light Theatre), Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q (Berkeley Playhouse), and Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). Andrea is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

TUCKER GOLD
Peter Cratchit

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MICHAEL GRASSO
Ensemble

Bio
Michael is excited to once again be part of 42nd Street Moon’s Christmas tradition of Scrooge in Love! He played Tiny Tim in the first two runs of the show. Michael also recently appeared in the cast of Moon’s Titanic. He spent a couple of summers at MoonSchool where he had the opportunity to play Archie in the Musical 13, one of his favorite roles. He also acted in Hillbarn Theatre’s main stage performances of A Christmas Carol and Annie. Michael’s passion for theatre began at six years old as a munchkin in Tri-school’s The Wizard of Oz. When he isn’t on stage Michael can be found hanging out with his twin brother Matteo and studying hard at St. Catherine of Siena School where he is also active the school’s drama program. Michael is 12 years old.

MATT HAMMONS
Ghost of Christmas Future/Minister/Dick Wilkins

Bio
Matt will always jump at the chance to be on the Moon stage. He was most recently seen as Morris in Fiorello! and The Bandleader in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. This year, you may have also seen him as Tom in The Glass Menagerie (Role Players Ensemble/Eugene O’Neill Festival,) in the chorus of Big, The Musical (Berkeley Playhouse,) and as Paul in When We Were Young and Unafraid (Custom Made Theatre.) Other recent Bay Area roles include Mr. Fusco/Jay in Saturday Night Fever (Broadway by the Bay), Jack/Jesus in Reefer Madness and Papa Shtarling/Crawford in Silence! The Musical (Ray of Light). Matt is also proud to use his skills as a performer during his day jobs, all of which focus on roleplaying for the purposes of developing interpersonal skills in the classroom and workplace.

ADRIENNE HERRO*
Mrs. Cratchit

Bio
Adrienne returns for her third production with 42nd Street Moon following DuBarry Was a Lady and Carnival! Adrienne is a Bay Area native who has performed with companies including San Jose Stage Company, San Francisco Playhouse, Hillbarn Theatre and Broadway by the Bay to name a few. Favorite roles include Donna in Mamma Mia!, Mother in Ragtime, Amy in Company, Velma Kelly in Chicago and Vicky Nichols in The Full Monty.

EDWARD HIGHTOWER*
Jacob Marley

Bio
An avid backpacker and skilled improvisor, Edward is delighted to return to 42nd Street Moon where audiences may remember him as Neville Craven in The Secret Garden and Max Mencken in It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman! In addition to struggling with subtraction, Edward is also the world’s foremost Uncertain Phlebotomist. Recently, Edward was Bazaine/Reidel in Adiós Mamá Carlota, as well as the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show with San Jose Stage Company. In between those two: Franklin Hart in 9 to 5 with Lucky Penny, where he’s also played Billy Flynn in Chicago. Other favorites: Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha with Custom Made Theatre Company (SFBATCC Award); Lord Farquaad in Shrek with Woodminster Amphitheatre (Theatre Bay Area Award); Max Bialystock in The Producers with Solano College Theatre (Elly Award). If you just can’t get enough, Google these commercials: “No I said Mr. Pickle’s”; Wayne McFarkus for Silver Peak Systems. ewhightower.com

LUCINDA LAUGHLIN
Ensemble

Bio
Lucinda is in eighth grade at the San Francisco School. This is her fifth year in San Francisco Girls’ Chorus, and she’s performed regularly at Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theater, and other venues around the Bay Area. She was part of the 42nd Street Moon production of Scrooge in Love! in 2016, and has been a regular participant in many MoonSchool productions.

SIMONE NOLA LEE
Ensemble

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Simone is excited to be part of the cast of Scrooge In Love! for the second time. A native of Brooklyn, Simone now lives in San Francisco with her family and attends Creative Arts Charter School. She is in the eighth grade and her favorite subjects are English and Social Studies. She hopes to attend Ruth Asawa School of the Arts next year. Simone loves music and studies the piano. She is also a proud member of the San Francisco Girls Chorus and is currently in Level Four and has participated in many other 42nd Street Moon productions. She played the lead in the 2016 MoonSchool production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as well as the Grasshopper in the 2017 MoonSchool production of James and the Giant Peach. She was a part of the 2018 MoonSchool production of 13 and performed at Moon’s 25th Anniversary Gala.

CARMEN LESSA
Ensemble

Bio
Carmen is excited to be making her Moon debut! She is happy to be returning to Scrooge in Love!, having performed it last year in Napa with Lucky Penny Productions. Carmen is a graduate of the Actor Training Program at Solano Community College and has a BA in Dance from San Francisco State University. By day, she is the Production Manager and Shop Manager for Performing Academy, a children’s theatre company with locations in Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, and Castro Valley. Carmen lives in Concord with her husband and two cats. Her husband also does theatre and they have been fortunate to share the stage many times. She has worked with companies such as Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, Tri Valley Repertory Theatre, and Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre. Favorite shows include The Producers, Oklahoma!, Ragtime, A Chorus Line and Chicago to name a few.

CHARLOTTE YING LEVY
Ensemble

Bio
Charlotte is thrilled to be part of the cast of Scrooge In Love! at 42nd Street Moon. Past professional credits include Louise in Sunday in the Park with George and Nancy in A Christmas Story, The Musical (San Francisco Playhouse), Young Estella in Great Expectations (Town Hall Theatre), Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, Young Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Cynthia’s Friend in Big, Schoolgirl in A Little Princess, and Gretl in The Sound of Music (Berkeley Playhouse). She also appeared as Young Cosette in Les Misérables and Jerome in South Pacific (YMTC) and was the voice of Sanju Maya in “Stand with Sanju,” a Goodweave video to combat the use of child labor in the carpet industry. Thanks and love to Mom, Dad, her two older brothers, Julien and Elijah, who always make her laugh and are her biggest fans.

MIRANDA LONG
Nora/Ensemble

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Miranda is thrilled to be making her 42nd Street Moon debut with Scrooge in Love! Favorite roles include Gavroche in Les Misérables (YMTC), Young Vi in Violet (Bay Area Musicals), Jitterbug in The Wizard of Oz and Annie in Annie (Berkeley Playhouse). Favorite youth roles include Oaken in Frozen Jr., Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone, Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical, and Brigitta in The Sound of Music. Miranda, 13, studies guitar, voice, and dance in the East Bay where she lives with her twin sister, older brother, parents and two old cats. She is honored to be with this talented cast and grateful to Dyan, Daren and Daniel for this opportunity. www.mirandalong.com

BRITTNEY MONROE*
Martha Cratchit

Bio
Brittney is a tiny dancer with a big heart and a love of DIY projects. She couldn’t be more pleased to be back at 42nd Street Moon where she was previously seen in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Dawn) and Me and My Girl (May Miles). Brittney’s performed with companies in all corners of the Bay Area, from Marin Theatre Company, to California Theatre Center, to San Jose Stage Company. Her favorite roles include Little Sally in Urinetown at Berkeley Playhouse, for which she was nominated for a TBA Award, Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher at Berkeley Playhouse, and Amy March in Little Women at PCPA. Though she be but little, she is fierce…and now, she’s online. You can learn more about Brittney at: www.brittneymonroe.com or if you want a little sweetness in your life, follow her on Insta: @brittney_monroe

SEAN O’BRIEN
Bob Cratchit

Bio
Sean is very happy to be making his Moon debut with this production of Scrooge in Love! A resident of Marin, Sean has performed mostly in the North Bay with the Mountain Play, Spreckels Theater Company, Cinnabar Theater, Theatre-at-Large, Sonoma Arts Live, and Lucky Penny Productions. Some of his favorite roles have been Mr. Andrews in Titanic, the Doctor in Next to Normal, the Baker in Into the Woods, King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Harry in Mamma Mia!, Mr. Snow in Carousel, and a Jordanaire in Always…Patsy Cline. When not on the stage, Sean enjoys spending as much time as possible in the Tahoe area and watching football (go Niners!).

JON-DAVID RANDLE
Ensemble

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Jon is excited to be returning to the Moon stage after performing in Titanic the Musical in Concert and Hot Mikado this season. Originally a native of Wasington, D.C., Jon is a local actor/singer who has been living in the Bay Area for the past three years and enjoys everything that this theatre community has to offer. Most notably he was last seen playing the role of Flick in Violet (Bay Area Musicals). Theatre: West Side Story (6th Street Playhouse) Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Wiz, The Pirates of Penzance (Toby’s Dinner Theatre), Next to Normal (ArtsCentric), A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( The African-American Shakespeare Co.) National Tour: Memphis (Prather Entertainment). Film/TV: “House of Cards.”

MATT SKINNER
Young Scrooge

Bio
Matt is so excited to be back for his second show with Moon! You may have seen him earlier this year in the ensemble of Fiorello! Other recent credits include Tim Price in American Psycho (Ray of Light Theatre), Matt in The Fantasticks (Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre) Tony in Billy Elliot (Woodminster Summer Musicals), Sir Harry in Once Upon a Mattress (Douglas Morrisson Theatre), and Phoebus in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Tri-Valley Rep). Matt is a Bay Area native and currently teaches choir at elementary schools in Castro Valley. In his spare time, he enjoys consuming film and television, writing music, and exploring his mind through a regular meditation practice. @mattskinner95

WILL SPRINGHORN, JR.*
Ghost of Christmas Present

Bio
Will boisterously returns to 42nd Street Moon to reprise the role of Ghost of Christmas Present. Previously at 42nd Street Moon: Walter Braddock in Carmelina. Favorite roles include Melvin/Toxie in The Toxic Avenger (San Jose Stage Company), Andy in An Entomologist’s Love Story (SF Playhouse), and Edmund in King Lear (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival) Other Bay Area credits: TheatreWorks, SF Playhouse, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Center Rep, The Magic, Berkeley Rep, Theatre Rhino, Hillbarn and San Jose Stage Company, (Artistic Associate). Will teaches Theatre at Diablo Valley College and West Valley College and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. MFA Mountview Theatre School, London – BA University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. www.willspringhornjr.com

JOURDÁN OLIVIER-VERDÉ
Ensemble

Bio
Jourdán makes his 42nd Street Moon debut with Scrooge in Love! An East Coast transplant, he has been seen locally in TBA-Nominated Violet, the Musical (Bay Area Musicals), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (African-American Shakespeare Company & Marin Shakespeare Company), Richard III and Cinderella (African Shakespeare Company), To Kill a Mockingbird (6th Street Playhouse), Macbeth (Celebration Arts and California Shakespeare Company), Man of La Mancha (San Jose Musical Theater) and The Comedy of Errors (Theater of Others). Joudrán trained Howard University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and International Academy of Film and Television in Burbank, with a Winter Session at Cours Flourent in Paris. He finds the Bay Area to be the most welcoming and vibrant theater community that he has had the privilege of being a part of!

JENNY VILLEUX
Belle

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Jenny is so grateful to be a part of this beautiful show for the second time! She is inspired to be playing such an incredible and strong female character. This is Jenny’s first performance with 42nd Street Moon and she is honored to be here. Jenny lives in Napa and teaches third grade at Bel Aire Park IB School. She can usually be found performing at Lucky Penny Productions, her home base, where previous performances include: 9 to 5 (Missy/Ensemble), Cabaret (Rosie), Scrooge in Love! (Belle), Into the Woods (Florinda), Chicago (Liz), A Little Night Music (Charlotte). She has studied acting, singing, and dancing throughout California. Some of her favorite roles include: Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (NVC), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (CCSF), and Charity Valentine in Sweet Charity (CCSF). Jenny would like to thank her boyfriend, family, and friends for their ongoing love and support. You can also catch her playing the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd at LP in March 2020!

TED ZOLDAN
Fred/Mr. Fezziwig

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Ted is pleased as seasonally-appropriate punch to be back in the Fezziwig wig for for his third year of Scrooge in Love! You may have seen him being loud and British in such shows as The Mystery of Edwin Drood with Town Hall Theater, The Threepenny Opera with West Edge Opera, Into the Woods with Ray of Light, and earlier this Autumn at Moon in Titanic. Other non-British, non-loud theatrical endeavors include roles with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Killing My Lobster, Berkeley Playhouse, and Ubuntu Theater Project. He can be seen this Spring at Custom Made Theater Company in the world premiere of Micheala Goldhaber’s Lady Scribblers, once again being loud and British. @Intheroleofted

*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 SCROOGE IN LOVE: Saturday, December 7, 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 SCROOGE IN LOVE: December 8 & 15, 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 $20! 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 Anne Norland 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 SCROOGE IN LOVE: December 14, 1:00 PM

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