40th Anniversary Production!
"...a razor-sharp production, a singing-dancing hilarious cast without a weak link." - Janos Gereben, The Examiner
April 4 - 22, 2012
Riley Krull Interviewed on Ten Percent
A B O U T
SOME LIKE IT HOT! THE CLASSIC MOVIE SINGS AND SIZZLES TO A JAZZY STYNE-MERRILL BEAT!
Two Chicago musicians witness a gangland massacre and hit the road to Florida - disguised as women! A farcical delight, Sugar is outrageous, zany, and touching - but mostly Sugar is sweet! Featuring the songs: Doin' It for Sugar; Penniless Bums; Sun on My Face; Hey, Why Not?; and Dirty Old Men.
|C A S T|
|Michael Kern Cassidy* (Joe/Josephine) recently appeared on the 42nd Street Moon stage in Three Sisters and Nymph Errant. Past Moon shows include Destry Rides Again, Out of This World, and Oh, Lady! Lady!! Recent credits: The Pride (New Conservatory), Pride and Prejudice (Ross Valley Players), Cabaret (Pacific Coast Rep), Paint Your Wagon (Woodminster), Guys and Dolls (Mountain Play), The Best Man (Aurora), The Full Monty (Broadway By the Bay), and productions with Berkeley Rep, Berkeley Opera, and Ray of Light. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. www.michaelkerncassidy.com.|
|RJ Castaneda (Vermilli) is making his 42nd Street Moon debut. Credits include: The Gondoliers, The Three Penny Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, Flower Drum Song, Of Thee I Sing, The Boy Friend, George Washington Slept Here, The Magic Flute. Training: South Coast Repertory, American Conservatory Theater (Summer Training Congress), Chapman University (B.M.).|
|Tyler Costin (Knuckles Norton) received his B.F.A. in theatre from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Tyler has worked throughout the Bay Area, most recently as Mick in The Caretaker (Ensemble Theatre Collective), Link Larkin in Hairspray (The Mountain Play), and Young Woody in Woody Guthrie's American Song (Heritage Music Theatre).|
|Caleb Haven Draper (Dude) has a B.A. in Musical Theatre from University of the Pacific. He was last seen with 42nd Street Moon in Lady, Be Good! Past credits include Marry Me a Little (Theatre Rhinoceros), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and Gypsy (Altarena Playhouse), Ragtime, Annie and Hair (Alameda Civic Light Opera) and Hello, Dolly! (Diablo Theatre Company). He also recently made his solo Cabaret debut in Guy Crazy at Martuni’s Piano Bar.|
|Michelle Drexler (Dolores) just finished touring the Bay Area with the anti-bullying show, The Power of One. Regional credits include Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera (American Repertory Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream and King Lear (Great River Shakespeare Festival), Assume the Position with Robert Wuhl and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (Celebrity Series, Boston), Iphigenia at Aulis and The Green Bird (Bathwater Productions). She recently received her B.F.A. in Acting from Emerson College. www.MichelleDrexler.com.|
|Grant "Buzz" Halsing (Bienstock) has been seen at 42nd Street Moon in Plain and Fancy, The Student Gypsy and Ben Franklin in Paris. Favorite roles include The Music Man (Harold Hill) for the Stockton Theatre Project and David Mamet’s November (President Chucky Smith) at the Ross Valley Players, earning nominations for “Best Actor” and “Person to Watch” from broadwayworld.com. In addition to performing on stage and screen, Buzz directs and produces theater productions, and is a vocal and dramatic arts coach.|
|Scott Hayes (Sir Osgood Fielding) makes his “left coast” stage debut in Sugar, having appeared in The Santaland Diaries (Crumpet), Times Square Angel (Irish O’Flannagan), The Wild Party (Madeline True), Women Behind Bars (Granny) and Take Me Out (Skipper) with Provincetown Counter Productions, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and the Provincetown Theatre Company. As his alter ego “Norman Vane” (cabaret artiste and bon vivant) he’s appeared in clubs on both coasts and was recently named Best Live Drag Act 2011 at Martuni’s here in San Francisco.|
|Erica Kimble (Olga) was seen earlier this season as Billie in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Oh, Kay! She also served as Prop Master for Moon’s production of Nymph Errant. Erica’s other onstage credits include Legally Blonde, The Musical (Diablo Theatre Company), Breaking the Cassia Bough (Visible Theatre), plus The Wiz and Hairspray (Mountain Play Theatre). Some of her favorite credits include: Josephine in Urinetown, Assassins, Jan in Grease, co-Dance Captain in Anything Goes and Flora in No, No, Nanette.|
|Riley Krull (Sugar Kane) is a recent graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music (2011) where she received a B.F.A. She was most recently seen in Diablo Theatre Company's Legally Blonde, The Musical, Steve Martin's The Underpants at Custom Made Theatre Co., and here at 42nd Street Moon as Mary, the youngest sister in Three Sisters. Other favorite credits: Peggy in 42nd Street, and Babe in The Pajama Game. Sugar marks her third Moon production. To see her recent film projects and more, visit www.rileykrull.com.|
|Emily Morris (Rosella) is making her 42nd Street Moon debut! A junior at The Urban School, Emily has appeared in many Bay Area productions, as well as performances in New York with Stagedoor Manor for the past five summers. Last seen as Marian in the first regional production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White. Other credits include Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Maureen (RENT), Kate (Wild Party), Amneris in (Aida), Delilah Strict (Zombie Prom), Pinky (Happy Days).|
|Tony Panighetti* (Jerry/Daphne) has performed up and down California as well as on the high seas of Alaska, Canada, Europe, and the Bahamas with Crystal Cruise Line’s Repertory Theater at Sea. Some of his Bay Area credits include Reverend Parris in The Crucible (San Francisco Playhouse), Scrooge in Scrooge: the musical (Cabrillo Stage), Man #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Willows Theater Co.), and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (Cabrillo Stage). Sugar proudly marks Tony’s seventh 42nd Street Moon production.|
|Darlene Popovic* (Sweet Sue) has appeared in numerous 42nd Street Moon shows. In 2011 she completed filming a webseries called Back of the House and had a three-month run in Absolutely San Francisco where she played six different characters. For New Conservatory Theatre, she performed a one-woman Kander & Ebb show, How Lucky Can You Get. 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 Theatre and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.|
|David Visini (Blackie) 42nd Street Moon debut. Recent appearances include Gypsy (Farmboy) at Broadway by the Bay, 42nd Street (Andy Lee) at San Mateo High School, and ensemble roles in Brigadoon, Music Man, and Singin’ in the Rain at Woodminster. David received the Leon Collins Scholarship for the SF Tap Festival and was accepted into the L.A. “Tap Into the Network” intensive. He studies tap with Sam Weber as well as tap, jazz, ballet and modern at Dance Arts Center in San Carlos.|
|Zack Thomas Wilde* (Spats Palazzo) began performing in Santa Barbara (with Greg MacKellan) before dancing with ballet companies in New York, Holland, Italy, and South Africa. He has played The Palace, performed with Diana Rigg, Shirley MacLaine, Joe Namath, Irene Cara, Howard McGillin, Ron Raines, Jerry Mitchell, Woody Allen, and Franco Zeffirelli, to name drop a few. He is also a portrait painter (oils and pastel), and has won several national bridge awards. Here at 42nd Street Moon he directed Strike Up the Band, played Eric Dare in Jubilee, Larry Potter in Oh, Kay!, and choreographed several productions.|
|Skye Violet Wilson (Mary Lou) holds a BA in Music & Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University. Recent credits: Gilda Grant (Oh, Kay!), 42nd Street Moon; Young Sally (Follies), Tabard Theatre Company; Witch (Into the Woods), Scotts Valley Performing Arts; Fritzie (Cabaret), Mary/Dance Captain (Scrooge), Ensemble (Wizard of Oz), Cabrillo Stage. Past roles: Reno (Anything Goes), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Hansel (Hansel & Gretel), Dolly (Hello, Dolly!), and Maggie (42nd Street). Skye is a Googler by day and also works as a choreographer, choral singer, and performing arts teacher. www.skyevioletwilson.com|
|C R E A T I V E|
Dyan McBride (Director) has proudly worked with 42nd Street Moon for over 17 years as an actress, director and most recently added education director to her list. Other companies include: Sacramento Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Ray of Light, Laguna Playhouse, Napa Rep, Broadway by the Bay, Pacific Coast Repertory, Utah Musical Theatre, New Conservatory, CTA Crossroads, Mondavi Center, Solano College Theatre, Performance Riverside, as well as film/TV, print, web and voiceover work. She can be seen next in Xanadu at Center Repertory Theatre. B.A.- Cal. State Fullerton - Musical Theatre. M.F.A.- UC Davis - Acting. Member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors’ Equity Association. Represented by Boom Models and Talent. Acting faculty at Solano College. www.dyanmcbride.com.
Saif Eddin (Musical Director) was seen earlier this season as Count Manatalini in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Nymph Errant. He is an accomplished performer who has toured the five-star hotels of Europe, headlined on cruise lines, and starred in the MGM Grand Las Vegas production of EFX, where he also understudied and went on for Michael Crawford. His favorite role is Sir Harry in San Diego Starlight’s production of Once Upon a Mattress. He is most proud of writing and directing his concerts Broadway Bombs Away, ABBAsolutely Fabulous, and the live sing-a-long version of Sound of Music for Buena Park Civic Theatre.
Tom Segal (Choreographer) previously directed and staged Peddling Rainbows for 42nd Street Moon and has choreographed 13 previous Moon productions including: Forum, Jubilee, Wildcat (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography), High Spirits, Once Upon a Mattress (Dean Goodman Choice Award), Minnie’s Boys and more. He co-directed the 75th birthday tribute to Stephen Sondheim show, Simply Sondheim. Mr. Segal has performed, choreographed and directed locally, nationally and abroad, having done over 100 shows with various Bay Area companies. He is the recipient of numerous awards and was co-choreographer for SF Playhouse’s production, Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, which was named “Best Play” at the 2009 NY Fringe Festival.
Tanya Telson* (Stage Manager) has stage managed 42nd Street Moon’s productions of Oh, Kay!, Strike Up the Band and Babes in Arms, as well as The Best of Times, our Jerry Herman Salon and What a Swell Party!, our Cole Porter Salon. Other theater credits include stage management for Jerry Springer: The Opera and Baby for Ray of Light Theatre. She was also Stage Manager for foolsFURY’s production of Monster in the Dark. Other shows include Assistant Stage Management for the American Conservatory Theater’s productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, Middle Class, Luminescence Dating, Red Scare on Sunset and Cider House Rules.
Ellen Brooks (Lighting Designer) has designed countless productions for 42nd Street Moon at the Alcazar, Herbst, Eureka, and New Conservatory Theaters - including our recent Salons and annual fundraisers. She is Resident Lighting Director at the Marin Shakespeare Company and this summer designed The Tempest, Macbeth and Complete History of America. Other recent work includes Lucia di Lammermoor, Eugene Onegin, Cosi Fan Tutti and Macbeth for North Bay Opera; Rabbit Hole, The Middle Ages, Last Night of Ballyhoo and The Miracle Worker for Ross Valley Players; and the World Premiere of Dogsbody at the Yerba Buena Forum. Ms. Brooks recently directed Hot Mikado for Masquers Playhouse.
Felicia Lilienthal (Costumer) spent a year working for the LA Opera's Costume Department as their shopper, buying everything from scuba boots to peg legs, but now Felicia is back in the Bay Area designing costumes again. Recent shows include Bay Area Children's Theatre's Emil of Lonneberga and Go Dog Go and Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre's Throughly Modern Millie. She is a graduate of California State University East Bay with a minor in Theatre Arts.
Ron Gasparinetti (Scenic Designer) originally hails from New Jersey but has been designing and building scenery in the Bay Area since 1996. Palo Alto Players, Dragon Theatre Company, Pear Avenue Theatre, City Lights Theatre Company, Busbarn Stage Company, Stage One, 42nd Street Moon, Hillbarn Theatre Company, and Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company are a few of the theatre companies where you may have seen his work. Visit www.TheSetGuy.com to learn more about Ron.
Samantha Young (Prop Master) is a prop designer and stage manager. Past credits for prop design include: Three Sisters, Oh, Kay! (42nd Street Moon); Waiting for Giovanni, Regrets Only (New Conservatory); Sweet Charity (Act iii). Stage Management credits include: Maurice, When it Settles, The Stops! (New Conservatory); Sweets of Onan (Highways Performance Space).
* Member Actor's Equity Association (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
Michael Kern Cassidy
Caleb Haven Draper
Grant "Buzz" Halsing
Zack Thomas Wilde
Skye Violet Wilson
April 4 - 6
Saturday, April 7
at 6 pm
Wednesday, 7 pm
Thur & Fri at 8 pm
Sat at 6 pm
Sun at 3 pm
Easter / Passover Sunday
Wednesday, April 11
Special L'Olivier Brunch Menu for
42nd Street Moon Patrons
The hunt begins before the show!
MARILYN MADNESS DRAG CONTEST
Saturday, April 14
at 1 pm
DINNER AND A SHOW:
Thursday, April 12
at 6:00 pm
WITH DIRECTOR & CAST:
Sunday, April 8 & 15 at 3 pm