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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Cast Announced for 42nd Street Moon's Virtual Production "Don't Touch That Dial: DC and Peter's Glorious Romp through The Golden Age"

May 01, 2021
42nd Street Moon has announced the full cast for the Company’s virtual production "DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL: DC AND PETER’S GLORIOUS ROMP THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE." Conceived and directed by DC Scarpelli and Peter Budinger, "DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL" features music direction by Daniel Thomas and choreography by Jean-Paul Jones. The show will be available to stream from June 5 – 27, 2021 as part of 42nd Street Moon’s paid virtual ticketed MoonBeams series. Tickets and subscriptions are available now and may be purchased at 42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams.



“Peter and I have been together since I was a teenager — we're very much children of the ‘80s, with our pop-culture roots reaching back even further,” said DC Scarpelli. “We’re also both NYC suburbanites by birth who were raised on TV. LOTS of TV — we gorged ourselves at the "electric teat” at an extremely impressionable age. This show celebrates our obsession with TV in a fun, funny, optimistic, tongue-in-cheek way. It also celebrates a whole genre of music that doesn’t get much love from the world. Show tunes and composers get constant tributes and shout-outs, and they deserve them! But I'll bet more folks out there could instantly sing the lyrics to “Gilligan’s Island” or “The Brady Bunch” or “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” than most any show tune. It’s time they got a little taste of our love, too!”



Catchy melodies from the Golden Age of television quickly became an iconic form of musical entertainment still revered today. Now, DC and Peter lead you down memory lane as they take you through the decades of sitcom themes and the evolution of television. Join us for a celebration of the beloved songs that have claimed the hearts of vidiots across the world.



The complete cast of "DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL" includes Ollie Asdourian, Lucas de Ayora, Margaret Belton, Christina Boothman, Isaiah Tyrelle Boyd, Kofy Brown, Peter Budinger, Justin Cole, Jacqueline De Muro, Kim Donovan, Lily Drexler, Michelle Drexler, Alison Ewing, Lauren Jiang, Jean-Paul Jones, Tia Renée Konsur, Meg Mackay, Dyan McBride, Bryan Munar, Chelsea Nenni, Keith Pinto, Melissa Rivera, DC Scarpelli, Marah Joy Sotelo and Branden Noel Thomas.



The 2021 season of MoonBeams consists of three streaming shows, debuting from April 10 to June 27. Single Stream Patrons ($25.00 each) and Subscribers ($60.00 each) will receive a link to watch the scheduled performance of their choice. This link will only be valid for that specific performance date and time. Premium Subscribers ($112.00 each) will have access to each show for the entire duration of the “run,” plus receive behind-the-scenes video interviews with the Moonbeams actors! Enjoy the magic of theatre from home with some great perks! The streaming schedule for MoonBeams is as follows:



PERFECT HERMANY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO JERRY HERMAN

Now – May 2, 2021



Featuring: Jason Graae with John Boswell at the piano

Produced in collaboration with Musical Theatre West



Perfect Hermany is the perfect match of performer and song, as two great J’s come together – Jason Graae and Jerry Herman. Enjoy a delightful, hilarious, poignant, and above all, tuneful trip down Jerry Herman lane with songs from shows like Hello, Dolly!, The Grand Tour, Mame, La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel, and Milk and Honey, along with great stories and patter. Plus, watch Herman’s most infamous leading ladies come to life with special performances by Bay Area artists and musical Theatre West guest stars, Jacqueline De Muro, Kelley Dorney, Katrina Lauren McGraw, and Lauren Louise!



LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL

May 8 – 30, 2021



By Lanie Robertson

Director: Brandon Jackson

Music Director: Marcus McCauley

Starring Doris Bumpus as Billie Holiday



“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all” – Billie Holiday



She was one of the most influential jazz singers of all time with a voice unparalleled in the industry. Set in 1959 in South Philadelphia, Billie Holiday takes the stage for one of her final performances before her untimely death. Featuring some of her most famous songs like “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”, “Strange Fruit”, and more and interlaced with stories of her life, Lady Day tells her story of racism, abuse, and addiction – all for the chance to sing.



DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL: DC AND PETER’S GLORIOUS ROMP THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE

June 5 – 27, 2021



Creative Directors: DC Scarpelli and Peter Budinger

Music Director: Daniel Thomas

Choreographer: Jean-Paul Jones



All In the Family, The Jeffersons, Three’s Company, Family Ties, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air…



Catchy melodies from the Golden Age of television quickly became an iconic form of musical entertainment still revered today. Now, DC and Peter lead you down memory lane as they take you through the decades of sitcom themes and the evolution of television. Join us for a celebration of the beloved songs that have claimed the hearts of vidiots across the world.



Tickets and subscriptions are available now and may be purchased at 42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams.


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