Gary performed in WMT's Curtains, directed our 2016 hit production of Ragtime as well as the 2017 hit production of Annie. He also choreographed the 2018 production of My Fair Lady. As a performing artist he has been involved with singing, dancing, and acting since a young child where he spent his youth with P. S. Performance, a bay area performing arts company that primarily performs for senior/retirement homes and hospitals as well as competed in State Talent Competitions. As a theater artist he has been heavily involved in Bay Area Musical Theater and appeared in over 80 musicals with various theater companies. Beyond his daytime duties as 42nd Street Moon Theater's Director of Education, Gary serves on the Board of Directors with Throckmorton Theater, Z-Space Theater, Hillbarn Theater, ReAct Theater (Seattle) and Woodside Musical Theatre. He also serves as a Board of Trustee with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.
Brett Strader is a musician and arts leader. On his way to earning a B.M. in piano performance and a M.M. in orchestral conducting, he built a career as an arranger and composer. Brett is the founding Artistic Director of Sing For America in San Francisco, a 10-year old community-based chorus that raises funds for its singers’ chosen charities. Brett was music director for WMT's 2019 production of Spamalot, and is a frequent guest musical director for Lamplighters Music Theater. For nine years Brett led a large and diverse music department at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church and in 2020 he conducted the San Antonio Symphony and Chorus in the premier performances of his original musical Remember (with book and lyrics by W. Blake Winchell). Brett and his wife, harpist Krista Strader, have lived in the Bay Area for 17 years.
Renée delighted audiences at Beach Blanket Babylon for over 33 years. The SF Chronicle called Renée San Francisco’s “resident diva” and a “local treasure”. Her work has prompted a Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Mayor. Renée debuted as feature soloist for Jazz Faire IV with Quincy Jones. Theatrical performances include For Colored Girls…, Jesus Christ Superstar,, Tintypes, They’re Playing Our Song, Eubie, Twelfth Night, and Merry Wives of Windsor. A native San Franciscan who studied Environmental Biology at San Jose State University, she currently directs the SFSU Jazz Choir as Vocal Jazz Coach. Renée provides private vocal and audition coaching with Dr. Dee Spencer and is honored to have worked with X-Factor semi-finalist Jason Brock. Other credits include voice over work in radio and television.ace holder