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Behind the Scenes in “Madison County!”

SBMT’s production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY opens this Saturday, September 23, 8:00pm at the Saratoga Civic Theatre. Be sure to join us for an unforgettable night of theater, then stay for our opening night reception. Enjoy champagne and light snacks as you mingle with the cast after the show. There are still a few seats available – order now and use coupon code SBMT2017 to pay just $20 per ticket (a $19 savings!)!

To whet your appetite for this beautiful show, watch as Director Diane Milo takes you behind the scenes with our actors and musicians:

VIDEO LINK: Behind the scenes of “The Bridges of Madison County”


More Gypsies, a Video – and $10 Off!

GYPSY opens in only FOUR DAYS! We’re so excited to entertain you, we can barely wait. (See what we did there?) In fact, we have a SPECIAL DISCOUNT for those who buy tickets NOW.

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  2. Use code ENTERTAIN for $10 off any tickets purchased by Wednesday, MAY 18!

That’s right, this special offer lasts only until Wednesday at midnight. So buy NOW!

Meanwhile, our cast has more to share with you.

First, Zoe Wheatonfox, “Young Louise,” provides a kid’s-eye view of the show in backstage interviews with the youngest members of our cast:

Kid's-eye View of GYPSY!

Kid’s-eye View of GYPSY!
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Second, we have two more “blog-erviews” for you. Meet Felicia Chang and Scott Knaster!

Felicia Chang, “Baby June”

Felicia Chang as "Baby June," with Zoe Wheatonfox ("Young Louise")

Felicia Chang as “Baby June,” with Zoe Wheatonfox (“Young Louise”)

Why are you excited to be in Gypsy?

I am excited to be in Gypsy to play a role that is young and naive, a girl that is supposed to be around seven years of age. It will be a big challenge for me while I am a junior high school student. Not only do I need to sing like a young kid, but I also need to dance and act like one. It will be super fun and interesting.

What’s the most important thing you think audiences should know about the show?

I think the most important thing the audiences should know about the show is that everyone in the cast worked very hard and put a lot of effort in a show we hope you enjoy.

What attracted you to join an SBMT production? Why do you perform in community theatre?

I really like performing in the musical especially in the community theatre. By working with professional directors and actors, I can learn a lot from them in acting and singing. Besides, I can experience different cultures in different theatre companies and meet with new people. SBMT is very kind to cast children in Gypsy, and Elizabeth [our ‘child wrangler’] is also super nice to the kids. I really appreciate SBMT offering me this opportunity to be in the show.

Madam Rose’s favorite food is Chinese take-out. What’s YOURS, and why?

My favorite food is mac and cheese. I like to eat all different kinds of mac and cheese and will never be tired of it. The best one is Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle Pike Place Market. It’s very creamy and smells very good. Although I already drank a cup of Starbucks coffee and ate a big bowl of clam chowder, I still ate a super big bowl of  mac and cheese there. It’s really good.

Felicia Chang (Baby June) is so proud to be a part of the Gypsy cast at SBMT! Her past shows were Young Fiona in Shrek (Starstruck) Jane Banks in Mary Poppins (Woodminister), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Stage 1), and Amaryllis in The Music Man (PCRT). Her hobbies are doing gymnastics and singing. She wants to thank her parents, especially her sister, Vivienne, for supporting her and encouraging her through hard times.

Scott Knaster, “Pop”

Scott Knaster (Pops) celebrates a fellow cast-member's birthday

Scott Knaster (Pop) celebrates a fellow cast-member’s birthday during Tech Weekend

Why are you excited to be in Gypsy?

It’s my first community theatre show ever! I’ve been doing family theatre for a couple of years, but this is all new to me, so I’m enjoying all the learning and the new experiences.

Like all great shows, it’s about basic human events and emotions. Gypsy seems to be about the woman who became Gypsy Rose Lee, and it is, but to me it’s really about mothers and daughters, and the complicated relationships that change over many years.

What attracted you to join an SBMT production? Why do you perform in community theatre?

I didn’t perform in theatre in high school or as a young adult. I’ve long sat in audiences thinking “That looks like fun. I wonder if I could…”. With Gypsy, I finally left the audience to get up on stage, and it’s been even more fun than I imagined.

To strip, or not to strip – that IS the question. Would YOU?

No. You’re welcome.

Scott Knaster (Pop) is thrilled to be in his first SBMT show! Scott is a relative newbie to performing who recently went from I’d-like-to-try-that to wow-this-is-awesome, getting his start at Playful People Productions. Scott has appeared in Guys & Dolls (Benny Southstreet), Peter Pan (Chief Tiger Bamboo), and the original mashups Twister (Oz gatekeeper), Arabian Nights (Genie), and Alice in La La Land (Wilshire Cat). Scott thanks Janie and the amazing company of Gypsy; Barb, Katie, and Carey for the addiction; Devi for inspiration; and Barbara for absolutely everything.

Dare to Enter the FORBIDDEN Zone!

Shh! It's Forbidden! Terri Weitze (above) and Karen Sanders (below) caution us about entering the Forbidden Broadway door...

Shh! It’s Forbidden! Terri Weitze (above) and Karen Sanders (below) guard the Forbidden Broadway door…

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY is coming to Saratoga! Yes, that irreverent spoof of popular Broadway musicals is making its appearance for TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY, Sunday May 29th at 7:30pm and Saturday June 4 at 2:30pm at the Saratoga Civic Theatre. Don’t miss this hilarious send-up of your favorite Broadway songs!

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Our terrific cast members are waiting for you to join them beyond the FORBIDDEN door!

Brett Carlson
Kayvon Kordestani
Dave Leon
Jennifer Medeiros
Mary Melnick
Diane Milo
David Mister
Molly Olivas
Michael Reed
Christine Rose
Karen Sanders
Ruth E. Stein
Braden Taylor
Terri Weitze

It’s Opening Night for FOREVER PLAID!

The PLAIDS are ready, and the doors are opening! Don’t miss our grand gala opening night, TONIGHT, at the Saratoga Civic Theatre, 8 PM. There will be champagne, delicious snacks, and most importantly, beautiful four-part harmonies. A few tickets are left, at

Here are our PLAIDS getting ready:

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Click here to see the video!

The doors open SOON. Join us!

Forever Plaid & Jerry’s Girls – Coming Your Way!

FOREVER PLAID and JERRY’S GIRLS are coming your way soon! Watch this video to find out more about how you can see these two great events.

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Click the image or this link to see the video!

The Plaids – Cue to Cue

The four Plaids ran through cue-to-cue this weekend. We’re getting close to opening weekend on January 30. Grab your tickets NOW at !

Then check out our cue-to-cue video … It’s cue-to-CUTE!

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Click the thumbnail or this video link!

The PLAIDs are ready … are YOU?

Look, it’s the Plaids… helping to build our set for FOREVER PLAID.

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CLICK HERE for a video!

That’s right, our Plaids are getting ready for the show. We open in just TWO WEEKS, on January 30. Want to help the Plaids yourself? Sign-ups are open now for lobby volunteers and ushers. Go to for more details and to sign up.

And there’s no time like the present to get your tickets to what promises to be a delightful evening of music and song. Order now at

The Plaids are ready — are you?

Don’t let this video clip be all you see of HAIRSPRAY!

SBMT’s production of HAIRSPRAY is a hit! Patrons tell us “In one word … WOW!” and “What an incredible show!” In fact, they say it’s “Just delightful!”

Get a glimpse of our energetic cast in this preview video.

In fact, the show is so energetic and exciting that tickets for our final two weekends are selling out FAST. So if you want to see more than just these video clips from our fantastic production, then you’d better order tickets TODAY! Go to SBMT’s website or call 408-266-4734 now!

Don't get caught without tickets to the Big Doll House -- order now!

Don’t get caught without tickets to the Big Doll House — order now!



You Can’t Stop the Beat! Sneak Peek at HAIRSPRAY

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes with this video about SBMT’s latest show, “Hairspray.” Hear from Director Walter Mayes, Vocal Director James Creer, and Stage Manager Emily Pye about what it takes to put on a dynamic, toe-tapping hit!

Hairspray video on YouTube

Then go out and buy your tickets now, before they sell out:

We’ll see you at the theater!

Meet some of the “Curtains” cast

It’s time to hear more about “Curtains” from the cast members. You may want to search this video for clues to “who done it” – but we won’t give it away!

And now it’s time to get your tickets for the two remaining weekends before they sell out. We close on February 14 – order today! Go to for links to showtimes and ticket sales.

"The Woman's Dead" - photo by Steve Stubbs

“The Woman’s Dead” – photo by Steve Stubbs



Curtains – Behind the Set!

It takes a theater village to put on a show. Watch our video as the cast and crew load in and assemble our set pieces. Hear interviews with Scenic Designer Stephen Wathen and Construction Head Jeffrey Henson about the Curtains set. And get a glimpse of the cast dancing and singing “Thataway” with Mary Melnick as Georgia Hendricks and Braden Taylor as Bobby Pepper.


Curtains runs from January 24 through February 14. C’mon ‘thisaway’ and get your tickets at!

Cast and crew listen to Jeffrey Henson describe the set.

Cast and crew listen to Jeffrey Henson describe the set.

Dave Leon and Jennifer Young pause during construction.

Dave Leon and Jennifer Young pause during construction.


Get a sneak peek behind the Curtains

Hear director Doug Brook introduce “Curtains,” and watch the cast during early musical run-throughs. The high-energy musical comedy is also a classic who-dunnit murder mystery! Get tickets now at for the show, opening January 24 and playing through February 14 at the Saratoga Civic Theatre.

Curtains – interview with Doug Brook (youtube)