October 11-29, 2017
Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111
Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Family Matinee Saturday, October 21 at 1:00 PM
Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. & Murray Horwitz
Created and Originally Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Original Musical Staging by Arthur Faria
Musical Adaptations & Arrangements by Luther Henderson
Director/Choreographer Jeffrey Polk
Music Director Dave Dobrusky
Scenic Designer/Artist Brian Watson
Costume Designer Bethany Deal
Lighting Designer Maxx Kurzunski
Stage Manager Kris Vecere*
Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Howry
The rollicking, joyous, and infectious music of Fats Waller will have you singing and dancing in the aisles during our season opener! Equal parts pianist, singer, songwriter and comedian, Fats Waller was one of the seminal figures of 20th century jazz and Tin Pan Alley, with such standards as “Honeysuckle Rose,” and “I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling” to his name. Five top-notch performers will give you an evening of non-stop, high-energy singing and dancing while celebrating one of America’s greatest artists!
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ runs about 100 minutes, including one intermission.
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All photos by Ben Krantz Studios
The Cast of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (L to R): Arís-Allen Roberson, Katrina Lauren McGraw, Erica Richardson, Ashley D. Gallo, and Branden ‘Noel’ Thomas
Arís-Allen Roberson and Branden ‘Noel’ Thomas
Ashley D. Gallo
Katrina Lauren McGraw
Branden ‘Noel’ Thomas
Erica Richardson and Katrina Lauren McGraw
Arís-Allen Roberson, Ashley D. Gallo, and Branden ‘Noel’ Thomas
All photos by Ben Krantz Studios
MEET THE CAST
ASHLEY D. GALLO*
Ashley is thrilled to be making her 42nd Street Moon debut! Ashley is an Orange County native who has toured both nationally and internationally as a singer, dancer, and actress. She began work as a recording artist at age 12, became one of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds’ artists, and signed with Interscope Records at age 15. She later worked with Sean Stockman’s new label Soul Chemistry Projects. Her recent recording credits include two tracks on Anthony Fedorov’s upcoming album, “Calling On You.” You may have seen her modeling in Vibe, Seventeen, and Hype Hair. Her favorite theatrical credits include Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors. A lover of harmony, Ashley performs with two Southern California-based a capella groups: The Crystal Belles and Just Sway Music’s The Noelles. Additional information at ashleydgallo.com and @ashleyd_gallo
KATRINA LAUREN MCGRAW
Katrina, a San Francisco native, is thrilled to be doing this wonderful show with Moon. Some past credits include Sour Kangaroo in Seussical (Bay Area Musicals), ensemble in She Loves Me (San Francisco Playhouse) BJ in Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Town Hall Theatre Co.) Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (Ray of Light Theater) Kate in Zanna, Don’t! (NCTC), Dynaminte in Hairspray (Woodminster Theater and PCPA Theaterfest) Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (Allenberry Playhouse) Abuela Clauda in In The Heights (Cohos Music Hall), Trixy/Phantom in The Rocky Horror Show (Merchants Hall and A.C.T’s Strand Theater) Dionne in Hair (Bay Area Musicals)
Erica Richardson is a bi-coastal artist, performer and teacher. She started singing and writing music at the age of four in Connecticut. She studied music and theater at the University of Utah. In 2009 she was invited to perform as a guest soloist for the Utah Governor’s Gala. As a teacher Erica specializes in helping singers find their own unique voice and then helping them shape and master their vocal instrument. She is a Soul-Reggae/Jazz/Hip-Hop/Rock Artist and performs music and theater throughout the country and is currently performing with her band and making music a part of her daily routine. She has been nominated, won awards and has received acknowledgments for her performances in music and theater in the Bay Area. She has been in too many theatrical productions to list. “The arts have enhanced and changed my life and I love to share the power of art and how it allows you to grow and express yourself with others.” Erica currently teaches singing, vocal performance, musical theater, theater performance, and beginning piano private and group classes in her studio and at The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and with Musically Minded Academy. Erica’s music can be heard on SoundCloud.
Arís-Allen is a recent graduate of Bradley University and now holds his Bachelors of Science in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Performance. He is happy to be back home in California and is honored to have been given the opportunity to perform with 42nd Street Moon. Some of his recent works consist of: Lucky Penny’s Chicago (Fred/Ensemble), Berkeley Playhouse’s Tarzan (Terk/Kerchak understudy), Green Valley Theatre Company’s Grand Hotel (Jimmy), Missouri Street Theatre’s Fiddler On The Roof (Perchik), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad), Pippin (Leading Player), and The Little Mermaid (Sebastian). Mr. Roberson is also a professional photographer that plans to bring his talents of both photography and acting to New York shortly after this production.
BRANDEN “NOEL” THOMAS
Branden began singing in 11th grade after he was admitted into Oakland School for the Arts and its award-winning concert choir and bass singer/award-winning choreographer of Vocal Rush; there he received vocal training in a choral setting. He progressed as a vocalist in high school and started to perform in musical theater. Credits include Seussical (Sour Kangaroo) , Wish Upon A Star (Ursula), and Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle). Branden desires and hopes to become someone who touches people through his work, hopefully with a career in musical theatre. He aspires to inspire.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
EXPERIENCE A FULLER MOON
Opening Night Receptions
Join the cast and crew as we celebrate the opening of each new production. Savor champagne, wine, and delectable delights from our Opening Night sponsor. The best part? It’s on us!
Opening Night date for Ain’t Misbehavin’: Saturday, October 14, 6:00 PM
Get all your burning questions answered about the show you’ve just seen during our fun and informative post-performance discussions with the audience, cast, and crew. Hosted by Executive Directors Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, who will share the history of the original production as well as our current incarnation! Learn more about the composers, lyricists, and book writers, as well as your favorite Moonie cast members. Discussion Sundays happen on the first and second Sunday of each show in our regular season offerings.
Discussion Sunday dates for Ain’t Misbehavin’: October 15 & 22, 3:00 PM
Family & Student Matinees
The best deal in town for kids, parents, and students of all ages. Young people under 18 and college students with a valid student ID can see the show for just $10! Younger students receive a family activity guide, get to participate in an intermission contest (with prizes!), and can join in on a post-show discussion and visit with the actors that includes autographs and pictures. This is a great way to introduce the next generation to the heritage of American musical theatre. This is also a great idea for a kid’s birthday party. Please contact Education Director Dyan McBride for further details or if you have a large group wishing to attend.
42nd Street Moon created the Family Matinee to make musical theatre affordable and accessible for young people along with their parents and to provide families the opportunity to experience classic Broadway. Relevant, fun activities and fascinating discussion guides enable families to rediscover how theatre has served an important function in our nation’s cultural landscape and been a way for families to come together. We have expanded the matinee to be a Family and Student Matinee, so that college-aged students can also take advantage of the generous discount.
Family and Student Matinee date for Ain’t Misbehavin’: Saturday, October 21, 1:00 PM