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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 [...]

SBMT unveils its new season on Jan. 30!

By | 2018-01-23T13:52:58+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Announcements|

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 [...]

So what is this show, "Peter and the Starcatcher"?

By | 2018-01-14T15:05:00+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Announcements, Behind The Scenes|

Even if you're a musical theater fan, you may not know much about South Bay Musical Theatre's winter production, "Peter and the Starcatcher," playing Jan. 27 through Feb. 17, 2018. So, what exactly is the show about? And why should you see it? "Peter and the Starcatcher" is the prequel to "Peter Pan." It tells the back story of the iconic boy who would not grow up, along with his familiar friends and adversaries who are portrayed so memorably in the classic tale. It’s a sprawling, swashbuckling adventure that will take you from the shores of Victorian England to the deck [...]

On the fifth day till Christmas, I too have gift ideas…

By | 2017-12-20T20:53:29+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Behind The Scenes, Uncategorized|

The countdown to Christmas is now at five short days. If you are still scratching your head trying to think of the perfect gift for that loved one who has everything, consider the gift of entertainment. South Bay Musical Theatre has two more fantastic shows this season that would make great presents for those last-minute stocking stuffers: Peter and the Starcatcher and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. What type of people would most love tickets to these shows? I can think of at least five: Youngsters. Both of these shows are appropriate for all ages, including your kids or grandkids. Peter [...]

Broadway by the Decade: 1920s — Cast announced

By | 2017-12-19T14:51:04+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

One of SBMT's most popular enduring traditions is Brad Handshy's always-entertaining, fun-filled "Broadway by the Decade" series. Each show covers a ten-year period in American Musical Theater history as some of our most talented (and popular) performers turn out for a one-night-only production that invariably sells out. This year's show reaches w-a-a-ay back to the early beginnings of Broadway as it turns our spotlight on the fabulous Roaring 20s. During the 1920s, the popularity of Broadway’s music reigned supreme—a decade of songwriters such as the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern. The concert will be packed with [...]

SBMT announces cast of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By | 2017-12-13T11:36:30+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Announcements|

SBMT is proud to announce the cast for its upcoming production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This show not only has a wide variety of characters but also a full choir to give voice to the beautiful, soaring score and lyrics by Broadway legends Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. With a cast this large and a story this beloved, the demand for tickets is sure to be high. Reserve your seats now by going to southbaymt.com. CAST Quasimodo: Seph Ariel Frollo: Jay Steele Esmeralda: Jen Maggio Phoebus: Steve Alhoff Clopin: Alea Selburn Ensemble: Sarah Bylsma Francesca Cipponeri Daniel Dominguez Jessica [...]

Five Reasons We Offer Thanks

By | 2017-11-26T18:16:18+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Announcements, Fundraising|

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and we want to pause amid all the feasting and festivities to express our heartfelt gratitude to the people in our organization and our community that make it possible for us to continue bringing quality musical entertainment to the South Bay. Our blessings are many, but in the interest of brevity, let’s talk about five that have touched our hearts in 2017: The recognition of our peers Our most recent production of The Bridges of Madison County was endorsed by Theatre Bay Area with their “TBA Recommended” seal of approval. We take great pride in the quality of [...]

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