MATT BEALL - Matt is delighted to be
making his San Francisco debut in
Shopping! The Musical after just having
performed in
New Wrinkles at
Chanticleers Theatre. He has appeared
in many productions with Altarena
Playhouse, Alameda Civic Light Opera,
Douglas Morrison and The Golden State
Theatre. Favorite roles include Vice
Principal Douglas Panch in
The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Warnock Walgrave in
The Nerd,
Mr.Goldstone in
Gypsy, Sam in Wait
Until Dark
, Dr. Lloyd in Life With Father,
and multiple roles in several
productions of
LYDIA WIRTH (Choreographer) After
training and performing with The San
Francisco Ballet for 10 years, Lydia
moved to New York City to pursue a
professional career in dance and
theater.  When she was not touring
across theUnited States in such
musicals as
The King And I, The
Mystery of Edwin Drood,
or West Side
, Lydia focused her attention on
teaching various styles of dance, such
as jazz, ballet and hip-hop.  She also
performed in and choreographed
music videos for a variety of New York
music institutions, including Def Jam
and Columbia Records.  After returning
to the West Coast, Lydia has focused
her energy on teaching, choreography
and production.
AWAT Productions presents
Meet the Cast and Crew
KIM LARSEN - Kim is excited to be
working on a new Morrie Bobrow show
having already appeared in his
productions of
Are We Almost There?,
With Relish, and  Gridlock.  Since
moving to 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.  
Favorite roles include Malvolio in
Twelfth Night and Mortimer 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.
DEBORAH RUSSO - A native San
Franciscan, Deborah was one of the
original cast members in the critically
acclaimed musical revue,
running for 5 months at The
Palm Room. She has performed in
numerous shows, including her
one-woman show at San Francisco's
Plush Room.She has also worked as
choreographer for Stapleton's
production of
The Music Man, assistant
director for 3 years for the YES
Foundation's Children Theater and
co-director and choreographer for St.
Patrick's production of
The Sound of
She teaches musical theater,
Drama Fun, Jazzercise and Jr.
Jazzercise. Her website is
DAVID GOODWIN - David is grateful
to make his San Francisco debut in
Shopping! The Musical. His credits
include performing, directing and
producing throughout the Iowa,
Missouri and Illinois area. Some of
his most memorable roles were in
productions of
The Music Man
(Harold Hill), Pippin (Leading Player),
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
(Snoopy) and The Odd Couple
(Felix). David is currently studying in
the studio program at the American
Conservatory Theater.
David Goodwin                Rana Kangas-Kent             Kim Larsen                  Deborah Russo
ANGELA DWYER (Accompanist) Angela grew up
in the rural west coast of Scotland and gained a
bachelor of music degree at the Ian Tomlin
School of Music, Napier University, Edinburgh.
Working as an accompanist and vocal repetiteur,
she performed throughout Scotland and was
pianist for numerous musical productions at the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including
The Hot
Mikado, The Wizard of Oz
and Cabaret. She
traveled extensively as a pianist with Holland
America Line for six years, all the while
continuing her land career with performances in
the United Kingdom and the United States.  
Angela has over ten years of piano teaching
experience and currently teaches at the Amabile
School of Music. Along with Morrie Bobrow's
Shopping! The Musical and Party of 2, Angela
can be found performing in various musical
productions, classes and concerts around the
Bay Area.  For more information, please visit
CHRIS DWYER - Chris is
happy to be back home on a San
Francisco stage and joining
Morrie Bobrow's Shopping!
family.  Having spent 8 years as a
lead singer for Stiletto
Entertainment's production
shows, Chris was able to see the
world and perform on the QE2,
as well as on several ships of
Holland America Cruise Lines.
Before traveling the high seas,
some of Chris' favorite roles
included Billy Lawlor in
, Lun Tah in The King and I,
Bernardo in
West Side Story, and
Paul in
A Chorus Line, as well as
being cast in the European tour
recently moving back to the Bay
Area, Clare is excited to be
making her debut in
She has studied vocal
performance at CA Institute of
the Arts, San Francisco
Conservatory of Music and
Studio A.C.T. She is looking
forward to a diverse career in
music and performance and
thinks there is no better way to
begin than in good ol' musical
theater. Enjoy!
JESSICA POISSON - Jessica grew
up on the musical theater stage. She
performed the role of Sandy in
and had cameo roles in
A Funny Thing
Happened On The Way To The Forum

The Music Man. She graduated
from The Boston Conservatory with a
Bachelor's Degree in Vocal
Performance with an emphasis on
Opera. During her studies, she
performed the title role in
Carmen and
starred as Tessa in
The Gondoliers.
She has lived in the Bay Area for over
six years and was most recently seen
in Bisceglie's
Forever Broadway at the
Herbst Theatre.
RANA KANGAS-KENT - Rana has been
a professional stage performer
throughout the Bay Area for many
years, working with such companies
as SF Playhouse, Shelton Theater,
Mountain Play and Chaucer Theatre
Company  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 music 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.