42nd Street Moon's Babes in Arms Opens Dec. 4

News   42nd Street Moon's Babes in Arms Opens Dec. 4 Following previews that began Dec. 1, the 42nd Street Moon production of Babes in Arms officially opens at San Francisco's Eureka Theatre Dec. 4 at 6 PM. Performances will continue through Dec. 19.

Michael Scott Wells
Michael Scott Wells

Directed by Dyan McBride, the cast comprises Michael Scott Wells as Val LaMar, Alexandra Kaprielian as Billie Smith, Joshua James as Marshall Blackstone, Sophia Rose Morris as Baby Rose, Tyner Rushing as Dolores, Caleb Haven Draper as Gus and Jonathan Shue as Peter with Isaiah Boyd, Zak Franczak, Ben Euphrat, Gabriel Stephens, Annie Donahey and Dirk Leatherman.

Babes in Arms features a score by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart with a script adapted by John Guare. The musical boasts such classics as "My Funny Valentine," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Johnny One-Note," "Where or When?," "I Wish I Were in Love Again" and "All at Once."

"Babes in Arms is the granddaddy of all 'barn musical' shows — and it has one of the greatest musical theatre scores ever written," stated Moon artistic director Greg MacKellan. "Most people have seen the 1950s rewrite of Babes, but in 1999, New York's Encores! series restored the original script and score, and that's the version we did later that year. We're delighted to be bringing it back in a new production. The book has more to it than people may know — I think it will surprise audiences, which is what we want to do."

Tickets ($24-$44) are available through the 42nd Street Moon box office at (415) 255-8207 or through the website www.42ndstmoon.org. All performances are presented at San Francisco's intimate Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St.

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