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Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse,
Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

Director Nick Ishimaru
Choreographer/Assoc. Director Robyn Tribuzi
Music Director Dave Dobrusky

FEBRUARY 23-MARCH 12, 2023
Gateway Theatre, San Francisco

Spectacular dance and soaring music burst onto the stage in Cole Porter’s award-winning musical, launching 42nd Street Moon’s 2023 Mainstage Season. Farcical hijinks abound in this theatrical romp across the Atlantic, in which a young ocean-liner stowaway, Billy Crocker, sets out to win the affections of Hope Harcourt, with plenty of elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors, and good old-fashioned blackmail along the way. A hilarious, heart-warming romantic comedy, featuring such classics as “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, and “It’s De-Lovely”, this musical “exists to put a daffy grin on your face” (The Washington Post) offering an evening of “sheer escape” into a world of side-splitting laughter, toe-tapping music, and plenty of heart.

Stage Manager Nicole Helfer* • Assistant Stage Manager Jakob Bernardino*
Scenic Designer Kuo-Hao Lo • Lighting Designer Sean Keen • Costume Designer Lisa Danz

MEET THE CAST • Click on names for bios

Kyle is absolutely thrilled to make his 42nd Street Moon debut with this amazing cast and artistic team! A life-long Bay Area resident, he holds a B.A. in Music from Santa Clara University and regularly takes dance classes at Zohar Dance Company. By day, Kyle works in human resources for a local aerospace technology company. He would like to thank his partner David as well as his friends and family for their unyielding support. Recent credits include: Workman/Ensemble in ON THE TOWN and Ensemble in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (SBMT), Ensemble in SOMETHING ROTTEN (WVLO), Purser/Ensemble in ANYTHING GOES and Ensemble in SWEENEY TODD (Hillbarn Theatre), Teacher/Ensemble in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and Ensemble in OKLAHOMA! (BBB). Kyle will next appear in the Ensemble of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at SBMT in May 2023.

Paige is thrilled to perform in her first production with 42nd Street Moon. Most recently seen as Mrs. Potiphar/Asher in JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT at Stage 1 Theatre, other credits include Anne in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Altarena Playhouse), Olive Ostrovsky in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (PSP), Alysha in AMERICAN IDIOT (The Left Hand Theatre), Aly in MAMMA MIA! (Hillbarn Theatre) as well as ensemble in HEATHERS (PSP), SWEET CHARITY (Hillbarn Theatre), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (PCRT) and FUNNY GIRL (Hillbarn Theatre). She thanks her family and friends for their continued support in pursuing the performing arts however possible. Cheers to keeping theater alive!

Dance Captain/Ensemble
Tony is thrilled to be back at 42nd Street Moon after appearing last year in THE PAJAMA GAME! Credits include Northern Stage (THE LITTLE MERMAID, MARY POPPINS), Music Theatre of Connecticut (CABARET), New London Barn Playhouse, Disney Cruise Line. Tony holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. He enjoys woodworking and working in interior decorating. So much gratitude for my family and many thanks to the patrons continuing to support live theatre! For Yee! @tonyconaty

Hope Harcourt
Jas is a Bay Area performer, teacher, and draglesque artist. They are very excited to be playing Hope Harcourt, and feel like it’s a dream come true! Other shows you may have seen Jas in are Into the Woods (Berkeley Playhouse) as Lucinda, and A Grand Night for Singing (42nd Street Moon) as themself. Jas would like to thank their partner Max, parents, partners family, friends, and their mentor Katrina for helping them get here!

Reno Sweeney
Ashley is thrilled to be back at Moon after previously appearing in DAMES AT SEA as Mona Kent (SFBATCC nomination). She was last seen portraying Gloria Estefan in ON YOUR FEET! at Woodminster. Other Bay Area: Eva Peron in EVITA (PCRT), Anita in WEST SIDE STORY (Shellie Award, CCMT), Daniela in IN THE HEIGHTS (TBA nomination, Woodminster), Pattie in BEEHIVE: THE 60’S MUSICAL at Center REP. Los Angeles: Musical Theatre West, 5-Star Theatricals, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, and Havok Theatre Company’s LA revival of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. Regional: Demeter/ Bombalurina in CATS, Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Maggie in A CHORUS LINE, Serena in LEGALLY BLONDE, Babette in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Phyllis in 42ND STREET. International: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. Projects for Apple, Danskin, Broadway Cares/ EFA, NYC Festival of Dance, and Miss America. BFA Musical Theatre, AMDA. Proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Renee is thrilled to return to 42nd Street Moon after playing Gladys and choreographing last season’s THE PAJAMA GAME. Renee is a Bay Area native and award winning performer and choreographer. She holds BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked locally with Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Center Rep, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, Woodminster, and American Musical Theatre of San Jose. Favorite onstage roles include: Cassie in A CHORUS LINE (2010 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for best supporting actress), Dream Laurey in OKLAHOMA!, Louise in CAROUSEL, Bambi in CURTAINS & Tiger Lily in PETER PAN. Up next Renee will be playing Ulla in PRODUCERS at Hillbarn Theatre. Renee is the Founder and Executive Director of Performing Academy, an arts training program for children in the East Bay. Special thanks to her off stage partner Brendan and their kids Keenan, Molly Jo and Dominic for supporting her love of musical theatre. @reneedeweesemoran

Roy (they/them) is excited to return to the 42nd Street Moon stage after last appearing with the company in WHERE’S CHARLIE in 2015! A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2011, Roy has performed with multiple theatres in the Bay Area over the last decade. They currently work in biotech as an executive assistant and spend most evenings rehearsing and performing with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC). You can hear them in the world premiere recording of Songs of the Phoenix by SFGMC as a soloist in Stephen Sondheim’s Flag Song. They most recently served as production manager for Ray of Light’s KINKY BOOTS. Roy’s past roles include: Stuart Gellman; CAROLINE, OR CHANGE with Ray of Light Theatre; The Men, A NOH CHRISTMAS CAROL with Theatre of Yugen; Torasso, PASSION with Custom Made Theatre; Sam, THE WILD PARTY with Ray of Light Theatre.

Mrs. Harcourt
Juanita is a musician, vocalist, and actor actively entertaining audiences around the Bay Area and internationally. Born in Sunnyvale, she is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and excels vocally in myriad musical genres. She has performed roles in HAIRSPRAY (Maybelle), RAGTIME (Sarah’s Friend), VIOLET (Lula Buffington), CROWNS (Mother Shaw), CHICAGO (Mama Morton) and many others. She was voted “Best Jazz Singer” By KDFC’s “Best in the Bay” for three years running from 2018 to 2021. She has been nominated twice for Theater Bay Area Awards in 2017 and 2018 and traveled internationally to Austria and Germany to perform for UNICEF the gala concert fundraisers hosted there. She is a Vocal Coach, Director, Vocal and Music Director and has appeared on stage numerous times in musicals and straight plays throughout the state.

Paul feels lucky to be around so many lovely and talented people! He was in the final year-ish of BEACH BLANKET BABYLON, appeared as Monica in FRIENDS LIVE! at Oasis, then took a big ol’ break. About a decade ago he moved to and subsequently fell in love with San Francisco, and hopes for a future full of Queer art.

Catrina is thrilled to return to 42nd Street Moon after recently being seen as Dainty June in GYPSY: In Concert last Fall. Now based in NYC, she is delighted to return to her hometown in the Bay Area. Catrina was introduced to theater by the drama and dance departments at San Mateo High School and the rest was history. She has been seen in countless musicals across the Bay Area. Selected credits include: Mitzi in FIORELLO (42nd Street Moon), Marcy Park in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Hillbarn and Bay Area Musicals), Cha Cha in GREASE (Berkeley Playhouse), Phyllis in 42ND STREET (Bay Area Musicals), Chastity in ANYTHING GOES (Broadway by the Bay), FOLLIES and MARY POPPINS (San Francisco Playhouse), LEGALLY BLONDE and CABARET (Hillbarn). She thanks her parents for letting her live back in her childhood room throughout the entire duration of this show! @catrina__angela

Evelyn Oakleigh
Nick (he/him) is thrilled to join 42nd Street Moon’s production of ANYTHING GOES. Mr. Nakashima recently appeared on 42nd Street Moon’s stage as Hines in THE PAJAMA GAME. His most recent appearance was in TheaterWorks’ production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as Orin Scrivello, DDS. Some of the many productions in which he had important parts include A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, IRMA LA DUCE, and THE GOLDEN APPLE (42nd Street Moon), Ragtime, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue, A Little Night Music (TheatreWorks). Other regional include: Next to Normal, Suds, Me and My Girl (Jewel Theatre), Children of Eden, Beauty and the Beast (AMTSJ), Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, La Cage aux Folles (Woodminster).

Moonface Martin
Heather is lightly bewildered to be back on stage after a three-year pandemic hiatus. In the Before Times, she was seen at 42nd Street Moon as Martha in THE SECRET GARDEN (BATCC Award), Luce in THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE (TBA Award), Alice Beane in TITANIC IN CONCERT, and Blossom Hart in SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS. Other recent credits include Mrs. Bennett in the world-premiere musical PRIDE & PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Mrs. Lovett in SWEENEY TODD at Hillbarn Theatre, Fosca in PASSION at Custom Made Theatre Co., Caiaphas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ray of Light Theatre, and Mother Superior in SISTER ACT at Broadway by the Bay and Berkeley Playhouse. She’s currently Associate Director of Marketing for TheatreWorks, where she also used to work as a child-wrangler and once had to utter the phrase “Zendaya, please stop waving your Snickers at that kid, you know he’s allergic to peanuts.”

Dustin is moonstruck to be making his debut on stage with 42nd Street Moon. He’s thrilled to be back doing one of his favorite shows for the fourth time, likely as the oldest chorus boy. Dustin has performed throughout the Bay Area; his favorite productions include 42ND STREET, MISS SAIGON, WHITE CHRISTMAS, CRAZY FOR YOU and EVITA. Dustin was also a production manager on the Shellie Award-winning productions of CCMT’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, CINDERELLA, and HAIRSPRAY. Thank you, Scott, for your support and love, I know how much you hate seeing this show!

Billy Crocker
Matt is thrilled to be performing in his third production with 42nd Street Moon after being in the ensemble of FIORELLO! and playing Young Scrooge in SCROOGE IN LOVE! in 2019. Other previous credits include: Nick Bottom in SOMETHING ROTTEN! (TVRT & Woodminster), Matt in THE FANTASTICKS (TVRT), Mordred in CAMELOT (Mountain Play; SFBATCC nominee), Tim Price in AMERICAN PSYCHO (Ray of Light; West Coast premiere), Jean-Michel in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Altarena Playhouse), Phoebus in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (TVRT), the Padre in MAN OF LA MANCHA (Woodminster), Tony in BILLY ELLIOT (Woodminster), and Thomas Jefferson in 1776 (TVRT). When he’s not performing, Matt spends his time teaching, writing music, and meditating. He is extremely grateful to be doing this role at Moon, and he’s so glad to have you on board! @mattskinner846

Jillian (she/her) is stoked to be making her Moon debut with ANYTHING GOES! She is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, where she studied Theatre, Dance, and Computer Science. Recent credits include Ensemble in AS YOU LIKE IT (SF Playhouse), Maggie in KINKY BOOTS (Ray of Light), Adriana in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and Polly McCaw in LIFE IS A CABERNET (SPARC), Toria in BLOOD AT THE ROOT (Custom Made Theatre), Calista in ANON(YMOUS) (South Bay Musical Theatre), and Jamie in THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Barestage Productions). She’s all a-boat this show and can’t wait to see you onboard! Eternal gratitude to Nick, Robyn, Ms. Lise LaCour, this tremendous cast & crew, her family, and Icy Hot! @jillians_1

Elijah J. Whitney
Gary is ecstatic to be a part of ANYTHING GOES with 42nd Street Moon! He recently enjoyed his 2022 adventures as King Powell in Presidio Theater’s production of SLEEPING BEAUTY, Tom Collins in RENT with Marin Musical Theater Company, and Rudolph Reisenweber with Mountain Play’s production of HELLO, DOLLY! Recent stage directorial adventures include BRIGHT STAR with Woodside Musical Theater, NEWSIES with Throckmorton Theater, and JUKE JOINT JUKEBOX (written and directed) with Throckmorton Theater. When not performing in 42nd Street Moon productions, you can catch him as the Director of Education, leading the MoonSchool program which brings art and opportunities to youth arts education in San Francisco, Daly City, and Mill Valley.

Katherine is loving the chance to dance in this classic show, the One that Takes Place on a Ship, as her daughter would say! Last season she was seen on Moon’s stage as Mae in THE PAJAMA GAME. Other local credits include THE WEIR (Jewel Theatre, Santa Cruz). NINE (SJ Playhouse), CURTAINS (Hillbarn Theatre), SWEENEY TODD (CMTSJ Marquee), and CHICAGO (Woodminster). Katherine is the devoted parent and chauffeur to two middle-school-aged kids, and someday she’d love to play one of the moms in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. You can spot her dancing in the streets in front of the Transamerica Pyramid on the first episode of ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC/Peacock). She has a B.A. in theatre/communication from UC San Diego. Instagram: @katherinestein_ca

Chloe Wintersteen (she/her) is a recent graduate of Stanford University where she earned a double BA in theatre and American studies, a minor in music, and a master’s in journalism. While in school, Chloe enjoyed serving as President of Stanford Light Opera Company and dancing with Stanford’s rhythmic tap ensemble, TapTh@t! She is native to the Bay Area and recently performed in FOLLIES at SF Playhouse as Young Sally u/s and a swing. Chloe has enjoyed performing with American Conservatory Theater, Throckmorton Theatre, Stanford University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the American Theatre Wing. Favorite roles include Mother in RAGTIME, Desirée in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Venus in ONE TOUCH OF VENUS, and Mary Sunshine in CHICAGO. Chloe is passionate about creative writing and spent the past year writing her debut novel!


Preview Trailer by Minimum Wage Entertainment

Band Rehearsal

Meet the Cast

by Ben Krantz Studio – click on image for larger version

Ashley Cowl and Company

Nick Nakashima, Juanita Harris, and Ashley Cowl

Heather Orth, Jillian A. Smith, and Paul Hovannes

Gary Stanford, Jr.

Matt Skinner and Jas Cook

Nick Nakashima and Ashley Cowl

Tony Conaty, Dustin Riggs, Jillian A. Smith, Paul Hovannes, and Kyle Arrouzet

Roy Eilkeberry, Paige Collazo, and Heather Orth

Catrina Manahan and Renee DeWeese

Ashley Cowl, Katherine Stein, Renee DeWeese, and Catrina Manahan

Dustin Riggs and Chloe Wintersteen

Kyle Arrouzet, Tony Conaty, Dustin Riggs, and Paul Hovannes

Ashley Cowl and Matt Skinner