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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: 42nd Street Moon Concludes 20th Anniversary Season with Uproarious Comedy “Little Me”

Apr 05, 2013
Concluding its 20th anniversary season, 42nd Street Moon presents the uproarious comedy “Little Me” starring Broadway and television star Jason Graae. This outrageous musical by Neil Simon, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis (Auntie Mame) with a Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh score, highlights the rags-to-riches tale of Belle Poitrine, who moves from the wrong side of the tracks in Venezuela, Illinois, to Hollywood fame and Southampton luxury.

Broadway’s Jason Graae stars as all seven men in Belle’s life, with local favorites Sharon Rietkerk as younger Belle and Teressa Byrne as the older-but-wiser Belle. Bay Area favorite comedienne Darlene Popovic joins the “Little Me” cast, playing both the role of Belle’s “Mama” as well as ‘Bernie,” one of Belle’s managers.

The cast also includes Zack Thomas Wilde, Kelly Brandeburg, Janine Burgener, Caleb Haven Draper, Nicole Frydman, Stewart Kramar, Zac Schuman, David Visini, and Skye Violet Wilson. Eric Inman directs, with Brandon Adams providing musical direction.

Originally produced in 1962 starring Sid Caesar, “Little Me” won two Tony Awards and ran 257 performances on Broadway. “Little Me” tells the story of a social climber who seeks “wealth, culture, and social position.” Thanks to a series of men who are all too happy to assist her quest, Belle works her way to the top. Based on the faux autobiographical parody Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of the Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television by Patrick Dennis (author of Auntie Mame), the musical was adapted by Neil Simon.

“Little Me” plays May 1 through May 19, 2013 at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., San Francisco. For tickets and information the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit 42ndstmoon.org.


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