A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
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
Brandon Jackson Director
Daniel Thomas Musical Director
Allison Paraiso-Silicani Choreographer
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.”
We are committed to the health and safety of our audiences and artists, and follow all relevant guidance and mandates, including the City and County of San Francisco, the CDC, and Actors’ Equity Association. Please note our COVID policies prior to purchasing your tickets:
All attendees over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination (either physical or digital forms are acceptable), along with matching photo ID. Attendees ages 5-12 may show a negative COVID test result taken within 24 hours of the performance. At this time we are not allowing children under age 5 to attend.
Everyone in the theatre must remain masked at all times, with the exception of the performers while they are on stage. Limited concessions will be available for sale, and may be consumed outside under the covered arcade.
All artists working on the production are fully vaccinated, are tested twice weekly, and remain masked throughout the rehearsal process unless they are actively performing onstage.
The theatre is cleaned after every rehearsal and performance. Air purifiers exceeding the minimum MERV filter recommendations are located in the lobby, in the auditorium, and backstage.
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(she/her) Trixie is beyond excited to come back and join 42nd Street Moon in this Sondheim classic! She was recently seen onstage in CHESS In Concert as Svetlana and virtually as part of Full Moon Friday: Pinay Power, performing and discussing Asian Americans in the theatre scene. A Bay Area performer, Trixie was raised in Pinole and currently lives in San Francisco. Trixie graduated from San Francisco State University, majoring in Theatre Arts. Other credits include: Cynthia (u/s) in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), Erzulie (u/s) in ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Contra Costa Civic Theatre), Little Red in INTO THE WOODS and Little Sally in URINETOWN (both at SFSU).
(he/him) Martin is thrilled to make his Moon debut with this production. A frequent performer in opera, recital and oratorio, roles include Marcello in LA BOHÈME, Sharpless in MADAM BUTTERFLY, and Papageno in THE MAGIC FLUTE. He was soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana with the Mendocino Music Festival and SF City College Orchestra and Einhorn's oratorio/score of the classic silent movie “The Passion of Joan of Arc” at the Castro and Paramount theaters. Company appearances include San Francisco Opera, SF Lyric Opera, West Bay Opera, Berkeley Opera, Lamplighters, Custom Made and Ray of Light. Musical theater credits include CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; KISS ME KATE; SHOW BOAT; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and CHESS. In addition to performing, he has produced several operas including MALCOLM X (one of the Chronicle’s 10 best classical music events) and Duke Ellington's QUEENIE PIE. He also has a private voice studio in Oakland.
SAMANTHA ROSE CÁRDENAS*
(she/her) Samantha is a critically-acclaimed bicoastal actress in the Bay Area and New York City. She was most recently seen as Millie Dillmount in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE with Contra Costa Music Theatre. Her performance as Peggy Sawyer in 42ND STREET at Bay Area Musicals garnered a BATCC Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical; she also received a TBA Award Nomination for her portrayal of Olive Ostrovsky in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE with Hillbarn Theatre. Other favorite roles include Maria (WEST SIDE STORY), Nina (IN THE HEIGHTS), Ariel (THE LITTLE MERMAID), Mallory/Avril (CITY OF ANGELS), Emily Webb (OUR TOWN), and Heather Duke (HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL). Samantha is also a private voice teacher and performance/audition coach, conducting all sessions virtually and accepting new students from anywhere in the world. Find her online at www.samantharosecardenas.com and @samantharosecardenas. This one, and everything I do forever, is for Mom.
JACQUELINE DE MURO
(she/her) Jacqueline is a San Francisco native and a fixture in the local theatre and cabaret scene. She’s been weathering the pandemic on-line with 42nd Street Moon, most recently in DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL. She’s thrilled to return to live theatre with this show! Her first Moon production was BY JUPITER (Buria), and she played Bloody Mary in Moon’s concert production of SOUTH PACIFIC with Peninsula Symphony. Some of her favorite roles with other theatres include Lady Thiang (THE KING AND I), Aldonza (MAN OF LA MANCHA), Genevieve (THE BAKER'S WIFE), Charlotte (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC), Lalume (KISMET), Alaura/Carla (CITY OF ANGELS), Pam (BABY), Marta (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN), Shogun’s Mother (PACIFIC OVERTURES), Madame Liang (FLOWER DRUM SONG), Muzzy (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE), and of course, Bloody Mary (SOUTH PACIFIC), for which she won a BATCC award.
(she/her) Alison is beyond joyous to finally be back at Moon, where she was seen in JUBILEE and IRMA LA DOUCE. Alison’s Broadway credits include MAMMA MIA! (Tanya) and Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET (Lulu). Her national tours include ANASTASIA (Countess Lily), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CABARET (Kost), and FLASHDANCE (Tess). Alison’s regional favorites include HAND TO GOD at San Jose Stage, EMMA, BIG RIVER, INTO THE WOODS, HAROLD & MAUDE, and AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES at TheatreWorks, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at San Jose Rep, SWEET CHARITY at Center Rep, JACQUES BREL and BEGGAR’S HOLIDAY at Marin Theatre Company, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, BABY and PROOF at Playhouse West and 8-TRACK at Theatre on San Pedro Square. TV/Film: “Ally McBeal,” “Six Feet Under,” “Fractured” (DelValley Productions), and “Marbles” (Louis Tovar Films). Alison is also an audiobooks narrator for Audible and Tantor Media. LOVE to Keith. www.AlisonEwing.com
(she/her) Chloe is excited to be a part of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and to be back in a theater. She is a 15-year-old San Francisco native who enjoys singing, dancing, traveling, and volunteering. When not performing, Chloe is a sophomore at St. Ignatius College Preparatory where she is discovering new interests such as running cross country. Past favorite credits include Baby Louise in GYPSY (Bay Area Musicals), Georgie in SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE CROWN JEWEL (Tabard Theatre), and Winthrop in THE MUSIC MAN (Pacifica Spindrift Players). Chloe thanks her family, friends, and teachers for their love and support. IG: @_chloe_fong_.
(he/him) Will is happy to be back with 42nd Street Moon after most recently playing Ivan Molokov in CHESS and Tommy Albright in BRIGADOON. Other favorite roles include: Ron/Cat in IRON JOHN (TheatreWorks), Robert in COMPANY (Altarena), Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Lamplighters, Hillbarn), Napoleon/Alex in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (SF Playhouse), Leo Frank in PARADE (Palo Alto), Thomas Weaver in THE STORY OF MY LIFE (NCTC & CCCT), and Princeton/Rod in AVENUE Q for four sold-out seasons (NCTC). He has originated roles in world premieres of three plays: STILL AT RISK, EVERYTHING THAT'S BEAUTIFUL, and AMERICAN DREAM (all NCTC). He will be reprising the role of Franklin Shepard in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (which earned him the honor of the 2014 TBA Award for Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role in a Musical) for 42nd Street Moon next season. Find out more at www.williamgiammona.com.
(she/her) An award-winning actor/director (and member of the Moon company since 1994), Cindy is thrilled to be back at Moon where she has appeared in many productions including MACK AND MABEL, NICK & NORA, PEGGY ANN, SWEET ADELINE, and more. Moon directing/choreography credits include ONCE (2019 TBA Award for Best Direction/Best Musical), AS THOUSANDS CHEER, ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, FINNIAN’S RAINBOW, 50 THOUSAND FRENCHMEN, THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT- THE SMELL OF THE CROWD, SNOOPY!!!, THE BOYFRIEND, BAKER STREET, NO, NO, NANNETTE, and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. Other regional acting credits include work at: ACT, CenterRep, San Jose Rep, Playground, and many other regional houses. NY credits include PROJECT:LOHAN and MR. IRRESISTIBLE at La MaMa E.T.C, with D’Arcy Drollinger’s Back It Up Production, with whom she also starred locally in SCALPEL!, and the SF production of MR. IRRESISTIBLE. Goldfield also enjoys cabaret collaborations with David Aaron Brown (ONE NIGHT STAND/GOING BACK FOR SECONDS) and the inimitable Scrumbly Koldewyn (GOLDFIELD & KOLDEWYN.)
(he/him) Joshua is very humbled and honored to be making his 42nd Street Moon debut. He is a Central Valley native and attended the California Institute of the Arts in Southern California. Most recently Joshua was seen as El Gallo in the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre production of THE FANTASTICKS and as Monsieur Firmin in the Ohlone College production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. You might even recognize him from the inaugural year of the Macy’s Singing Christmas Tree float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. Joshua would like to thank his family and friends for their endless love and undying support. The sentiment he holds near to his heart is “Every magic has a cost, nothing is forever, and anything is possible.”
KATRINA LAUREN MCGRAW*
(she/her) Katrina is a San Francisco native who graduated from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Some past credits include Woman 2 in SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (SF Playhouse), Bessie Smith in THE DEVIL’S MUSIC (Canter Rep), Donna in MAMMA MIA! (Berkeley Playhouse), Marie in FIORELLO! (42nd St. Moon), Bird Woman/Miss Andrew in MARY POPPINS (SF Playhouse) Ms. Myers/Alexandra Daniels in FREAKY FRIDAY (Center Rep), Ms. Shields in A CHRISTMAS STORY (SF Playhouse), Armelia in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (42nd Street Moon), SHE LOVES ME (San Francisco Playhouse), Crystal in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Ray of Light Theater), Dragon in SHREK (Berkeley Playhouse), Kate in ZANNA, DON’T! (NCTC), Dynaminte in HAIRSPRAY (Woodminster Amphitheater and PCPA Theaterfest). Follow her on Instagram @kramgram
(she/her) Jennifer is elated to return to the 42nd Street Moon stage, where her previous roles include THE BOY FRIEND (Polly), WHERE’S CHARLEY? (Kitty), and KISMET (Marsinah). An active performer of both musical theatre and classical music, Jennifer made her San Francisco Symphony solo debut in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang in 2019. Other favorite credits include: INTO THE WOODS (Cinderella), THE MUSIC MAN (Marian), and OKLAHOMA! (Laurey) at Broadway by the Bay; HMS PINAFORE (Josephine) and PATIENCE (Patience) at Lamplighters Music Theatre; SWEENEY TODD (Johanna) at Hillbarn Theatre; LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Barbarina) at Opera San José; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Belle) at Woodminster. Additionally, she starred as Snow White in Steve Silver’s BEACH BLANKET BABYLON. Jennifer is an AGMA member of the SF Symphony Chorus, a private voice teacher, and a member of the adjunct voice faculty at SJSU. www.jenniferalexismitchell.com
(he/him) Jack can’t think of a better way to be part of live theater’s return to San Francisco than with a Sondheim classic. Bay Area credits: TITANIC in Concert, SATURDAY NIGHT (42nd Street Moon), VIOLET, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Bay Area Musicals), MAN OF LA MANCHA (Custom Made Theater Co.), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Hillbarn Theater). Washington, D.C. area: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (McClean Community Players), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Dominion Stage), 13 MEN (DC Fringe). Jack spent a year touring the world with the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University and is a vocal harmony enthusiast. He's grateful to his family, friends, and all supporters of theater in the Bay Area. @lyricaljoke
(she/her) Stephanie is ecstatic to return to LIVE theatre, especially at 42nd Street Moon(!). Favorite Bay Area theatre credits include Fiora in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Dona Alvarez in WHERE’S CHARLEY?, Helen Vance in OUT OF THIS WORLD, Ninotchka in SILK STOCKINGS, Venus in ONE TOUCH OF VENUS, Diane de Voubrillac in BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS at Moon, Reno Sweeney in ANYTHING GOES, Irene Molloy in HELLO, DOLLY!, Baroness in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Lily in THE SECRET GARDEN, Charlotte in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and San Francisco’s BEACH BLANKET GOES BANANAS. Other Regional Theatres: Woodminster, Arizona Theatre Company, Mountain Play, TheatreWorks, AMTSJ, PCPA, Hillbarn. Touring: SOME LIKE IT COLE, Princess Cruise Lines. Stephanie has been a concert soloist and is a recipient of the BATCC Dean Goodman Choice Award. Stephanie is a Co-Founder of 42nd Street Moon. Thank you to my dear Moon co-partner, Greg MacKellan, and my life partner, Rodger.
(he/him) Mark made his Moon debut as Etches in TITANIC in Concert and appeared in several of Moon’s virtual offerings over the last year. For the last decade, Mark has worked as a jazz singer, performing widely in the Bay Area. In recent years he has expanded his horizons to acting and legit singing. His theatrical credits include roles with Opera Parallèle, Cinnabar Theater, Oregon’s Siletz Bay Music Festival, Woodminster Summer Musicals, Bay Area Musicals, South Bay Musical Theater, Silicon Valley Shakespeare, and 42nd Street Moon. He’s currently in production with roles in two independent films.
(they/them) Shai cannot imagine playing a more compelling role for their 42nd Street Moon debut. As a non-binary multidisciplinary performing artist, Shai enjoys playing roles across the gender spectrum. Recent favorites include: Adam in THE MAD ONES, Jo in LITTLE WOMEN (the musical), Cathy in a gender-queer production of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, and most recently, Chasen in AT THE BARRE, a part of The Sappho Project’s Virtual W*rk Lab. Shai is an Oberlin College alum (B.A. in Dance/Anthropology), an American Dance Festival alum, and a 2019 graduate of the National Music Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. When not on the theatrical stage, Shai plays cello with the Redwood Symphony. Proud member of Ring of Keys. @ohtheshairony
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Assistant Stage Manager
First day for the musicians!
Meet the Cast #1 – Trixie Aballa, Samantha Rose Cárdenas, Jack O’Reilly, Shai Wolf
Meet the Cast #2 – Chloe Fong and Cindy Goldfield
Meet the Cast #3 – Katrina Lauren McGraw and Will Giammona
Meet the Cast #4 – Alison Ewing and Martin Bell
Click on photos for larger versions. Photos by Ben Krantz Studio.
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is part of 42nd Street Moon’s SONDHEIM SWEEP
In what may be the most ambitious venture in our history, 42nd Street Moon has committed to be the first theatre company ever to produce every single professional stage show by legendary composter, Stephen Sondheim. The Sondheim Sweep will present his works, both lauded and obscure, either in production or in concert, for every season henceforward, from his first musical out of college to his most recent, to whatever he comes up with next…
We look forward to honoring the reigning master of the musical form for many years to come!