42nd Street Moon Announces 2007-08 Season

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42nd Street Moon Theatre celebrates their 15th year of producing uncommon musicals with another grand line-up of productions for the 2007-08 season!  All 42nd Street Moon performances are held at the Eureka Theatre located at 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco (between Battery and Front in the Gateway Plaza).  For subscriptions of single tickets call the box office at 415-255-8207 or visit www.42ndstmoon.org.

One Touch of Venus
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Ogden Nash
Book by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash

October 25 – November 11, 2007
Opening Night: October 27

"A highly unconventional musical, One Touch of Venus dazzled audiences in 1943 with its sweetly sexy book and beguiling score.  Comic confusion runs rampant when a long-lost statue of Venus of Anatolia is accidentally brought to life, and falls in love with a mild-mannered barber."

Oh, Lady! Lady!!
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse
Book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse

November 23 – December 16, 2007
Opening Night: November 24

"The legendary Princess Theatre shows revolutionized American musical theatre, and Oh, Lady! Lady!! Is one of the best of them.  The typically madcap Bolton-Wodehouse story finds a young man's wedding plans derailed by a vampy former flame and a jewel thief out for one last spree."

The Student Gypsy
Music, Lyrics & Book by Rick Besoyan
March 27 – April 13, 2008
Opening Night: March 29

"A follow-up to Besoyan's smash-hit operetta-spoof Little Mary Sunshine, The Student Gypsy is a wacky hybrid: a Romenberg-esque operetta crossed with a zany Marx Brothers face.  In turn-of-the-century Singspielia, Merry May Glockenspiel, a charming but myopic young woman, takes up with a band of gypsies in her search for romance.  Her mentor, Zampa the Gypsy Queen, has a dark secret involving the true identity of the Price of the neighboring Liederkranz.  And what about the strange Elsie Umlaut who shows up to dispense cheese at inappropriate times?"

Music by André Previn
Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

April 24 – May 11, 2008
Opening Night: April 26

"Cabaret and concert star Andrea Marcovicci brings her captivating high style to the role of the magnificent and mercurial fashion doyenne Coco Chanel! Set in the early 1950s when Chanel was considered a has-been, Lerner and Previn's musical memory play focuses on the Divine Coco's amazing comeback – as well as her battles with a jealous rival designer and the boyfriend of her protégé."

Peddling Rainbows
A World Premiere Revue
May 15 – May 25, 2008
Opening Night: May 17

"The world premiere of a new revue celebrating the songs of E.Y. "Yip" Harburg! The man who created the lyrics for The Wizard of Oz and such musicals as Finian's Rainbow, Bloomer Girl, and Jamaica, Harburg was dedicated to social justice, and was often referred to as 'Broadway's social conscience.' His lyrics and poems frequently found him in the mode of a social commentator."

Out of This World
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Dwight Taylor
Revised Book by Greg MacKellan

June 5 – June 29, 2008
Opening Night: June 7

"Cole Porter's deliciously saucy farce about Greek Gods and the Hollywood movie types on the loose in 1950s Athens was a smash hit for 42nd Street Moon in 2000, with acclaim for Greg MacKellan's newly-revised script.  Darlene Popovic, Steve Rhyne, and Stephanie Rhoads return with an all-new supporting cast, singing Porter's great songs."

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