Archive for September 2014

Kiss Me, Kate preview awards – opens tonight!

The cast of Kiss Me, Kate celebrated its successful preview night September 26 with the traditional South Bay Musical Theatre preview awards. Opening night is tonight, September 27!

For a quick glimpse of final preparations last week, see our video on You Tube.

Go to www.southbaymt.com for your last chance at opening night gala tickets. Use the code KATEGALA for a special discount. It’s another openin’ — don’t miss it!

Choreographer Kayvon Kordestani (left) receives the Producer's Award.

Choreographer Kayvon Kordestani (left) receives the Producer’s Award.

Cast member Michael Johnson (Baptista) wins the technical award. Thank you for all the extra costume sewing and fixing!

Cast member Michael Johnson (Baptista) wins the technical award. Thank you for all the extra costume sewing and fixing!

First trumpeter earns the Orchestra award.

First trumpeter Warren Necoechea earns the Orchestra award.

Ensemble member Michelle Alindogan wins the Newcomer's Award.

Ensemble member Michelle Alindogan wins the Newcomer’s Award.

Ensemble member Jeff Tuttle (center) receives the Gypsy Robe Award from past winner Lea Schweitzer (left).

Ensemble member Jeff Tuttle (center) receives the Gypsy Robe Award from past winner Lea Schweitzer (left).

 

Special $10 Discount for Opening Night of KISS ME, KATE!

Kiss Me, Kate is almost open – and we’re offering a special $10 discount off our opening night gala. This means you not only see a great show, you get to sip champagne and savor lots of delicious food (both hot and cold) while you mingle with the cast after the show — now for only $29!

Use the code KATEGALA when purchasing online at www.southbaymt.com or mention the code when purchasing by phone at 408-266-4734.  Discount only good for the Sep. 27 performance.

Even if you can’t make that date, there are many others to choose. We run through October 18. Don’t miss it!

The ensemble of Kiss Me, Kate performs Too Darn Hot.

The ensemble of Kiss Me, Kate performs Too Darn Hot. (Photo by Steven Stubbs)

Join the Crew! Kiss Me, Kate, Needs You

Ever wonder what it’s like to participate in a show — but shy of the limelight? We’ve got the job for you: help crew “Kiss Me, Kate.” That’s right, our production is looking for a few stalwart crew members to fill out the run. Could one of them be YOU?

Crewing is a fun way to get involved with live theater, and you get a unique perspective on the show. You may help move set pieces or stage furniture, or even run a spotlight. Interested? Mail SBMT at help@southbaymt.com and let us know!

There's a whole other show backstage! (at Funny Girl, 2013)

There’s a whole other show backstage! (at Funny Girl, 2013)

The couple who crew together, stay together! Mike and Debi Hugill.

The couple who crew together, stay together! Mike and Debi Hugill.

Taking a moment backstage.

Taking a moment backstage.

Yes, you could be up in lights!

Yes, you could be up in lights!

 

Get a Glimpse of Kate!

Members of the cast and staff of “Kiss Me, Kate” volunteered at Santa Clara’s Art and Wine Festival on September 13 and 14. Fair-goers were treated with performances of “So In Love,” “From This Moment On,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” (photos below, by Steven Stubbs).

To get your own glimpse of the cast at work, and hear Director Kevin Cornelius discuss the show, see our YouTube video.

Buy your tickets now!

Kiss Me, Kate ensemble members Barbara Heninger, April Paye, and Pete Woolhouse encourage fair-goers to come and see Kate!

Kiss Me, Kate ensemble members Barbara Heninger, April Paye, and Pete Woolhouse encourage fair-goers to come and see Kate!

Barbara Reynolds (Lilli Vanessi) sings "So in Love."

Barbara Reynolds (Lilli Vanessi) sings “So in Love.”

Kevin Cornelius (Director) and Chris DeJesus (ensemble), also members of the Santa Clara Parks and Recreation department, help manage the event.

Kevin Cornelius (Director) and Chris DeJesus (ensemble), also members of the Santa Clara Parks and Recreation department, help manage the event.

Jay Steele (Man 1) introduces the performers at the Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival.

Jay Steele (Man 1) introduces the performers at the Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival.

Barbara Reynolds (Lilli Vanessi) and Jeffrey Henson (General Harrison Howard) sing "From This Moment On."

Barbara Reynolds (Lilli Vanessi) and Jeffrey Henson (General Harrison Howard) sing “From This Moment On.”

Kate’s at the theater — will YOU be there to see her?

The cast, crew, and staff of “Kiss Me, Kate” moved in to the Saratoga Civic Auditorium on Saturday, September 6. In just three weeks, the show will open! Do YOU have your tickets?

Seats are going fast, especially for Sunday matinees, so don’t delay — purchase your tickets today! Go to http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/kissmekate.html for showtimes and ticket information.

Noelle Boero (Hattie), Allison Zenke (Ensemble), and Morgan Dayley (Lois) prepare to "bolt."

Noelle Boero (Hattie), Allison Zenke (Ensemble), and Morgan Dayley (Lois) prepare to “bolt.”

Cast members Michelle Alindogan and Reggie Reynolds know how to use a drill!

Cast members Michelle Alindogan and Reggie Reynolds know how to use a drill!

Larry Hayes (Fred) is not bored of boards.

Larry Hayes (Fred) is not bored of boards.

Barbara Reynolds (Lilli), Reggie Reynolds (ensemble), Kevin Cornelius (Director), Michael Johnson (Baptista), and Larry Hayes (Fred) are ready to go.

Barbara Reynolds (Lilli), Reggie Reynolds (ensemble), Kevin Cornelius (Director), Michael Johnson (Baptista), and Larry Hayes (Fred) are ready to go.

Cast members Bryan Moriarty, Pete Woolhouse, Noelle Boero, Morgan Dayley, and Polly Ellis are ready to move to the theater.

Cast members Bryan Moriarty, Pete Woolhouse, Noelle Boero, Morgan Dayley, and Polly Ellis are ready to move to the theater.

Staff, cast, and crew outside the theater. It's another opening of another show!

Staff, cast, and crew outside the theater. It’s another opening of another show!