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42nd Street Moon

The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street
San Francisco
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As the company’s nostalgic name indicates, 42nd Street Moon is dedicated to preserving the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre through revivals of classic and rarely performed shows from Broadway’s golden age. Performances here have an intimate quality and are almost always performed without sound amplification. Production values are very basic; according to the company’s mission statement, “the material itself is the star, not the sets or elaborate costumes.”

Among the many shows that have received the 42nd Street Moon treatment since the company was founded in 1993 are Cole Porter’s Something for the Boys and Leave It to Me, Harburg and Lane’s Finian’s Rainbow, and the Marx Brothers musical Minnie’s Boys. In addition to its performances, the company is dedicated to arts education for audiences of all ages and, in particular, to teaching young people about musical theatre through such endeavors as its new training program, MoonSchool.

42nd Street Moon Information

  • Other Venues: The Alcazar Theatre, 650 Geary Street (between Leavenworth and Jones Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Very good for both locations (Eureka Theatre: Muni streetcar, buses; six blocks from Embarcadero BART station. Alcazar Theatre: Muni streetcar, buses; seven blocks from Powell St. station)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Wednesday–Sunday
  • Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $22–$38, students and seniors are $22–$33, $5 family-matinée tickets for anyone under 18, discounts for groups of 10 or more
  • Subscriptions: Season subscriptions are $94–$162; subscription discounts available for students and seniors.