Spotlight on: Executive Director Sara K. Dean

By | 2019-08-20T19:40:27+00:00 August 20th, 2019|2019-2020 Season, Behind The Scenes, Video Link|

Executive Director Sara K. Dean takes a turn in the interview hot seat, fielding five questions about the relevance of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, the challenge of mounting such a complex show, the artistic vision behind it, how it fits into the overall 2019-2020 season, and the new and familiar faces who will be bringing it to life come September 28. Get your tickets now at this link or by calling 408-266-4734. This is the fourth video in a series of behind the scenes looks at "The Art of Theatre" as practiced here at South Bay Musical Theatre. [...]

Spotlight On: Gentleman’s Guide director, Walter M. Mayes

By | 2019-07-29T22:57:57+00:00 July 29th, 2019|2019-2020 Season, Behind The Scenes, Video Link|

The director of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Walter M. Mayes, sat down with us for an interview describing the show's creative evolution since winning the 2014 "Best Musical" Tony on Broadway and how South Bay Musical Theatre is giving it an Edwardian rather than Victorian look. Watch the video in two parts below, or read the transcript. https://youtu.be/uSwF2ajHq7o How do you describe this musical to your friends and family? A man finds out that he is eighth in line for a title in England in the 1910s and accidentally stumbles into a plot where he figures out how [...]

What’s the secret sauce for selecting a successful season?

By | 2019-07-01T17:08:34+00:00 July 1st, 2019|2019-2020 Season, Announcements, Behind The Scenes, Board meetings, Video Link|

For community theatre companies like South Bay Musical Theatre, the annual exercise of selecting which shows to stage is a critical decision, and many competing factors come into play. Do you snap up that hot new show the moment it’s released, or lock down a perennial favorite? Do you stretch yourselves with a serious story, or stoop to silly slapstick? Do you pick a challenging title that will attract the best actors, or stick with a Broadway blockbuster that your patrons may prefer? Do you foray into adult fare, or favor the family friendly? Unfortunately, there is no universally correct answer—and [...]

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 [...]

Kudos to the many, many hands behind the ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ magic

By | 2018-07-27T07:39:36+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Behind The Scenes, Photos, Video Link|

Musical theatre offers a tremendous range of entertainment options. Some shows are simple—with a unit set, a small cast, and perhaps a single keyboard accompanist. Others—like SBMT's current production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame—pull out all the stops to create an unforgettable spectacle. When you're working with a team of volunteers, that's a remarkable accomplishment, and now that the show has opened, we wanted to give a well-deserved shout-out to the huge team behind the scenes so you can more fully appreciate what goes into a production this rich. Such a massive production requires many hands to execute, and I [...]

KSAR-TV interviews members of ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ cast and crew

By | 2018-07-27T07:44:13+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Behind The Scenes, Video Link|

On Monday, May 7, Saratoga's community access television station, KSAR, paid a visit to the Saratoga Civic Theater to conduct a lengthy interview with members of the cast and crew of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The show is generating a lot of buzz in the local theatre community, and KSAR wanted to find out how South Bay Musical Theatre attracted such a large and talented team to stage a such a challenging work. The interview aired over cable TV on Thursday, May 10, and is linked below with the permission of the station. Interviewees include David Mister, who plays the [...]

Tale of an underdog: behind the scenes with The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By | 2018-07-27T07:44:58+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Behind The Scenes, Video Link|

The Phantom of the Opera. Beauty and the Beast. Wicked. Hairspray. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. What do all these musicals have in common? Three are set in France. Three are adaptations from movies. Two have been staged in the past by South Bay Musical Theatre. Three were written by Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz or both. All but one earned Tony Awards for best costuming. But the main thing all these critically acclaimed musicals have in common is their central theme of acceptance—as we discover inner beauty in a leading character whose external appearance causes fear, disgust, or ridicule. The phantom, the beast, [...]

Behind the Scenes in "Madison County!"

By | 2017-09-21T23:46:54+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Video Link|

SBMT's production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY opens this Saturday, September 23, 8:00pm at the Saratoga Civic Theatre. Be sure to join us for an unforgettable night of theater, then stay for our opening night reception. Enjoy champagne and light snacks as you mingle with the cast after the show. There are still a few seats available - order now and use coupon code SBMT2017 to pay just $20 per ticket (a $19 savings!)! https://www.southbaymt.com/shows/bridgesmadisoncountry.html To whet your appetite for this beautiful show, watch as Director Diane Milo takes you behind the scenes with our actors and musicians: VIDEO [...]

More Gypsies, a Video – and $10 Off!

By | 2016-05-17T12:29:43+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Blog-erviews!, Discounts, Photos, Video Link|

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

Dare to Enter the FORBIDDEN Zone!

By | 2016-04-25T22:20:25+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Photos, Video Link|

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 https://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 [...]

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