VIDEO: First Look at 42nd Street Moon's 110 IN THE SHADE
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.
The principal cast of 110 IN THE SHADE will feature Jillian Bader as "Olive Barrow," Jesse Caldwell* as "H.C. Curry," Juan Castro as "Bo Dollivon," Andrea Dennison-Laufer as "Lizzie Curry," Elliott Hanson as "Jimmy Curry," Kyra Lynn Kozlenko* as "Snookie Updegraff," Cameron LaBrie as "Phil Mackey," Anne Norland as "Sammie-Sue Miller," Danielle Philapil as "Hanna Curtis," Keith Pinto* as "Starbuck," Benjamin Pither* as "Joe Copeland," Danny Quezada as "George Curtis," Clio Salzer as "Belinda Copeland," James Schott as "Noah Curry," Donna Jeanne Turner as "Beverly Copeland" and Brian Watson* as "File."
In addition to Messrs. Marx, Watson and Dobrusky, the creative team will include Brian Watson as Scenic Designer, Michael Palumbo as Lighting Designer, Bethany Deal as Costume Designer, Lauren Howry* as Assistant Stage Manager and Alicia Lerner* as Stage Manager.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.
At turns introspective, romantic, and joyously hopeful, 110 IN THE SHADE is a poignant look at romance in a drought-stricken Depression-era town. Sharp-witted but insecure, rancher's daughter Lizzie is resolving herself to live out life as a spinster until charming stranger Starbuck comes to town with the promise to make it rain, encouraging Lizzie to dream beyond her own view of herself. Meanwhile, the town Sheriff must deal with the con man as well as coming to terms with his own past. This beautiful show boasts a score by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (best known for the longest-running musical in history, THE FANTASTICKS).
"It is such a privilege to be able to tell the incredible story of 110 IN THE SHADE," said Director Josh Marx. "Not only is this a story about enduring hope through trying times, but it also talks about finding beauty in unconventional places - and what it means to in fact 'be beautiful'. The cast and designers for this project are absolutely stellar, and we are geared up for this to be a truly remarkable experience and an incredible show."
110 IN THE SHADE runs about two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.