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MOONSCHOOL At 42nd Street Moon Continues Full Line-Up Of Virtual Programs Photo MOONSCHOOL At 42nd Street Moon Continues Full Line-Up Of Virtual Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

MoonSchool at 42nd Street Moon, the education side of 42nd Street Moon kicked off its third season of virtual programming this fall. After an impromptu pivot to virtual classes this spring and an incredibly successful summer of online theatre productions including Moana Jr, The Music Man Kids, Bring it On, and classes in jazz, tap, voice, and improv, MoonSchool continues to offer high-level theatre classes and training virtually for students of all ages from 4 years old to 104 this fall.

BWW Interview: Daniel Thomas of 'MOONBEAMS' SUBSCRIPTION SERIES  at 42nd Street Moon  Photo BWW Interview: Daniel Thomas of 'MOONBEAMS' SUBSCRIPTION SERIES at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Joy of Musical Theatre Right to Your Own Home
by Jim Munson - Sep 22, 2020

42nd Street Moon, San Franciscoa??s venerable theatre company dedicated to celebrating and preserving the art of the American musical, is about to launch a paid virtual subscription series called MoonBeams. Consisting of five very different and highly entertaining shows, the series will run from September 28th to November 26th, 2020. Highlights include Michael Patrick Gaffneya??s funny and touching The Oldest Living Cater Waiter, Moona??s popular Broadway Flipped evening where favorite Moon performers get the chance to sing songs from roles they would otherwise never get the chance to play, and a final show to kick off the holiday season, Home (literally) for the Holidays. Subscriptions, single stream tickets and additional information are available at www.42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. BroadwayWorld catches up with Daniel Thomas, who shares Executive Director duties at Moon with Daren A.C. Carollo, to learn a more about the series and check in on how he and Moon are weathering the myriad difficulties that seem to be hitting us without end in 2020.

VIDEO: Stars of San Jose Stage Company's CHICAGO Appear on The Nine Photo VIDEO: Stars of San Jose Stage Company's CHICAGO Appear on The Nine
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2020

San Jose Stage Company PRESENTS Broadway's longest-running American musical a??CHICAGOa??. Nominated for three 1975 Tonya??®a?? Awards and the 1997 Tonya??®a?? Award-winner for a?oeBest Revival Of A Musical,a?? a??CHICAGOa?? features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. a??CHICAGOa?? is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, with the script adaptation by David Thompson. The Stage's production of a??CHICAGOa?? will be directed by Randall King, choreography by Tracey Freeman-Shaw and music direction by Benjamin Belew. a??

Photo Flash: San Jose Stage Company Presents CHICAGO​ Photo Photo Flash: San Jose Stage Company Presents CHICAGO​
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

San Jose Stage Company presents Broadway's longest-running American musical ​CHICAGO​. 

BWW Review: CHICAGO at San Jose Stage Company Photo BWW Review: CHICAGO at San Jose Stage Company
by Paul Bolton - Feb 9, 2020

Chicago is a class act at the San Jose Stage Theatre as it brings out the razzle-dazzle with one of the longest running Broadway musicals to date.The a?oeStage'sa?? production, directed by Randall King,  has an earthy grit to it that makes the sensual Bob Fosse Choreography all the more irresistible. With a live band on stage, a jazz-infused score, and a fabulous ensemble, this show is sure to dance it's way seductively into your heart. 

San Jose Stage Presents Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO Photo San Jose Stage Presents Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the third production of The Stage's 37th Season, Broadway's longest-running American musical CHICAGO.

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company Does the Time Warp Again Photo BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company Does the Time Warp Again
by Jim Munson - Oct 10, 2019

Watching Richard O'Brien's a?oeThe Rocky Horror Showa?? at San Jose Stage Company, I was struck by what an odd duck the show is. There really is nothing else even remotely like it in the musical theater canon. At this point in its stage-to-screen-back-to-stage evolution, it invites you not just to experience the live stage play unfolding in front of you, but also encourages you to re-enact own your own experience of having seen the movie, probably decades ago. To aid in the latter, goody bags including all the necessary accoutrements such as newspaper, squirt guns, toilet paper, etc. are available in the lobby at 5 bucks a pop. Audience members gleefully shout out all the expected callbacks from midnight screenings of yore (a?oeAsshole!a??, a?oeSlut!a??) while engaging in a playful competition to come up with the most clever and unexpected contemporary retorts. Surely audiences in the late 1970's did not reference such things as Mar-a-Lago. So here we have a show set more or less in the 1950's, written in the 1970's, and with references to 2019. Talk about your time warp!  

Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Stage Company's ROCKY HORROR SHOW Photo Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Stage Company's ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first production of The Stage's 37th Season, the beloved cult musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. With book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW will run from October 2 – November 3, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). San Jose Stage Company's production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW will be directed by Allison F. Rich with choreography by Tracey Shaw.

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company Photo BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company
by Paul Bolton - Oct 6, 2019

A time warp opens to a provocative dimension at The Stage in San Jose, with The Rocky Horror Show. This production is filled with juicy morsels delicious enough to whet ones uninhibited appetite.  This slice of pop culture is still succulently scintillating and fresh today as it celebrates the individuality and uniqueness in all of us. Running through Nov. 3, 2019

BWW Interview: Keith Pinto of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company Unleash Photo BWW Interview: Keith Pinto of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at San Jose Stage Company Unleashes His Inner Vaudevillian
by Jim Munson - Sep 27, 2019

Keith Pinto is one of those fortunate stage actors who seems to work almost constantly. If you attend Bay Area theater with any regularity, chances are you've seen him, most likely in a role that showcases his energetic performance style and talent for movement. His latest role is the iconic a?oesweet transvestitea?? Frank-N-Furter in San Jose Stage Company's new production of a?oeThe Rocky Horror Show.a?? Mr. Pinto recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his process while he was between rehearsals.

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

San Jose Stage Announces Cast and Creative for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Photo San Jose Stage Announces Cast and Creative for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

San Jose Stage Company announce the cast and creative team for the first production of The Stage's 37th Season, the beloved cult musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. With book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW will run from October 2 a?" November 3, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113).

New Dates Announced For 42nd Street Moon's 2019 Fundraiser BROADWAY FLIPPED Photo New Dates Announced For 42nd Street Moon's 2019 Fundraiser BROADWAY FLIPPED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors), currently celebrating its 26th Anniversary in continuous operation, has announced that the Company's fun-filled fundraising cabaret concert, BROADWAY FLIPPED, will now return in an all-new edition on Sunday, September 15 and Monday, September 16 (both at 7:30 p.m.), at the Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111).

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Aims to Entertain at San Jose Stage Company Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Aims to Entertain at San Jose Stage Company
by Jim Munson - Jun 17, 2019

San Jose Stage Company concludes its 2018-19 season with the musical juggernaut 'Mamma Mia!.' On the plus side, it's refreshing to see a show created largely by women that focuses on strong female characters. On the minus side, the show requires a high tolerance for groan-inducing jokes and song lyrics that make no sense when shoehorned into an alien context.

Review Roundup: MAMMA MIA! at San Jose Stage Company; What Did The Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: MAMMA MIA! at San Jose Stage Company; What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

San Jose Stage Company presents the final production of The Stage's 36th Anniversary Season, the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! Featuring music and lyrics by Benny Anderssonand Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson, MAMMA MIA! will run from May 29 - July 7, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113).

Photo Flash: San Jose Stage Company Presents MAMMA MIA! Photo Photo Flash: San Jose Stage Company Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

San Jose Stage Company presents the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! Featuring music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson, through July 7, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). 

Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Stage Company's MAMMA MIA! Photo Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Stage Company's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for the final production of The Stage's 36th Anniversary Season, the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! Featuring music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson, MAMMA MIA! will run from May 29 - July 7, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113). San Jose Stage's production of MAMMA MIA! will be directed by Allison F. Rich* (who will also play the role of "Tanya Cresham-Leigh"), with choreography by Keith Pinto (who will also play the role of "Harry Bright"). Martin Rojas Dietrich will serve as Associate Music Director. The press opening will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $32 - $60 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.

Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Stage Company's MAMMA MIA! Photo Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Stage Company's MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

San Jose Stage Company presents the final production of The Stage's 36th Anniversary Season, the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! Featuring music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson, MAMMA MIA! will run from May 29 - July 7, 2019 at San Jose Stage Company (490 South 1st Street, San Jose, CA, 95113).

BWW Review: 110 IN THE SHADE at The Gateway Theater Photo BWW Review: 110 IN THE SHADE at The Gateway Theater
by Steve Murray - Apr 28, 2019

BWW Review: 110 IN THE SHADE at The Gateway Theater is a sweet and poignant romance set in a 1936 drought-stricken Southwest town praying for a miracle of rain.

Photo Flash: First Look at 42nd Street Moon's 110 IN THE SHADE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at 42nd Street Moon's 110 IN THE SHADE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for Moon's next production, the 8-Time Tony Award-nominated musical 110 IN THE SHADE. Based N. Richard Nash's acclaimed 1954 play THE RAINMAKER (the basis for the 1956 film starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn), 110 IN THE SHADE features music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones (THE FANTASTICKS), and a book by Nash adapted from his own play. 42nd Street Moon's production of 110 IN THE SHADE runs from April 24 - May 12, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.

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