ZORBA (1968)

Zorba

May 2 - 20, 2012
The Eureka Theatre

Book by Joseph Stein
(Based on the book Zorba the Greek 
by Nikos Kazantzakis
)
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Directed by Greg MacKellan

Run Time: 2 hours 40 min

A B O U T

A RICH, UNCOMPROMISING MUSICAL SALUTE TO GREECE – AND THE SPIRIT OF LIFE!

ZORBÁ celebrates life – the sound of a bouzouki, the taste of an olive, the scent of a woman – but also lost love, heartbreak and death. “Live life to the fullest until it’s time to leave!” Featuring the songs: Life Is; The Butterfly; Only Love; Why Can’t I Speak?; and I Am Free.


Savor the flavors of Greece with Mezes Greek Kitchen and Wine Bar.  During the month of May, show your ticket for Zorba and receive a complimentary appetizer tasting plate!

Mezes will also host a Greek Wine Tasting for audience members of Zorba.  May 19, 2012 at 3:30.  Must pre-purchase and must have purchased tickets to any performance of Zorba to attend! 

The 9th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival is also underway May 7 - May 13, 2012.


 

C A S T  
Janine Burgener Janine Burgener (Athena/Bellydancer) most recently appeared in 42nd Street Moon’s Three Sisters as Zenida Grundy/Mrs. Wickham. Other credits include: Tintinabula in A Funny Thing... Forum (42nd Street Moon); Pisanio (understudy) in Cymbeline (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); 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
   
Teressa Byrne Teressa Byrne* (Widow) was previously seen at 42nd Street Moon in Oh, Kay! (Kay, BATCC nomination). Bay Area theatre includes Rags (Rebecca Hershkowitz) and Light in the Piazza (Sra. Naccarelli) at Willows Theatre, Norma (Norma) and I Pagliacci (Nedda) at Verismo Opera, Hairspray/Woodminster (Velma), Kiss Me Kate/Cabrillo (Lilli), Cosi Fan Tutte/West Bay Opera (Fiordiligi), and Master Class/Berkeley Rep (Sharon). Numerous regional credits include PCPA Theatrefest, Boston Court, Reprise L.A., Lambs Players San Diego, Phoenix Theatre, GeVa Theatre, Ensemble Theatre Santa Barbara, Hollywood Bowl. www.teressabyrne.com and www.youtube.com/teressabyrne.
   
Ben Euphrat Ben Euphrat (Pavli) has performed in regional theatre throughout LA and the Bay Area, has appeared in a variety of films, web-series and commercials and has also performed as an improviser for many years, studying with The Groundlings and IO West. Ben also works as a director, producer, media designer and as the Artistic Director of his own company, OpenTab Productions. He plays the drums, guitar and piano and even has studied to be a corporeal mime. Follow him at www.beneuphrat.com.
   
Gayle Dawn Hill Gayle Dawn Hill (Katina) is originally from Las Vegas. Credits include: Italian Opera Singer at the Venetian; Bud Light commercial; Tony & Tina’s Wedding; the movie Bachelor Party Vegas; Chicago; West Side Story; Taffeta Christmas; Fiddler on the Roof; Oliver; White Christmas; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; and Zorba at Reprise! Los Angeles. Gayle resides in Cheyenne, Wyoming and works as a talent coach. She is making her 42nd Street Moon debut and is enjoying this opportunity to perform 30 years later with childhood friend David Dobrusky.
   
Alexandra Kaprielian Alexandra Kaprielian* (The Leader) Credits include - National: 25th Anniversary Tour of Nunsense with Sally Struthers. Regional Theatre: Nunsense 1, 2, 3 and 7 (Sister Mary Amnesia) Willows Theatre Company and Meadowbrook Theatre, Michigan; Nymph Errant (Henrietta), Babes in Arms (Billie Smith), Very Warm For May (Miss Wasserman), Golden Apple (Helen of Troy) for 42nd Street Moon. Regional Concert Series with Karen Ziemba, Noah Racey, Rebecca Luker, Brent Barrett and Jason Graae. Guest artist for the Richmond-Ermet AIDS Foundation’s Holiday Concert in 2011. Just released: Her debut album, Born Too Late, is available on iTunes.
   
Ian Leonard Ian Leonard* (Niko) is a San Jose native, and he recently performed at Diablo Theatre Company, playing Emmett in Legally Blonde, The Musical, opposite MTV's The Search for Elle Woods winner, Bailey Hanks. Last summer, he appeared in TheatreWorks' World Premiere of Fly by Night (Harold), and he spent a year overseas on the international tour of The Sound of Music (Rolf). When not at the Eureka Theatre, Ian spends his time fronting the Bay Area's friendliest and most punctual band, The Peelers. www.thepeelersband.com
   
Chris Macomber Chris Macomber (Marika) discovered theater this century after a long government career. This is her ninth Moon show: Domina in Forum, Madame Roberta in Roberta, Gladys Cooley in Fifty Million Frenchmen, Mrs. McNish in Minnie’s Boys, Countess in Miss Liberty, plus Pardon My English, Plain and Fancy (BATCC nomination) and One Touch of Venus. She has performed with The Lamplighters, Shakespeare’s Associates and won a BATCC Award for The Cocktail Hour. Other recent shows with major roles are To Kill a Mockingbird, All My Sons, Doubt, Blithe Spirit, The Lion in Winter and The Gin Game.
   
Stewart Kramar (Constable/Kyriakis) is a first-time performer with 42nd Street Moon.  He has studied theatre at the Flying Actor’s Studio, Notre Dame de Namur’s Music Theatre Conservatory, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Drama from San Francisco State University. Other Bay Area theatre credits include shows with Broadway by the Bay, Palo Alto Players, Coastal Rep Theatre, Hillbarn, Woodside Community Theatre, and SF Olympians Festivals. When not working or performing Stewart takes dance at Dance Arts Center.
   
Bill Olson (Manolakis) returns for his fourth show at 42nd Street Moon, where he previously played Alexei, Pierre Bouchard et al in Silk Stockings, Dan King in Plain and Fancy and Art O'Malley in Out of This World.  Some of his favorite roles include Jim in The Glass Menagerie, Andrew in I Hate Hamlet (both at San Jose Stage Co.), Milky White the Cow in Into the Woods at TheatreWorks and The Cat in the Hat in Seussical at Berkeley Playhouse.  He is also the founder of the video production company Two Plush Two Productions.
   
Ray Renati Ray Renati* (Mavrodani) is making his third appearance with 42nd Street Moon. He was recently seen in Moon’s productions of both Nymph Errant and Silk Stockings. Other credits include Schrank and Gladhand in West Side Story at American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice at the RADA Theatre in London, Jeff in Brigadoon at Foothill Music Theatre, and Ernst in Cabaret at Broadway by the Bay. Ray studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he earned a certificate in Acting Shakespeare.
   
Stephanie Rhoads Stephanie Rhoads* (Mme Hortense) most recently appeared in 42nd Street Moon’s smash hit, Strike Up the Band. Included among her favorite Moon roles: Helen Vance in Out of This World, Adriana in Boys From Syracuse, Ninotchka in Silk Stockings, Venus in One Touch of..., Thea in Fiorello!, and Adeline in Sweet Adeline. She is a recipient of the Dean Goodman Choice and Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards. She appears with many regional companies, has performed nationally and internationally, and is a concert soloist and voiceover artist. She is also Co-Founder/ Producing Director of 42nd Street Moon.
   
Michael Rhone Michael Rhone (Panayotis / Father Zahoria) has appeared at 42nd Street Moon in Three Sisters, Silk Stockings, and A Funny Thing…Forum. Elsewhere: Curtains, Bat Boy, The Pajama Game, Carousel, and Urinetown (Foothill Music Theater), Company (Jewel Theatre Company), Swing! (Cabrillo Stage), The Who’s Tommy (City Lights Theater Company), A Moon for the Misbegotten and Death of a Salesman (Pear Avenue Theatre), and six seasons as a member of the Opera San Jose chorus.
   
Anna Smith Anna Smith (Sofia / Irini) has been seen with Bay Area Children’s Theatre (Pinkalicious), Town Hall Theatre (Scrooge!), Woman’s Will (Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Ray of Light Theatre (Emma Goldman in Assassins), Shotgun Players (Beardo), Willows Theatre Company (Rags), and has understudied with California Shakespeare Theater. This is her 42nd Street Moon debut. Anna holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the College of Santa Fe, and is a PCPA graduate, as well as a local teaching artist.
   
Michael Stevenson Michael Stevenson* (Zorba) is making his debut at 42nd Street Moon. New York: Ground Floor Theater Lab, Sanford Meisner Theatre, St. Clements Theatre. Regional Stage: American Conservatory Theatre, B Street Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Capital Stage Company, Cosmopolitan Cabaret, Cowell Theatre, Foothill Theatre Company, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company. He is co-director of the B Street Theatre Conservatory and a member of the B Street Theatre Acting Company. M.F.A.: American Conservatory Theatre.
   
Kyle Stoner Kyle Stoner (Mimiko) joined the world of theater in 2010 after a five and a half year career in the hospitality industry in Napa. Since then, he has worked with various theater companies around the Bay Area including Napa Valley Conservatory Theater, Sebastapol Shakespeare, Berkeley Playhouse, and most recently Lamplighters Music Theater. Favorite roles include Jesus (Jesus Christ Superstar), Tulsa (Gypsy), Yvan (ART), and himself in the world premiere of The Reduced Shakespeare Company's The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged).
   
C R E A T I V E  

 

Greg MacKellan (Director) coming soon

 

Dave Dobrusky (Musical Director) is celebrating his 74th production at 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 Rhino); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Ray of Light); Man of LaMancha (SF Playhouse/BATCC Award); and Connie Champagne as Judy Garland at the Rrazz Room. Dave has appeared with Karen Ziemba, Rebecca Luker, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, Andrea McArdle, and Celeste Holm all thanks to 42nd Street Moon.

 

Staci Arriaga (Choreographer) choreographed Oh, Kay! for 42nd Street Moon earlier this season. You might also remember her choreography for Moon’s productions of Mack & Mabel, The Student Gypsy, or Girl Crazy. She has been teaching dance for over 20 years and choreographing musical theatre for the last 16 years. Ms. Arriaga’s choreography has been seen in Solano, Contra Costa, and Sonoma Counties as well as around the San Francisco Bay Area. She has earned two Dean Goodman Awards, one Elly Award and several Arty Awards.

 

Kris Vecere* (Stage Manager) is a San Francisco native, and U.C. Berkeley grad. 42nd Street Moon productions include: Leave It To Me!, Pipe Dream, Paint Your Wagon, Cabaret Girl, Can-Can, Hooray For What?, Irma La Douce, and High Spirits. 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.

 

Maxx Kurzunski (Lighting Designer) is returning to 42nd Street Moon after designing lights earlier this season for Nymph Errant and Oh, Kay!. In addition to lighting he designs sound, costumes, puppets and masks. He has also produced and directed original pieces. Theatre companies he has worked with include Custom Made Theatre Co., Chthonic Theatre, Northside Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, and the Thunderbirds. He recently designed video projections for Custom Made's production of A Bright Room Called Day, and costumes for Thrillpeddler's Hot Greeks.

   
 

zavalayoung productions (Costumes, Sets and Props) is a theatrical production company comprised of the artistic team of Hector Zavala and Samantha Young. They are theater artists working in the San Francisco Bay Area with experience in set building and design, properties, costuming, electrics, directing, acting, stage management, dance, and puppetry. They have worked on both local and touring shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and throughout Mexico. www.zavalayoung.weebly.com

 

* 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