Moonlight Stage Productions Concludes Its 42nd season with Saturday Night Fever September 13-30, 2023
Vista, CA (August, 2023) – In this beloved 70s throwback, Tony Manero, a nineteen-year-old Brooklynite paint store clerk, spends his weekends at a local disco, where he moonlights as the king of the dance floor. When he and mesmerizing dancer Stephanie enter a dance competition, the pair’s professional partnership blossoms into a deep friendship, and challenges both to reflect on what’s important in life amidst rising social tensions and disillusionment.
Featuring the timeless hits of the Bee Gees, classic disco tracks, and new original songs, this reimagined version of Saturday Night Fever transports you back to the era of disco balls, platform boots, and white suits. Featuring songs from the bestselling movie soundtrack of all time, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Night Fever,” “Tragedy” and “More Than a Woman,” as well as 70s favorites “Boogie Shoes,” “Disco Inferno” and many more.
The Moonlight Production
John Vaughan, Director & Choreographer • Elan McMahan, Music Director & Conductor
Tony Manero, Brandon Keith Rogers • Stephanie Mangano, Allison Spratt Pearce,
Annette, Jenna Lea Rosen • Bobby, Jake Bradford • Monty, E.Y. Washington • Gus, Xavier Bush
Double J, Ryan Perry Marks • Frank Manero, Douglas Henderson • Flo Manero, Lisa Dyson
Linda Manero, Taleen Shrikian • Joey, Fisher Kaake • Candy, Vonetta Mixson • Pauline, Holly Santiago
Rounding out the creative team: Jennifer Edwards (Lighting Designer), Jim Zadai (Sound Designer), Peter Herman (Hair & Wig Design), Max Cadillac (Costume Coordinator), Bonnie Durben (Properties Coordinator), and Stanley D. Cohen (Stage Manager).
The cast also includes Danielle Airey, Cody Bianchi, Josh Bradford, Wes Dameron, Armondo Eleazar, Deborah Fauerbach, Siri Hafso, Colby Hamann, Shira Jackman, Karina Johnson, Zöe Marín-Larson, Joy Newbegin, Trevor Rex, Samantha Roper, Taleen Shrikian, Helen Tait, Anthony Michael Vacio, Susanna Vaughan, Andrea William. Danielle Airey and Zöe Marín-Larson are swings for this production.
For more information, visit moonlightstage.com.
CALENDAR INFORMATION – Saturday Night Fever – September 13-30, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for dining and picnicking. Table reservations on the Moonlight Patio are available for $5 per person and includes early entry at 6 p.m.
The Moonlight Amphitheatre is located at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista.
TICKET INFORMATION – Single tickets are priced $18 – $63 with additional general lawn discounts for seniors, students, and the military.
FOOD AND PICNICKING – Bread and Cheese Eatery returns as The Moonlight’s concessionaire. Audiences may reserve a table for $5 a person on the Moonlight Patio to enjoy items from the Bread and Cheese Eatery menu for an additional purchase. Audiences are also invited to bring their own picnic suppers and non-alcoholic beverages into the Amphitheatre. Outside alcohol is not permitted. A variety of wine and beers will be available for purchase from Bread and Cheese Eatery.
MOONLIGHT STAGE PRODUCTIONS 2023 SEASON
42nd Street – August 16-September 2 at 8 p.m.
Saturday Night Fever – September 13-30 at 7:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT & MOONLIGHT STAGE PRODUCTIONS … Winner of several San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards, including “Best Resident Musical” for 2019’s “West Side Story” and 2017’s “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions has been named “San Diego’s #1 Outdoor Theatre” by readers of ‘San Diego Magazine.’ Moonlight Stage Productions provides high-caliber Broadway musical theatre in the 1800-person capacity Moonlight Amphitheatre, owned and operated by the City of Vista. Audiences attend from throughout San Diego, Southern Riverside, and Orange Counties, making the Moonlight a regional destination for Broadway musical theatre. The Moonlight’s summer season of Broadway musicals is produced in the picturesque Moonlight Amphitheatre and has been a summertime tradition experienced by more than one million people since the theatre’s founding by Kathy Brombacher in 1981. Throughout the decades, the Amphitheatre has seen numerous transformations, but nothing as dramatic as the total reconstruction of the stage house in 2008-2009. A state-of-the-art venue was revealed with a grand reopening in June 2009, including a modern stage and audience facilities. Since then, the Amphitheatre has extended its entertainment offerings with the addition of concerts and other special events held throughout the year through Moonlight Presents and ClubM. Moonlight Stage Productions is the cultural arts program of the City of Vista and is produced in partnership with the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports the programming at The Moonlight year-round in addition to offering youth education programs through Moonlight Youth Theatre.