“We're in the money!”


November 11 - December 10, 2017

Music by Harry Warren

Lyrics by Al Dubin

Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble


Direction by Daren A.C. Carollo

Choreography by Matthew McCoy

Musical Direction by Jon Gallo



650 GEARY Street

San Francisco, CA 94102


Bay Area Musicals is pleased to open our third season with one of Broadways' greatest hits; 42nd Street. The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”

Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by Bay Area Favorite Daren A.C. Carollo and Artistic Director, Matthew McCoy, re-staging Gower Champion's original TONY-winning choreography. 

*Rating: G



Daren A.C. Carollo, Director

Matthew McCoy, Choreographer

Jon Gallo, Musical Director

Daren A.C. Carollo/Matthew McCoy, Scenic Design

Brooke Jennings, Costume Design

Courtney Johnson, Lighting Design

Wayne Roadie, Prop Design

Anton Hedman, Sound Design

Barry  Despenza, Sound Board Op

Jackie Dennis, Wig Design

Ryan Weinstock, Stage Manager

Wayne Roadie, Assnt. Stage Manager

Richard Gutierrez, Wardrobe Master

Stewart Lyle, Technical Director

Clay David, Scenic Artist


Sonja Lindsay, Trumpet

Jeremy Carrillo, Trombone

Larry De La Cruz, Woodwinds 

Will Berg, Woodwinds

Keith Leung, Woodwinds

Kyle Wong, Bass

Randy Hood, Drums

Jon Gallo, Keyboard/Conductor


Samantha Rose, Peggy Sawyer

Nikita Burshteyn, Billy Lawlor

Laurie Strawn, Dorothy Brock

DC Scarpelli, Julian Marsh

Marisa Cozart, Maggie Jones

John Brown, Bert Berry

Venis Goodman, Abner Dillon

Zach padlo, Andy Lee/ M Ens

Peter Budinger, Pat Denning

Kevin Singer, Mac/Thug/Doctor

John Charles Quimpo, Oscar/M Ens

Janet Wiggins, Annie

TBA, Lorraine

Catrina Manahan, Phyllis

Danielle Cheiken, Ensemble/Dance Captain

BriAnne Martin, Ensemble

Lindsey Meyer, Ensemble

Alyson Chilton, Ensemble

Leslie Waggoner, Ensemble

RJ San Jose, Ensemble

Carlos Guerrero, Ensemble



SAMANTHA ROSE (Peggy Sawyer) is thrilled to make her BAM debut in this iconic show! Most recently seen as the title role in 42nd Street Moon's No, No Nanette and Anne in SF Playhouse’s La Cage Aux Folles. Other favorite roles include: Maria (West Side Story, Broadway By the Bay), Nina (In The Heights, Broadway By the Bay), Ariel (The Little Mermaid, CMT Marquee Productions), Olive Ostrovsky (The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Hillbarn), Emily Webb (Our Town, Foothill), Mallory/Avril (City of Angels, SF Playhouse) and Heather Duke (Heathers: The Musical, Ray of Light Theatre). Thank you to the entire BAM staff, her fiercely talented castmates and crew, and her teachers Mindy Lym and Bobby Weinapple. A very special thanks to Meredith Patterson for her mentorship and for sharing her Peggy Sawyer expertise. Endless love to family and friends who support her dreams and to YOU who are here today!

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NIKITA BURSHSTEYN (Billy) is delighted to be making his debut at Bay Area Musicals, and tapping away in this Fall’s production of 42nd Street. An award-winning Bay Area Actor, Nikita has had the honor of performing some of his favorite musical theatre roles all across the Bay. Recent credits include Jean Michel in La Cage Aux Folles (San Francisco Playhouse), Bobby Strong in Urinetown (Berkeley Playhouse, TBA Award Finalist), Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre), Drew Boley in the Regional Premiere of Rock of Ages (Center REPertory Company), Tony in West Side Story (Broadway By The Bay, TBA Award Finalist and San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nominee), Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Stage 1 Theatre, TBA Award Winner), Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can (Woodminster Summer Musicals). You can also catch Nikita in the 2009 indie film The Hush, his denied proposal to actress Blake Lively/body double work in The Age of Adaline, and extras work in “Chance” starring Hugh Laurie. He is currently a Senior at UC Berkeley. He sends much love to Mom, Dad, Grandma, Danila, Kimmy, Liz, and his magician of a vocal teacher, Matthew Liebowitz. Follow him at www.nikitaburshteyn.com.

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LAURIE STRAWN (Dorothy) is delighted to make her BAM debut! She just had a blast playing Betty in The Foreigner at Hillbarn Theatre, a full circle since playing the ingenue in the show at PCPA..ah many years ago. Other favorite roles include Jean Louise in To Kill a Mockingbird (Berkeley Playhouse), Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Nat in Rabbit Hole (Contra Costa Civic Theater), Miss Hannigan in Annie, Mrs Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone, Madame Dilly in On The Town (Diablo Theatre Company), Parthy in Show Boat and Yente in Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway by the Bay),  The Wind in the Willows (Shakespeare Santa Cruz) and Emma (Theatreworks). Laurie spent two years at Sierra Repertory Theatre where favorites include Germaine in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Belinda in Noises Off, and, oh yes, The Man of La Mancha, where she met and fell in love with her husband, actor Lee Strawn! Laurie created and performs a one-woman show about Eleanor Roosevelt, Brave Little Nell, for audiences throughout the Bay Area. Many thanks to Daren and to Randall Stuart for inspiring me, and always, thanks and love to my sweethearts, Lee and Julia. Love is all you need.


DC SCARPELLI (Julian Marsh) is thrilled to be back with Bay Area Musicals in this iconic show. Most recent roles include Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar (TVRT), Higgins in My Fair Lady (CCCT), The King of Siam in The King and I and Thénardier in Les Misérables (TVRT). He has been incredibly fortunate to work much of the time with his husband, Peter Budinger (Guiteau), with whom he has written and directed many plays, won a few awards, and appeared in numerous productions (Masquers Playhouse, Diablo Theater Company, 42nd Street Moon…). They were theater majors and improv disciples together at Yale University, and 22 years on, they’re still shooting side by side. DC received a 2011 BATCC Award for Best Lead Actor in The Mystery of Irma Vep.


MARISA COZART (Maggie) Bio Coming Soon...


JOHN BROWN (Bert Barry)  This is John’s second production with us, having performed the role of Samuel Byck in last season’s Assassins.  He works regularly with companies around the Bay Area including many productions at both Lamplighters Music Theatre and Contra Costa Civic Theatre. Other recent roles include Chef Louis in the Little Mermaid at Berkeley Playhouse (TBA Award Finalist) and King George/Evil George/James Lipton in the most recent whacky Lamplighter Gala:  Live from San Francisco - Patterday Night Live.  He is especially proud to perform the role of the Prince each holiday season in Sing You A Merry Christmas at Grace Cathedral.  Next up for John is Steven Sondheim’s Saturday Night at 42nd Street Moon.  John would like to thank Jose and Phoebe for their unconditional love, support, and snugs.  


VENIS GOODMAN (Abner) Last year he was Belomy in “The Fantasticks” at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek. He was lucky enough to get to play George Banks in “Mary Poppins” with Tri Valley Rep in Livermore after doing the same role at Diamond Head Theatre in Honolulu, where he was also Patsy in “Spamalot”. A Freelance Makeup Artist for Chanel for many years now, he studied music and theatre at both Wright State University and Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio and was a founding member of Dance Theatre Dayton.  He is excited about working with director Daren again and is looking forward to doing more shows with BAM in the future.

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ZACH PADLO (Andy Lee/Ensemble) Is very happy to be making his debut with Bay Area Musicals! He was last seen performing here in S.F. back in 2014 with the original cast of the city’s critically acclaimed immersive experience The Speakeasy. Zach has mostly performed in the East Bay and the Peninsula with such shows as West Side Story (Riff), and Kiss Me, Kate (Bill Calhoun), both with Broadway by the Bay, as well as Berkeley Playhouse’s production of Billy Elliot (Tony). He would like to thank his Mom, Dad, Sister, and Grandma for your love and support. And, to Catrina, whom I will always leave the last spoonful of ice cream for.

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PETER BUDINGER (Pat Denning/Ensemble) happily comes back to BAM after performing in Assassins last season. Before Assassins, he had the pleasure of playing Alfred P. Doolittle in Daren Carollo's My Fair Lady at CCCT. Prior to that, he played The Pirate King in Tri-Valley Rep’s Pirates of Penzance and Feuilly in their Les Misérables.  He also recently co-directed The World Goes ‘Round and The Women at Masquers Playhouse with his husband, DC Scarpelli (Czolgosz). Peter and DC are frequent collaborators—they’ve directed and written numerous shows together, and co-starred in many, as well, including The Mystery of Irma Vep, for which they were both nominated for BATCC Awards. Peter holds a BA in English and Theater Studies from Yale University.

KEVIN SINGER (Mac/Thug/Doctor) Bio Coming Soon...

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JOHN CHARLES QUIMPO (Oscar/M Ens) was born and raised in the Philippines. He joined Vocal Solo Classical and English Declamation competitions in which he won Regional and Provincial Championships. He earned his Bachelors degree in Philosophy at the Santo Niño Seminary where he held positions such as Music Director, Choir Coordinator, Tenor Section Leader, and has performed Principal Roles in the school’s yearly musical. His most recent theatre credits include Margaret Mead and Tribe Member in HAiR (Landmark Musical Theatre), and Dragoon Guard in Patience (Lamplighters Music Theatre). He is thrilled and excited to be back on stage and to be a part of the Bay Area Musicals family. More than anything, he is grateful beyond words for the support of his loving family and friends.

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JANET WIGGINS (Annie) is thrilled to be making her San Francisco debut! 42nd Street is one of her favorite shows and she feels lucky to have the chance to do it again. Some of her favorite roles include "Penny" in Hairspray, "Judy" in White Christmas, "Hope" in Urinetown, and "Polly" in Crazy or You. She would like to thank her cast, production team, Mom, Dad, and Steve. 

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CATRINA MANAHAN (Phyllis) os so thrilled to return to Bay Area Musicals after playing Marcy Park in last season’s opener, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Additional credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), Legally Blonde (Pilar), Cabaret (Kit Kat girl), Chicago with Hillbarn Theatre; Anything Goes (Chastity), The Producers, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, Hairspray, The Music Man with Broadway by the Bay, and Big Fish (Mermaid), In The Heights, Legally Blonde with Palo Alto Players. During the day, Catrina works as a recruiter on the University Recruiting team at Facebook. She thanks her family and friends for the endless love and support each and every day. Special thanks to Zach for putting up with her on and offstage. @catrina__angela

DANIELLE CHEIKEN (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is thrilled to make her Bay Area Musicals debut in 42nd Street!  Praised for being "magnificent, playful, and nimble" (San Francisco Classical Voice), soprano Danielle Cheiken is an active performer in the Bay Area in both the musical theater and operatic repertoires.  Recent performances include Lamplighters Music Theatre’s The Yeomen of the Guard, Winnie Winslow in 42nd Street Moon’s No, No, Nanette, and the title role in Opera Theatre Unlimited's L'incoronazione di Poppea.  Other musical theatre experience includes Chauffeur, Will Hays, Opera Singer, and Queen (As Thousands Cheer), Adriana (The Boys from Syracuse), and Desirée Armfeldt (A Little Night Music), to name a few.  Her favorite operatic roles include those with a comedic touch, such as Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Just Jeanette (Too Many Sopranos), and Fraülein Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor).  Danielle holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master’s Degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. www.daniellecheiken.com


BRIEANNE MARTIN (Ensemble) is happy to be spending the hours that she is not earning her Masters of Public Health and Masters of City Planning at UC Berkeley performing with Bay Area Musicals.  She has worked professionally as a performer on Princess Cruise Lines and throughout the United States. In her native California, she has been a member of the Grammy-Award winning San Francisco Symphony and a featured singer and dancer at the Bracebridge Dinner in Yosemite, as well as performed lead roles in opera in addition to musical theatre. Of them, favorite roles include Vicki in The Full Monty at Ray Of Light Theater, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with Pocket Opera and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls.  Her fascination with just about everything has led her to travel to and live on almost every continent and fosters her love of languages, of which she speaks three fluently. Ms. Martin has two baccalaureates, one in Classical Vocal Performance and one in Dance. She would like to thank her partner, her parents, and Nora, for switching her that one shift so she could come to this audition.

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LINDSEY MEYER (Ensemble) a California native, is excited to be in Bay Area Musicals' production of 42nd Street. Lindsey has performed with various theater companies including San Jose Rep, American Musical Theater of San Jose, Broadway by the Bay, Hillbarn and Marquee Productions. Some of her favorite roles include Amber in Hairspray, Janet in Drowsy Chaperone, Kira in Xanadu, Brooke in Legally Blonde, and Dainty June in Gypsy. She graduated with a BA in Interior Design from Seattle Pacific University.

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ALYSON CHILTON (Ensemble) is delighted to make her BAMSF debut with this bucket-list show.  She has performed in many productions with Broadway by the Bay and at her local Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City.  Favorite shows include Spamalot, Joseph…, Will Rogers Follies, My Fair Lady, and Crazy For You.  Alyson has studied jazz and tap at Dance Arts Center for many years.  She hopes you enjoy this classic musical.  


LESLIE WAGGONER (Ensemble) Bio Coming Soon...


RJ SAN JOSE (Jack, Male Ensemble) We are live from 42nd Street! Excited to be back with Bay Area Musicals after performing in its inaugural season with How to Succeed & La Cage Aux Folles. 510 native from Union City, CA. Fav productions include: The Rocky Horror Show (Ray of Light Theatre), In The Heights (Broadway By the Bay, TBA 2014 Award Winner), A Chorus Line (Broadway By the Bay, Woodminster, PCRT), and Hairspray (Broadway By the Bay). Before musical theatre, I was twirling flags, rifles & sabers in Colorguard! Peace & OM. Love to my family & friends, David & our little girl, Spicedrop! @rjsanjose on snaps, insta, etc.



CARLOS GUERRERO (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his BAM debut with 42nd Street! Most recently seen in Ray of Light Theatre's production of Rocky Horror (Phantom) & Pacifica Spindrift Players production of Cabaret (Victor/Gorilla/Dance Captain) . Show Credits Include: Cabaret, Cinderella,Rocky Horror Show,Broadway Bares: SF(2016-2017), On Broadway, Broadway Song & Dance, Funky Town,Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, You're a Goodman,Charlie Brown,Wicked Games: TILT Shift Dance Company, Missionary Man: Alfonzo King Lines Ballet, Ugly Pretty:ARHS (Choreographer). He is grateful to his friends and family for their love and support and would like to thank all those involved in his career for making these the most rewarding experiences of his life. Carlos hopes you enjoy the show. 


DAREN A.C. CAROLLO (Director/Co-Scenic Designer) has been a leader in the Bay Area arts scene for over a decade.  He is the proud Co-Executive Director of 42nd Street Moon. Previously, serving as the Producing Artistic Director of Berkeley Playhouse, Executive Director of Broadway By the Bay, and Artistic Director for Diablo Theatre Company/DLOC. His production company, Carollo & Palumbo, LLC, produced the musical bare Off-Broadway and A Time to Kill on Broadway. Daren is an award-winning director with over 50 credits over the last fifteen years. His directing highlights include New Girl in Town for 42nd Street Moon, Assassins for Bay Area Musicals, To Kill a Mockingbird for Berkeley Playhouse, Sound of Music and Hairspray for Tri-Valley Rep, as well as Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll & Hyde, The Music Man, Noises Off (twice), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Trip to Bountiful, Dracula (twice), Peter Pan (twice), Miss Saigon, The Drowsy Chaperone (twice), A Grand Night for Singing, Rabbit Hole, Doubt, Curtains, and My Fair Lady (twice). Daren has directed for Diablo Theatre Company, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Napa Valley Opera House, Ohlone and Solano Colleges, Town Hall Theatre Company, DRAA’s On Broadway, El Campanil Theatre and Contra Costa Civic Theatre. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and Theatre Bay Area’s Theatre Services Committee. For all that Daren has been blessed and honored to accomplish theatrically thus far, he is most proud of his greatest accomplishment: being the father of his son, Jack.

MATTHEW MCCOY (Choreographer/Co-Scenic Designer) is proud to call San Francisco home.  Before moving here in 2012 Matthew has performed, directed, choreographed, and produced plays, musicals, cabarets, and magic production shows nationally and Internationally.  He has worked professionally in the regional theatre circuit as well as in Las Vegas, New York, Paris, London, and Shanghai.  Professional Credits Include: Cinderella (Director & Choreographer), The Music Man(Director & Choreographer), Dracula (Director), Little Shop of Horrors (Director), Into the Woods(Choreographer), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Director & Choreographer), Bye Bye Birdie(Choreographer), Shrek the Musical (Director & Choreographer), Addams Family the Musical (Director & Choreographer), Mary Poppins (Co-Director & Co-Choreographer), and Fiddler on the Roof (Choreographer).  He has recieved TBA Award nominations for his choreography on Nunsense and Peter Pan.  Matthew is the Founder & Artistic Director of Bay Area Musicals.

JON GALLO (Music Director/Keyboard) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based music director and pianist. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he studied piano performance under Dr. W. Terrance Spiller. He is resident music director and founding member of Bay Area Musicals, and also serves on their Board. In addition to a busy rehearsal and performance schedule, he is also choir director for Trinity Oakland and pianist for special events around California. Credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Carrie: The Musical, Mary Poppins, Seussical, and The Wizard of Oz. Love and thanks always to Mom & Dad, and to Marisa - you're my favorite everything.

ANTON HEDMAN (Sound Engineer/Designer) born and raised in the Bay Area, he is the owner of Hedman Sound and General Manager of Sound Productions.  Anton has worked in several venues including SF Playhouse (2014-2017), Victoria Theatre (Ray of Light), Pier 39, Eureka Theatre, BRAVA Theatre, Showgun Players (Assassins, Woyzeck), CFRT (Fayetteville, NC), and LaMaMA (NYC). He would like to thank his family and friends for their support and the cast and crew of this show for their hard work and talent!  For more information please visit hedmansound.com 

BARRY DESPENZA (Sound Board) is excited to be working with Bay Area Musicals  again on his second musical. He was last seen behind the board for the production of Seussical The Musical. Originally from Chicago, Barry is a BFA candidate in Film at SFAI. He is a Sound Designer, Producer/Songwriter and Percussionist who has created sonic designs for Cutting-ball Theatre,(LIFE IS A DREAM) Ragged Wing Ensemble(MULTIVERSE,) Ubuntu (THIS LAND WAS MADE, RASHOMON) and upcoming African American Shakespeare (A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, KING RICHARD 3). He would like to send special thanks to Matthew Mccoy, Anton Hedman, all of his friends and family for all of the support.

RICHARD GUTIERREZ (Wardrobe Master) spent ten years performing with the Muhlenburg Summer Music Theatre and performed Off-Broadway at the Performing Garage and Theater for the New City.  As an Actor, Costume Designer, Graphic Designer, Production Manager and Film Maker he currently lends his creative services again to Bay Area Musicals as well as a few other Bay Area theater companies including, The Custom Made Theater Company, Theater Of Others and Landmark Musical Theater where he last served as Production Manager and Costume Designer for “The Boy From Oz”,  “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”, “Hair” and Costume Designer for “Roar Of The Greasepaint The Smell Of The Crowd”.