HAIRSPRAY

“You can't stop the beat!”

WINNER OF 8 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL!

July 6 - August 11, 2019


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Music by Mark Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Mark Shaiman

Book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan

Based on the 1988 John Waters film

 

Direction & Choreography by Matthew McCoy

Musical Direction by Jon Gallo

 

VICTORIA THEATRE

2961 16TH STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

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THE SIXTIES HAVE NEVER LOOKED AND SOUNDED SO DELICIOUS!

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. The perfect closer to Bay Area Musicals' fourth season! 

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!

*Rating: G


ARTISTIC TEAM

Matthew McCoy, Director/Choreographer

Jon Galo, Musical Director

Leslie Waggoner, Assnt. Choreographer

Cat Knight, Stage Manager

Andie Fanelli, Assnt. Stage Manager

Lynn Grant, Set Designer

Brooke Jennings, Costume Designer

Eric Johnson, Lighting Designer

Anton Hedman, Sound Engineer

Jackie Dennis, Wig Designer

Matthew McCoy/Cat Knight, Prop Designers

TBD, Sound Board Op

Richard Gutierrez, Wardrobe Master

Stewart Lyle, Technical Director

ORCHESTRA

Sonja Lindsay, Trumpet

William Berg, Woodwinds

Adam Hughes, Guitar

Kyle Wong, Bass

Dominic Moisant, Drums

Jon Gallo, Keyboard/Conductor

CAST

Cassie Grilley, Tracy Turnblad

Melissa Momboisse, Penny Pingleton

Scott DiLorenzo, Edna Turnblad

Kamren Mahaney, Link Larkin

Elizabeth Jones, Motormouth Maybelle

*Dave Abrams, Seaweed J. Stubbs

Kennedy Williams, Little Inez

Paul Plain, Wilbur Turnblad

Lauren Meyer, Amber Von Tussle

Sarah Sloan, Velma Von Tussle

Scott Taylor-Cole, Corny Collins

Bonnie Lafer, Prudy Pingleton/Others

Kim Larsen, Principal/Male Authority

Stephen Kanaski, Brad

Ronald James, Fender

Emma Sutherland, Brenda

Brendan Looney, Sketch

Claire Pearson, Tammy

Steven McCloud, I.Q.

Peli Naomi Woods, Detention Kid/Dynamite

Smita Patibanda, Detention Kid/Dynamite

Chanel Tilghman, Detention Kid/Dynamite

April Deutschle, Detention Kid

Carlos Carrillo, Detention Kid

Zoe Hodge, Detention Kid

Ajay Prater, Detention Kid

*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association


CAST BIOS


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CASSIE GRILLEY (Tracy Turnblad) was born and raised in San Francisco and is over the moon to be making her Bay Area Musicals debut as Tracy Turnblad. Tracy has been such a dream role for Cassie and she is so ecstatic to be playing such a confident, wise, and sassy young woman. Wahoo! She would like to thank her amazing and incredible, friends, mentors, and family for their ever endless support. Cassie is free to be her wild and goofy self because of the hilarious and strong people she has supporting her. Cassie graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor's Degree in Drama. While there, she was on the Live Nude People* *With Clothes On Improv Team. Recent Credits Include She Persisted (Bay Area Children’s Theatre, BACT), Wonderland (BACT), and Mean Gays (Peaches Christ Productions). @cassiewassie295

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MELISSA MOMBOISEE (Penny Pingleton) is beyond thrilled to be making her Bay Area Musicals debut in Hairspray! Most recently Melissa appeared as Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime at Throckmorton Theatre. Other favorite credits include: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice) at Throckmorton Theatre; Showboat (Kim Ravenal) at San Francisco Opera; Heathers (Heather McNamara) at Pacifica Spindrift Players; West Side Story (Anybodys), Grease (Frenchy) at Contra Costa Musical Theatre; Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Hairspray (Penny), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), Anything Goes (Erma), Taffetas (Donna), Music Man (Zaneeta), Chorus Line (Connie), Chicago (June), and Cabaret (Fritzie/Gorilla) at PCRT; Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit) at CMTSJ Marquee; Hairspray (Penny) at Ohlone Summerfest; Grey Gardens (Young Edie) at DMT; La Cage Aux Folles (Anne) at CCCT; 25th…Spelling Bee (Olive) at TVRT.

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SCOTT DILERINZO (Edna Turnblad) is thrilled to be playing one of his dream roles here at BAM. This is actually Scott's final show in the Bay area as he will be moving to San Diego for work. You might remember him as the foul Bum in BAM's Wedding Singer. Other credits include King Arthur in Spamalot at West Valley Light Opera, Brian in Avenue Q at New Conservatory Theatre and Tri Valley Rep or Alf in Peter and the Starcatcher at Berkeley Playhouse. He would like to thank the hundreds of actors, directors, technical crew and students who have taught him so many things. He loves the bay area arts community and will miss you all terribly.


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KAMREN MANAHANEY (Link) is very excited to be returning to Bay Area Musicals as Link Larkin in their production of Hairspray! Some previous credits include: “Pippin” (Pippin) Berkeley Playhouse, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (Jimmy Smith) Contra Costa Musical Theatre, “Rock of Ages” (Drew) Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre and “Avenue Q” (Princeton/Rod) New Conservatory Theatre Center. Kamren sends love to his wonderful family, incredible girlfriend Lizzie, and supportive friends. More info at: www.kamrenmahaney.com


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ELIZABETH JONES (Motormouth Maybelle) is overjoyed to be returning to Bay Area Musicals after debuting in Violet The Musical, and ECSTATIC to do so as Motormouth Maybelle!  Elizabeth is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts. Some theatre credits include, Lady O in The Right Note (Spare Stage), Charlene in Dreamgirls (Berkeley Playhouse), Cassandra in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Contra Costa Civic Theatre), Darlene in Dance of The Holy Ghosts (Ubuntu Theater Project), Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), and Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act! (Berkeley Playhouse) Love to my daughter Caira who’s just finished high school and is jumping into adulthood (HELP!). She thanks God, family, and friends for their support.  Follow Elizabeth on instagram @elizasenoj

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*DAVE J. ABRAMS (Seaweed J. Stubbs) Dave is excited to be making his BAM debut! Recent theatre credits include: Tri-Valley Rep's Smokey Joe's Cafe (Ken), CenterREP's Freaky Friday (Adam) (2019 Shellie Award Nominee; '19 SFBATCC Nominee), Berkeley Playhouse's Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.) (2018 TBA Award Recipient for Outstanding Principal in a Musical), Contra Costa Civic Theater's In The Heights (Benny) (2017 TBA Award Recipient for Featured Actor in a Musical). Dave is a proud Bay Area native and UC Berkeley grad. He holds a bachelor's in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. He'd like to acknowledge all of those who are supporting his dream. Lucia, Gwen, Dr. Lew...this is for you. FB: Dave J Abrams IG: @davejabrams

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KENNEDY WILLIAMS (Little Inez)  is 14 years old and a 9th grade student. She made her first acting debut in the youth musical The Jungle Book in 2009 through Missouri Street Theatre in Fairfield, CA.  Since then she has appeared in over 17 theatre, film, and print productions. Some of her most notable theatre productions have been in Seussical the Musical as the role of Jojo at Bay Area Musicals in San Francisco, CA; in Annie as the role of Annie with Lucky Penny Productions in Napa, CA; and in the production Big River in the role of Crossing Soloist with Lucky Penny Productions. Other notable productions have been in Aladdin as the role of Iago at Missouri Street Theatre in Fairfield, California.  Kennedy received a 2016 Arty Award nomination for her role in Wizard of Oz at Downtown Theatre in Fairfield, California. She also received a 2017 Arty Award nomination for her role in Big River at Lucky Penny Productions. She just finished the production of Matilda in ensemble through Contra Costa Musical Theatre in Walnut Creek, CA. Kennedy is thrilled to be playing the role of Little Inez and even more so overjoyed to return to the B.A.M. family. Special thanks to Matthew McCoy, Dae Spering, Staci Arriaga, Taylor Bartolucci, Barry Martin and so many more for loving me enough to contribute to my success.

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LAUREN MEYER (Amber Von Tussle)  is delighted to be making her Bay Area Musicals debut, and in such a fun production! She was last seen in 42nd Street Moon's Dames at Sea. Some of her favorite performances include: Violet Hilton (Side Show), Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Serena (Legally Blonde), Chava (Fiddler on the Roof), and Wendy (Peter Pan). Lauren enjoys her work as a musical theater teaching artist throughout the Bay Area. She is also a private performance coach who works with students to maximize their potential. Lauren holds a degree in Theatre from Azusa Pacific University.

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SARAH SLOAN (Velma Von Tussle) is thrilled to be back at BAM since playing Jacqueline in their inaugural season production of La Cage Aux Folle. Recent roles include Sarah in Stephen Sondheim’s Company and Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, both at Altarena, Sandy Biddle in Pete The Cat at BACT, Miss Hannigan in Annie with Stage 1, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz and Sister Leo in Nunsense at TVRT and Maria in The Sound of Music at CCCT. She is a frequent soloist and has been the featured performer with Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra and Pleasanton Chamber Players. She lives in Dublin with her partner Mike and fur baby Harry. www.sarahsloan.net

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SCOTT TAYLOR-COLE (Corny Collins) is grateful to make his debut with the critically-acclaimed Bay Area Musicals. He achieved his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatrical Performance from San Francisco State University, as a transfer from California State University, Fullerton. A native of California, Scott spent some time in the windy city of Chicago, where he was cast in the National touring production of The Wiz as The Scarecrow. More recent credits include: Reuben in Joseph and the... Dreamcoat (Broadway By the Bay), Cowardly Lion in The Wizard Of Oz (Berkeley Playhouse), Swing in Sunday In The Park With George (SF Playhouse), Joey Primo in Rock of Ages (Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre), Brian in Avenue Q (New Conservatory Theatre Center), Pepper in the regional premiere of Mamma Mia! (Woodminster), Billy Flynn in Chicago (San Francisco State University). When not onstage, Scott works as an Executive Assistant in San Francisco and is an advocate for mental health awareness. Scott would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support as he continues to follow his dreams. www.scotttaylor-cole.com

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BONNIE LAFER (Prudy Pingleton/Others) is excited to be making her debut with BAM! Bonnie has acted extensively around the Bay Area including Berkeley Playhouse, Center Rep., Altarena, ACLO, Role Players Ensemble, CCMT, Pleasanton Playhouse & Town Hall Theatre.  Some of her favorite roles include Into the Woods (The Witch), Nunsense I & II (Sister Amnesia), Hello Dolly (Dolly Levi), The House of Blue Leaves (Bunny), Cinderella (Portia the Evil Step-Sister), Company (Sarah), Twelfth Night (Maria), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde &Yente), & Willy Wonka (Grandma Georgina/Mrs. Beauregarde). She feels lucky to have honed her acting skills in NY, London and at ACT right here in SF. Bonnie has a BA in Theatre & teaches & directs children in After School Drama Programs, Musicals, Summer Camps & Privately through her “Acting With Confidence for Kids” programs.

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KIM LARSEN (Mr. Pinky/Others) is enjoying being part of the Hairspray cast and to be working again with Bay Area Musicals (he was also in Violet earlier this season). He just finished playing Mother Superior in Sister Act and adds her to his list of favorite roles that include Bernadette in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Madame Gin Sling in Pearls Over Shanghai. He’s been very active in the Bay Area theater scene for over 25 years, including many shows with Theatre Rhinoceros, Thrillpeddlers at the Hypnodrome, 42nd Street Moon and the long-running hits Shopping! The Musical and Foodies! The Musical. He is a long-time board member of Theatre Rhinoceros and publisher of the GayPocket San Francisco guide.

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STEPHEN KANASKI (Brad) is excited to make his BAM debut in Hairspray. Notable credits include Jack in Into the Woods (Los Altos Stage Company); Luis & understudy to Bernardo in West Side Story (Berkeley Playhouse); Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Illyria (6th St Playhouse), Franz in Rock of Ages (Palo Alto Players), Benji/Director/Junior in ReOrient 2017 (Golden Thread Productions); Arthur Lake in the world premier of Castle Happy (Altarena Playhouse); Miss Understanding/Lars/Ensemble in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (TheatreRhino); Charles in the regional premier of Sons of the Prophet and Alan in the West Coast premier of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (New Conservatory Theatre Center); Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet (Half Moon Bay Shakespeare); and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Pacifica Spindrift Players).

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RONALD JAMES (Fender) overjoyed to be making his BAM debut in their production of Hairspray! Dubbed the “Prince of the Ensemble”, some favorite credits include Reggie/Future Son/British Artist/Man #2 in First Date (Pinole Community Players), as well as Featured Dancer/Ensemble tracks in Matilda (Contra Costa Musical Theatre) In The Heights (Contra Costa Civic Theatre), and Hairspray (Diablo Valley College, which was his first show ever and in which Kamren was also his Link!). He would like to thank Lisa Drummond and Enrico Banson for always believing in him, his friends for their unconditional support, and his daddy for being a constant source of inspiration. For updates on the life and times of Ronald James, follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ronald_james

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EMMA SUTHERLAND (Brenda) is honored to be making her BAM debut.  A rising Senior at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, Emma has been involved with theatre around the Bay Area and Napa Valley since the age of six.  She attended the California State Summer School for the Arts last year earning the designation of a California Arts Scholar. Some of her favorite roles include: Cinderella in Into The Woods (RHS), Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (RHS),  and Young Bonnie in Bonnie & Clyde (Lucky Penny Productions).  Emma would like to thank her family as well as her vocal coach and mentor Vivian Bayubay McLaughlin for their constant support

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BRENDAN LOONEY (Sketch) is excited to be returning to Bay Area Musicals in Hairspray! Brendan previously made his BAM debut earlier this season as Junior in Crazy For You. Past stage credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Woodminster), Oklahoma! (Woodminster), West Side Story (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), The Farnsworth Invention (DVC Drama), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (DVC Drama). Brendan will begin studying at Marymount Manhattan College in the fall through their BFA Acting program. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support, and his mother Valerie for encouraging him to audition for his first musical, a high school production of Hairspray, in 2014!

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CLAIRE PEARSON (Tammy) is delighted to be performing in Hairspray with Bay Area Musicals! Recent credits include Tartuffe (UC Berkeley Theater Department) and Sister Act (Theater Rhinoceros). In May, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Theater and Performances Studies and English. She sends love and thanks to her family and friends.


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STEVEN MCCLOUD (I.Q.) is elated to be making his Bay Area Musicals debut with Hairspray! Steven received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University. Recent Credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Town Hall Theatre), Mamma Mia (Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre), Billy Elliot and West Side Story (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Berkeley Playhouse), and The Precious Damsels (Troupe Theatre). You can also check him out this fall in Berkeley Playhouse’s production of A Christmas Story.

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PELI NAOMI WOODS (Dynamite/Detention) is excited to be in her first professional theater production and making her BAMSF debut!  Peli is an Oakland native and a rising sophomore at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, studying to get her BFA in Musical Theater. Previous credits include Chicago (Roxie Hart), The Wiz (Dorothy), The Real Queen of Hearts Ain’t Even That Pretty (Paula Burgess), Spamalot (Lady of The Lake), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney) 17,102, and Wedding Singer.  She would like to thank her friends, family, and teachers for being so supportive in her art career and helping her grow and obtain the tools she needs to further improve in her passion!

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SMITA PATIBANDA (Dynamite/Detention) is honored to be cast in her first show with BAM. She most recently closed The Wiz (Sunnyvale Community Players) where she played the role of Dorothy. Smita graduated in 2016 from University of California, San Diego with a B.S. Chemical Engineering where she performed with on campus musical theatre and acapella groups. Some notable credits include "Dynamite" in Hairpsray (CMTSJ), "Fruma Sarah" in Fiddler on the Roof (SCP), Pilar in Legally Blonde (Muir Musical), Alana in The Little Mermaid (Palo Alto Players), and Vanessa US in In the Heights. She hopes you all are inspired by the show.

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CHANEL TILGHMAN (Dynamite/Detention) is delighted to be making her Bay Area Musicals debut! Recent regional credits include Matilda (Acrobat/Ensemble; Contra Costa Musical Theatre), Mamma Mia (Lisa; Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre), and Dreamgirls (Michelle; Berkeley Playhouse). Other credits include In the Heights (Vanessa; Plethos Productions), Guys and Dolls (Agatha/Ensemble; Altarena Playhouse), and Ragtime (Ensemble; Berkeley Playhouse). After Hairspray, Chanel can be seen playing Sophie in Berkeley Playhouse's upcoming production of Mamma Mia. She thanks her friends and family, especially her mom, for their constant support.

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APRIL DEUTSCHLE (Detention Kid) is thrilled to be joining BAM again after riding the bus and raising it up in 'Violet'. She had the pleasure of being in the award winning Ray of Light's all-female production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' Other credits include Gaby in the world premier of "Everything That's Beautiful' at The New Conservatory Theater Center, Everest in 'Everest Calling' at the Edinburg Fringe Festival, Popeye Jackson in the 'Miss Firecracker Contest', and Trixie in 'The Rocky Horror Show.' April holds a BFA in Acting from the Academy of Art University. As a trained clown you can also catch April as the 'cutest clown in town' under the name ‘Cheetah Biscotti' where she is a resident member of the witchy burlesque troupe Hex in the City.

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CARLOS CARRILLO (Detention Kid) a recent graduate of the Academy of Art University, is excited to make his BAM debut in Hairspray. A San Francisco native, his college credits include Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone and Peter Timms in Chinglish. He has also worked for Summer Repertory Theater in Santa Rosa in their production of West Side Story.



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ZOE HODGE (Detention Kid) is elated to be making her Bay Area Musicals debut in HAIRSPRAY! She recently graduated and earned her BFA in Acting from the Academy of Art University here in San Francisco and couldn't be happier to kick off her career with you all. Zoe's most current credits are Vanessa in AAU's production of In The Heights and The Mistress in Landmark Musical Theater's production of Evita . She also had the honor of touring the Bay Area with New Conservatory Theatre Center's OUTSPOKEN. Zoe wants to thank her friends and family for their love, and all of you for coming out to support theatre and the arts!

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AJAY PRATER (Detention Kid) is  from Baltimore, Maryland and is currently attending The Academy of Art University in San Francisco and will be starting his final semester this fall 2019. While attending he has been in many musicals Rocky horror as a Phantom, Legally Blonde as Grand master Chad, Kiki, and Nikos. Gangster #1 in the Drowsy Chaperone and ensemble In The Heights produced by the Academy of Art University and Directed by Clark Lewis.


ARTISTIC BIOS

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 SingerInto The Woods42nd 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.

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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.

LYNN GRANT (Set Designer) is excited to be designing for Bay Area Musicals for the first time. She has been for designing for local companies such as Silicon Valley Shakespeare ((Midsummer..), Foothill Musical Theater (It Can't Happen Here, Shrek, Sideshow, All Shook Up, The Tavern) Palo Alto Children’s Theater (Schoolhouse Rock, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical) and Los Altos Stage Company (Pippin). Lynn earned an MFA in Design/Technical Production in 2017 from San Francisco State University, where she designed In the Next Room and Much Ado About Nothing for SFSU’s Little Theater.  Lynn looks forward to creating more set design for BAM in the future.

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, Hunchback, Crazy For You, and Violet.

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 

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.