South Pacific cast announced

By | 2019-10-10T18:26:59+00:00 October 10th, 2019|2019-2020 Season, Announcements, Auditions, Meet The Cast|

SBMT is pleased to announce the cast for South Pacific, which will run from May 16 through June 6, 2020. Thank you to all who auditioned. We are truly blessed to have such a talented community. Nellie Forbusch: Melissa Momboisse Emile DeBecque: Stephane Alwyn Lt. Cable: James M. Jones Bloody Mary: Eiko Yamamoto Billis: Aaron Hurley Liat: Melody Chen Henri: Edmond Kwong Ngana: Gianna Morales Jerome: Nicolas Maggio, Kalana Sarich Brackett: Stephen Sammonds Harbison: Linda Hume Male Ensemble: Kyle Arrouzet, Edmond Kwong, Carlos Lamoso, Maxwell Sherman, Peter T. Woolhouse, Female Ensemble: Samantha Ayoob, Colleen Doermann, Kristin Hall, Emily Maupin, Sarah Rosenberg, [...]

Spotlight on: A Change of Character

By | 2019-10-07T06:38:44+00:00 October 7th, 2019|2019-2020 Season, Behind The Scenes, Meet The Cast, Video Link|

Have you already seen A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and want to gain additional insight to the backstage magic (or should we say madness?) that resulted in such a carefully choreographed continuous cavalcade of costumes? In this 15-minute video, capping our ongoing series on “The Art of Theatre,” we interview Michael Paul Hirsch, who plays nine unique characters in the show. Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, Michael undergoes 13 complete costume changes as he portrays members of the ill-fated D'Ysquith family—and some of them take place in less than half a minute! He and his three dressers (Taylor [...]

Cast of She Loves Me brings familiar and new faces

By | 2019-09-16T18:51:52+00:00 September 9th, 2019|2019-2020 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

SBMT is thrilled to announce the cast for our winter production of She Loves Me. Ben Hatch, who played Huckleberry Finn last season in Big River, returns as leading man Georg, a perfume shop employee who feuds with new saleswoman Amalia, played by Marie Putko. As fate would have it, the bickering colleagues respond to one another's "lonely hearts" ads in the newspaper and develop feelings for their anonymous-yet-amorous personas. If the plot sounds familiar, you may be thinking of the 1998 movie, You've Got Mail, with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan—or the classic film The Shop Around The Corner. Take [...]

We have a Gentleman’s Guide cast!

By | 2019-05-28T20:49:42+00:00 May 28th, 2019|2019-2020 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast, Photos|

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, South Bay Musical Theatre's first show of the 2019-2020 season, promises to be one that is unique and memorable. Casting was conducted over the past two weekends and the level of talent that turned out to audition was "off the charts." SBMT audiences will recognize many favorites from past shows, including David Mister, who played the role of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame last spring, and Michael Hirsch, who played the role of The Duke in Big River this past January. They may also recognize RuthE Stein from her character role in [...]

Warm congrats to Big River award winners

By | 2019-01-28T07:36:19+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Awards, Behind The Scenes, Meet The Cast, Photos|

Award winners, from left: Raiña Parks, Libby Moore Schroeder, Brian Bonarti, Alexandra Maissonneuve-Teixeira, and Ellie Brownson. Following SBMT's Preview Night performance for Big River on Jan. 25, 2019, producer Jay Steele 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. It's always a difficult decision, because just about everyone can be described as “outstanding,” but in the end, these are the winners who took home the awards. Newcomer Award: Raiña Parks Gypsy Robe Award: Libby Moore Schroeder Orchestra Award: Brian Bonarti Technical Award: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nightly standing ovations and sold-out performances confirm SBMT commitment to quality

By | 2018-08-24T20:39:27+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Behind The Scenes, Discounts, Meet The Cast|

With just three sold-out performances left before South Bay Musical Theatre's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame closes, it is abundantly clear that this show is a winner. Audiences raved about the show itself, the music, the orchestra, the choir, the cast, the costumes, the choreography, the set, and more! In fact, in emails received by SBMT (feedback@southbaymt.com), even the props got "props!" Thanks to all who attended—many of you multiple times—and for the enthusiastic response. Every performance has ended with the audience leaping to its feet for a standing ovation. STANDING OVATION AT THE SARATOGA CIVIC THEATER With kudos [...]

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