CRAZY FOR YOU
THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
ORIGINAL Broadway Choreography by Susan Stroman
Co-Conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent
Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan
Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
“Have you got rhythm?”
TONY WINNER OF BEST MUSICAL AND BEST CHOREOGRAPHY!
November 10 - December 16, 2018
Direction and Choreography by
Musical Direction by
650 GEARY STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
THE NEW GERSHWIN MUSICAL COMEDY!
Winner of the Tony and the Olivier Awards for Best Musical, Crazy For You has wowed audiences on Broadway, the West End and around the world reclaiming the Gershwin songs into the perfect book musical. The show-stopping production will be an intimate version of the large scale musical featuring the original Tony-winning choreography of Susan Stroman, recreated by Bay Area Musicals' Founder & Artistic Director, Matthew McCoy, who will also direct.
A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
"Crazy for You uncorked the American musical’s classic blend of music, laughter, dancing, sentiment and showmanship with a freshness and confidence rarely seen during the Cats decade . . . Crazy for Youscrapes away decades of cabaret and jazz and variety-show interpretations to reclaim the Gershwins’ standards, in all their glorious youth, for the dynamism of the stage."
-The New York Times
Bay Area Musicals is participating in a food pantry drive with St. Anthony's (150 Golden Gate Ave) just a few blocks south of the Alcazar theater. Approximately 25% of San Francisco’s seniors and 26% of children state-wide face food insecurity. We can see the troubles that plague this city walking to and from BART, and we are trying to help our community in a small way. St. Anthony’s has served the Tenderloin community since 1950. The organization states that more than one-third of those that seek meals at the dining hall do so as their only source of food, and they serve 2,000-3,000 hot, nutritious meals per day. Please join us in giving a little to our community this fall season.
Matthew McCoy, Director & Choreographer
Jon Gallo, Musical Director
Danielle Cheiken, Assistant Choreographer
Cat Knight, Stage Manager
Andrea Fanelli, Assnt. Stage Manager
Kayleigh Glenn, Assnt. Stage Manager
Kuo-Hao Lo, Set Designer
Brooke Jennings, Costume Designer
Eric Johnson, Lighting Designer
Anton Hedman, Sound Engineer
Clay David, Prop Designer
Jackie Dennis, Wig Designer
Laurence Tasse, Sound Board Op
Richard Gutierrez, Wardrobe Master
Ge Jia, Assnt. Costume Designer
Stewart Lyle, Technical Director
AC Hay, Master Electrician
Sonja Lindsay - Trumpet
Jeremy Carrillo - Trombone
Will Berg - Woodwinds
Kjirsten Grove - Keyboard / Woodwinds
Jon Gallo - Keyboard / Conductor
Kyle Wong - Bass
Dominic Moisane - Drums
Polly Baker, Danielle Altizio
Bobby Child, Conor Devoe*
Irene Roth, Morgan Peters
Bela Zangler, Tony Michaels
Lottie/Patricia Fodor, Mary Gibboney
Perkins/Eugene Fodor, Paul Plain
Everett Baker, Charles Evans
Lank Hawkins, Sean McGrory
Tess, Danielle Cheiken
Patsy, Zoe Swenson-Graham
Mitzi, Leslie Waggoner
Elaine, Alyson Chilton
Louise, Katie Baritell
Susie, Laura Morgan
Moose, Lucas Brandt
Mingo, Mitchell Mosley
Sam, Jean-Paul Jones
Harry, Patrick Brewer
Junior, Brendan Looney
Custus, Jesse Cortez
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association
DANIELLE ALTIZIO (Polly Baker) is thrilled to be making her San Francisco debut in her favorite musical, Crazy for You, and is honored to be working with the fantastic cast and crew at Bay Area Musicals. Originally from Sonoma County, Danielle is a proud Cal Bear and full time student at UC Berkeley, where she is intending dual degrees in Theater and Sociology, and works as a Campus Ambassador & tour guide. She most recently appeared in Oklahoma! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Woodminster Summer Musicals. Some of her favorite past roles include Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Judy Haynes in White Christmas, and Dawn di Vito in David Ives’ The Universal Language. Danielle is tremendously grateful to her parents for their constant love and support; and sends special thanks to Clark Houston Lewis, Sheila Brock, and Alexandra Cummins. With much gratitude to Contra Costa Musical Theatre.
CONOR DEVOE* (Bobby Child) Excited to make his BAM and West Coast debut! Conor comes to the Bay Area from New York City! Professional Credits: Fulton Theatre (Billy Elliot, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz), Ogunquit Playhouse (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot), North Carolina Theatre (Billy Elliot), Cortland Repertory Theatre (Cats), Virginia Musical Theatre (How To Succeed in Business…), Disney Cruise Line. BFA in Musical Theatre from Coastal Carolina University. Proud member of Actors Equity. Thanks to Matthew and BAM! Love to my family! @conordevoe
TONY MICHAELS (Bella Zangler) is thrilled to revisit one of his favorite roles as ‘Bella Zangler’, and especially to be a part of the Bay Area Musicals (BAM) family. A Bay Area native, Tony has performed in some of the best venues and theatrical companies in the area. Tony’s theatre resume includes - The Music Man, Hello Dolly!, Mame, Oliver!, Fiddler On The Roof, “1776”, Applause, Anything Goes, Me and My Girl, Side-By-Side-By-Sondheim, Blame It On The Movies, Falsettos, Pipe Dream, Phantom, and Crazy For You, to list just a few. Recently, Tony has been performing concerts for JB Productions; singing the glorious music of Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Burt Bacharach/Hal David, and was a featured singer for the annual ‘Holiday Big Band Bash’ shows at the Great American Music Hall. Tony was an original cast member for San Francisco’s own ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ and ‘Beach Blanket Babylon Goes Bananas! Shows, appearing in over 1,200 performances for four years. The ‘BBB’ shows are now listed as ‘the world's longest running musical revue’. Tony thanks his family and wonderful friends for always supporting him in his musical endeavors.
MORGAN PETERS (Irene Roth) is an actor, artist and fresh face in the SF Bay Area theatre scene! A native of Santa Cruz, CA, Morgan trained at the University of Colorado Boulder, earning a BFA in Musical Theatre. During that time she also spent three seasons working with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, most notably on their nationally recognized CSF in the Schools: Shakespeare & Violence Prevention Tour. You may have seen her recently as dreamer Rose Fenny in Dogfight with Redwood City Players, or playing sassy youngest sibling Cecilia in Miracle Lake by Susan Jackson at the Lights Up! Three Days of New Plays Festival at City Lights Theatre Company. Other credits of note include Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 and Inga in Young Frankenstein at Mountain Community Theatre, Darcy Fadham in Who's Got Me at Musical Cafe - San Francisco, Anya in Fiddler of the Roof at Cabrillo Stage, Medea Redux in bash: latterday plays at Sidereal Theatre Company, Janis Joplin in Janis Gives Comfort at Actor's Theatre's Eight Ten's at Eight Festival, and Mary Hatch in the world premiere of Kauffman & Perri’s It's a Wonderful Life with Cabrillo Theatre Arts. You can learn more about her theatrical adventures at www.msmorganpeters.com!
MARY GIBBONEY (Lottie Child/Patricia Fodor) works as a stage and commercial actress in Northern California. On stage, she recently performed with the Bay Area Children’s Theater in their productions of Willy Wonka and Beautiful Oops. She last appeared with Bay Area Musical Theater as Ann Didion in La Cage Aux Folles. Other recent stage work includes Grandma in Billy Elliot, with the Berkeley Playhouse and Big Edie in Grey Gardens the Musical with San Francisco’s Custom Made Theater. Previous productions include: Company and, Smokey Joe’s Café at Los Altos Stage, Thoroughly Modern Millie at Broadway By The Bay, Cabaret at Shotgun Players, and Copenhagen at Town Hall Theatre.
PAUL PLAIN (Perkins/ Eugene Fodor) is very excited to be joining the BAM family. Recent roles include XANADU AT Pinole Players , Peron in EVITA at Los Positas College, Sweeney Todd as Sweeney Todd at Alameda Civic Light Opera, George in BILLY ELLIOTT (both at Berkeley Playhouse and CCMT in Walnut Creek) , Cogsworth in BEAUTY and The BEAST, Cladwell in Urinetown, Porter in Disney’s TARZAN ( Berkeley Playhouse) Center Rep IT SHOULDVE BEEN YOU. (Danny)/Uncle Morty CCMT’s Gypsy (Cigar and Weber) The Music Man (Jace), CCCT’s Secret Garden (Neville) OMG’s I Love That Show’s The Who’s Tommy (Uncle Ernie), Paul in Company at Town Hall Theatre and Spamalot as Galahad at TVRT, CCCT. Fagin in TVRT’s Oliver and Doctor Parker in three versions of Bat Boy. Jim Harbord in Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Twelfth Night (Sir Toby) , Lyle the Crocodile (Hector P. Valente) Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Aida (Zoser) for Stage One Theatre in Newark, Hairspray (Male Authority Figure) for Broadway by the Bay, White Christmas (Mike) for Diablo Theatre Company. He directed the SF Premiere and Contra Costa county premieres of Disney’s High School Musical He recently appeared onscreen with The Rock in “San Andreas”, as well as “ANT MAN and THE WASP” and “Venom” and has written and created a twelve part series for cable titled “16 Bars”, now in development for cable.
CHARLES EVANS (Everett Baker) is happy to have the opportunity to work for the first time with Bay Area Musicals. Charles has performed all over the Bay Area in such shows as : Into the Woods , Proof, West Side Story, Our Town, The Fantasticks, Spring Awakening, Hairspray, Jekyll and Hyde , Titanic , Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, She Loves Me, A Streetcar Named Desire , Ragtime, Guys and Dolls, and Cabaret. He has studied cabaret at the St Louis Cabaret Conference and privately with Faith Prince ,making his cabaret debut at Society Cabaret in 2017 . He is currently working on another cabaret show for 2019.
SEAN MICHAEL MCGRORY (Lank Hawkins) is a Bay Area native, and has been performing in theatre and film for the last decade. He is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild, and is represented by the lovely Joan Spangler at LOOK Talent. Past television/film credits include: Sanford Pringle II (Chance) a Hulu original series, and James Wilson in the award winning (Guitar Man) Prodigy Pictures. Most recently he has enjoyed working with phenomenal theatre companies scattered across the Bay Area. Most recent notable credits: Moritz Stiefel in The Left-Hand Theater Company's production of Spring Awakening, Lead Tenor Stormtrooper in Woodminster's production of The Producers, Princeton in TVRT's Avenue Q, and David/Mookie in Bay Area Musical's production of The Wedding Singer. Sean would like to thank the "BAMily" old and new for the hard work, love, and memories. A special thank you to Mr. McCoy and Salty for braving another season with this goof. He would also like to express his love for Steven, Sam, Nicole, Audrey, Hans, his family, and the countless others who remind him what a miracle each and every day is.
DANIELLE CHEIKEN (Tess/Assnt. Choreographer) is “crazy” excited to join Bay Area Musicals for another tap show! Praised for being “magnificent, playful, and nimble” (San Francisco Classical Voice) as well as “terrifically funny and feisty” (Talkin’ Broadway), Danielle was last seen on the BAM stage as Ensemble and Dance Captain in 42nd Street. Recent engagements include Rosalia and “Somewhere” Soloist in Hillbarn Theatre’s West Side Story, Frenchy in Berkeley Playhouses’ Grease, Frieda Bauer in 42nd Street Moon’s Pardon My English, Ethel Toffelmier in Broadway by the Bay’s The Music Man, and Winnie Winslow in 42nd Street Moon’s No, No, Nanette. Her favorite operatic roles include those with a comedic touch, such as Carolina in Il matrimonio segreto, Just Jeanette in Too Many Sopranos, and Fräulein Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor. www.daniellecheiken.com
ZOË SWENSON-GRAHAM (Patsy) returned to the states in 2015 after living in London for nearly seven years, where she worked as an actor, dancer, and trained as a stage combat instructor and fight choreographer. Before leaving London, she was the leading role in the English Premiere of Neil LaBute’s Autobahn at The Kings Head Theatre, London. Other London credits include: Our Town (Emily), The Trojan Women (Helen), The Skin of Our Teeth (Sabina) and Twelfth Night (Viola). She received an Off-West End Best Actress nomination for At the Broken Places, a new American play that premiered in London. LA Credits include: The Pajama Game (Gladys), Anything Goes (Purity), Cabaret (Lulu), Bay Area Credits include: Poppy in Noises Off(Sierra Rep Theatre), Peter Pan (Fight choreographer and dancer, Mountain Play), Arches, Balance and Light (Young Julia, RVP) and Velma in West Side Story (Mountain Play), where she also choreographed the fights. Zoe is thrilled to work as a dance and stage combat teacher and choreographer around the Bay. Her horror film, Lasso, featuring her acting and stunt work, will be released nationwide this fall and her motion capture and voiceover work will be seen in an upcoming feature film.
LESLIE WAGGONER (Mitzi) is jazzed to be back at BAM, after previously appearing as Henrietta in 42nd Street and choreographing The Wedding Singer. She recently directed and choreographed Ray of Light's 2018 production of Rocky Horror, which she had choreographed from 2015-2017. Leslie also directed and choreographed Debbie Does Dallas The Musical at Oasis. Other recent choreo credits include Ghost and Pageant (OMG Productions), and various shows at Oasis and Feinstein's. She has performed with AMTSJ, Ray of Light, Diablo Theatre Company, BAM, Oasis, Magic Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, SF Shakes, Killing My Lobster (5-year company member) and at the Herbst Theater. Special thanks to Zac for the love, support, and tolerance of endless tapping on the hardwood floor.
ALYSON CHILTON (Elaine) marks her second production with BAM, having tapped her way into 42nd Street last season. She is delighted to join her BAMily again for another classic tap show, Crazy For You, which she previously performed with Broadway by the Bay back in 2009. Other favourite shows include Spamalot, Joseph…, Will Rogers Follies, and Sweet Charity. Alyson has worked with several Bay Area theatre companies, primarily the Hillbarn Theatre in her home town of Foster City, and Broadway by the Bay. She has studied jazz and tap at Dance Arts Center for many years. Born and raised in the UK, Alyson is a trade show manager and busy mother by day, thespian by night! She hopes you enjoy this “All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Gershwin” musical.
KATIE BARITELL (Louise) is professional tap dancer and this is her debut with Bay Area Musicals. Katie has been tapping for over fourteen years and performs throughout the Bay Area with her tap dance partner. Over the last two years she has also helped coproduce tap shows for a non profit cooperative. Performance highlights include industrial gigs and tapping for the Circus Center Cabaret in San Francisco. Katie’s most recent musical was George M! at 6th Street Playhouse where she performed as a soloist. Her material encompasses a broad range of tap styles and emphasizes musicality.
LAURA MORGAN (Susie) is thrilled to be making her BAM début in one of her favorite musicals! She is a life-long lover of the Gershwins, so this show is right up her alley. Laura was last seen onstage in All in the Timing at Broadway West. Previous favorite credits include Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Sibyl in Private Lives, Margot Wendice in Dial M for Murder, Belinda in Noises Off, Polly in The Gingerbread Lady, Gabby in The Petrified Forest, Beth in Merrily We Roll Along, Nellie in South Pacific, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Gabriella in Boeing Boeing, Suzanne in Don’t Dress for Dinner, and Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac. In her spare time, Laura is a lawyer who specializes in defending claims against architects and engineers.
LUCAS BRANDT (Moose) is excited to make his BAM debut. Recent credits include Cliff in Cabaret and Matt in The Fantasticks (Cinnabar Theater), Spike in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (CCCT), and Tom in Beneath the Tall Tree (TheatreFirst). A Bay Area native, he has also had the pleasure of working with Cal Shakes, Shotgun Theatre, Jewel Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Boxcar Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, Santa Cruz Shakespeare and Killing My Lobster. Lucas received both his BA and MA in Theater Arts from UC Santa Cruz.
MITCHELL MOSLEY (Mingo) is thrilled to be making his Bay Area Musicals performance debut in this iconic show with such a wickedly talented cast. He first worked with the director, Matthew McCoy, 2 years ago in a production of Grease and is happy to be working with him once again. Mitchell was most recently seen as Tony in West Side Story at Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose. Mitchell recently graduated from Westmont High School this past June and plans to leave for college next year to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre. Past credits include the Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo), Newsies (Spot Conlon), Avenue Q (Princeton), and Rent (Roger). Mitchell would like to give thanks to those who have either taught or supported him throughout the years. He wouldn’t be where he is today without them. Enjoy the show! @mitchellrmosley
JEAN-PAUL JONES (Sam) resides in San Francisco where he primarily works as a singer and music educator. While living in his native Los Angeles he had the pleasure of performing with groups such as The Al McNeal Jubilee Singers, Los Angeles Master Chorale and L.A. Opera Chorus. Since moving up north he has performed with Bay Area companies such as West Edge Opera, Cinnabar Theater, Moonlet Theater, theTRIBE Productions and 42nd Street Moon. JP sings countertenor with musical ensembles such as Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Chorus, Pacific Collegium, Berkeley Symphony Chorus, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and the Cathedral of Christ the Light. He currently teaches K-12 music and leads several youth choruses around San Francisco.
PATRICK BREWER (Harry) is Crazed to be back with BAM. Favorite works include: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas(Aggie/Ensemble) 42nd St Moon, Hunchback of Notre Dame(Ensemble) BAM, SF Strips/Broadway Bares, Wedding Singer (Ensemble/DCpt) BAM, Billy Elliot(Older Billy) CCMT, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Frank/DCpt) TheaterRhino, Cabaret (Bobby/DCpt) Hillbarn, La Cage Aux Folles (Hannah) BAM; (Mercedes) CCCT and (Phaedra/Chantal) SBMT, Addams Family (Ancestor,u/s Festor and Mal) Berkeley Playhouse, WSS (Ensemble) BBBay and CMTSJ, Bare (Lucas and Peter) SJS, ACL (Bobby) PCRT. Outside of the theater, Patrick plays Soccer with the second oldest all-inclusive club SF Spikes and plays Ultimate Frisbee with BGF. Patrick has also performed with numerous dance companies in the Bay Area. Patrick hopes you all enjoy the show.
BRENDAN LOONEY (Junior) is excited to be making his SF debut with Bay Area Musicals! Recent credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Woodminster), Oklahoma! (Woodminster), West Side Story (CCMT), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (DVC Drama). Brendan is currently studying theatre and dance at Diablo Valley College. He would like to thank his family for all of their love and support.
JESSE CORTEZ (Custus) is thrilled to return to Bay Area Musicals! Winner of Best Showtunes Cabaret 2013 at Martuni’s and alumni of San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Jesse was last seen in Seussical playing Mr. Mayor and other ensemble roles. His other recent theater credits include Saturday Night Fever (Broadway by the Bay), Saturday Night (42nd Street Moon), Sister Act (Berkeley Playhouse), Rock of Ages (Center Repertory Theater), Miss Saigon, West Side Story, and Les Miserables (Broadway by the Bay). He performed in his own show “Two Nobodies in SF” with his roommate Tim Wagner at Feinstein’s at the Nikko and is currently working on a new collaborative cabaret show. Find out more at http://www.jessecortezmusic.com.
MATTHEW MCCOY (Director/Choreographer) is proud to call San Francisco home. Mr. McCoy has 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), Little Shop of Horrors (Director), Into the Woods (Choreographer), The 25th Annual … Spelling Bee (Director/Choreographer), Bye Bye Birdie (Choreographer), Shrek the Musical (Director/Choreographer), Addams Family the Musical (Director/Choreographer), Fiddler on the Roof (Choreographer), How To..Trying (Director), Hair (Choreographer), La Cage aux Folles (Director/Choreographer), Seussical (Choreographer), 42nd Street (Choreographer) Wedding Singer (Director) and Hunchback of Notre Dame (Director/Choreographer). He has recieved TBA Award nominations for his choreography on Nunsense (Altarena Playhouse) and Peter Pan (Berkeley Playhouse) and was most recently awarded BEST CHOREOGRAPHY from the SFBATCC for his work on 42nd STREET. Matthew is the Founder & Artistic Director of Bay Area Musicals.
JON GALLO (Music Director/Keyboard) is a music director and pianist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he studied piano performance under Dr. W. Terrance Spiller. Jon was last seen as MD of The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Bay Area Musicals, and MAMMA MIA! for Mountain Play's 105th season on top of Mount Tamalpais. He has worked as music director for Bay Area Musicals for the past 3 years, and for the Performing Arts Academy of Marin for the past 6 years. In addition to a busy rehearsal and performance schedule, he serves as choir director for Trinity Music Ministry in Oakland, and produces the annual WE ARE OAKLAND community benefit concert there. Some of his favorite music director credits include, but are not limited to The Wedding Singer, Into The Woods, 42nd Street, Assassins, Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, La Cage aux Folles, and Hair. Jon is a founding member & resident music director of Bay Area Musicals.
CAT KNIGHT (Production/Stage Manager) is a Bay Area Stage Manager who grew up in nearby San Jose. She graduated from California State East Bay with a degree in Theatre. She continued her education as a Stage Management Fellow with the American Conservatory Theatre here in San Francisco. Some credits include “Girlhood” with FaultLine Theatre, “ReOrient Festival” with Golden Thread Productions, “Queering My Lobster” with Killing My Lobster, and “The Lion In Winter”, “House of Yes”, and “Middletown” (to name a few) with The Custom Made Theatre Company. This is her third show with Bay Area Musicals. She would like to thank her wonderful husband for his love, and her family for their endless support.
ANDREA FANELLI (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to be working with Bay Area Musicals for the first time. She recently earned her AA-T in Theater Arts and Certificate in Technical Theater from Las Positas College in Livermore, and has always had a lifelong passion for theater and the arts. Her most recent school credits include Evita (Assistant Costume Designer), Heathers (Stage Manager), and Dancing at Lughnasa (Stage Manager), and she also served as Costume Apprentice for the Livermore Shakespeare Festival's 2017 Season. She would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant love and support.
KAYLEIGH GLENN (Assistant Stage Manager) is so excited to be working on her first show at Bay Area Musicals. She is a recent graduate of Las Positas College, where she was involved in productions of Under Construction, The Addams Family, and Chicago. She has also worked on Charlie’s Aunt ‘66 and An Ideal Husband at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, and most recently she was involved in Altarena Playhouse's production of One Man, Two Guvnors.
KUO-HAO LO (Set Designer) has been working as set designer since 2001 and his designs received awards including Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Scenic Design 2016 “Mothers and Sons”, 2015 “Die Mommie Die” at NCTC and 2014 “August, Osage County” at CCCT, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding Achievement Award Set Design- Dames at Sea (2009), Sugar Witch (2010) at NCTC, and 2013 Faces of Theatre Bay Area Honorees. B.F.A in theatre from National Taiwan Arts Academy in Taipei, Taiwan, and M.A in Theatre from Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri. Currently he is a resident at Washington State and continues working as a freelance set designer. www.kuohaolodesign.org
BROOKE JENNINGS (Costume Designer) is an award-winning costume designer and teaching artist whose work has been seen in more than 50 productions across the Bay Area. Her other recent credits include You Mean To Do Me Harm, Entomologist’s Love Story, The Effect, Barbecue, Colossal, The Nether (San Francisco Playhouse); Iron Shoes (Shotgun Players, asst. designer), Hunchback of Notre Dame, Wedding Singer (Bay Area Musicals), Caesar Maximus, Roman Women, Ondine (We Players), Phèdre (Cutting Ball Theater), A Lie of the Mind, Bad Jews (Magic Theatre, asst. designer), #bros, Every 28 Hours (FaultLine Theater). Brooke is the 2015 recipient of the Theatre Bay Area’s Best Costume Design award for We Players’ Ondine at Sutro. She has received several nominations from Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.
ERIC JOHNSON (Lighting Designer) has worn nearly every hat in theater that is possible. He has worked on multiple national and international tours. Some of his work includes: Tarzan, title of show, Thrill Me, Trailer Park the Musical, Dog Fight, West Side Story, Cinderella, Hamlet, The Music Man, Million Dollar Quartet, Wedding Singer, and Hunchback.
ANTON HEDMAN (Sound Engineer) 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
CLAY DAVID (Properties, Scenic Artist) With a penchant for detail and flights of whimsy, Clay David supports theatre with acts of stagecraft for theatre companies including Bay Area Musicals, Berkeley Playhouse, 42nd Street Moon. Landmark Theatre, and Marin Shakespeare Company. Clay has instructed and mentored theatre designers serving as professor of theater at Loyola Marymount University, The University of Connecticut, Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College, was the recipient of the BRAVO Award for Outstanding Innovation and Excellence in the Arts, AMCO Kennedy Center National Winner, and the National Golden Apple Professor of the Year Award. Clay David’s professional career in theatre arts, from London, Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, national tours to educational and community theatre, has been recognized with Theatre Bay Area TITAN Award for Excellence in Theatre, five 2016 San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critic’s Awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Set Designer, Best Costume Designer and Best Production, the Dean Goodman Choice Award-Best Director, Lee Hartgrave FAME Best Play Award, and The International Victor Borge Legacy Award.
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/ Wig Designer, Graphic Designer, Production Manager and Film Maker he currently lends his creative services to a few Bay Area theater companies including, The Custom Made Theater Company, Bay Area Musicals, Theater Of Others and Landmark Musical Theater where he last served as Production Manager for “The Boy From Oz”, “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”, “Hair” and was last seen on stage in their production of The Fantasticks.
GE JIA (Assnt. Costume Designer) is originally from China and moved to San Francisco to get her MFA in costume design from Academy of Art University. Previous credits includeCloud Nine at 620 Sutter Theater (costume designer),The Wedding Singer andThe Hunchback of Norte Dame at Bay Area Musicals, and The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence at Dragon Productions Theatre Company (assistant costume designer).