2021-2022 SEASON

42ND STREET MOON’S 2021-2022 SEASON

The excitement of a full house. The thrill of the lights illuminating the set. The power of the first beautifully sung note.

We are delighted that the time has finally come to give the news we have all been waiting for – we are returning to the stage! 

For twenty-nine years, 42nd Street Moon has produced and presented the uniquely American art form of musical theatre as an essential part of the Bay Area culture. For the past year and a half, we have found new, fun, and safe ways to bring theatre right to your home. Now, we look forward to enjoying live performance with our artists and audiences once again with our 2021-2022 season featuring over 75 years of Broadway’s most memorable stories and songs. 

We invite you to join us this 2021-2022 season as we celebrate the joy and magic of live musical theatre – in person! 

CHESS IN CONCERT

September 24 – 26, 2021
The Alcazar Theatre
*Not part of season subscription

Book by Richard Nelson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

Directed by Daren A.C. Carollo and Danny Cozart
Music Directed and Conducted by Daniel Thomas

 

The beloved cult musical from the creators of ABBA and the smash hit Mamma Mia!

It’s the 1980s: the neon is glaring and the Cold War is at its darkest. Two chess grandmasters clash on and off the board, testing the loyalty and love of the woman at the center of their lives. Composed by the men of supergroup ABBA and featuring ‘80s hits “One Night in Bangkok,” “I Know Him So Well,” and “Anthem,” Chess in Concert is a modern classic that explodes into life backed by a 20-piece orchestra!

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

November 4 – 21, 2021
The Gateway Theatre

Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by a film by Ingmar Bergman

Director, Brandon Jackson
Music Director, Daniel Thomas

 

Spend a weekend in the country filled with ravishing melodies and dangerous libidos…

A romantic farce par excellence. Based on the Ingmar Bergman film “Smiles of a Summer Night,” couples meet, part, reunite during a glorious “Weekend in the Country” – all under the watchful eyes of the wry family matriarch and a harmonizing Greek chorus. The beautiful Sondheim score contains his biggest hit in “Send in the Clowns.”

FUN HOME

February 3 – 20,2022
The Gateway Theatre

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Director, Tracy Ward
Music Director, Dave Dobrusky

 

Join us for the Bay Area regional premiere of Alison Bechdel’s soaring, five-time Tony Award winning memoir! 

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home hits home in a powerful and rapturous way.  This groundbreaking musical explores Alison’s life at three different ages, delving into her journey to discover her sexuality and the relationship with her hot-tempered father with hidden desires and secrets of his own. 42nd Street Moon is proud to present the Bay Area regional premiere of this five-time Tony Award winning masterwork. 

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING

March 10 – 27, 2022
The Gateway Theatre

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music Arrangements by Fred Wells
Conceived by Walter Bobbie

Director and Choreographer, Cindy Goldfield
Music Director, Lynden James

 

Broadway’s Golden Age comes alive in this unique tribute to the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein – with a modern twist!

32 of Broadway’s greatest songs written by one of Broadway’s greatest partnerships! Now, experience musical theatre legends, Rodgers and Hammerstein as never seen before. Join us for a celebration of both the hits and the hidden gems — showing off Rodgers’s exquisite melodies and Hammerstein’s lyrics that celebrate the humanity that binds mankind together – all with a modern twist! Featuring favorites from Oklahoma! Carousel, South Pacific, The Kind and I and more.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

April 21 – May 8, 2022
The Gateway Theatre

Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Book by David Thompson
Original Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman

Director, Brandon Jackson
Music Director, Daniel Alley

 

Dramatically thrilling and emotionally devastating, The Scottsboro Boys confronts America’s brutal history dead on.

From the great minds of Kander and Ebb, composers of Chicago and Cabaret, comes another powerful, challenging theatrical experience. Examining the infamous, true-life horror of the 1931 Alabama rape trial of nine innocent Black teenagers, the creators hold a mirror to modern society and to the world of entertainment by turning the tables and presenting the story through the lens of Minstrelsy. A visceral, unforgettable musical drama, as entertaining as it is damning, this is a show not to be missed.

THE PAJAMA GAME

June 2 – 19, 2022
The Gateway Theatre

Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler
Based on the novel “7½ Cents” by Richard Bissell

Director, Amy Marie Haven
Music Director, Armando Fox

 

One of the great musical comedies of the Broadway stage comes home to Moon!

One of the greatest scores of Broadway’s Golden Age, The Pajama Game tells the timeless story of workplace romance, clashes between management and labor and the great middle-class struggle to do more than just get by. Add that to the early choreographic genius of Bob Fosse, and you’re in for the evening of love, laughter, and some of musical theatre’s greatest songs.

KEY ART DESIGN BY DC SCARPELLI