July 30: 2021-2022 Season Teaser!
- Ashley Garlick
- Catrina Manahan
- Gary Stanford Jr
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ASHLEY GARLICK. Ashley has been fortunate to work quite a few times with 42nd Street Moon over the years, most recently acting as a teaching artist in costume design for their MoonSchool program. Her most recent onstage credits with Moon include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, New Girl In Town, The Boys from Syracuse, and Sail Away. She also designed costumes for their production of Dames at Sea (SFBATCC nominee).
In addition to her work with 42nd Street Moon, Ashley has graced the stages at many other Bay theatres. Most recent credits include Darlene in The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (Sierra Repertory Theatre) and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (San Jose Stage Company). Other regional credits: Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (San Jose Stage Company), Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Lucky Penny) and Mae in Reefer Madness (Ray of Light.
A Sacramento area native, Ashley grew up watching professional productions roll through Broadway Sacramento and Music Circus, wondering if she might ever be able to do something like it someday. She later went on to attend CSU, Chico, where she obtained a BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature. While in college, Ashley also met her now fiancé Matt Hammons, and soon after her graduation, the two made their way down to the bay to pursue their acting careers. And the rest is history!
CATRINA MANAHAN. Catrina is thrilled to be a part of Moon’s season announcement. Raised in Foster City, she took her first dance class during her freshman year of high school on a whim, which inspired her to enroll at the Hillbarn Conservatory, take jazz, tap, and ballet at the Dance Arts Center and study voice. She thanks the San Mateo High School Dance and Drama departments (special shoutout to Robyn Tribuzi and Brad Friedman) for helping her ultimately discover her passion for theater. And the rest was history – she has performed around the Bay Area ever since. Select credits include: Mitzi in Fiorello! (42nd Street Moon), Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Hillbarn Theatre and Bay Area Musicals), Cha Cha DiGregorio in Grease (Berkeley Playhouse), Phyllis in 42nd Street (Bay Area Musicals), Chastity in Anything Goes and West Side Story (Broadway by the Bay), Pilar in Legally Blonde the Musical and Cabaret (Hillbarn Theatre) and Mary Poppins (San Francisco Playhouse).
She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with her B.A. in Psychology/minor in Applied Psychology. During the day, she is a recruiter on the University Recruiting team at Facebook. Catrina now resides in New York City and lives a bicoastal life, often hopping between the two coasts, sometimes to appear in shows in the Bay. She loves to travel and enjoyed cooking more during the pandemic. She is grateful to Moon for the opportunity to feed her creative soul during this time. Follow her on Instagram at @catrina__angela!
GARY STANFORD. Born in San Francisco, Gary has lived in the Bay Area, including the peninsula and south bay, his entire life. He graduated from San Jose State in Computer Engineering and has worked in High Tech, Communications, Sports Gaming, Retail and Online Business Companies here and nationwide. After 20 years, he retired from that career in 2019 and is using his software development, Project and Process Management skills in the performing arts sector. In 2020, he co-founded a diversity collaboration program, The Colorism Project, which incorporates training, mentoring and art therapy for schools and professional organizations.
Since 2019, he has been running his own theater company, North California Arts Collective, and is on the Board of Directors for Z-Space theater (SF), Woodside Community Theater and Hillbarn Theater (Foster City).
As a performing artist, he has been involved with singing, dancing, and acting since a child. He spent his youth with P. S. Performance, a performing arts company, which primarily performed for senior/retirement homes and hospitals as well as competing in State Talent Competitions. As an adult, he has been in 80+ Bay Area musical theater productions as a director, choreographer and actor. Most recent productions include Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr (director, choreographer, music director) with Woodside Elementary School, Bring it On with MoonSchool (co-choreographer), Once On This Island (director, choreographer) with Sunnyvale Players, Oklahoma (Curly) and Into The Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince) with Woodminster Summer Musicals, and Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.) with Throckmorton Theater. He has been part of 7 Ragtime productions as director, choreographer, lead and ensemble.