San Francisco The Boy Friend Will Endear Audiences Oct. 29; Casting Announced

News   San Francisco The Boy Friend Will Endear Audiences Oct. 29; Casting Announced
 
The 42nd Street Moon (San Francisco, CA) will continue its 22nd season with the Sandy Wilson musical satire, The Boy Friend – directed and choreographed by Cindy Goldfield – beginning performances Oct. 29.

The 42nd Street Moon production will run through Nov. 16 at the Eureka Theatre (215 Jackson Street).

Alexander "Sandy" Wilson wrote the book, music and lyrics to The Boy Friend which originally opened at the Player's Theatre in London in 1953, with a Broadway run in 1954, giving Julie Andrews her American stage debut.

Here's how the 42nd Street Moon bills the musical, "With its comic, lively score and witty book, The Boy Friend manages to create endearing (if silly) characters while still letting audiences in on the joke. The show is set in the 1920s on the French Riviera and follows the antics of several young women in the pursuit of love, marriage, and a rollicking good time. The story centers on Polly, a wealthy, boyfriend-less girl who falls for charming errand-boy Tony. With its over-the-top lyrics and exaggerated dialogue, The Boy Friend is an affectionate send-up of the heyday of vaudeville-style musicals of the early Twentieth Century familiar to today’s audiences mostly through the work of the Gershwins and Jerome Kern."

The cast will include Jennifer Mitchell as Polly Brown, Nathaniel Rothrock as Tony, Maureen McVerry as Madame Dubonnet, Katherine Cooper as Hortense, Brandon Dahlquist as Bobby Van Husen, Khalia Davis as Dulcie, Michael Doppe as Pierre, Mark Farrell as Lord Brockhurst, Paul Myrvold as Percival Browne, Barbara Pond as Nancy, Melissa Reinertsonas Faye, Andrea St. Clair as Maisie, Burton Thomas as Alphonse and Erin-Kate Whitcomb as Lady Brockhurst.

Tickets begin at $25. To purchase and for more information visit 42ndStMoon.org.

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