Ticket to the Moon
Kickoff to our 20th Season!
June 18, 2012 - One Night Only!
The Alcazar Theatre
Music & Lyrics by Various
Directed and Narrated by Greg MacKellan
5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Performance
$100 ($75 of which is tax-deductable)
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|Brandon Adams (Musical Director) recently worked on Blues in the Night and She Loves Me (Bay Area Critics' Award) at Center Rep. Previous Music Directing credits include: Old Wicked Songs (Marin Theatre Company); Cabaret (Bay Area Critics' Award), The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! (Center Rep); The Grass Harp, Hooray for What?, Too Many Girls, Nymph Errant, Do I Hear a Waltz? (42nd Street Moon); Chess, City of Angels (SF State); My Fair Lady, Me and My Girl, Evita (Broadway by the Bay); Brigadoon, Flower Drum Song, Will Rogers Follies (Woodminster); and Sweeney Todd (Foothill). He studied choral conducting at Indiana University (MM) and Dartmouth College (BA). Brandon also teaches music at Pacific Boychoir Academy and The Urban School of San Francisco.|
|Caroline Altman* (Performer) Recent credits include A Light in the Piazza (TheatreWorks), Ruthless! (California Cabaret), Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters (Oakland Opera), and roles with California Shakespeare, Woodminster, Playhouse West, and San Diego Lyric Opera. 42nd Street Moon roles include Wildcat!, Leave it To Me!, Out of This World, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Nymph Errant, Goodtime Charley, Louisiana Purchase, The Golden Apple, and Fanny. A Bay Area Critics Circle and Shellie Awards recipient, Caroline earned her degree in vocal performance from UC San Diego. She also works as a stage director, composer, and is Director of Education for the San Francisco Opera Guild.|
|Noel Anthony* (Performer) appeared in TheatreWorks’ Merrily We Roll Along, the world premiere of Andrew Lippa’s A Little Princess, Jane Eyre the Musical, and the New Works Festival readings of Emma, St. Ex, and Unlock’d. His other credits include Center REPertory Company’s She Loves Me (Kodaly, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award) and Smokey Joe’s Cafe; Broadway by the Bay’s Miss Saigon (Chris) and West Side Story (Tony) (both garnering him SFBATCC Award nominations); Marin Theatre Company’s Jacques Brel...; and Contra Costa Musical Theatre’s Guys & Dolls (Sky) and Hairspray (Corny). He has also worked with American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Woodminster Summer Musicals, Willows Theatre Company, and 42nd Street Moon. Much love to Brittany. www.noelanthonyescobar.com|
Debbie De Coudreaux* (Performer) was the star of the Moulin Rouge in Paris for eight years, and has appeared frequently throughout Europe in film, on television and on radio. Debbie’s Broadway theatre credits include Grand Hotel and Show Boat. She has participated in Sheryl Lee Ralph’s annual “Divas Simply Singing” benefit in Los Angeles, has been a guest soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, has played the role of Lady Thiang in the Woodminster’s summer production of The King and I and most recently has been seen in San Francisco’s wildly popular Teatro Zinzanni.
|Dave Dobrusky (Musical Director) is celebrating his 16th season with 42nd Street Moon! Favorite productions include Lady, Be Good!, Jubilee, Call Me Madam, High Spirits, Girl Crazy, The Student Gypsy, Plain and Fancy, Mack and Mabel, Minnie’s Boys, Can-Can, Finian’s Rainbow, Paint Your Wagon (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), By Jupiter, Leave It to Me! (recorded), Dear World, and Louisiana Purchase. He has also appeared with Karen Ziemba, Noah Racey, Donna McKechnie, Cady Huffman, Nancy Dussault, Andrea McArdle, Marni Nixon, Rebecca Luker and Leslie Caron. Other Bay Area credits include: Marry Me a Little, tick, tick…Boom! (Theatre Rhinoceros); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Ray of Light); Man of LaMancha (BATCC Award-San Francisco Playhouse); The Fantasticks (Shakespeare at Stinson); Passion, and Chess (New Conservatory Theatre).|
|Annie Donahey (Performer) previously appeared in 42nd Street Moon’s productions of Babes in Arms (Maizie Green), The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd (The Kid), and Finian's Rainbow (Honeylou). Other credits include Little Sally in Urinetown (Sunnyvale Community Players), Anybodys in West Side Story (Sunnyvale Community Players), Leah/Gabe in Elijah’s Hope (Staged Reading, Pear Avenue Theatre), Shereee in Families in the Fifties (Staged Reading, Virago Theatre Company), and The Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone (Archbishop Mitty High School).|
|Bill Fahrner* (Performer) has performed with 42nd Street Moon for 18 years, appearing in 31 musicals, many concerts and revues, and 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), Ogden Quillar (Very Warm for May, 1995 and 2010) and Inigo Jolliphant (The Good Companions). He has also appeared with Woodminster Summer Musicals (Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon), CenterRep (Godspell, Drood), and Theatre Rhinoceros (Marry Me a Little). Bill has received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award and two Dean Goodman Choice Awards.|
|Michael Patrick Gaffney* (Performer) played the King in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Jubilee, back in 2009. In 2010, Michael played Man-in-Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone, with Diablo Theatre Company. He has worked with many other Bay Area Theatres including: San Jose Stage Co., California Conservatory Theatre, The Aurora Theatre Co., Word for Word, Broadway By the Bay, Porchlight Theatre, and Encore Theatre. Michael has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1997.|
|Juliet Heller (Performer) is thrilled to return to the 42nd Street Moon stage! She was previously seen in Out of This World (Chloe), The Student Gypsy (Ginger Glockenspiel), and One Touch of Venus (Gloria Kramer). Other local credits include As Bees In Honey Drown (Alexa Vere de Vere), The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Mr. Marmalade, Brigadoon, and The Heidi Chronicles. She has also played the title role in The Country Wife at the Diorama Studio Theatre, London and performed Off-Off Broadway in A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past) with Personal Space Theatrics.|
|Alexandra Kaprielian* (Performer) Broadway: National Broadway Tour of Nunsense (Amnesia/Leo). Regional credits: Babes in Arms (Billie Smith), Golden Apple (Helen of Troy) and Can-Can (Claudine) at 42nd Street Moon. Nunsense, Nunsesnse II, and Nunsense Jamboree (Amnesia) at The Willows. 42nd Street and Kiss Me Kate at Broadway By the Bay. Aspects of Love (Older Jenny) at Peninsula Center Stage. Recordings: The First Rose of Summer (42nd Street Moon) and Born Too Late (Debut album due later this year).|
|Greg MacKellan* (Director, Performer) During his 19 years as Artistic Director of 42nd Street Moon, Greg has directed more than 60 musicals and revues. Some of his favorite projects include Do I Hear a Waltz?, Li’l Abner, I Married an Angel, The Student Gypsy, Pipe Dream, Roberta, Paint Your Wagon, Oh, Captain!, and a Cole Porter trio, Gay Divorce, Can-Can and Something for the Boys. Greg’s award-winning revision of the Cole Porter musical Out of This World has presented in England, Seattle, Los Angeles, and twice by Moon. He spearheaded Moon’s three NEA-sponsored projects: a restoration of the Arlen-Harburg of Hooray for What!, and the recording of Leave it to Me, and the restoration of Kern-Hammerstein Three Sisters. He also directs and narrates the Moon Salon Series, which continues with Frank Loesser on January 31, 2013.|
|Anil Margsahayam* (Performer) is back for his sixth show with 42nd Street Moon. Other regional credits include: Our Town, The Clay Cart, The Comedy of Errors, The Music Man, Quixote with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Twelfth Night with New Theatre House; Very Warm for May, Hooray for What, The Boys from Syracuse, One Touch of Venus, and Minnie's Boys with 42nd Street Moon, and Slow Falling Bird with Crowded Fire. He was also in the national Broadway Tour of Bombay Dreams. Anil is a graduate of the University of San Francisco.|
Dyan McBride* (Performer) 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, Performance Riverside, as well as film/TV, print, web and voiceover work. B.A.- Cal. State Fullerton - Musical Theatre. M.F.A.- UC Davis - Acting. Member of Screen Actors Guild, and Actors’ Equity Association. Acting faculty at Solano College. www.dyanmcbride.com.
|Darlene Popovic* (Performer) has appeared in many 42nd Street Moon productions. She has presented her one-woman shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, displaying her versatility in comedy, music and drama. In 2010 she performed in a one-person Kander & Ebb cabaret presentation at the New Conservatory Theatre, How Lucky Can You Get. She recently completed a three-month run in Absolutely San Francisco, where she played six different characters. Darlene has studied at Indiana University, American Conservatory Theater, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Among her many awards are Bay Area Golds, Critics Circles and Dean Goodmans.|
|Stephanie Rhoads* (Performer) recently portrayed Mrs. Draper in 42nd Street Moon’s hit production of George and Ira Gershwin’s Strike Up the Band. Included among her favorite Moon roles: Helen Vance in our production of Out of This World, Adriana in Boys From Syracuse, Ninotchka in Silk Stockings, Venus in One Touch of..., Elvira in High Spirits, Thea in Fiorello!, and Adeline in Sweet Adeline. She is the recipient of Dean Goodman Choice and Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards. She appears often with many regional companies, has performed around the world, and is a concert soloist and a voice-over artist. She is also co-Founder/Producing Director of 42nd Street Moon.|
|Steve Rhyne (Performer) has enjoyed a 14-year history with 42nd Street Moon, notably appearing in Destry Rides Again (Destry), Out of This World (Mercury), Leave It To Me! (Buck), and Do I Hear A Waltz? (Eddie), among others. Recent credits include The Sound of Music (Capt. Von Trapp) and Oklahoma! (Will Parker). More notable credits include Into the Woods (Baker), Urinetown (Lockstock), Titanic (Harold Bride), Passion (Giorgio), Moonlight and Magnolias (Fleming), Taking Sides (Lt. Wills), The Subject Was Roses (Timmy), and Love! Valour! Compassion! (Perry).|
|Rena Wilson (Performer) favorite credits include Lady Be Good (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award Nominee), Dames at Sea ( BATCC- Best Leading Actress in a Musical),The Student Gypsy, Peter Pan (Shellie Award Nominee), Hello Dolly ( BATCC Nominee), The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Urinetown (Shellie Award Nominee), 42nd Street. Rena is co-owner of Lamorinda Theatre Academy and Castro Valley Theatre Academy.|
* 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