Archive for July 2014

SBMT’s “Scoundrels” Honored with Small Theatre Award

We’re excited to announce that SBMT’s production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” was recognized as a Standout Comedy Production by the Silicon Valley Small Theatre Awards for the 2013-2014 season. These awards, announced July 28, honor “standout productions” from local small theatres (300 seats or fewer). Productions must have run between July 2013 and July 2014. From the announcement:

So many of the companies are excellent examples of creatively and intelligently weathering the storms and riding the waves of change. … From invention to reinvention there is so much this region is offering in the form of live, small venue theater. Represented [are productions] that the panel felt stood out amongst a vibrant sea of art in the last 12 months.

In addition to recognizing our production, the organization also recognized three members of our production as “artists to watch for next season:” Jocelyn Pickett (Christine), Morgan Dayley (Jolene), and Ruth E. Stein (prop design).

A hearty congratulations to our cast, staff, and crew! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the production in any way. And many thanks to our audiences, for attending, supporting, and laughing out load at our most outrageous comedy!

SBMT General Meeting on July 20

Reminder! Please join us on July 20 for South Bay Musical Theatre’s summer general meeting. All members, staff, and cast from recent and upcoming shows, as well as friends and guests, are welcome to attend.

When? Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Where? Fireside Room, Campbell United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Blvd.
(just south of Hamilton Ave.) in Campbell.

The semi-annual general meeting is an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow SBMT members, hear about what’s going on at SBMT, and participate in our show selection process for next season. We will be asking members to give their thoughts about which shows they’d like to see us perform in the 2015-16 season, and we’d like to hear from you! Everyone is welcome to make a “pitch” for a show they like, and talk about why it would be a good choice for SBMT.

In addition, we will be voting on a bylaws amendment proposed at our January meeting. (Note: only paid 2014 members who were also 2013 members can vote on the bylaws amendment.) There will be updates on SBMT business and activities from board members and light refreshments to enjoy.

For new members, this is a great chance to understand more about SBMT and how we operate. So please come on down and join your SBMT friends for some summer afternoon socializing and fun!

Sign up for HAIRSPRAY auditions!


Sign up to audition for SBMT’s production of HAIRSPRAY — slots are starting to fill up! Dates: Sunday, October 5th, 7-10pm and Monday, October 7th, 7-10pm.
Detailed info and sign-up:

HAIRSPRAY – Performing May 23 – June 13, 2015
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire—to dance on the popular Corny Collins TV show. When she finally gets her break, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her new-found power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ’do. The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, HAIRSPRAY is a high-energy, family-friendly treat, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs like “Good Morning, Baltimore”; “Welcome to the ’60s”; “Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now”; and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” Join us for this warmhearted, wacky tale of a determined teen whose unlikely stardom helps her fight for what’s right.

Produced by: Jay Steele
Directed by: Walter M. Mayes
Musical Direction by: Dan Singletary
Choreography by: Lee Ann Payne
Vocal Direction by: James Creer
Stage Management by: Emily Pye

South Bay Musical Theatre is an Equal Opportunity organization and traditionally encourages performers of all races, sizes, and appropriate ages to audition for all roles. HAIRSPRAY has specific requirements regarding race and size in key roles. While a joyous romp of a musical, the play deals sensitively and in a straightforward manner with issues of prejudice against “negroes” (as they were called in 1962) and the overweight. It is central to the themes of the play that an accurate depiction of the attitudes and look of the era be achieved. To that end, it is the intention of the artistic staff to fill this production with people who look the roles in terms of race, size, and age. Please bear this in mind as you come to auditions and make every attempt to look the part you seek.