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Most recent credits include “Ragtime (Emma Goldman) “Urinetown” (Penelope Pennywise), “The Little Mermaid” (Ursula - TBA award winner) at Berkeley Playhouse. “Smokey Joes Café”(BJ) and “In the Heights” (Abuela - TBA award winner) with Broadway By the Bay. “Lizzie” (Emma Borden), “Little Shop of Horrors” (Audrey II), “Carrie the musical” (Miss Gardner), Jerry Springer the Opera (Shawntel) with Ray of Light Theatre. “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” (Betty - TBA award winner) with OMG I love that show! Jessica is a founding member of The Coker Sisters and the cabaret trio B.O.O.B.S. She was named the 2015 SF Best New Cabaret Artist.

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Review: HEAD OVER HEELS at Berkeley Playhouse

HEAD OVER HEELS finds its beat and makes its way into your heart. Melding classic Go-Go tunes with ancient mythology, the show makes the old new and the new timeless. From feathers and corsets to sheep and snakes, HEAD OVER HEELS is more than a celebration of diversity, it is a celebration of life. Berkeley Playhouse’s production is all about having fun.
Review: GUYS AND DOLLS - A MUSICAL FABLE OF BROADWAY at SF Playhouse

What did our critic think of GUYS AND DOLLS - A MUSICAL FABLE OF BROADWAY at SF Playhouse?
GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to San Francisco Playhouse

Offering a snappy spin for the holiday season, San Francisco Playhouse will stage a new look at the Broadway hit Guys and Dolls.
Photos: First Look At Ray Of Light Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING

Ray of Light Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-winning rock musical, SPRING AWAKENING opens tonight in San Francisco. Performances begin June 8th at the Victoria Theatre and run for one weekend only, through Sunday, June 11th. Get a first look at the photos here!
BWW Album Review: ONCE UPON A TIME STEP (Songs from the Ron Lytle Musical Fairy Tales) is Fun

Recently released from Take The Cakeable Records, ONCE UPON A TIME STEP (Songs from the Ron Lytle Musical Fairy Tales) is a fun exercise in family-friendly, schmaltzy showtunes. There’s not a single track on the album that really sticks with you, but I imagine anyone who programs children’s theater who gives ONCE UPON A TIME STEP a listen will be reaching out to Lylte to license a show or two.
ONCE UPON A TIME STEP Out On CD And Digital Platforms December 3

Just in time for the holidays, Take The Cakeable Records has announced the December 3rd release of ONCE UPON A TIME STEP - Songs from the Ron Lytle Musical Fairy Tales on CD and digital platforms.
TALES OF THE CITY, THE MUSICAL, IN PIECES, AFTER MIDNIGHT and More to Stream in June

Broadway On Demand has shared its current and upcoming June programming lineup including titles and events that celebrate PRIDE, the U.S. Premiere of In Pieces, a new musical by Joey Contreras, the Signature Theatre production of After Midnight starring Christopher Jackson, and more.
Judy Kaye, Betsy Wolfe, Wesley Taylor and More Join TALES OF THE CITY Musical Streaming Event

A.C.T. will present a special online screening of the record-breaking musical, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, The Musical.
James Monroe Iglehart to Host Rebroadcast of Ray of Light Theatre's 2015 production of LIZZIE

ROLT announced a special one-night only rebroadcast of its 2015 production of LIZZIE. Hosted by ROLT alum James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s Aladdin, Hamilton, Memphis, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), the event will feature appearances from the full original cast, band, creative team, and the writers behind the hit gothic rock musical.
Broadway By The Bay Harnesses The Holiday Spirit And Releases Its First Holiday Album

Broadway by the Bay is ending the year by releasing Home, Hope & Holidays, a holiday musical celebration recorded by its alumni artists.  The album features 21 holiday favorites, sung by over 65 alumni artists and musicians. 
42nd Street Moon Announces Paid Virtual Subscription Series MOONBEAMS

42nd Street Moon has announced a brand-new paid virtual subscription series, MoonBeams, beginning on September 28, 2020.
Taylor Iman Jones, Michael Mott, Ben Bogen and More to Take Part in BAY AREA THEATRE LIVE!

Bay Area Theatre Live! is bringing together over 20 Broadway and Bay Area Stars performing for a LIVE audience via YouTube and Facebook in an effort to raise money for Bay Area Theatre Companies affected by COVID-19.
Cast Announced For SCROOGE IN LOVE! 42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! A smash-hit sell-out in 2015 (World Premiere) and 2016, SCROOGE IN LOVE! is back by popular demand to delight Moon audiences of all ages.
42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Returns

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE!
42nd Street Moon's Holiday Musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! Back By Popular Demand

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast and creative team for the 2019 return production of the beloved Holiday musical SCROOGE IN LOVE! A smash-hit sell-out in 2015 (World Premiere) and 2016, SCROOGE IN LOVE! is back by popular demand to delight Moon audiences of all ages.
NCTC Presents Smash Off-Broadway Hit Musical, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS By Max Vernon

In May, New Conservatory Theatre Center is thrilled to present Max Vernon's The View UpStairs, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker with musical direction by Kelly Crandell. When impulsive entrepreneur Wes buys a dilapidated building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he's magically transported to its glory days: the UpStairs Lounge in 1973. Serving as a home, a church, and a gay dive-bar, the UpStairs was its own kind of paradise.  As Wes meets the larger than life lounge regulars, he learns what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future.
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Comes to Broadway By the Bay

Broadway By the Bay continues its 2017 Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, the Songs of Lieber and Stoller. SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE runs June 2nd through June 18th at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA).
BWW Interview: Meet Nikita Burshteyn: Bay Area's Rising Star Sets Sights on Broadway  

Nikita Burshteyn, 22, is an award-winning actor who's making a name for himself in the San Francisco Bay Area, and not just because he's got a tricky name to pronounce. When he played Judas in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' at STAGE 1 Theater in Newark, Linda and Nick Hodges of BroadwayWorld.com raved: 'The show should be renamed 'Nikita Burshteyn Superstar.' The theater should be filled with talent agents waiting to give him an offer.' When he played Tony in 'West Side Story' at Broadway by the Bay in Redwood City, Joanne Engelhardt of the Palo Alto Daily News gushed: 'With Tom Cruise-good looks and an angelic voice, Burshteyn is the real deal.' And when he did his San Francisco cabaret act, 'Livin' Nikita Loca,' Richard Connema of Talkin' Broadway compared his 'full-throated voice and flawless phrasing' to Jonathan Groff's.
Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse presents URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL

Don't let the title fool you, in the hysterically clean Urinetown, The Musical, Les Miz, Fiddler on the Roof, and even West Side Story gets spoofed in this Tony Award winning, socially aware comedy that takes on corporate greed and environmental responsibility while spoofing some of Broadway's biggest hits.
GRAHAM-A-RAMA at Capital Stage This Sunday Only!

This Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Sacramento composer/music director/producer Graham Sobelman is returning for a third time to Capital Stage to present his cabaret show. With the success of last year's February show, GAR is making it a tradition! Get ready for Valentine's with a night of stories, songs and most importantly, LOVE.

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