MoonSchool at 42nd Street Staff
DAREN A.C. CAROLLO (Executive Director)
Daren is over the moon elated about his new role as Executive Director of 42nd Street Moon. He has been a leader in the Bay Area arts scene for over a decade. Previously, serving as the Producing Artistic Director of Berkeley Playhouse, Executive Director of Broadway By the Bay, and Artistic Director for Diablo Theatre Company/DLOC. His production company, Carollo & Palumbo, LLC, produced the musical bare Off-Broadway and A Time to Kill on Broadway. Daren is an award-winning director with over 50 credits over the last thirteen years. His directing highlights include Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll & Hyde, Sound of Music, The Music Man, Noises Off (twice), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Trip to Bountiful, Dracula (twice), Peter Pan (twice), Miss Saigon, The Drowsy Chaperone (twice), A Grand Night for Singing, Rabbit Hole, Doubt, Curtains, and To Kill A Mockingbird (twice). Daren has directed for Diablo Theatre Company, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Napa Valley Opera House, Ohlone and Solano Colleges, Town Hall Theatre Company, DRAA’s On Broadway, El Campanil Theatre and Contra Costa Civic Theatre. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and Theatre Bay Area’s Theatre Services Committee. For all that Daren has been blessed and honored to accomplish theatrically thus far, he is most proud of his greatest accomplishment: being the father of his son, Jack.
DANIEL THOMAS (Executive Director)
A Bay Area native, Daniel returns after two decades of professional theatrical experience as an administrator, producer, actor, director and musician in Southern California. Previously Daniel served as the General Manager for Musical Theatre West, Education Director for the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, and Box Office Manager for Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera. He was also a Founding Producer/Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Ensemble which is now the wildly popular Reiner Reading Series of Musical Theatre West. Daniel worked for nearly every regional theatre in Southern California as an actor, musical director/conductor, and/or musician, including Musical Theatre West, 3-D Theatricals, Cabrillo Music Theatre, McCoy-Rigby Entertainment, Moonlight Amphitheatre, Candlelight Pavilion and the Santa Barbara, Fullerton, and San Gabriel Civic Light Operas, as well as the Disneyland Resort. Recently Daniel has been the musical director/conductor on multiple productions for Woodminster Amphitheatre in Oakland and Lyric Theatre in San Jose. Daniel is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, AGVA, and American Federation of Musicians Local 6. Daniel is grateful and lucky to have the love and support of his wife Rebecca, and they are the extremely proud parents of their son Joshua.
ANNE NORLAND (Education Director)
Anne joins 42nd Street Moon as the Education Director with a wealth of experience as a teacher, administrator, director, and performer. After completing her conservatory training at the Tisch School of Arts New Studio on Broadway for Musical Theatre at New York University and earning her teaching credential in K-12 Performing Arts Education with a focus in Musical Theatre from American University in Washington, DC, Anne started her career performing and teaching theatre in public and private schools in DC and Northern Virginia. Since moving to the Bay, she has served as the Education Program Manager for Bay Area Children’s Theatre, taught Middle School humanities and arts at the Stratford School in SF, and served as Theatre Director at the Bay School in San Francisco. As a performer, Anne is the proud recipient of a Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for her performance of Clarice Starling in Silence! The Musical with Ray of Light/Cloud 9 Theatrics. Other theatre credits include: Marin Shakespeare, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, and Musical Cafe. Anne has performed with 42nd Street Moon in Kismet in Concert and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, where she fell in love with Moon’s mission and vision for theatre in San Francisco. While musical theatre genres are her first love, Anne is also passionate about supporting and producing new works, especially those conceived by up-and-coming and underrepresented playwrights, and bringing older works to life for the 21st-century audience. Anne is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity candidacy program, American Alliance for Theatre & Education, and Educational Theatre Association.