SF’s 42nd Street Moon Announces Cast And Creative Team For Tony Award-Winning “Best Musical” The Pajama Game: April 15-May 3

South San Francisco, CA   February 28, 2020 Submitted by Jonathan White

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 28, 2020) – 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 the Company’s next production, the beloved Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” THE PAJAMA GAME. Based on the novel “7½ Cents” by Richard Bissell, THE PAJAMA GAME features a book by George Abbott and Bissell, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (DAMN YANKEES). 42nd Street Moon’s production will be directed by Ryan Weible, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Renee DeWeese. THE PAJAMA GAME runs from April 15 – May 3, 2020 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 18 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 – $72 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.

 

“What makes THE PAJAMA GAME great theatre is that the themes that resonated in the 1950s still resonate today – workplace romance, clashes between management and labor, and the great middle- class struggle to do more than just get by,” said Co-Executive Directors Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas. “Additionally, we’ve been given permission to adapt portions of the script, using material from both the 1973 and 2006 revivals to ensure that the romantic leads are each given strength and struggles in equal measure, and some of the more dated aspects of the secondary relationships are refreshed for today’s audiences. And of course, it’s fantastic music and incredible dancing.”

 

One of the greatest scores of Broadway’s Golden Age, THE PAJAMA GAME is full of immortal standards such as “Hey There,” “Steam Heat,” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.” The original Broadway production featured the choreographic debut of the immortal Bob Fosse and was the first producer credit for the legendary Hal Prince.

 

Ben Jones is featured as ‘Sid’

 

The cast of THE PAJAMA GAME will feature Ben Jones as “Sid,” Ashley Garlick* as “Babe,” DC Scarpelli as “Hines,” Renee DeWeese as “Gladys,” Daniel Thomas* as “Prez,” Maureen McVerry* as “Mabel,” Peter Budinger as “Hasler,” Jesse Caldwell* as “Pop,” Katherine Stein* as “Mae,” Lauren Meyer* as “Poopsie,” Tiana Paulding as “Brenda,” Hayley Alicia as “Sandra,” Jean-Paul Jones* as “Charley,” Tony Conaty* as “Joe,” Coleton Schmitto as “Max,” and Scott Taylor-Cole as “Boris.”

 

Ashley Garlick is featured as ‘Babe’. Garlick is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

 

In addition to Weible, Dobrusky and DeWeese, the creative team will include Maggie Connard (Associate Choreographer), Mark Mendelson (Scenic Designer), Michael Palumbo+ (Lighting Designer), Bethany Deal (Costumer), and Alicia Lerner* (Stage Manager).

 

DC Scarpelli is featured as ‘Hines’

 

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

+Member of United Scenic Artists.

 

THE PAJAMA GAME runs about two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

 

Tickets to THE PAJAMA GAME may be purchased online at www.42ndstmoon.org or by calling the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 (Tues. – Fri., 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

 

42nd Street Moon’s 2019-2020 season will conclude with MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (the 1981 Musical)

(May 13 – June 14, 2020) and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (the 1934 Play) (May 20 – June 7, 2020).

 

The upcoming 2020-2021 season will include A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (September 24 – October 11, 2020),

RAGTIME IN CONCERT (October 24 – 25, 2020), MAME (December 3 – 20, 2020), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

(February 11 – 28, 2021), A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (April 15 – May 2, 2021), WONDERFUL TOWN

(May 13 – June 13, 2021) and MY SISTER EILEEN (May 20 – June 13, 2021). All productions will perform at San Francisco’s Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). Subscriptions and more information about 42nd Street Moon are available online at www.42ndstmoon.org.

 

42nd Street Moon celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre. The organization contributes to its evolution and continuing vitality by presenting intimately produced performances of classic and rarely performed musical works. Through productions, educational programs, and community outreach, 42nd Street Moon is committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the rich heritage and cultural perspective of the musical theatre and its vast influence on the world stage. For more information, visit: www.42ndstmoon.org.

 

THE TEAM:

 

Company: The cast of THE PAJAMA GAME will feature Ben Jones as “Sid,” Ashley Garlick* as “Babe,” DC Scarpelli as “Hines,” Renee DeWeese as “Gladys,” Daniel Thomas* as “Prez,” Maureen McVerry* as “Mabel,” Peter Budinger as “Hasler,” Jesse Caldwell* as “Pop,” Katherine Stein* as “Mae,” Lauren Meyer* as “Poopsie,” Tiana Paulding as “Brenda,” Hayley Alicia as “Sandra,” Jean-Paul Jones* as “Charley,” Tony Conaty* as “Joe,” Coleton Schmitto as “Max,” and Scott Taylor-Cole as “Boris.”

 

Music and Lyrics by: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Book by: George Abbott and Richard Bissell Based on the Novel by: Richard Bissell

Directed by: Ryan Weible

Music Director: Dave Dobrusky

Choreographed by: Renee DeWeese

 

Associate Choreographer: Maggie Connard

Scenic Designer: Mark Mendelson Lighting Designer: Michael Palumbo+ Costume Designer: Bethany Deal Stage Manager: Alicia Lerner*

 

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.
+Member of United Scenic Artists.

 

WHAT: 42nd Street Moon’s presents Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” THE PAJAMA GAME
WHEN: April 15 – May 3, 2020
Wednesday-Thursday 7:00 p.m.; Friday 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m. (Saturday Matinee April 25 at 1:00 p.m.)
RUNNING TIME: Two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission
WHERE: Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111. .
TICKETS: $30 – $72 and may be purchased online at www.42ndstmoon.org or by calling (415) 255-8207.

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