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.


With kudos like this, now’s the perfect time to secure your seats for the upcoming 2018-2019 season, in which we dig deeper into Broadway’s canon to offer three award-winning hits: Mame, Big River, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Many of the same actors and staff who made Hunchback such a success will be working their magic on our stage again, so act now to get the best seats at the best prices.

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Need more proof? Pasted below are a sampling of the positive comments we have received.

“We have been attending productions at the Saratoga Theater for several years. Last night’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame was our favorite show at that theater…ever! It was such a full, strong show. The music, choir, set design, actors, choreography, costuming, voices, were perfection.” — Patt & Andy F.

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame was probably the best production ever! I’ve seen many of your productions, all outstanding, but this one was truly extraordinary! I’d turn around and see it again!” — Adelaide D.

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame at South Bay Musical Theatre was easily the best theatrical production I’ve seen in the longest time. Stunning and amazing. All y’all should be proud of the magic you made on that stage.” — John R.

“Spectacular! No difference with NY Broadway show – Wow! Thank you for all the incredible amount of work that must have gone into this performance.” — Rich and Connie W.

“Hunchback of Notre Dame was fantastic! You could easily perform this show in big city theaters! Costumes and scenery SUPERB! Thanks again for the wonderful entertainment South Bay Music Theater provides for our community! I have purchased my next year’s season ticket!” — Sandra T.

“This was my first experience with SBMT but it won’t be my last. It was an amazing experience from the beginning to the end…easy access, great parking, and a fabulous play. I will be back for more of the quality you produce!” — Pamela M.

“Your production was wonderful—powerful and vocally dazzling. Especially loved Quasimodo and Esmeralda and their heartfelt portrayals. Bravo!” — Nancy G.

“We felt the production was outstanding.  Everything about it was top-notch.  Even surpassed My Fair Lady.” — Paul and Pat W.

“We’ve been coming for years and feel that The Hunchback of Notre Dame was one of the greatest. Thanks to the entire cast and organization.” — Rosemary C.

“My first show here, but won’t be my last!  Absolutely fantastic! Bravo!” — Crystal W.

“Awesome show! Thank you so much for an unforgettable evening!” — Julie D.

“I am a ‘regular’ theater goer. I went to this production with low expectations: an impossibly ambitious undertaking for a community theater group; I was prepared to walk out at intermission. That said, Hunchback was one of the finest performances I have ever seen.  OUTSTANDING! And there was not one weak performer. (At the end of the show, I was the guy in the fifth row who stood up immediately and started clapping. *:) happy)  Please congratulate everyone for me. (Including the set designer.)” — Ron G.

Roger and I are long-time subscribers (not only to what is now South Bay Musical Theatre, but to West Valley Light Opera as well). After attending The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Friday night, we left the theater feeling like we’d seen one of the best musicals we’ve ever seen on that stage. The entire production was so professional, from the acting and singing on stage, to the scenery, costumes, etc., created behind the scenes. Just imagining what it had to be like for the choreographer alone was mind-boggling. With this level of theatre available locally, there is no urge to go elsewhere. Everyone involved with this production must be so proud. They have every right to be.” — Kathleen & Roger A.

“I very much enjoyed the performance of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. One of the best performances I have seen with your company. I actually have invited friends to go and am going a second time to see it.” — Patricia C.

“We enjoyed this production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame—one of your best yet. Casting, vocalization, orchestra, chorus costumes, sets…all top notch! Cast gave their all and it was tremendously received. We have season tix for Broadway San Jose and have not been to shows in Saratoga for a while—but this might bring us back… great community theatre. We like the fact that the orchestra was not right in front of the front row… still good sound.” — Barbara and Duane G.

“I have been seeing shows with you since the Saratoga Federated days and this was one of the strongest I have ever seen.” — Dale B.

This was the best yet! The voices SO GOOD. Also, they enunciated each phrase so clearly I could understand every word. Costumes were great, too. I felt like each one gave their all! Thank you SO MUCH!” — Maureen T. and Howard F.