Awards bestowed on Millie cast and crew

By | 2019-05-22T23:01:16+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|2018-19 Season, Awards, Behind The Scenes, Photos|

Following SBMT’s Preview Night performance for Thoroughly Modern Millie on May 18, 2019, Executive Director Sara Dean invited the audience to stay for a few extra minutes as the staff conferred special awards to outstanding members of the cast, crew, and orchestra. The Gypsy Robe was renamed the Legacy Robe, following the adoption of that name by Actors Equity. Traditionally, the robe is presented by the previous recipient, but Big River winner Libby Moore Schroeder was unable to attend because she had just given birth to a new baby! (Audiences may remember her as visibly pregnant in last January’s production.) Filling [...]

Are stereotypes acceptable in today’s theatrical productions?

By | 2019-05-15T00:06:03+00:00 May 15th, 2019|2018-19 Season, Behind The Scenes, Blog-erviews!|

Justin Fan, Karyn Rondeau, and Edmond Kwong play the villains. Photo by Steve Stubbs. In the irreverent musical Avenue Q, one of the songs purports that “Everybody’s a little bit racist,” as it skewers contemporary attitudes regarding race, religion, political correctness, and humor based on exaggerated stereotypes. The point hits home, because as much as we hate to admit it, we all have biases. Those of us in the theatre community are forced to confront these issues whenever we dip into the well of past Broadway productions to pick a slate of shows to revive. The stereotypical characters and [...]

The cast of Big River brings a classic back to life

By | 2019-01-02T06:46:18+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|2018-19 Season, Behind The Scenes, Meet The Cast, Photos|

Big River is a 1985 musical based on Mark Twain’s beloved 1884 novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This is the first time SBMT has staged the show, and the cast and staff have turned it into a passion project that is shaping up to be another in a long list of outstanding productions. The show took Broadway by storm in 1985, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score. In a period dominated by British imports, this was a uniquely American story, and it ran for more than 1,000 performances, featuring catchy bluegrass and country music by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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