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Millie Cast Announced

By | 2018-11-26T22:42:18+00:00 November 26th, 2018|2018-19 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast for our spring 2019 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway, and is a fun show to watch—or to perform in! Our production staff reports that we had a wonderful turnout of very talented actors, making casting decisions very difficult. We appreciate all who auditioned, and hope you will turn out again for next season's shows, which promise to be equally exciting. Thoroughly Modern Millie Cast Millie:  Jessica Maxey Jimmy:  James Jones Dorothy: Felicia [...]

Celebrating excellence at the TBA Awards

By | 2018-11-08T20:56:43+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Awards, Behind The Scenes|

South Bay Musical Theatre was proud to have performers and staff recognized at the recent Theatre Bay Area awards ceremony, held at Herbst Memorial Theater in San Francisco on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Members of SBMT's Board of Directors as well as cast and staff from our nominated productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Bridges of Madison County, joined to "whoop" for the nominees and cheer on other Bay Area theatre organizations. We'd like congratulate all of our South Bay friends who were honored. A special shout-out to Lee Ann Payne for winning Outstanding Direction of a Play, for [...]

Audiences rave: SBMT has another winner!

By | 2018-10-02T02:38:20+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|2018-19 Season, Blog-erviews!, Video Link|

Audiences for South Bay Musical Theatre's first show of the 2018-19 season, Mame, continue to send positive feedback about their experiences. We have compiled highlights of their comments in the video and text below. If you are sitting on the fence, we encourage you to act quickly to get your tickets for one of the remaining performances of this Broadway classic from the sixties that Life magazine called, "America's Best Musical." Call our box office at 408-266-4734 or pick your tickets on this website. https://youtu.be/xiIFWceU_9M “We have been going to your performances for quite some time now, and we rank [...]

SBMT up for seven TBA awards!

By | 2018-09-25T18:25:00+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Announcements, Behind The Scenes, Photos|

Congratulations to South Bay Musical Theatre’s seven finalists competing in the fifth annual Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Awards, which take place November 5, 2018. Theatre Bay Area is the third-largest regional theatre service organization in North America, and the TBA Awards, now in its fourth year, honors the excellence of professionally-oriented theatre in the Bay Area by offering a peer-based adjudication process and awards celebration. This year, more than 400 adjudicators cast approximately 10,000 ballots to evaluate over 300 productions staged by 122 participating Bay Area arts companies. With that much competition, this is indeed a great honor, and SBMT is [...]

Semi-annual Members Meeting generates lively discussion

By | 2018-08-28T01:12:05+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Announcements, Blog-erviews!, Board meetings, Photos|

On Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, the South Bay Musical Theater Board of Directors hosted its semi-annual Members Meeting at the Saratoga Civic Theater. Nine of the 12 board members attended, and a full agenda kept the meeting rolling for 90 minutes—and beyond. The lively discussion then adjourned to the lobby, where complimentary mimosas and light snacks were served. The lobby TV displayed a slideshow demonstrating the new SBMT website. What follows is a brief summary of what took place: Newly elected board chair Jay Steele greeted attendees and introduced new and returning board members. Kevin Brownstein gave a preview of “My [...]

Toasting the terrific cast of Mame

By | 2018-08-22T22:27:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|2018-19 Season, Meet The Cast, Photos|

The musical Mame traces its origins back to 1955 when Patrick Dennis published the novel Auntie Mame. The book became a Broadway play the next year, a movie two years after that, and by 1966 it was given a wonderful score by Broadway legend Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, Mack and Mabel, and later, La Cage Aux Folles) and was back on Broadway again. The musical won Tony Awards for Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur—setting them both on the path to long, illustrious careers—and then went on to run for more than 1,500 performances over four years on the Great White Way. Over [...]

New SBMT Board prepares for upcoming season

By | 2018-08-13T21:58:53+00:00 August 13th, 2018|2018-19 Season, Behind The Scenes, Board meetings|

On August 11, 2018, the South Bay Musical Theatre Board of Directors held a day-long retreat to make plans for the future of the organization and to discuss ways to build on the company's recent successes. Diane Milo (director/vocal director for the upcoming production of Mame) led a team-building exercise and brainstorming session to explore ways of increasing the company's reach into the local community we serve. By the end of the day, the team had filled a white board with a long list of tasks and talents that are required to maintain the affordable quality that we provide. Are YOU [...]

Cast announced for Big River

By | 2018-07-31T20:24:31+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Announcements|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast for our winter 2019 production of Big River, by country music legend Roger Miller. The musical is based on Mark Twain's classic American novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and won seven Tony Awards including best musical in 1985. Big River cast: Huck Finn: Ben Hatch Jim: Anthone Jackson King: Walter Mayes Duke: Michael Hirsch Tom Sawyer: Derek DeMarco Pap Finn: Michael Johnson Widow Douglas: Barbara Heninger Miss Watson: Cami Jackson Mary Jane Wilkes: Sarah Thermond Susan Wilkes: Brennah Kemmerly Joanna Wilkes: Clara Takahashi Mark Twain / Doctor: Allen Siverson Simon [...]

Meet the actors who will convince you in September that "We Need a Little Christmas NOW!"

By | 2018-07-27T21:52:23+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Announcements|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Mame, the first production in our 2018/ 2019 Season. MAME DENNIS: Mary Melnick VERA CHARLES: Karen DeHart AGNES GOOCH: Kama Belloni BEAUREGARD: Chris Moylan DWIGHT BABCOCK: Mike Cuddy YOUNG PATRICK/PETER: Jake Miller OLDER PATRICK: David Ressler LINDSAY WOOLSEY: Steve Sammonds ITO: Donnie Matsuda MOTHER BURNSIDE: Elyse Cook SALLY CATO: Emily Schmeickel-Frank UNCLE JEFF: Jeff Tuttle COUSIN FAN: Karen Sanders MR. UPSON: Steven Knight MRS. UPSON: Barbara Heninger GLORIA UPSON: Galaxy Smith PEGEEN RYAN: Lauren D'Ambrosio JUNIOR BABCOCK: Neil Rushnock ENSEMBLE: Debra Milbourne, Janet Miller, Robin Holbrook, Jackie Tavarez, Heather Gross, [...]

Drum roll, please. Announcing our 2018-2019 season!

By | 2018-01-30T22:51:14+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Announcements|

The puzzle is solved! After five weeks of Facebook teasers and lots of playful guesses by our devoted fans, on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at our semi-annual members’ meeting, South Bay Musical Theatre finally unveiled the shows that will anchor our 2018-2019 season. Without further ado, they are: Mame, Big River, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. All three of these shows are well-known, perennial staples in community theater circles, and consistently attract sell-out crowds when they are performed well. But for those of you who want more details, here’s a quick summary... Mame, which opened on Broadway in 1966 starring Angela Lansbury, with [...]

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