I Married an Angel

I Married an Angel

Oct. 30 - NoV. 17, 2013
The Eureka Theatre

Book by Rodgers and Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Directed by Greg MacKellan

Run Time: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

 

A B O U T

In Rodgers and Hart's wildly comical fantasy, an angel comes to earth, falls in love with a banker, loses her wings, and wreaks havoc with her habit of telling the uncomfortable truth. The dazzling score includes gorgeous ballads like Spring is Here and I’ll Tell the Man in the Street, as well as romping show-stoppers like At the Roxy Music Hall and A Twinkle in Your Eye.


C A S T      
Kari Yancy Kari Yancy* (Angel [Brigitta]) is thrilled to make her debut with 42nd Street Moon. She recently completed a ten-month mainstage contract with Disney Cruise Lines as Cinderella and Cruella DeVil. Her credits include: Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Belle (u/s & performed) in Beauty & The Beast (American Musical Theatre SJ); The Mistress in Evita (Sacramento Music Circus); and Jane Porter in Tarzan (Marquee Productions). Kari is excited to return to the Moon this spring, originating the role of Alice in Painting the Clouds with Sunshine. Kari holds a BA in Drama from UC Irvine. www.kariyancy.com  
     
Sean Thompson Sean Thompson* (Count Willy Palaffi) is thrilled to make his West Coast debut with 42nd Street Moon. Back East, Sean has performed in over 30 productions in both his hometown of Philadelphia and in New York. He has worked with DC’s Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre twice. He studies voice with Diana Borgia-Petro of Drexel Hill, PA and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University with Cum Laude honors. Please feel free to visit www.seanthompson.us.  
     
Bill Fahrner Bill Fahrner* (Harry Szigetti) has performed with 42nd Street Moon for 19 years, appearing in 32 Uncommon Musicals, in countless concerts and revues, and on two cast albums. Favorite Moon roles include: Mack Sennett (Mack & Mabel), King Sapiens Pomposianus (By Jupiter), Charles the Bastard (Goodtime Charley), Bob-Le-Hotu (Irma La Douce), Inigo Jolliphant (The Good Companions), and Ogden Quiller (Very Warm for May, 1995 and 2010). He has also appeared with Woodminster Summer Musicals (Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, Oliver, Legally Blonde), CenterRep (Godspell, Drood), and Theatre Rhinoceros (Marry Me a Little). Bill has received a BATCC Award and two Dean Goodman Choice Awards.  
 
Justin Gillman Justin Gillman (Anton/Janos)  Recent Bay Area roles include Freddy in SF Playhouse’s My Fair Lady (BATCC nominee 2013) and Giovanni in Bigger Than a Breadbox's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. He is a regular performer at New Conservatory Theatre Center, having most recently performed in their American Dream and The Temperamentals. Off-Broadway credits include Twelfth Night (Classic Stage Company) and When Last We Flew (Lucille Lortel; GLAAD Media Award - Best Play 2011). BFA: UC Santa Barbara. MFA: Columbia University.
   
Allison Rich Allison F. Rich* (Peggy Palaffi) is thrilled to return to 42nd Street Moon where she was last seen in Call Me Madam. She was most recently in Reefer Madness as Mae at San Jose Stage Company. Other regional credits: San Jose Stage Company (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Cabaret; The Great American Trailer Park Musical), Capital Stage (Reasons to Be Pretty), PCPA Theaterfest (Hairspray), Oregon Cabaret Theatre (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), and Santa Rosa’s Summer Repertory Theatre (The Producers; Kiss Me, Kate).
 
 
Nathaniel Rothrock Nathaniel Rothrock (Peter Mueller) is returning for his second performance with 42nd Street Moon.  A recent graduate of Theatre and Music performance from Middlebury College, Nathaniel has performed in a variety of roles prior to beginning his professional career. Past professional credits include 42nd Street Moon's Carnival (Roustabout/Grobert), and City Lights Theatre Company's Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank N Furter). As well as a singer, Nathaniel is an accomplished musician in piano and guitar, and the lead singer of the band Up and To The Right.
 
Elena Ruggiero Elena Ruggiero (Duchess/Seronella) is making her debut with 42nd Street Moon. She has previously appeared in: Prelude to a Kiss, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Passion Play, Ghosts and California Suite. She has her BA in Musical Theatre from the University of Redlands and has studied extensively at the Jean Shelton Actor’s Lab and American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. She has taught dance and acting at various Bay Area schools and is currently the head choreographer for Linda Bulgo’s Musical Productions. 
   
Abby Sammons Abby Sammons (Olga/Arabella) is very excited to be working with 42nd Street Moon during her debut year in the Bay Area.  She graduated with Honors from Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis, Missouri with her BFA in Musical Theatre. Abby has worked professionally throughout the Midwest including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Favorite credits include: Angela in A Comedy of Errors, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, and Miss Flannery in Thoroughly Modern Millie."
   
Megan Stetson Megan Stetson (Magda/Modiste/Clarinda) marks her debut with 42nd Street Moon. She is an active performer in the Bay Area with various local companies including Opera San Jose, Ensemble Parallèle, Berkeley West Edge, Lamplighters Theatre, Martinez Opera, and Pocket Opera. Megan is trained in all styles of partner and ballroom dance and served as the choreographer for Pocket Opera’s 2010 productions of La Traviata and La Vie Parisienne. Megan has a BM from Northwestern University and a MM from SF State University.
   
Victoria Stewart Davis Victoria Stewart-Davis (Ilona/Vendeuse/Lucinda) most recently appeared as Marta in Company at A.C.T. Hastings Theatre and in benefits for the Epiphany Center at the Great American Music Hall.  A South Bay native, she has performed with the Peninsula Civic Light Opera, American Musical Theater of San Jose, and the Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose. Victoria has studied acting, voice, and dance at A.C.T. and vocal performance at the University of Oregon. She holds a BA in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts.
   
Halsey Varady Halsey Varady* (Anna Murphy) is a Bay Area native, and has appeared in Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Persuasion (Mary), Reckless (Rachel), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Rachel Jackson), Avenue Q (Kate Monster), Reasons To Be Pretty (Steph), Beehive (Janice Joplin), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Pickles), and The Lonesome West (Girleen), all with San Jose Stage where she is an Associate Artist. She has also performed with the San Jose Rep, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, TheatreWorks, Spare Stage, and with Ford’s Theatre and Spooky Action Theater in Washington, DC.
 
Stephen Vaught Stephen Vaught (General Lukash) is a Bay Area native and Cal graduate happily returning to Moon after appearing in Carnival!; Of Thee I Sing; Oh, Kay!; Coco; and Gay Divorce. Other favorite credits include roles in Beardo, 12 Angry Men, Eastern Standard, and A Funny Thing Happened…Forum. He has appeared on-screen in Starsky & Hutch, National Treasure, Arrested Development, The Closer, The OC, and West Wing. Aside from being a graceful General on stage, he works as a copywriter and financial planner in San Francisco.
   
   
C R E A T I V E  
  Greg MacKellan (Director) coming soon
   
  Dave Dobrusky (Music Director) has music directed over 80 productions at 42nd Street Moon! Favorites include ... It's Superman! (2001), Carnival, Zorba, Three Sisters, Call Me Madam, Paint Your Wagon (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), and Leave It to Me! (recorded). Other Bay Area credits include Camelot, My Fair LadyMan of LaMancha-BATCC Award, Putting It Together (SF Playhouse); Marry Me a Little, Tick, Tick…Boom! (Theatre Rhinoceros); I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Ray of Light); The Boyfriend, and In This House-BATCC Award (Playhouse West). Dave came from Albuquerque, studied at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has appeared with Donna McKechnie, Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, Faith Prince, Susan Watson, Andrea McArdle, and the late Celeste Holm all thanks to 42nd Street Moon.
   
  Nick DiScala (Woodwinds) has played with Beach Blanket Babylon, the California, Napa, Sacramento, and Oakland Symphonies, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Manhattan Transfer, Johnny Mathis, and Isaac Hayes. He regularly plays with TheatreWorks, Woodminster, and other regional theaters. He has arranged for Tony-nominated Christianne Noll and the NY Pops. He has music directed for over 20 theater productions in the Bay Area. He works with the estate of jazz pioneer Don Ellis preparing music for publication, producing new and archival recordings, as well as co-leading the alumni orchestra.  He recently prepared the revised piano-vocal score of Stephen Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle for Music Theatre International.
   
  Zack Thomas Wilde (Choreographer) choreographed and directed 42nd Street Moon's hits Pal Joey and Strike Up the Band, and choreographed Moon’s productions of Three Sisters, Babes In Arms, Very Warm For May, and Lady, Be Good!  He has provided moves and direction for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus at Davies Symphony Hall, the Regency Ballroom locally, and in Miami at the Ziff Music Hall. He has also lent direction and choreography to various musical productions in New York City, Florence, and Arezzo, and coached Natalia Makarova and Alessandro Molin in London. He has played the Palace, shared the stage with Shirley MacLaine, Dick Cavett, Diana Rigg, Sir Robert Helpman, Joe Namath, John Reardon, Irene Cara, and Howard McGillin, and danced principal roles with the Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Nederlands Dans Theater and the Cape Town Ballet.
   
  Kris Vecere* (Stage Manager) is a San Francisco native. Moon productions include: Leave It To Me!, Pipe Dream, Too Many Girls, Paint Your Wagon, Cabaret Girl, Can-Can, Hooray For What?, Irma La Douce, High Spirits!, Zorba, Of Thee I Sing, and Carnival. Other credits include: Greater Tuna, Steven Banks Home Entertainment Center, Buried Child, A Chorus Line, Camelot, Educating Rita, Little Shop of Horrors, Abyssinia, and Tintypes.
   
  Ruth Raser Timbrell (Costume Designer) was acknowledged by the Kennedy Center Theatre Arts Foundation (2004) and The Prague Quadrennial (2007) as an MFA  student at SFSU. Her costume work has been seen at Young Performers’ Theatre, Town School, The Bus Barn Theatre, Woodside Priory,  Menlo Middle School, and Cathedral School. Please see her portfolio at www.ruthraser.com
   
  Danny Maher (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be working with 42nd Street Moon again; he also designed the lights for Pal Joey last winter. He was the resident lighting designer for the Willows Theater Company where he lit many shows including the national regional premiere of Avenue Q and 9 to 5. Also during his tenure with the Willows he won a Shellie Award for his lighting design for Chicago and was nominated for his work on The Light in the Piazza and Vaudeville.  Since then he has worked with various theater companies around the Bay Area.
   
  Hector Zavala (Sets, Production Manager) wears many hats as a performer, producer, teacher, and designer. His work on sets and costumes has been seen throughout the Bay Area including Diablo Theatre Company, City Lights, and Notre Dame de Namur University. He has traveled with his work to Mexico, Latin America, and Spain. He is currently working on a collaboration among artists in San Francisco, Mexico, and Spain: www.transborderartist.com.
   
  Stephanie Suarez (Prop Master/Production Management Intern) returns to 42nd Street Moon for her second season. She interned for Moon's productions of Of Thee I Sing and Pal Joey; and later worked as prop mistress for Carnival! and as costume designer for Little Me. She continues to intern for Moon in production management. She has also collaborated with Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and Rainbow Theatre Company focusing on costume design. She is presently completing her studies at San Francisco State University, working on her BA in Latino/a Studies with an emphasis in Theatre.
   
  Arael Domínguez (Scenic Design Intern) was born in Chula Vista, CA, and raised in Tijuana Baja California, Mexico. She received her Studio Art B.A. degree at San Francisco State University. She also was intern in the photo lab and darkroom in SF State and teacher assistant. Arael has participated in selected exhibitions in Tijuana, San Diego and San Francisco, and in volunteer programs at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Currently, she is working as a photo instructor in the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
   
 

* Member, Actor's Equity Association (AEA). AEA, founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org