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Photo Coverage: SF Avenue Q and Jersey Boys Cabaret

The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation proudly presented a "One-Night-Only Cabaret" featuring company members from the national tour casts of Avenue Q and Jersey Boys. The outrageous evening of song, dance and comedy took place at the Post Street Theatre in San Francisco on Monday, August 20 at 7:30PM.  It was directed by James Darrah, Jeremy Kushnier and Larry Baker.  Kushnier and Robert McClure wrote the show.

Jersey Boys, currently playing at San Francisco's Curran Theatre through September 30, tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and includes top billboard hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," and "Walk Like A Man." The Broadway production, directed by Des McAnuff, won the 2006 Tony award for Best Musical. The national tour cast of Jersey Boys stars Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli), Michael Ingersoll(Nick Massi), Drew Gehling (Bob Gaudio) and Jeremy Kushnier (Tommy DeVito).

Avenue Q, currently playing at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre through September 2, is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The Broadway production, directed by Jason Moore, won the 2004 Tony award for Best Musical.  Music and lyrics are by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, with a book by Jeff Whitty. The national tour cast of Avenue Q includes includes Robert McClure (Princeton/Rod), Cole Porter (Brian), Kelli Sawyer (Kate Monster/Lucy), Christian Anderson (Nicky/Trekkie Monster/Bear) Angela Ai (Christmas Eve), Carla Renata (Gary Coleman), and Minglie Chen (Mrs. T/Bear).

Proceeds from the one-night-only cabaret concert went to benefit the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For more information on the causes visit www.helpisontheway.org and www.richmondermet.org.

Photos by Larry Baker


Jonathan Weir (Jersey Boys), Blue Bear, Cullen Titmas and Lauren Marshall (Jersey Boys)


Rod, Robert McClure, Jake Speck (Jersey Boys), Nicky and Christian Anderson


Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys) with Rod and Robert McClure


Jenny Lee Ramos (Jersey Boys) with Trekkie Monster and Christian Anderson


Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys) with Rod, Robert McClure, Lucy T. Slut and Maggie Lakis


John Michael Dias (Jersey Boys) with Yellow Bear, Christian Anderson, his daughter Ruby, Angela Ai, Carla Renata


Jarrod Spector (Jersey Boys), Kate Monster, Kelli Sawyer, Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys)


Rashad Naylor (Jersey Boys) and Lucy T. Slut


Larry Baker, with Nicky, Christian Anderson and James Darrah

 



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