Theater Preview: MOONBEAMS (42nd Street Moon’s Virtual Series)

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by Jim Allen on September 26, 2020

in Theater-San Francisco / Bay Area,Virtual


Here comes 42nd Street Moon’s announcement for its fall season, with plenty of showtunes to keep you going until COVID-19 takes a big fat hike. The season, MoonBeams, will consist of five streaming shows, debuting from September 28 to November 26, 2020. All streams will be pre-recorded with professional audio and video quality. There’s a range of tickets prices from subscriptions to singles to premium, the latter of which includes the stream for the entire 11 day duration of the “run” and invitations to Zoom meet-and-greet with the artists and Moon swag. The streaming schedule for MoonBeams is as follows:

October 1-October 11, 2020

Join award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier on a musical tour of Broadway and Hollywood, featuring sensational songs written by everyone from George Gershwin to Marvin Hamlisch.  WIth a combination of fascinating stories, hilarious anecdotes, unforgettable performances and a few special guests, this show is a musical delight. Enjoy hits like  “Send In the Clowns” from A Little Night Music,” “One” from A Chorus Line, and  medleys from the immortal Broadway shows Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story. Plus – special performances by some of your favorite Moon performers.

October 15-25, 2020

The third outing is Moon’s wildly-popular cabaret, where some of the Bay Area’s best musical theatre actors and favorite Moon performers sing songs from roles they would otherwise never get the chance to play. Broadway gets turned upside down and inside out with moments that are delightful, poignant, and hysterical.

October 29 – November 8, 2020

Hungry for some great theater? Moon favorite Michael Patrick Gaffney’s award-winning one-man show offers up delicious insights into his complicated and hilarious careers as both a professional actor and a high-end waiter to the stars. Gaff cooks up numerous characters from his past with just the right amount of sauciness, Shakespeare, and a soupçon of self-discovery. Come celebrate one man’s journey of a life in the theater.

November 12 – 22, 2020

Jaron has taken up bread making and Jess can’t stop buying plants. Quarantine right? Bay Area favorites Jessica Coker and Jaron Vesely are hungry for some great friends and great music — that’s why they have decided to host their first virtual dinner party. With superstar guests like Angel Adedokun, Danny Cozart, Marisa Cozart, Anthone Jackson, and Leslie Ivy Louthaman, who knows what craziness will ensue? Featuring songs from Waitress, Gypsy, Mame, Next to Normal and much more.

November 26 – December 6, 2020

In the style of great holiday variety shows from Perry Como, Andy Williams, John Denver, Cher, and countless others, we bring you an evening of music, laughter, and love from our family to yours, and the hope that we can all soon share the joy and magic of live theater together in person.

This announcement of MoonBeams follows the Company’s three popular Facebook Live series, Tuesday Talks Over The Moon, Full Moon Fridays: Live Cabaret Series, and “Quiz Me, Kate: Musical Theatre Trivia” on Sundays which have been available on a weekly basis since April via 42nd Street Moon’s Facebook page. The 2021 season will be announced at a later date. For info, visit Moon.

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