It’s #SBMTeaser Tuesday! Our next season of shows will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30, but for the past five weeks, we’ve been posting hints on Facebook. Since we’re down to the home stretch, here’s a summary of all the clues published so far. Put on your deerstalker caps and see if you can guess!
Hint #1 (published Dec. 26): Of our three shows, one has a one-word title, another has a two-word title, and the third has a three-word title—in that order. (So that means you can rule out any shows with longer titles like Sunday in the Park with George, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum!)
Hint #2 (published Jan. 2): All three of the shows were huge hits on Broadway, with a combined total of 3,453 performances (not counting revivals), and a combined haul of 17 Tony Awards and 13 other Tony nominations.
Hint #3 (published Jan. 9): All three musicals come from different eras in the Broadway canon: one from the sixties, one from the eighties, and one from this millennium.
Hint #4 (published Jan. 16): As we remember Martin Luther King, Jr., it’s appropriate to reaffirm that SBMT is a proud proponent of diversity. At least one of next season’s shows will enjoy a multi-racial cast. And two of the shows—featuring strong female leads—will also employ female directors!
Hint #5 (published Jan. 23): One show’s characters reside in the 19th century, another show’s characters live in the early part of the 20th century, and the third show spans the Great Depression and World War II.
REMINDER: The General Membership Meeting, where all of this mystery will be put to rest, takes place:
Tuesday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.
at the Saratoga Civic Theatre
13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
In addition to the new season announcement, you’ll also see an excerpt from Peter and the Starcatcher, which will have just opened a few days earlier, and you’ll enjoy an informal reception afterward!