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Next year’s shows: Tell us what you’d love to see!

As South Bay Musical Theatre starts the selection process for our 2018-1019 season, we want to hear from you, so we have just released a brief survey that we’d love

Love a Matinee? Join Us This Weekend!

There are just three more performances of SBMT’s Theatre Bay Area recommended production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. And for those of you who love matinees, we want to

Join Us for Week 3 of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

We hope you’ve purchased your tickets for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, our Theater Bay Area Recommended production! Performances continue October 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14. You can

BRIDGES is a TBA Recommended Production

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce that our production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is a Theatre Bay Area RECOMMENDED production. TBA adjudicators agreed that our production

Congratulations to our BRIDGES winners – Now get your tickets!

Opening weekend of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY was a success! Audiences raved, with comments like “MORE shows like this!” and “buy your tickets right away before the inevitable word

Our TBA Nominee, and Your Next Audition!

SBMT extends congratulations to all of the recent nominees for Theatre Bay Area Awards, 2016. The full list of nominees is published on the TBA Awards site. And SBMT is proud to say that one of our own productions, this spring’s GYPSY, was honored with a nomination for “Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tier III theatre).” We agree that Karen DeHart‘s performance as Tessie Tura, the stripper with the “artistic” bump, was a showstopper! We wish her all the best at the awards announcements on December 5!

Kayvon Kordestani as Miss Mazeppa, left, watches Karen DeHart perform as Tessie Tura in SBMT' Gypsy, May-June 2016

Karen DeHart (right) performs as Tessie Tura in SBMT’s Gypsy, while Kayvon Kordestani (left) as Miss Mazeppa looks on. Photo by Steve Stubbs.

Want YOUR chance at performing your own showstopper number? Then make sure you sign up for an audition slot for SBMT’s production of MY FAIR LADY!

Auditions will be held Sunday, November 6 and Monday, November 7 at the SBMT Rehearsal Hall on 761 Mabury Rd in San Jose. Callbacks will be held November 13. MY FAIR LADY runs May 20 to June 10, 2017.

Sign up at: http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/auditions_mfl

There are still a FEW audition slots available, but they are going fast. Sign up now and join us for something “loverly!”

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Coming up Soon: CITY, PATSY, and SBMT Board Meeting

Lots of activity for SBMT in the next few weeks!

Saturday, September 17: CITY OF ANGELS

CITY OF ANGELS opens at 8pm on Saturday, Sep. 17 at the Saratoga Civic Theatre. Join us for a gala opening, complete with bubbly champagne and delicious treats! And of course, the terrific cast, orchestra, and crew will dazzle you with this movie-within-the-show. Move from the black-and-white film noir world to the color of Hollywood in the 1940s … and see what happens when those worlds collide! It’s a a hilariously creative combination of film noire detective story and an all-too-real writer’s battle for his integrity, both set to Cy Coleman’s sparklingly jazzy score. Got tickets??

Stephane Alwyn as Detective Stone and Molly Thornton as femme fatale Alaura Kingsley. (Marlene Berner is also playing Alaura Kingsley; the two will alternate in the role.)

Stephane Alwyn as Detective Stone and Molly Thornton as femme fatale Alaura Kingsley in CITY OF ANGELS. (Marlene Berner is also playing Alaura Kingsley; the two will alternate in the role.)

Sunday, September 25: ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE

The first of two performances of ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE takes place at 7:30pm Sunday, September 25, at the Saratoga Civic Theatre. It’s a touching, humorous, and insightful tale about an unlikely friendship between the star and her biggest fan. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s relationship with a devotee from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the singer in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her untimely death. This production is imported from Limelight Actors’ Theatre in Gilroy, where it sold out – so get tickets now!

Wednesday, September 21: Board Meeting

Per discussion by the Board in the August meeting, SBMT will post a brief summary of each month’s Board meeting and a reminder of the next meeting in this blog. The next monthly meeting of the SBMT Board takes place next Wednesday evening, September 21, at 7pm. If you are interested in the meeting, contact Board Chair Barbara Heninger by mailing barbara@southbaymt.com.

Summary of August Board Meeting:

  • Agreed to purchase wireless in-ear monitor system with four receivers, first use in CITY OF ANGELS.
  • Lobby Volunteers will be added to the Active Members list. A system will be created to track different groups of volunteers for the organization.
  • Scheduling a separate ‘retreat’ meeting to discuss future plans for the organization.
  • Chair will contact potential Board Members to fill the current open position.
  • Board reviewing 2017-18 season repertoire provided by Season Selection committee.

CITY OF ANGELS opens this Saturday!

What’s even better than a film noir feature with jaded detectives and alluring femme fatales? A double-plotted musical play about a 1940s novelist in Hollywood and his fictional creation! SBMT’s production of “City of Angels” opens this SATURDAY, September 17, 8:00pm at the Saratoga Civic Theatre. With snappy songs in tight harmonies, witty dialog, and two fast-moving stories, this is a production you don’t want to miss!

Get your tickets now at www.southbaymt.com/shows/cityofangels.html

Our opening night events include a sparkling champagne gala, with a chance to mingle with the stars. Join us!

Photographs of the cast in rehearsal at the SBMT Studio:

Mike Rhone as mystery writer Stine

Mike Rhone as mystery writer Stine

Stephane Alwyn (right) as Detective Stone rehearses his right cross with Mark Blaszczyk

Stephane Alwyn (right) as Detective Stone rehearses his right cross with Mark Blaszczyk

Three of the Angel City Four quartet: Will Perez, David Mister, and Libby Moore.

Three of the Angel City Four quartet: Will Perez, David Mister, and Libby Moore.

Cami Jackson as runaway rich girl Mallory Kingsley

Cami Jackson as runaway rich girl Mallory Kingsley

Barbara Reynolds as nightclub singer bobbi

Barbara Reynolds as nightclub singer bobbi

Glenna Murillo as detective Stone's secretary Oolie

Glenna Murillo as detective Stone’s secretary Oolie

Keenan Flagg as Peter Kingsley with Marlene Berner as Alaura Kingsley

Keenan Flagg as Peter Kingsley with Marlene Berner as Alaura Kingsley

 

Tickets for “Always, Patsy Cline” selling out fast!

Christine Wait as Louise and Diane Milo as Patsy perform in the original Limelight Actors Theatre production in Gilroy.

Christine Wait as Louise and Diane Milo as Patsy perform in the original Limelight Actors Theatre production in Gilroy.

South Bay Musical Theatre’s concert show, ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE, is coming soon, and tickets are selling fast! You won’t want to miss this re-mounting of the sell-out production by the Limelight Actors Theater in Gilroy. It features two frequent SBMT performers, Diane Milo (as Patsy) and Christine Wait (as Patsy’s friend Louise Seger), in a show based on Louise’s memories of her famous friend. If you missed the show in Gilroy, now is your chance to see it!

SBMT has also added a special extra to their version of the production — those popular fellows from this winter’s FOREVER PLAID are returning as Patsy’s backup singers! That’s right, Derek DeMarco, Matthew Hall, David Murphy, and Will Perez will perform as the Jordanaires.

There are only two performances, on Sunday, September 25, at 7:30pm, and Saturday, October 1, at 2:30pm. Order your tickets now before it’s too late! Go to http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/alwayspatsycline.html to order.

Diane Milo as Patsy Cline.

Diane Milo as Patsy Cline.

 

SBMT Members Meet; City of Angels Builds!

SBMT Summer Membership Meeting a Success

Props Wizard Ruthe Stein and newest Board members Jennifer Young and Ron Bowman man the costume and lobby booths at the fair.

Props Wizard Ruthe Stein and newest Board members Jennifer Young and Ron Bowman staff the costume and lobby booths at the fair.

Board CFO Braden Taylor presents his report.

Board CFO Braden Taylor presents his report.

The summer SBMT Membership Meeting was a rousing success! On August 14, members sampled delicious tacos while participating in a Volunteer Fair to learn about different ways they can help the organization. Volunteer opportunities include helping with set building, creating a costume and prop database, fund-raising, marketing, accounting, working the lobby, helping to produce shows, and more. If you would like to know more about any of these opportunities, contact the SBMT Board at chairperson@southbaymt.com

Former Board Chair Jay Steele relishes his new role as Marketing Chair, with Fundraising Chair Jordan Selburn looking on.

Former Board Chair Jay Steele relishes his new role as Marketing Chair, with Fundraising Chair Jordan Selburn looking on.

Lobby volunteers enjoy tacos at the event.

Lobby volunteers enjoy tacos at the event.

After the fair, new Board Chair Barbara Heninger held the meeting. Secretary emeritus Janet Miller and Chief Financial Officer Braden Taylor provided their reports, and Season Selection Committee Chair Walter Mayes discussed the 12 show choices for the 2017-18 season. Barbara Reynolds (soon to be seen in CITY OF ANGELS) won the raffle for two tickets to any opening night of the season. The entire event was hosted by Board members Dan Singletary and Braden Taylor, and a lovely time was had by all. Thanks to all who participated for making the event a success!

Walter Mayes discusses season selection with members Mike Rhone and Michael Saenz.

Walter Mayes discusses season selection with members Mike Rhone and Michael Saenz.

Historian Dave Leon is ready to give out stickers for the ticket raffle.

Historian Dave Leon is ready to give out stickers for the ticket raffle.


City Under Construction for Angels…

Meanwhile, members of the CITY OF ANGELS cast and crew worked hard to build the sets for the two-shows-in-one production. The sets depict both the ‘real’ world of a Los Angeles screenwriter, and that of his alter ego in the ‘reel’ world of a hard-boiled film noir.

Set models for the 'real' (color) and 'reel' (black and white) worlds.

Set models for the ‘real’ (color) and ‘reel’ (black and white) worlds.

Cast members play multiple roles in both worlds, and it all comes to a climax when the screenwriter is confronted by his own creations. Be sure to get your tickets now for the opening night gala on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 8:00pm. Tickets for the entire run are available at www.southbaymt.com/shows/cityofangels.html.

Cast member Libby Moore helps producer Jay Steele construct a set piece.

Cast member Libby Moore helps producer Jay Steele construct a set piece.

Cast members Karl Schweitzer and Jeff Tuttle at work.

Cast members Karl Schweitzer and Jeff Tuttle at work.

Staff for My Fair Lady

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Staff for our Spring Production, MY FAIR LADY, is being assembled. We are happy to announce the following staff leads. If you are interested in joining the production team, please contact producer Walter Mayes.

PRODUCER: Dan Singletary and Walter Mayes
DIRECTOR: Morgan Dayley
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Joe Kelly
VOCAL DIRECTOR: Rachel Michelberg
SET DESIGN: Brett Carlson
COSTUME DESIGN: Sharon Peng
SOUND DESIGN: Dan Singletary
RIGGING HEAD: Rocco Veccellio

MY FAIR LADY will run from May 20 to June 10, 2017. Auditions will be held later this winter – to add yourself to our audition email announcement list, please go to our auditions page. We look forward to a “loverly” spring!

 

1776 Cast Announced; City of Angels and Always, Patsy Cline in Production

South Bay Musical Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for its Winter, 2017 production of 1776.

The Second Continental Congress

President
John Hancock – Ruthe Stein

New Hampshire
Dr.Josiah Bartlett – Ronnie Misra

Massachusetts
John Adams – Tim Reynolds

Rhode Island
Stephen Hopkins – Allen Siverson

Connecticut
Roger Sherman – Michael Cuddy

New York
Lewis Morris – Gregory Spear
Robert Livingston – Gwyneth Price

New Jersey
Rev. John Witherspoon – Leslie Newport

Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin – Terri Weitze
John Dickinson – Andy Cooperfauss
James Wilson – Brett Carlson

Delaware
Caesar Rodney – Tim Harris
Col. Thomas McKean – Beverly Hansberry
George Read – Alea Selburn

Maryland
Samuel Chase – Robert Weisman

Virginia
Richard Henry Lee – David Mister
Thomas Jefferson – David Murphy

North Carolina
Joseph Hewes – Kelly Lotz

South Carolina
Edward Rutledge – Steve Allhoff

Georgia
Dr. Lyman Hall – Caitlin Papp

Secretary
Charles Thomson – Jeffrey Lampert

Custodian and bell-ringer
Andrew McNair – Gwendolyne Wagner

Abigail Adams – Sasha Motalygo

Martha Jefferson – Samantha Hildebrandt

A Courier – Crystal Liu

A Leather Apron – Ashley Faus

Congratulations to all, and many thanks to all those who participated in auditions. We were delighted at the response, and know that this will be a wonderful show.

Production Staff for 1776

Producer: Dave Leon
Director & Vocal Director: Walter Mayes
Music Director: Joseph Kelly
Stage Manager: Emily Pye
Assistant Director: Barbara Heninger


Meanwhile, rehearsals for CITY OF ANGELS have begun and the production of ALWAYS, PATSY is preparing its transformation from Limelight Actors Theater of Gilroy to the City of Saratoga stage. Make sure you reserve tickets NOW for these events – tickets will go fast for these popular shows!

To order tickets, go to:

1776 Auditions Coming Soon!

...TO AUDITION!

…TO AUDITION!

Auditions for SBMT’s January/February 2017 production of 1776 are just around the corner. Auditions will be held on:

Please note: Auditions will be held at different locations. Keep this in mind when selecting your audition date and time.

Callbacks will be held July 23 and 24 at the Saratoga Civic Theater. Callback times will be provided after auditions.

To audition, please prepare:

  • A short (16-32 bars) audition song excerpt that shows off your singing abilities and vocal range.
  • Sheet music in your key (no recordings or a cappella, please). An accompanist will be provided.
  • A head shot and resume. If you do not have a resume, a form will be available to provide us with the information we will need. A simple headshot can be taken at the audition.

Go to http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/1776_auditions to sign up.

South Bay Musical Theatre encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition for our productions.

General Information

Rehearsals will begin in late November, 2016.Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Not all actors will be called for all rehearsals. Please be aware that conflicts with the rehearsal schedule will greatly affect casting.

All roles are eligible to receive a stipend.

Performances take place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from January 28, 2017 to February 18, 2017. There is one Thursday performance on February 16.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Leon at daveleon1974@gmail.com

Production Team

Director: Walter M. Mayes
Producer: Dave Leon
Musical Director: Joe Kelly
Vocal Director: Walter M. Mayes
Stage Manager: Emily Pye

Character Information

Roles are open to both men and women unless noted. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The production will feature period dress and all roles will be played as written, regardless of the sex or ethnicity of the actor.

Because these are historical characters, the ages of each is known and is listed in the full character breakdown posted on the Sign-Up Genius site.

Celebrate Independence: Sign up for 1776 Auditions!

1776

Happy Independence Day! Feeling patriotic? Then sign up for auditions for SBMT’s 2017 production of 1776! 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men and women behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, witty, charming, and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. Featuring a funny, insightful, and compelling story along with a striking score,1776 is a triumphant celebration of the American spirit.

Auditions will be held on:

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – SBMT rehearsal space, 761 Mabury Road #20, San Jose

Monday, July 18, 2016 – Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga

Please note: Auditions will be held at different locations. Keep this in mind when selecting your audition date and time.

Callbacks will be held July 23 and 24 at the Saratoga Civic Theater. Callback times will be provided after auditions.

To audition, please prepare:

  • A short (16-32 bars) audition song excerpt that shows off your singing abilities and vocal range.
  • Sheet music in your key (no recordings or a cappella, please). An accompanist will be provided.
  • A head shot and/or resume. If you do not have a resume, a form will be available to provide us with the information we will need. A simple headshot can be taken at the audition.

Go to http://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/1776_auditions to sign up.

South Bay Musical Theatre encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition for our productions.

General Information

Rehearsals will begin in late November, 2016.Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Not all actors will be called for all rehearsals.

Please be aware that conflicts with the rehearsal schedule will greatly affect casting.

All roles are eligible to receive a stipend.

Performances take place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from January 28, 2017 to February 18, 2017. There is one Thursday performance on February 16.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Leon at daveleon1974@gmail.com

Production Team

Director: Walter M. Mayes
Producer: Dave Leon
Musical Director: Joe Kelly
Vocal Director: Walter M. Mayes
Stage Manager: Emily Pye

Character Information

Roles are open to both men and women unless noted. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The production will feature period dress and all roles will be played as written, regardless of the sex or ethnicity of the actor.

Because these are historical characters, the ages of each is known and is listed in the full character breakdown posted on the Sign-Up Genius site.

 

 

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Spoofs, GYPSY Soars

Beat this weekend’s heat, and keep cool at the modern, air-conditioned Saratoga Civic Theater with two of the South Bay’s hottest shows!

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’s show last Sunday was a huge laugh-fest! Don’t miss this cabaret revue sharply spoofing show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary Broadway musicals. Only one more performance, on Saturday, June 4, at 2:30 pm. The hilarious send-up of all-things Broadway features some of your SBMT favorites parodying some of your favorite Broadway performers.

MEN: Brett Carlson, Dave Leon, David Mister, Michael Reed, Braden Taylor

WOMEN: Kayvon Kordestani, Jennifer Medeiros, Mary Melnick, Diane Milo, Molly Olivas, Christine Rose, Karen Sanders, Ruth E. Stein, Terri Weitze

Tickets available NOW at http://southbaymt.com/shows/forbiddenbroadway.html

The kids of GYPSY encourage you to join them this weekend! Front row: Zoe Wheatonfox, Felicia Chang; Second row: Nic Garcia, Will Giblin, Skyler Andrews; Back row: Child wrangler Elizabeth Claire Lawrence

The kids of GYPSY encourage you to join them this weekend! Front row: Zoe Wheatonfox, Felicia Chang; Second row: Nic Garcia, Will Giblin, Skyler Andrews; Back row: Child wrangler Elizabeth Claire Lawrence

Meanwhile, SBMT’s GYPSY continues to impress local theatergoers and critics alike. Audience members raved after last weekend’s performances:

“Absolutely one of the best shows I’ve seen in recent memory and well worth the effort. An outstanding cast, funny and moving direction, great vocals and musical direction.”

“So many good things about SBMT’s Gypsy! I want to go again but I can’t so someone go in my place!”

“Kudos to all involved for a great show.”

“See the show everyone’s talking about: SBMT’s Gypsy!”

Make sure you get your tickets before it’s gone! Only 6 more performances, June 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, and 11. Tickets are available at http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/gypsy2016.html.

 

GYPSY Earns Top Reviews – And Forbidden Broadway Beckons

Molly Thornton as Mama Rose

Molly Thornton as Mama Rose

Audiences and critics agree, SBMT’s production of GYPSY is a hit! Take a break from your Memorial Day festivities to see the show this weekend, May 27 through 30, or join us for shows in June (3, 4, 5, 9, 10, or 11). Tickets available NOW at http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/gypsy2016.html.

Marlene Berner (Louise), Molly Thornton (Mama Rose), and Tim Reynolds (Herbie) perform "Together"

Marlene Berner (Louise), Molly Thornton (Mama Rose), and Tim Reynolds (Herbie) perform “Together”

Critics rave:

Molly Thornton sparkles in ‘Gypsy’

“I have seen Gypsy four times, once on Broadway with Merman and three other productions throughout the years and Molly Thornton’s Rose in this production is as close to Merman as you will get in this lifetime. …

“Marlene Berner as Louise sheds her dumpy awkward persona by accident with a push from Rose to become the sleek, clever, grand, Gypsy Rose Lee. …

“South Bay Musical Theatre gives a heartfelt production of Gypsy. Molly Thornton scintillates; her performance is an experience theatre lovers should not miss.”

Gilroy Dispatch

This Gypsy is headlined by a Rose who will once again knock the socks off her audience

“I am here to say that not only does South Bay Musical Theatre’s Molly Thornton join a long line of Roses, she takes her place with full acting gusto and vocal bravado. …

“Tim Reynolds brings a fully pleasing voice in song and a charming, endearing demeanor with twinkles in his eyes for Rose’s daughters and resignation in his shoulders for Rose’s delayed “yes” to his ongoing proposals for marriage. …

“As Louise, Marlene Berner … has her own diva moment in various stages of elegant dress and undress as she finally leaves timid, no-talent Louise behind to bring a full, mature, and invigorating voice to “Let Me Entertain You.”

“In this large cast of over twenty-five, every actor brings pizzazz and personality as well as voices that sell their songs and roles. … much applause is due this fine cast and its starring, stunning Rose. …

South Bay Musical Theatre has brought to its local audience a Gypsy well worth seeing and one that will leave big smiles, humming voices, and a full heart with every exiting patron. “

Talkin’ Broadway (Regional)


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Meanwhile – FORBIDDEN BROADWAY opens this weekend! Don’t miss this special event, poking lovingly playful fun at Broadway’s biggest shows, stars, and composers. TWO SHOWS ONLY Sunday, May 29 at 7:30pm, and Saturday, June 4, at 2:30pm. Tickets at http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/forbiddenbroadway.html.

Don’t miss your favorite SBMT stars – including our own Mama Rose – in this irreverent send-up of all things Broadway!

GYPSY Opens May 21 – 57 Years After the Original!

Marlene Berner as Gypsy Rose Lee

Marlene Berner as Gypsy Rose Lee

On May 21, 1959, a new show opened on Broadway with Ethel Merman in the starring role of Mama Rose: GYPSY! And tonight, May 21, 2016, SBMT is proud to open our production of GYPSY! Starring Molly Thornton as Mama Rose, Marlene Berner as Louise (the future Gypsy Rose Lee), Tim Reynolds as Herbie, and Rhona McFadyen as June, we guarantee this is one show you will not want to miss.

Tickets are available for the run, May 21 through June 11, at http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/gypsy.html

Molly Thornton knocks it out of the park as Mama Rose

Molly Thornton knocks it out of the park as Mama Rose

At last night’s preview, the staff gave out their thank you awards to cast and crew members who went above and beyond. Following are a few photos from the event. Congratulations to all — and have a marvelous opening night. Break a leg!

Newcomers’ Award: Michael Cai
Technical Award: Emily Pye
Orchestra Award: Joe Kelly
Producers’ Award: Marlene Berner
Gypsy Robe Award: Alex Cox and Oscar

Michael Cai won the Newcomers' Award.

Michael Cai (Ensemble) won the Newcomers’ Award.

Marlene Berner won the Producers' Award.

Marlene Berner (Louise) won the Producers’ Award.

Alex Cox and Oscar won the Gypsy Robe.

Alex Cox (Ensemble) and Oscar (Chowsie) won the Gypsy Robe.

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.

  1. Go to www.southbaymt.com/shows/gypsy2016.html
  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!
Video link

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.

Seeking New Board Members!

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South Bay Musical Theatre is seeking candidates for the positions of the six board members whose terms end this summer. Each position will have a two-year term, from July 2016 through June of 2018.

If you are interested or would like more information about board membership, we’d love to hear from you!

Please email current Board President Jay Steele at jay@southbaymt.com by May 27, and you will receive more information about board membership requirements and expectations, as well as our board of directors application. You are also welcome to get more information by discussing the opportunity with any of our current board members:

Kevin Cornelius*
Barbara Heninger*
Jeffrey Henson
Walter M. Mayes*
Howard L. Miller
Janet Miller*
Diane Milo
David Murphy
Jordan Selburn*
Jay Steele
Braden Taylor
C. Michael Traw*

(* indicates member whose term ends in July 2016)

We look forward to hearing from interested candidates! Join us!

Meet More Gypsies: Michael and Oscar!

A few Gypsy cast, staff, and crew with SBMT volunteers at load-in on April 30

A few Gypsy cast, staff, and crew with SBMT volunteers at load-in on April 30

The GYPSY cast and crew has moved into the Saratoga Civic Theatre. It’s only two weeks until OPENING NIGHT on May 21, so order your tickets now!

http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/gypsy2016.html

Meanwhile, meet two more of the Gypsy clan in our continuing blog-erviews!


Oscar: Chowsie

Oscar plays Chowsie, Mama Rose's dog

Oscar plays Chowsie, Madam Rose’s dog

Why are you excited to be in Gypsy?

Oscar is overly excited to be in his first production ever!

What is the most important thing you think audiences should know about this show?

No animals are ever harmed in this show. Oscar enjoys his time on stage.

What attracted you to join an SBMT production?

Oscar is happy to be in a show next to his mom (Alex Cox) and many new friends!

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

Oscar’s favorite take out is Panda Express Orange Chicken.

Oscar was born about 3 years ago on the streets of San Jose, until the day he met his forever family with Alex Cox, who sings and dances as one of the “Hollywood Blondes” in Gypsy.

Michael Saenz: Georgie/Weber/Angie

Michael Saenz helps out at move-in.

Michael Saenz helps out at move-in.

Why are you excited to be in Gypsy?

I’m excited because this is my first SBMT show, though not my first Janie Scott show.  What I love about Janie as a director is that she has a way of challenging people to do the unexpected.  Are you primarily a singer who moves well? Great!  You’re going to dance now; she challenges you to stretch beyond your comfort zone.  I’m also excited to be in Gypsy because it’s such an iconic show with larger than life characters; I knew I had to be involved. Here’s a fun game for you to try while watching the show.  Try and guess which character I am when I’m on stage!

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

Hmm… the MOST important? I’d say that the most important thing is that we have a wonderful cast/crew/production staff that have put together something pretty spectacular. Also, don’t be so quick to dismiss Rose as a two dimensional character.  There are several moments that give us some insight as to what makes her tick.

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

This is my first SBMT show!  What attracted me to this production at SBMT are some wonderful people on the production staff who I knew would put together a great show.  (Wait, did I mention this already? It’s true!) There are several seasoned performers as well (who’ve done SBMT shows) that have really made me feel welcomed.  That’s definitely an attraction — especially when you’re spending most of your evenings in rehearsals with these folks! #loveyoumeanit!  As for why I perform in community theatre, I enjoy telling a story.  Musical theatre isn’t that much different from dance.  Both tell a story in a compelling way — when you simply cannot say it with just words, you have to take it to the next level with song and/or dance.

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

Sure, why not! The only question is… which stripper would be my muse? Miss Mazeppa? Tessie Tura? Electra? Or Magic Mike?

Michael is excited to be a part of Gypsy as his first production with SBMT. He has danced professionally with sjDANCEco and has enjoyed several featured solos/roles in José Limón’s masterworks. Recent/favorite theatre credits include: Mary Poppins (Neleus) and Guys and Dolls (Featured Dancer/Gypsy Robe recipient) with Cabrillo Stage; Chicago (Featured Dancer/Dance Captain), Addams Family (Ancestor/Dance Captain) and Miss Saigon (Dance Captain) with Palo Alto Players; and A Chorus Line (Paul) with Sunnyvale Community Players.

Meet some GYPSIES: Molly, Elmer, and Marc

It’s time once again for … BLOG-ERVIEWS. Here’s your chance to meet some of our talented cast members for GYPSY. After you read these, we’re so sure you’ll want to see these dynamic actors in action that we’re adding the ticket link right here!

http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/gypsy2016.html

Show dates: Saturday, May 21 (opening night gala!) through Saturday, June 11
Venue: Saratoga Civic Theatre, 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga

Got those tickets? Great! Without further ado, meet some Gypsies:


Molly Thornton, Mama Rose

Molly Thornton, "Mama Rose"

Molly Thornton, “Mama Rose”

Why are you excited to be in Gypsy?

I get to play the role of a lifetime with a wonderful theatre company that always does first rate productions which are fun for the cast as well as the audience! This is definitely a bucket list role, and a thrilling challenge that I’m sure many actors dream of being able to tackle. I count myself as so fortunate to be able to do it here and now, with such an amazing staff, cast and company.

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

The cast are all volunteers, doing it for the sheer joy and passion to perform….and we put it together in only 7 weeks of evenings and weekends. Most of us have other full time day jobs, or are students. We squeeze this into our busy lives in our “spare time.”

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

I have been working with SBMT for over 15 years and can always rely on them to do high quality productions…both from the audience’s standpoint during the performance and from the actor’s standpoint during the process of getting the show on its feet. SBMT pulls in the best talent and staff, which make working with them a sheer pleasure.

I’ve been doing community theatre since I was 7. It is more a part of who I am than anything else.  I love the diversity of people I get to work with and the great and lasting friendships formed in each show.  That, and the joy of working toward a common goal and always meeting that one big deadline on time: Opening Night (being a Project Manager, meeting deliverable deadlines is part of my life). Theatre is something that you can be a part of for your entire life, tackling new and different roles in each phase of your life.

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

At home or in public – and is there a pole involved?

Molly Thornton (Momma Rose) is thrilled and honored to try her hand at this iconic role. Memorable SBMT performances include Velma Von Tussle (Hairspray), Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), Matron Mama Morton (Chicago), and Babe Williams (The Pajama Game). Other favorite area roles include Pennywise in Urinetown (Sunnyvale Community Players); Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy (City Lights); Kate in Kiss Me, Kate (West Valley Light Opera, ERMA Award); and Betty Blake in The Will Rogers Follies (Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Shellie Award). Love to my wonderful husband, James!

Elmer Min, “Yonkers”

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Why are you excited to be in Gypsy?

I am exhilarated to be in this production because we have so many incredible talents – including children – and they will surely “entertain you” with their “versatile” skills. I’m excited to be on stage with the support of the wonderful staff and crew members as well.

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

Everyone’s worked so hard on this show! Not only the cast members and the director but the vocal, musical, and technical director; dance captain; costume, stage, lighting, hair/makeup, sound designers; producers; house, stage, box office managers; and the child wrangler!

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

As a new resident in the South Bay, I was looking for ways to contribute to the community and get in touch with performing again. SBMT was two birds with one stone! I also love making connections with excellent, talented people.

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

Definitely YES… but don’t tell my girlfriend!!

[Uh oh – we think we just did!]

Elmer Min (Yonkers) is honored to be part of Gypsy with the wonderful company of SBMT! He has previously worked as a conceited Blues singer in Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), a borderline snobby father in You Can’t Take it With You (Mr. Kirby), and a jolly Russian singer in Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha). He hopes to see you all again soon as a performer. He also wants to thank his family and his furry friend Tibbers!

Marc Gonzales, “Tulsa”

Marc Gonzales, "Tulsa"

Marc Gonzales, “Tulsa”

Why are you excited to be in Gypsy?

I am excited about being in Gypsy because I have loved this show ever since I saw AMTSJ do it when I was in high school. I was dazzled by the performances, the costumes, the sets, and just about every aspect the show had to offer. I knew that, one day, I wanted to be a part of this show.

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

I think the most important thing audiences should know is that this show is smartly written, and that these characters are based on real people. These are very real characters, and it’s an honor to be cast in a show where I get to depict one of them and aid in telling the story.

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

I have always enjoyed SBMT as a theatre company, whether as an audience member or performer/choreographer. They embody what it means to be a community theatre while still holding up the highest standards of performance. The casts bond, the staff is supportive, making for an all-around fantastic time at rehearsals and shows.

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

I would TOTALLY strip! But the audience would need to be issued sunglasses so as not to be permanently blinded by my paleness.

Marc is thrilled to be back with SBMT! Previous SBMT credits: 42nd Street (Andy Lee), and choreographer of this season’s Forever Plaid. Other credits include: Kiss Me, Kate (Gremio) with BBBay; Grease (Kenickie) and Oklahoma! (Will Parker) with Playhouse Merced; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Frank Pontipee) and West Side Story (A-Rab) with Good Company Players; Once Upon A Mattress (Prince Dauntless) with Shoestring Theatre Company; The Wizard Of Oz (Scarecrow) with Bay Area EtC. Marc would like to thank his family and his friends for all their support.

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!

Order tickets today at http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/forbiddenbroadway.html

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

Featuring:
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

Gypsies in Rehearsal – Get tickets today!

Our Gypsy cast is well into rehearsals, with opening night coming soon on May 21. Make sure you get your tickets now, at http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/gypsy2016.html. Our gala opening night features champagne, snacks, and a chance to schmooze with the stars after the show.

Wonder what it takes to put on a show like Gypsy? A lot of hard work! Take a peek behind the scenes at our cast in rehearsal at SBMT’s studio. Then buy your tickets today!

Molly Thornton as "Mama Rose."

Molly Thornton as “Mama Rose.”

Director/choreographer Janie Scott (left) watches as Marc Gonzalez ("Tulsa") dips assistant choreographer Michael Saenz, while Marlene Brenner looks on as "Louise."

Director/choreographer Janie Scott (left) watches as Marc Gonzalez (“Tulsa”) dips assistant choreographer Michael Saenz, while Marlene Berner looks on as “Louise.”

Marlene Berner ("Louise") and Rhona McFadyen ("June") rehearse "If Momma Was Married."

Marlene Berner (“Louise”) and Rhona McFadyen (“June”) rehearse “If Momma Was Married.”

Members of the cast salute "Mr. Goldstone." From left: Marc Gonzalez ("Tulsa"), Tim Reynolds ("Herbie"), Rhona McFadyen ("June"), Jeff Tuttle ("Mr. Goldstone"), Molly Thornton ("Rose"), Michael Cai ("L.A."), and assistant choreographer Michael Saenz.

Members of the cast salute “Mr. Goldstone.” From left: Marc Gonzalez (“Tulsa”), Tim Reynolds (“Herbie”), Rhona McFadyen (“June”), Jeff Tuttle (“Mr. Goldstone”), Molly Thornton (“Rose”), Elmer Min (“Yonkers”), and assistant choreographer Michael Saenz.

Felicia Chang as "Baby June."

Felicia Chang as “Baby June.”

Assistant choreographer Michael Saenz works with the "newsboys."

Assistant choreographer Michael Saenz works with the “newsboys.”

Oscar, or "Chowsie," is content to wait for his cue.

Oscar, or “Chowsie,” is content to wait for his cue.

 

Angels found … and Gypsies kick off!

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SBMT is pleased to announce the cast list for this fall’s production, CITY OF ANGELS. Many thanks to all of the talented performers who auditioned!

Stine – Mike Rhone
Stone – Stephane Alwyn
Gabby/Bobbi – Barbara Reynolds
Buddy Fidler/Irwin S. Irving – Ed Sengstack
Donna/Oolie – Glenna Murillo
Avril/Mallory – Cami Jackson
Carla/Alaura – Marlene Berner
Jimmy Powers – Nick Rodrigues
Pancho Vargas/Lt. Muñoz – Dave Leon
The Angel City Four – Christina Bolognini, David Mister, Libby Moore, Will Perez
Mahoney/Del DaCosta – Chris Moylan
Studio Cop/Sonny – Kev Martinez
Werner Krieger/Luther Kingsley – Jeff Tuttle
Gene/Officer Pasco – Steve Sammonds
Jack/Harlan Yamato – Kenny Silberberg
Women of Hollywood/Women of the Film – Polly Ellis, Robin Holbrook, Patti Workover

Producer: Jay Steele
Director: Doug Brook
Musical Director: Dan Singletary
Vocal Director: Diane Milo
Choreographer: Kayvon Kordestani
Stage Manager: Philip Jacke
See http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/cityofangels.html for more


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Meanwhile, the cast of this summer’s show, GYPSY, has begun rehearsals. Final additions to the cast and staff have been made, and we know they’ll all be swell, they’ll be great – and they’ll have the whole world on a plate!

Madame Rose – Molly Thornton
Louise – Marlene Berner
Herbie – Tim Reynolds
Dainty June – Rhona McFadyen
Young Louise – Zoe Wheatonfox
Baby June – Felicia Chang
Tessie Tura – Karen DeHart
Electra/Cratchitt – Barbara Heninger
Mazeppa – Kayvon Kordestani
Georgie/Weber/Angie – Michael Saenz
Uncle Jocko – Steve Sammonds
Goldstone – Jeff Tuttle
Pop – Scott Knazter
Kringelein/Pastey – Mark Blaszcyk
Cigar – Dave Leon
Young News Boys – Skyler Andrews, Nic Garcia, Will Giblin
Tulsa – Marc Gonzalez
L.A. – Michael Cai
Yonkers – Elmer Min
Hollywood Blondes – Alex Cox, Lillian Kautz, Jennifer Kohler, Elizabeth Moore, Valerie Peterson, Amanda Vogel

Producers: Dave Leon & David Murphy
Director/Choreographer: Janie Scott
Musical Director: Mazera Cox-Goulter
Vocal Director: Corey Miller
Stage Manager: Philip Jacke
See www.southbaymt.com/shows/gypsy2016.html for more

Noir is near! Some audition slots still open for CITY OF ANGELS

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Take a walk on the noir side! Some audition slots are still available for SBMT’s Fall production of CITY OF ANGELS this weekend. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue (corner of Fruitvale and Allendale), Saratoga,
CA 95070.

Sign up now to audition. Lots of roles, big and small, for all types (see below). Don’t be left out!

Director: Doug Brook
Producer: Jay Steele
Musical Director: Dan Singletary
Vocal Director: Diane Milo
Choreographer: Kayvon Kordestani

Blue = Real-world character  || Black = Reel-world character

Men

Stine – (35-45, baritone, G# to G) A novelist battling Hollywood, trying to stay true to himself. Envies his hero, Stone.
Stone – (35-45, baritone, G# to F) Hero of Stine’s novel and film. A tough ex-cop turned private eye. Irresistible.
Buddy Fidler || Irwin S. Irving – (40-60, baritone, C to Eb) Hollywood director/producer. || Unpleasant movie mogul.
Werner Kriegler || Luther Kingsley – (60-75) A Hollywood actor. || Alaura’s husband, lives in an iron lung.
Gerald Pierce || Peter Kingsley – (20s) A Hollywood actor. || Alaura’s stepson. Good-looking, callow.
Pancho Vargas || Lt. Munoz – (35-50, baritone, D to F#) A jovial actor. || A police detective. Stone’s ex-partner.
Gene || Officer Pasco – (20s-40s) An assistant director. || A policeman.
Gilbert || Dr. Mandril – (30s-50s) A barber. || A religious leader. Mr. Kingsley’s spiritual therapist.
Jimmy Powers – (20s-30s, tenor, C to G) A young crooner. Good-looking, popular, aspiring movie star.
Del Dacosta || Mahoney – (30-50) A songwriter. || A Hollywood reporter.
Jack || Harlan Yamato – (30-60) A Hollywood cinematographer. || An L.A. county coroner.
Shoeshine || Commissioner Gaines – (30-50) A Hollywood studio employee. || Police commissioner.
Angel City Four; baritone (G to G#) & tenor (D# to B) – (any age) Quartet singers similar in style to The Manhattan Transfer; a Greek Chorus in both worlds.
Studio Cop || Big Six – (30s-50s) A Hollywood studio employee. || A thug, a mountain of a man. The muscle.
Studio Cop || Sonny – (30s-40s) A studio employee. || A smaller thug, as menacing as Big Six. The brains.

Women

Gabby || Bobbi – (30s-40s, mezzo, Eb to F) Stine’s wife. Beautiful, wise, suspicious of Stine. || A nightclub singer. Stone’s ex-wife. Troubled past and present.
Donna || Oolie – (30s-40s, mezzo, G to F) Buddy’s wise-cracking secretary. || Stone’s secretary. Perfect girl Friday.
Carla Haywood || Alaura Kingsley – (30s-40s, mezzo, G to E) Buddy’s wife. Beautiful, successful actress. || A femme fatale. The kind of face a man could hang a dream on, a body that made Venus Di Milo look all thumbs.
Avril Raines || Mallory Kingsley – (20s, mezzo, G# to B) A lovely starlet. || Alaura’s stepdaughter. Troubled, sensual, secretive.
Stand-In || Margaret – (20s-50s) A Hollywood studio employee. || A maid at the Kingsley mansion.
Hairdresser || Anna; Margie – (20s-40s) A Hollywood studio employee. || A masseuse; a brothel keeper.
Angel City Four; alto (A to D) & soprano (A to A) – (any age) Quartet singers similar in style to The Manhattan Transfer; a Greek Chorus in both worlds.
Women of Hollywood || Women of the film – (various ages/types) An ensemble of players who play various roles in both worlds.

Where’s Chowsie?

Is YOUR dog as cute as these adorable canines? Can he handle lots of people – both adults and kids? Does she do well with lights, noise, and action? Is your dog a smaller-sized bundle of personality? Then maybe YOUR pooch has what it takes to be a star!

We’re searching for that special canine to play ‘Chowsie’ in our spring production of GYPSY. For more information, contact our producer, Dave Leon!

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Jerry’s Girls Arrive this Weekend

Don’t miss SBMT’s special production of JERRY’S GIRLS, arriving this Saturday, February 13, and again next Saturday, February 20. Both shows take place at 2:30 pm. Enjoy the music that Jerry Herman wrote for his larger-than-life female characters in shows like “Mame,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “La Cage aux Folles.”

And now you can save $15 using the code JERRY2016. This code is valid for Adult or Senior tickets to either performance. Use the code online at  www.southbaymt.com, or by phone at 408-266-4734

So “Before the Parade Passes By,” make sure you “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” this Saturday, and come out to see JERRY’S GIRLS!

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Everyone’s mad for PLAID!

Audience members and local critics agree: FOREVER PLAID is terrific!

Regional reviewer Eddie Reynolds of Talkin’ Broadway writes:

This FOREVER PLAID never falters in flow or fun … audiences of this production will walk out humming and smiling.

Sound great? Well, how about this: Discount tickets are available for this Friday 2/12, and Saturday 2/13! Get $10 off (even better than Goldstar!) — just go to southbaymt.com/shows/foreverplaid.html, and enter coupon code GSEQFP16.

A great show, with discount prices. What could be better? According to our audience, nothing! Just listen:

A fantastic show. The voices were all excellent and the songs memorable and nostalgic!

It was the 4th or 5th time I’ve seen the show and it was just as delicious as the first time. Excellent voices, outstanding musicians, and charmingly produced. And at reasonable prices!

The set was fantastic: gigantic juke box (that opened up), curtain of records, and we enjoyed the audience participation.

Absolutely wonderful show!!! Will definitely be telling friends about this show!!

So get your tickets now for FOREVER PLAID!

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 http://www.southbaymt.com/shows/foreverplaid.html

Here are our PLAIDS getting ready:

Click here to see the video!

Click here to see the video!

The doors open SOON. Join us!

Countdown to PLAID …. 3, 2, 1

It’s almost here! We’re counting the days until we can share FOREVER PLAID with you. We guarantee you’ll have a great time listening to some fantastic harmonies. And you may even sing along with the four Plaids!

Join us for our opening night gala, January 30. Tickets at www.southbaymt.com/shows/foreverplaid.html. The show runs through February 21. Get PLAID!

And now, just a few photos from our dress rehearsals. Looking sharp, men! But in tune, of course…

Derek DeMarco (Frankie), Matt Hall (Jinx), Will Perez (Sparky), and David Murphy (Smudge)

Derek DeMarco (Frankie), Matt Hall (Jinx), Will Perez (Sparky), and David Murphy (Smudge)

 

And now they're PLAID!  (Matt, Will, Derek, and David)

And now they’re PLAID!
(Matt, Will, Derek, and David)