Cast and Crew
DAVID GOODWIN - After making his San Francisco debut in the
long-running AWAT hit,
Shopping! The Musical, David is
honored to be included in the cast and crew of the current
AWAT production and hopefully long-running hit,
Foodies! The
Musical.
His credits include performing, directing and producing
throughout the Iowa, MIssouri and Illiinois areas. Some of his
most memorable roles were in
The Music Man (Harold Hill),
Pippin (Leading Player), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
(Snoopy), and
The Odd Couple (Felix). David studied at the
studio program at The American Conservatory Theater.
RANA KANGAS-KENT - This is Rana's 2nd Morris Bobrow
production, she having performed in
Shopping! The Musical for 18
months! She has been a professional stage performer throughout
the Bay Area for the last 14 years, working with such companies as
SF Playhouse, Shelton Theater, Mountain Play and Chaucer
Theatre Company. Most recently, Rana has held lead roles in
many stage productions, including
Noises Off, A Chorus Line, The
Music Man, Hair, Cabaret
and Oklahoma! She attended the
musical theatre conservatory at Notre Dame de Namur University
in Belmont and studied voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of
Music. Rana keeps very busy throughout Marin teaching private
and group vocal lessons, as well as teaching master classes in
musical theatre.
KIM LARSEN - Kim is excited to be working on another Morrie Bobrow
show, having already appeared in his productions of
Shopping! The
Musical, Are We Almost There?, With Relish
and Gridlock! Since
moving the The Bay Area in the early '90s, he has been on many
stages, including Theatre Rhinoceros, 42nd Street Moon, The San
Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Thrillpeddlers, Exit Theatre and
Center Repertory. FAVORITEroles include Malvolio
Twelfth Night and
Morimer in
Arsenic and Old Lace. He is the publisher of the GayPocket
San Francisco guide and is currently serving on the Board of Theatre
Rhinoceros.  
ANGELA DWYER (Accompanist) - Angela hails from the west coast of
Scotland and traveled extensively as a pianist with Holland America
Line. Now calling San Francisco home, she can be found teaching and
performing in various musical productions, classes and concerts around
the Bay Area. She is excited to be involved in her 3rd Bobrow
production, having played piano for
Shopping! The Musical and Party of
2.  
For more information, please visit www.angeladwyermusic.com.
MORRIS BOBROW (Writer, Director) - Morrie is the writer-director of two recent musicals which
ran simultaneously for 2 years in San Francisco -
Shopping! The Musical, which ran a total of 6 1/2
years, and
Party of 2 - The Mating Musical, which ran 2 years.  Some other shows he has written
are
Are We Almost There?, Party of One, and Gridlock! He also co-wrote the long-run shows New
Wrinkles, Quirks
and And, What, Give Up Show Biz? His shows have had productions throughout
the United States and in Canada.  He has also written and produced custom entertainment for
corporations such as Apple, IBM, Levi Strauss, PG&E, Harrah's, Del Monte, San Francisco Travel
and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  He has received 4 San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle
Awards, 2 DramaLogue Critic's Awards and New York's Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding
Cabaret Revue.  Morrie is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and
Publishers.
JIM MCCUNN - Stage Manager
JEREMY VALENCIA - Stage Manager
JOE FRANK - Box Office Manager
DEBORAH RUSSO – Deborah is thrilled to be back performing with the "gang"
from
Shopping! The Musical. She joined Shopping! about a year and a half into
its seven year run as a swing and was moved to permanent performer after one
year with the cast. She is a native San Franciscan who currently resides in the
North Bay. She was one of the four original cast members in the critically
acclaimed musical revue,
New Wrinkles. She has performed and participated in
numerous local films, shows and fundraisers and performed her one-woman show
at The Plush Room in San Francisco (available on CDBaby.com). Deborah has
choreographed and co-directed numerous shows and taught Musical Theater
and Drama Fun in the North Bay. Deborah thanks her more-than-supportive
husband and Billie Cox and Gloria Wood for their continuing mentoring! You can
visit Deborah at www.gottasingthatsong.com.
DON HARDWICK - Besides performing, Don  has served as producer, director,
music director, stage manager, propmaster and stage hand for theaters
throughout the Bay Area, including Lamplighters Music, Berkeley Playhouse,
Douglas Morrison Theatre, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, and Hillbarn Theatre.  
Recent roles include Grandfather in
Ragtime, Captain Hannibal Jackson in
Brech/Weill's
Happy End, and Brundles/FDR in Annie. He also has created roles
in premier productions of
The Raven, A Hot Day in Ephesus, and Foresight.
Don serves on Theatre Bay Area's Individual Services Committee.
SUSAN RABIN  - Susan has appeared on Bay Area stages in numerous
roles, including Mama Rose in
Gypsy (Alameda Civic Light Opera), Belle
in
Little Me (Masquers Playhouse), Belinda in The Public Eye (Mill Valley
Center For Performing Arts), and in the cast of Morrie Bobrow's
Gridlock!
(Joe Lococo's Cabaret Room). She sang, recorded and toured with Dan
Hicks and The Hot Licks, appearing with them on
The Conan O'Brien
Show.
Susan has B.S.and M.A. degrees from Northwestern University in
Theater and Broadcasting, and she studied acting with Alvina Krause,
Cameron Thor and Lee Sankowich. Recordings released include
Susan
Rabin - Chicago Woman
(Anatar Records) and Stairway to Paradise:
Susan Rabin & The Sinners
(Nefarious Records).
PATTY WOLFE - Patty is very pleased to join this fun cast and to appear
in another of Morrie Bobrow's very funny shows after enjoying a 3-year
stint in
Party of One. Other highlights include singing on the S.S.
Monterey and S.S. Mariposa,  in Carnegie Hall, in her own rock video, as
soprano soloist in
Carmina Burana in 1,000 seat houses, her night club
act in numerous cabarets, and getting to perform so many different
styles, from musical theater to country to rock 'n roll. She also loves
recording and is finishing her third CD in the last 4 years at Cat Heaven
Studio in San Rafael and will be featured in a small ensemble with The
Marin Symphony for the first ever Holiday POPS Concert this December.
Singing with Threshold Choir, which sings at bedside for people who are
dying or in other major transitions has been a privilege.  Please visit
www.pattywolfemusic.com for more information and to hear samples
(and to see her adorable dog!).
BEN KEIM (Accompanist) - Ben is a pianist/accompanist in San
Francisco.  He was the accompanist for two other Bobrow productions -
Are We Almost There? and New Wrinkles, and he also accompanied
Subject To Fits, produced by Kaligula Arts.  A Midwestern transplant
from Cincinnati, Ben received a bachelor's degree in piano
performance from San Francisco State University in 2003 and has been
accompanying church services, theater shows, ballet classes, vocal
ensembles and singers for over 15 years.
Cast and Crew