MoonSchool at 42nd Street Staff

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ANNE NORLAND (Director of Education)

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.


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.

MoonSchool Teaching Staff

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Angel Adedokun

Angel Adedokun is a bilingual vocalist, songwriter, and dancer. She has worked with the Latin company MundoBeat Entertainment and was featured as lead singer of leading Indianapolis Salsa band Grupo Bembe. In 2015, Angel moved from Indianapolis to California and has since jumped into musical theatre and teaching. Her stage credits include Hairspray (Lil Inez) with Footlite Musicals, SILENCE! The Musical (Ardelia Mapp), Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter, Dance Captain) with Ray of Light Theatre, Iron Shoes (Second Girl) with Shotgun Players, Avenue Q ( Gary Coleman) with NCTC, and Troop Beverly Heels and Mean Gays with Peaches Christ Productions.
Working for many Children's Theatre companies, she has been the musical director and director for Bay Area Children's Theatre, Tomorrow Youth Repertoire Theatre, and Shanghai Children's Art Theatre. Angel has also choreographed multiple shows for Children's Theatres. Among her the shows she has worked on, her highlights include The Little Mermaid (BACT), Shrek Jr. (SCHAT), and Aladdin (42nd Street Moon). Angel is thrilled to be back and work with MoonSchool!


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Meredith Fox

Meredith engages in a wide variety of the performing arts as a choreographer, movement director, performer, and educator. She has an M.F.A in Physical Theatre, a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and teaching certifications in ballroom dance and Elemental Body Alignment System (EBAS). Meredith taught for the Fred Astaire Ballroom Dance Franchise for 2 years before serving as Assistant Professor of Dance and Movement within the Department of Theatre Arts at Catawba College in North Carolina. Since relocating to the Bay Area, Meredith has choreographed and directed for Bay Area Children’s Theatre, and performed with Boxcar Theatre’s The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws. Some Meredith’s favorite choreography and movement direction credits include Anything Goes, Reefer Madness, Alice in Wonderland: A Dance Adaptation, Conference of the Birds, and The Comedy of Errors; favorite performing credits include A Chorus Line (Cassie), A Doll’s House (Nora), Shakespeare’s Henry V (Constable), and The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws (Violet). Meredith is excited to join MoonSchool’s education staff, and looks forward to dancing with you soon!



Marissa Hockfield

Marissa Hockfield is a director, choreographer, and educator. She has over 15 yrs experience teaching dance and theater in the Bay Area and Chicagoland area. In the Bay Area, Marissa teaches ballet to 18 mo - 8 yr olds at several Tutu School locations and serves as a director and choreographer for the Bay Area Children’s Theatre educational programs. She studied dance and educational studies at Washington University in St. Louis and also holds a Master’s of Arts in Teaching and taught elementary school for the Chicago Public Schools. She is passionate about creating a nurturing and supportive environment for young students to work together on creative pursuits. She is thrilled to be joining Moon School and can’t wait to meet the students!



Leslie Waggoner

Leslie has been performing and choreographing in the Bay Area for most of her life. She received early training locally, as well as at California Institute of the Arts. Most recently, she choreographed the West Coast premiere of American Psycho with Ray of Light. Also with ROLT, she has choreographed The Rocky Horror Show for the past 4 years, adding Director to her title for the Fall 2018 production. Other choreo credits include The Wedding Singer (BAM), Pageant and Ghost (OMG I Love That Show Productions), direction and choreo for Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Oasis), and D'Arcy Drollinger's upcoming film, "Shit & Champagne". Up next: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Custom Made) and The Full Monty (BAM). She has performed locally with AMTSJ, Ray of Light, Diablo Theatre Company, BAM, Oasis, Magic Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, SF Shakes, Killing My Lobster (5-year company member) and at the Herbst Theater.