2023-2024 SEASON

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Laughter, tears, romance, drama, song, and dance – all the things that make musical theatre so magical are on display in our 31st Anniversary Season!


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For more information call 415.255.8207 or e-mail tickets@42ndstmoon.org


MAME – November 2-19, 2023

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Directed by Becky Potter

“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame.

When the ebullient and convivial socialite Mame Dennis suddenly becomes responsible for the upbringing of her nephew Patrick, the wealthy sophisticate embraces the challenge, introducing the boy to all of life’s wonders. With spirit, humor, class and wit, Mame continues to thrill audiences around the globe. Jerry Herman’s celebrated score includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.”


FALSETTOS – February 29-March 17, 2024

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn & James Lapine
Directed by Dennis Lickteig

Hilarious, heartbreaking and utterly unique, Falsettos is a contemporary musical about family, relationships, bar mitvahs, baseball and AIDS. When Marvin leaves his wife Trina and son Jason to be with his lover Whizzer, tempers flare, problems escalate and everyone learns to grow up.

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, two acclaimed Off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of a neurotic New Yorker named Marvin, who leaves his wife Trina and young son Jason to live with his lover, Whizzer. In time, Trina marries his psychiatrist, Whizzer leaves him, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin and Whizzer reunite on the eve of Jason’s bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread. With the help of their neighbors, Charlotte and Cordelia, Marvin and his entire family learn to grow up and face their future with love and dignity.

Forever Plaid

FOREVER PLAID – April 18-May 5, 2024

Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Music and Lyrics by Various
Musical Continuity, Supervision, and Arrangements by James Raitt
Directed by Daniel Thomas

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic four-part harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins…. Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that will keep you rolling in the aisles when you’re not humming along to some of the greatest pop hits of the 1950s.

Bright Star

BRIGHT STAR – June 6-23, 2024

Music, Book, and Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics, and Story by Edie Brickell
Directed by Cindy Goldfield

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Current Moon subscribers are able to renew their seats through August 25
New subscriptions and flex passes are on sale now!
Individual show tickets will go on sale September 5
All mainstage performances are held at The Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111