Archive for March 2015

Directors announced for “Fiorello” and “Gypsy”

South Bay Musical Theatre is pleased to announce the directors for two of our 2015-16 shows, FIORELLO! (Fall ’15) and GYPSY (Spring ’16).

 

Long-time SBMT member, Board member, and director C. Michael Traw will helm our fall production, “Fiorello.” The musical depicts the original ‘man of the people,’ Fiorello LaGuardia, who bested the corrupt Tammany Hall political bosses and became Mayor of New York City. With a book and score by the team that wrote “Fiddler on the Roof,” the show won not only the Tony for Best Musical but also the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Mr. Traw notes he has a soft spot for this musical, one of the first he ever attended. He looks forward to bringing this larger-than-life character to the stage, along with the two women who loved him. “It is really a love story,” says Traw.

Contact Producer Jay Steele if interested in a staff position, or view Fiorello staff information on the web.

This summer, Broadway veteran and San José State University faculty member Janie Scott will bring “Gypsy” to life. During her career as a performer, Ms. Scott has had the opportunity to work with theatre greats such as Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Trevor Nunn, and Michael Bennett, performing in shows such as Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway, Nunn’s Cats in Los Angeles, and in the original touring companies of Bennett’s A Chorus Line. She teaches musical theatre and dance history and performance, as well as music theory and jazz dance at SJSU. Ms. Scott is also the Artistic Director of SJSU’s Company One musical theatre performing ensemble.

Contact Producer David Murphy if interested in a staff position, or see Gypsy staff information on the web.

“Hairspray” is underway! Find out how you can help

Cast, crew, and staff of SBMT’s HAIRSPRAY met on Sunday, March 8 to kick off the first rehearsal for our Spring show. Cast members visited both the set shop and the rehearsal studio, while staff introduced themselves at a gathering that featured authentic treats from the city of Baltimore.

Rehearsals are now underway for this BIG-haired, BIG-hearted, and just plain BIG show! Want to help out behind the scenes of “The Corny Collins Show”? Go to http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/ to sign up, and help make some theatre magic!

Hairspray Director Walter Mayes talks to the cast.

Hairspray Director Walter Mayes talks to the cast.

Rachelle Abbey (Penny Pingleton) listens with other cast members.

Rachelle Abbey (Penny Pingleton) listens with other cast members.

Producer Jay Steele introduces the staff and cast.

Producer Jay Steele introduces the staff and cast.

Cans of "Ultra Clutch" hairspray decorated the studio ... along with some 1960s snacks.

Cans of “Ultra Clutch” hairspray decorated the studio … along with some 1960s snacks.

Cast for SBMT’s “The Genius of Leonard Bernstein”

South Bay Musical Theatre is pleased to announce the list of performers for “The Genius of Leonard Bernstein.” This special event will take place one night only, Sunday, June 7, at 7:30 pm. The concert features many of Bernstein’s best-known songs from hit shows like “West Side Story,” “On the Town,” and “Candide,” along with seldom-performed vocal works. Experience the brilliance of Leonard Bernstein – right here in Saratoga!

Tickets are on sale now, at http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/leonardbernstein.html. Order now, before it’s sold out!

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Director: Walter M. Mayes
Producer: Nancy McClymont
Musical Director and Accompanist: Samuel Cisneros

Featuring:

Dee Baily
Chrissy Brooks
Brett Carlson
Jennieke Cohen
Joe Colletti
James Creer
Bonnie Crocker
Brigitte Doss-Johnson
Nik Roy Garcia
Em Goes
Shawna Gonzales
Juanita Harris
Jeffrey Henson
Kimberly Kay
Dave Leon
Walter M. Mayes
Natasha Medeiros
Mary Melnick
Janet Miller
David Mister
Dana Morgan
Julie Moylan
Glenna Murillo
David Murphy
Ewa Nowicka
Leandra Ramm
Mike Rhone
Karyn Rondeau
Braden Taylor
Alicia Teeter
Carmello Tringali