San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon Stage Styne, Kern, Porter, Rodgers Musicals in 2004-05
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon is preparing for its 2004-2005
musical season which is set to include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,
The Cabaret Girl, Can-Can, Hooray for What, Once Upon a Mattress,
Carmelina and The Boys from Syracuse.
The California company's 12th season will also switch to a July-June
calendar from its current January-December year. To bridge the gap from
this season's winter closing to the new season's fall opening, 42nd
Street Moon will present two of the aforementioned productions in the
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by
Robin and a book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, will play March
24-April 18, 2004. The musical featuring the infamous Lorelei Lee has
such songs as "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Bye Bye, Baby," "A
Little Girl from Little Rock," "Just a Kiss Apart," and "I Love What
The American premiere of The Cabaret Girl will hit the
San Francisco stage April 28-May 16, 2004. The Jerome Kern-P.G.
Wodehouse-George Grossmith musical seen in London's West End follows a
late-night cabaret troupe that impersonates nobility in an attempt to
win a society boyfriend for a fellow songstress.
Cole Porter and Abe Burrows' Can-Can will officially
start the new season Oct. 6-31, 2004. The musical which helped launch
Gwen Verdon, centers on a battle between a judge and a nightclub owner
during La Belle Epoque in Paris. The classic Porter score includes "I
Love Paris," "C'est Magnifique," "It's All Right With Me," "Allez
Vous-En," "Live and Let Live," "I Am in Love," and the title song.
Hooray For What?, featuring the music of Harold Arlen, lyrics
E.Y. (Yip) Harburg and book by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse and
Harburg, is set for a Nov. 10-28, 2004, run. A rarely-produced work,
the musical follows the story of a scientist who accidentally invents a
Lea DeLaria (On The Town) will star as the comic lead in Once
Upon A Mattress,
Dec. 8, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. The musical retelling of "The Princess and
the Pea" features music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and a
book by Dean Fuller, Jay Thompson and Barer.
Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner and Joseph Styne penned the musical Carmelina,
which will sing March 30-April 17, 2005. The comedy centers on an
Italian woman pretending to be the widow of a World War II soldier,
accepting moneys from three soldiers who think he is the father of her
The new season will conclude with The Boys From Syracuse
April 27-May 22, 2005. Adapted from Shakespeare, the musical farce
follows two sets of twins through the mistaken identity comedy. Richard
Rodgers composed music with lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by George
For more information on San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon, visit them
on the web at www.42ndstmoon.com.