Full Moon Fridays


Streaming Begins January 28th

Join us for the launch of our new, reimagined Full Moon Friday cabaret series, performed live and captured on the Gateway Theatre stage for digital broadcast. 

An Evening with Martín and Noel, with Moon veterans and local Bay Area artists Martín Rojas Dietrich and Noel Anthony Escobar, kicks off our 2022 Full Moon Friday series.  Featuring songs from Noel’s show A Taste of Me (previously performed at Feinstein’s at the Nikko) and Martin’s show On My Way (debuted at Martuni’s), this intimate, streamed performance promises a night of levity and song, with selections from across the musical canon, including Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein and more. Accompanied by Moon’s Resident Musical Director, Dave Dobrusky.


Martín Rojas Dietrich

Martín was last seen at The Gateway as Tony aka The Most Happy Fella for 42nd St. Moon. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Martín’s family moved to the Bay Area when he was 10, which they have called home for the past thirty plus years. He has divided his time between acting, singing, teaching, directing and music directing. Career highlights include Montfleury in Cyrano d Bergerac for SF Opera (with Plácido Domingo), Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd for Coastal Rep, Herr Schultz in Cabaret for San Jose Stage Company, Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls for Symphony Silicon Valley, The Padre in Man of La Mancha for SF Playhouse, Piragua Guy in In the Heights for Woodminster, Charlie in The Bridges at Madison County for TheatreWorks and his sold-out cabaret show On My Way, which debuted in 2018 at Martuni’s. During the pandemic, he moved to Las Vegas (only lasting 11 months) and discovered his love of cooking. His new goal is to star in a TV show as a singing chef. He received his training at Cañada College and Notre Dame de Namur University. He is also Cat dad to CC Bloom and a self-proclaimed Pineapple Princess.

Noel Anthony Escobar

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Noel has performed for the past 25 years in over 75 full productions plus workshops, readings, concerts, galas, cabarets, and sporting events. He has worked for the American Conservatory Theater, TheatreWorks, AMTSJ, Center REP, San Jose Stage Company, 42nd Street Moon, Broadway by the Bay, and Woodminster Summer Musicals, just to name a few. He is a five-time San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nominee and recipient of the 2011 award for Best Featured Actor in a musical for She Loves Me and a four-time Shellie Award nominee and recipient of the 2012 Best Supporting Actor, and 2015 and 2016 Best Actor in a musical award for She Loves Me, Les Miserables, and The Music Man, respectively. Noel had the honor of making his directorial debut with Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre’s production of West Side Story just before the pandemic hit. His one man show, A Taste of Me, premiered at the Lesher Center for the Arts (Walnut Creek, June 2017) and reprised at Feinstein’s at the Nikko (San Francisco, September 2017). He sang the National Anthem for the World Champion San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park (2010). When not on stage, Noel enjoys the outdoors. In August 2021, he took an 8-day road trip through 9 states, visiting 10 National Parks, and traveling a total of 4,000 miles. A trip for the ages! For more info, please visit www.noelanthonyescobar.com

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