Three Sisters (1934)

"This treasure is most certainly pure gold!" - The Stark Insider

"... this is a must see production." - Theatre World Internet Mag.

November 30 - December 18, 2011
The Eureka Theatre

Music by Jerome Kern
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II
Directed by Greg MacKellan

Run Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes

A B O U T

KERN AND HAMMERSTEIN'S LOST LONDON MUSICAL SET AGAINST THE WORLD OF DERBYS, CARNIVALS AND WWI BATTLEFIELDS!

Enchanting  and poignant, Three Sisters spins the tale of a traveling carnival photographer and his spirited daugthers.  A roving busker woos the youngest daughter, but the wandering performer's life lures him back on the road.  This National Endowment for the Arts sponsored restoration of Kern and Hammerstein's score include:  I Won't Dance, Lonely Feet, Hand in Hand, Rolling on, Rolling Road, and My Beautiful Circus Girl.

C A S T  
Kayla Berghoff Kayla Berghoff (Miranda Vale / Gladys Crump) recently graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Aside from many SCU productions, she has most recently worked with Bay Area companies such as Berkeley Playhouse and Cabrillo Stage. Her credits include You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy Van Pelt), See How They Run (Penelope), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Songs for a New World (Woman #2), and Seussical the Musical (Bird Girl). www.kaylaberghoff.com
   
Peter Budinger Peter Budinger (Bert/Sergeant Watt) was last seen at 42nd Street Moon in Very Warm for May. Most recently, Peter appeared in The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Masquers Playhouse, which also starred his husband, DC Scarpelli. As founding members of Dr. Emile’s Theatre Tremendo, Peter and DC have written, directed, produced and acted in original works, including It Came from Beneath the Kilt! (2000 SF Fringe - Best of Fringe) and Where the Sun Don’t Shine (2006 SF Fringe - Best of Fringe).
   
Janine Bergener Janine Burgener (Zenida Grundy / Mrs. Wickham) returns to 42nd Street Moon after playing Tintinabula in last fall’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Other credits include: Pisanio (understudy) in Cymbeline (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); Andrea in Once on This Island, and Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (Willows Theatre Company); Strega Nona in the first national tour of Strega Nona: The Musical! (Maximum Entertainment/Active Arts); and Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors (Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company). www.janineburgener.com
   
Michael Cassidy Michael Kern Cassidy* (Sir John Marsden) recently appeared on the 42nd Street Moon stage in Nymph Errant. Past Moon shows include: Destry Rides Again, Out of This World, and Oh, Lady! Lady!! Recent credits: The Pride (New Conservatory), Pride and Prejudice (Ross Valley Players), Cabaret (Pacific Coast Rep), Paint Your Wagon (Woodminster), Guys and Dolls (Mountain Play), The Best Man (Aurora Theatre), The Full Monty (Broadway By the Bay), as well as productions with Berkeley Rep, Berkeley West Edge Opera, and Ray of Light Theatre. Proud member of Actors’ Equity. www.michaelkerncassidy.com
   
Danny Cozart Danny Cozart (Gypsy Hood) Credits include: Sam Byck in Assassins, Nick in Baby! (Ray of Light); The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, Franz Libkind in The Producers, Man 2 in Songs For a New World (Diablo Theatre Company); Mr. Bumble in Oliver! (Contra Costa Musical Theatre); Barfee in “Spelling Bee” (Willows Theatre Company); Gus in Babes in Arms (42nd Street Moon); Jamie in The Last 5 Years (Masquers); John Wilkes Booth in Assassins (Solono College Theatre); Pseudolus in “Forum” (Ohlone Summerfest).
   
Brittany Danielle Brittany Danielle* (Dorrie Barbour) is making her 42nd Street Moon debut! Other regional credits include; DeeLee in Smokey Joe's Café, Ilona in She Loves Me – BATCC Award, Jamie Lynn Spears in Becoming Britney and Brooke in Noises Off - Shellie Nomination (Center REPertory); Ulla in The Producers (Foothill Music Theater); Velma in West Side Story and Bebe in A Chorus Line directed by original Broadway cast member Kay Cole, (AMTSJ). Up next, Brittany will be strapping on her skates as Kira for Center REP’s Xanadu! Proud member of Actors’ Equity. www.BrittanyDanielle.com
   
Bill Fahrner Bill Fahrner* (George Purvis) has performed with 42nd Street Moon for 18 years, appearing in 31 musicals, three Salons, and many concerts and revues. Favorite Moon roles include: Mack Sennett (Mack & Mabel), King Sapiens Pomposianus (By Jupiter), Charles the Bastard (Goodtime Charley), Bob-Le-Hotu (Irma La Douce), Ogden Quillar (Very Warm for May, 1995 and 2010) and Inigo Jolliphant (The Good Companions). He has also appeared with Woodminster Summer Musicals (most recently as Fagin in Oliver!), CenterRep, and Theatre Rhinoceros
   
Michael Patrick Gaffney Michael Patrick Gaffney* (Will Barbour) played the King in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Jubilee, back in 2009. Earlier this year, Michael played Man-in-Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone, with Diablo Theatre Company. He has worked with many other Bay Area Theatres including: San Jose Stage Co., California Conservatory Theatre, The Aurora Theatre Co., Word for Word, Broadway By the Bay, Porchlight Theatre, and Encore Theatre. Michael has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1997.
   
Riley Krull Riley Krull (Mary Barbour) is a recent graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she graduated with honors in Musical Theater. She most recently appeared in 42nd Street Moon's What a Swell Party! - The Cole Porter Salon, and Custom Made Theatre Co.'s production of The Underpants by Steve Martin. She can be seen next in Diablo Theatre Company's Legally Blonde, and later this season in 42nd Street Moon's Sugar as the title character. Other favorite credits include Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Babe in Pajama Game, and Edward/Betty in Cloud 9.
   
Tony Panighetti Tony Panighetti* (Alf Barbour) has performed up and down California as well as on the high seas of Alaska, Canada, Europe, and the Bahamas with Crystal Cruise Line’s Repertory Theater at Sea. Some of his Bay Area credits include Reverend Parris in The Crucible (San Francisco Playhouse), Scrooge in Scrooge: The Musical (Cabrillo Stage), Man #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Willows Theater Co.), and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (Cabrillo Stage). Three Sisters marks Tony’s sixth 42nd Street Moon production.
   
Kate Paul Kate Paul (Tiny Barbour) is joining 42nd Street Moon for the second time, after being seen as Gymnasia in Moon's production of A Funny Thing…Forum last season. She has also been seen locally as Joan in Dames at Sea (New Conservatory Theatre), Renee in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Broadway By the Bay), and other favorite roles include Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Smitty in How To Succeed..., and Judith in Elegies (Bill Russel, director). Kate is a proud graduate of the Boston Conservatory.
   
Jessica Powell Jessica Powell* (Lady Marsden / Mabel Tatmarsh) has performed Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, and with Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, Aurora Theatre, PCPA TheaterFest, Sierra Rep, SF Shakes, PacRep, and others. Favorite roles: Hannah, et al. (Angels in America); Joanne (Company); Mame (Mame); Elizabeth I (Mary Stuart), Aunt Eller (Oklahoma!), Mrs. Roswell (Ice Glen), Margrethe Bohr (Copenhagen), Goneril (King Lear), and Sister Aloysius (Doubt). Jessica co-founded Symmetry Theatre Company; Actors' Equity member since 1989. Training: Calvin College; The Neighborhood Playhouse.
   
Christopher Reber Christopher Reber* (Eustace Titherley) Debut 42nd Street Moon. NYC: 702 Punchlines and Pregnant, Betty and the BelRays, The House That Crack Built, Lady of Fadima, Life During Wartime. Regional: Dinner With Friends, Evita, Godspell, Man of La Mancha, Carnival, Our Country's Good, The Mound Builders, Chaps, Inherit the Wind, Noises Off, The Fantasticks, Romance/Romance, Romantic Comedy, The Baltimore Waltz, You Can't Take it With You, The Illusion (Kushner ver.), Biloxi Blues, Beau Jest.
   
Michael Rhone Michael Rhone (David Glainley / Cooney / Cpl. Blessington) Previous 42nd Street Moon credits: A Funny Thing…Forum (Hysterium) and Silk Stockings (Ivanov). Elsewhere: Curtains (Aaron Fox), The Pajama Game (Prez) and Carousel (Enoch Snow) at Foothill Music Theatre; Company (Paul) at Jewel Theatre Company; Swing! (Principal Vocalist) at Cabrillo Stage; The Who’s Tommy (Captain Walker) at City Lights Theater Company; and Death of a Salesman (Bernard) at The Pear Avenue Theatre. Also, six seasons playing a variety of roles as a member of the Opera San Jose chorus.
   
   
C R E A T I V E  
Greg MacKellan Greg MacKellan (Director) During his 18 years as Artistic Director of 42nd Street Moon, Greg has directed dozens upon dozens of shows. Greg’s award-winning revision of the Cole Porter musical Out of This World was presented to acclaim from the London critics at the Chichester Festival in England, and has since been produced in Seattle, Los Angeles, and twice by Moon. A graduate of San Diego State University and UCLA’s Musical Theatre Workshop, Greg co-founded Moon in 1993. He spearheaded Moon’s two NEA-sponsored projects: a restoration of the Arlen-Harburg show Hooray for What!, and the recording of Leave it to Me!  Greg’s non-Moon credits include productions of The Baker’s Wife (on which he worked with Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein), Mack & Mabel, Once in a Blue Moon, Tintypes and Broadway by the Bay’s The Sound of Music, a production that was second to nun. In LA and New York, he was responsible for the acclaimed “Shadowland” series of CDs devoted to rare American musical theatre songs. Greg is shepherding Moon’s next NEA-sponsored restoration, the Kern-Hammerstein Three Sisters, later this year.
 
  Dave Dobrusky (Musical Director) is celebrating his 72nd production with 42nd Street Moon! Favorites include Lady, Be Good!, Call Me Madam, High Spirits, Paint Your Wagon (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), and Leave It to Me! (recorded). Other Bay Area credits include:  Marry Me a Little, Tick, Tick... Boom! (Theatre Rhinoceros), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Ray of Light), Man of LaMancha (BATCC Award-San Francisco Playhouse); and Connie Champagne as Judy Garland at the Rrazz Room. Dave has appeared with Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle, and Celeste Holm, all thanks to 42nd Street Moon. He is honored to provide musical direction for the U.S. premiere of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, II’s Three Sisters.
 
  Zack Thomas Wilde (Co-Choreographer) choreographed Babes in Arms, Lady Be Good, and Very Warm For May at 42nd Street Moon. He also directed last season’s hit production of Strike Up the Band. A nephew of Marion Rice (Denishawn) and Carolyn Brown (Merce Cunningham), he studied at UC Santa Barbara before touring internationally with Les Ballets Trockadero. He has shared the stage with Shirley MacLaine, Dick Cavett, Diana Rigg, Sir Robert Helpman, Joe Namath, John Reardon, Irene Cara, and Howard McGillin. He's danced principal roles with the Cape Town Ballet, Nederlands Dance Theater, coached Natalia Makarova and Alessandro Molin in London, and danced and choreographed in NYC, Tuscany, and for the SF Gay Men's Chorus.
 

Lee Ann Payne (Co-Choreographer)was recently seen as Ninotchka in 42nd Street Moon’s production of Silk Stockings. She holds an MFA in Musical Theatre and, in addition to performing on stage, has been active as a local director and choreographer. Most recently she choreographed Moon’s production of Nymph Errant.  She also directed The Music Man with Broadway by the Bay, and has also directed and choreographed with Palo Alto Players, Sunnyvale Community Players, Bus Barn Stage Company and Jewel Theatre. Lee Ann just finished directing Kander & Ebb’s The World Goes Round with Jewel Theatre.

  Daniel Tomas Schultz (Stage Manager) returns to using the right side of his brain to stage manage this production of Three Sisters. Some of his previous stage management credits include: Jubilee, Lady Be Good, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (42nd Street Moon), Cuckoo (Jump! Theatre Company), Proof (San Francisco State University), Disney's: Beauty and the Beast (Riverside City College), The Diviners (Off-Broadway Play Series). As a performer Daniel recently finished a second run as Angel in Rent (Costal Repertory Theatre), as well as being a principal dancer in Hairspray (Mountain Play Association). He holds a BA in stage management from San Francisco State University.
 
  Ellen Brooks (Lighting Designer) has designed countless productions for 42nd Street Moon at the Alcazar, Herbst, Eureka, and New Conservatory Theaters - including our recent Salons and annual fundraisers. She is Resident Lighting Director at the Marin Shakespeare Company and this summer designed The Tempest, Macbeth and Complete History of America. Other recent work includes Lucia di Lammermoor, Eugene Onegin, Cosi Fan Tutti and Macbeth for North Bay Opera; Rabbit Hole, The Middle Ages, Last Night of Ballyhoo and The Miracle Worker for Ross Valley Players; and the World Premiere of Dogsbody at the Yerba Buena Forum. As a director, Ms. Brooks recently opened Hot Mikado for Masquers.
 

Scarlett Kellum (Costume Designer) Credits include: Strike Up the Band (42nd Street Moon). The Underpants, The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, Candid of California, Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell (Custom Made Theater Co.); Buddy the Musical: The Buddy Holly Story; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The King and I (Northern Lights Play House). Meadowland, The Women in Black, Ashes to Ashes and The Tender King (Second Wind Productions). More at www.scarlettkellum.com

  Ron Gasparinetti (Set Designer) was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He attended Montclair State University earning a BFA degree in scenic design. He worked the night shift for the Newark, NJ Police Department until his graduation in 1986 and has worked steadily since then as a scenic designer, technical director and production manager. Ron has been involved with over 400 productions in the last 30 years and has worked at many of the small to mid-sized theatre companies in the Bay Area since 1997. More of his work can be seen at www.TheSetGuy.com
 
  Samantha Young (Prop Master) is a prop designer and stage manager. Past credits for prop design include: Oh, Kay! (42nd Street Moon), Waiting for Giovanni (World Premiere, New Conservatory Theater Center), Regrets Only (New Conservatory Theater Center), Sweet Charity (Act iii). Stage management credits include: When it Settles and The Stops! (New Conservatory Theater Center); Sweets of Onan (World Premiere, Highways Performance Space).
 

* Member Actor's Equity Association (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