42nd Street Moon Announces 2014-2015 Season ESCAPADE

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42nd Street Moon Announces 2014-2015 Season  ESCAPADE

42nd Street Moon, San Francisco's only resident professional musical theatre company, has announced the lineup for its 22nd season of presenting rare and uncommon musical theater. Says Producing Director Stephanie Rhoads, "For 2014-2015, we're offering ESCAPADE! - a season of capers, sprees, hijinks, japery, and intrigues, to help audiences escape their day-to-day troubles with five spectacular American musicals from Broadway greats such as Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Richard Maltby, Sandy Wilson, Frank Loesser, George Abbott, Dorothy Fields and Arthur Laurents." The season runs Oct. 1, 2014 to May 17, 2015, with all shows presented at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. Subscriptions and information are available at (415) 255-8207 or visit 42ndStMoon.org.

42nd Street Moon's 2014-2015 season will kick off with a starring appearance by Broadway's Emily Skinner (Tony nominee, Side Show) in the wistful Richard Rodgers-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents collaboration Do I Hear a Waltz? (Oct 1 - 19, 2014). Next up is the delectable Roaring 20s spoof The Boy Friend by Sandy Wilson (Oct 29 - Nov 16, 2014). Warming up for the holidays, 42nd Street Moon presents Cole Porter's hilarious look at a wacky dame who receives radio signals in her fillings (based on a true story): Something For The Boys (Nov 26 - Dec 14, 2014). In the spring audiences will get their first look at a musical that has been "lost" since its original Broadway run: the wisecracking Arthur Laurents-Charles Strouse-Richard Maltby collaboration Nick & Nora, based, of course, on the popular Thin Man characters created by Dashiell Hammett (Apr 1 - 19, 2015). Closing out the season will be Where's Charley? (Apr 29 - May 17, 2015), the Frank Loesser-George Abbott musical adaptation of Charley's Aunt in which an Oxford student dons drag in order to chaperone his pals and their young ladies - but the gag's on him when two elderly gents decide his faux "Aunt" is just their cup of tea. Artistic Director Greg MacKellan says, "We're so pleased to be announcing a season that features a spectacular guest star (with more to come!), a revisit to one of our most fondly remembered early shows, and a new production of a truly lost - and very unique - musical in its West Coast debut. And with classics like The Boy Friend and Where's Charley?, we could not be more delighted with the shows we'll be bringing to San Francisco next season."

In chronological order, the 42nd Street Moon 2014-2015 season is as follows:

Do I Hear A Waltz?

October 1 - 19, 2014
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents, based on his play THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO
Directed by Greg MacKellan
Music Director Dave Dobrusky
Starring: Emily Skinner

The Boy Friend

October 29 - November 16, 2014
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Sandy Wilson
Directed by Cindy Goldfield
Music Director Dave Dobrusky

Something for the Boys

November 26- December 14, 2014
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields

Nick & Nora

April 1 - April 19, 2015
Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Richard Maltby
Directed by Greg MacKellan
Music Director Dave Dobrusky
Choreographed by Staci Arriaga

Where's Charley?

April 29 - May 17, 2015
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by George Abbott
Directed by Dyan McBride

For 21 years, 42nd Street Moon has celebrated and preserved the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre. To contribute to the evolution and continuing vitality of the art form, 42nd Street Moon presents intimately produced performances of classic and rarely performed musical works. Through its productions, educational programs, and community outreach, 42nd Street Moon is committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the rich heritage and cultural perspective of the musical theatre and its vast influence on the world stage.

Performances will be held at The Eureka Theatre on 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Single ticket prices range from $25-$75, and subscriptions cost between $95-$233. For information or subscriptions, call (415) 255-8207 or visit 42ndStMoon.org

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