ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW!
South Bay Musical Theatre is excited to announce our 2018-2019 season! We open with the sensational Broadway classic “Mame,” playing Sept. 22 to Oct. 13, 2018. Next up is “Big River,” the award-winning musical tale of Huckleberry Finn, playing Jan. 26 to Feb. 16, 2019. And we will close with the rousing, toe-tapping “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” playing May 18 to June 8, 2019. We will also present the eighth outing in our “Broadway by the Decade” concert series as a one-night-only special event on Feb. 10, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.—this season featuring the musicals of the 1990s.
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“Life is a banquet, and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death!” That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, tuneful, hilarious, and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, “Auntie Mame.” When bohemian socialite Mame suddenly finds herself the sole guardian of Patrick, an orphaned nephew, her life takes a surprising turn. As the two weather the Great Depression’s well as Mame’s many fascinations and adventures, she discovers what it means to truly care for someone she loves. Jerry Herman’s celebrated score includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.” With its spirit, humor, class, and wit, “Mame” is an eternally captivating masterpiece of musical theatre. MORE INFO
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn must fake his own death to escape trouble in his home town. Huck joins up with another on the run: Jim, a slave, attempting to escape to freedom. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful, and heartwarming. Your favorite characters from the novel spring to life; the Widow Douglas and her stern sister; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer; and of course their rowdy gang of pals. Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey ran for over 1,000 performances on Broadway and swept the 1985 Tony Awards to win Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. Don’t miss this brilliantly theatrical celebration of Americana. MORE INFO
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
May 18 to June 8, 2019. Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan. New Music by Jeanine Tesori. New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures film.
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the 1920s Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns,” including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. Millie has carefully calculated romantic plans to find the perfect, successful husband, but an unexpected meeting with penniless Jimmy Smith might just change all that. Filled with dancing flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon lady of a villainess that you’ll love to hate, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is perfectly constructed madcap merriment. The score includes notable favorites like “Forget About the Boy”; “I Turned the Corner”; “Gimme, Gimme”; and of course the toe-tapping title tune. MORE INFO
Think of it as “karaoke for a cause” or a “taco-licious fundraiser.” South Bay Musical Theatre welcomes you to a fun evening of fabulous food, terrific talent, and a silent auction—all to support the three main stage shows that we will be mounting this season. It’s like three events in one: a taco feed, a keyboard karaoke opportunity, and a silent auction. Feast on a variety of taco recipes prepared by SBMT performers and friends! Sing your favorite tunes, accompanied by South Bay favorite Bob Sunshine on the piano! Bid on arts and entertainment treasures donated by our generous supporters! It’s a one-night-only event you won’t want to miss. MORE INFO
South Bay Musical Theatre is excited to present The Musicals of the 1990s as the eighth outing in our one-night-only Broadway by the Decade concert series. The 1990s were a decade of new American-made Broadway shows like Aida, The Will Rogers Follies, Rent, Once on This Island, and The Secret Garden; movie-inspired adaptations like Ragtime, The Goodbye Girl, Big, and Kiss of the Spiderwoman; as well as British imports such as Sunset Boulevard and Miss Saigon. The concert will be packed with familiar songs from shows of the 90s, as well as some “undiscovered gems” that just might become your new favorites. With musical direction by Brad Handshy, the concert is performed by many of SBMT’s best-loved vocalists, and includes over two dozen outstanding songs that highlight the bounty of Broadway musicals of the 1990s. MORE INFO