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Season 61 shows announced

By |2023-03-21T11:20:09-07:00March 21st, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Announcements|

South Bay Musical Theatre's 61st season will be a “Season of Love,” with a trio of blockbuster musicals celebrating platonic, romantic, and familial love. Kicking off the season is Rent, a rock musical that tells a story of a group of young artists who are struggling to survive in the harsh reality of New York City in the 1990s. They are bound together by their dreams, their struggles, and most importantly, their deep love for each other. At the heart of Rent is a message of acceptance and support that transcends boundaries of race, gender, and sexual orientation. The show's [...]

Leadership transition announced

By |2023-03-10T17:39:37-08:00March 10th, 2023|Announcements|

The past six years have brought many changes to South Bay Musical Theatre, and today we will announce one more. Sara Dean has decided that this 60th season will be her final one with SBMT, effective June 4, following the closing of Singin' in the Rain. Sara has led the group through thick and thin, from employment law changes, a pandemic and the ongoing aftermath. She joined us in early 2017 during the production of 1776, and in total has worked on 14 mainstage productions, six concerts, and over 100 eStudio programs. She will make her onstage debut as Dora Bailey [...]

Announcing cast and staff of Singin’ in the Rain

By |2023-03-04T12:08:10-08:00March 4th, 2023|2022-2023 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

SBMT is pleased to announce the company of Singin' in the Rain, which runs May 13 through June 3 at the Saratoga Civic Theater. PERFORMERS: Don Lockwood: Nathaniel Rothrock* Kathy Selden: Melissa Momboisse Cosmo Brown: Michael Saenz Lina Lamont: Melissa Jones R.F. Simpson: Stephen Sammonds Roscoe Dexter: Michael Paul Hirsch Zelda: Emery Bacon Dora Bailey: Sara K. Dean Miss Dinsmore: Barbara Heninger "Beautiful Girls" Tenor: Jackson Paddock ENSEMBLE: Tristan Aarons, Kyle Arrouzet, Emery Bacon, Peter Bullen, Sophia Davis, Sara K. Dean, Barbara Heninger, Anthony Howard-Erevia, Glenn Howard-Erevia, Rhona McFadyen, Kalyn McKenzie, Jackson Paddock, Sarah Rosenberg, Emily Scott, Heather Mae Steffen, [...]

Welcome to the Sixties cast announced

By |2023-02-25T14:53:29-08:00February 25th, 2023|2022-2023 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

South Bay Musical Theatre is happy to announce the 39 talented performers who will be entertaining at our 60th anniversary concert. The performers will include Emily Acosta, Chloë Angst, Charles Anthony, Jillian Bader, Francesca Cipponeri, Gabby Crolla, Ray D’Ambrosio, Karen DeHart, Cami DeMarco, Derek DeMarco, Ethan Glasman, Shawna Gonzales, Matt Hall, Barbara Heninger, Michael Paul Hirsch, Carly Honfi, Syeda Huq, Jennifer Kohler, Laura Lang-Ree, Katie Lannin, Ann Lucena, Jen Maggio, Cynthia Xiyuan Mahoney, Elizabeth McClelland, Mary Melnick, Shawn Miller, David Mister, David Murphy, Molly Olivas, Raiña Parks, Will Perez, Barbara Reynolds, Michael Rhone, Nicole Roca, Michael Saenz, Gloria Garcia Stanley, [...]

The Spitfire Grill background

By |2023-02-06T23:32:10-08:00February 6th, 2023|2022-2023 Season|

The Spitfire Grill is a musical that was first performed in 2001 and has since become a beloved classic in the world of theater. With its heartwarming story, touching themes, and memorable songs, this musical has captured the hearts of audiences everywhere. The Spitfire Grill is set in the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin, and follows the story of Percy Talbott, a young woman who has just been released from prison and is looking to start a new life. She ends up in Gilead, where she takes a job at the local diner, the Spitfire Grill. Despite the initial skepticism [...]

Auditions for 60th Anniversary Show

By |2022-10-19T15:05:23-07:00October 19th, 2022|2022-2023 Season, Announcements, Auditions|

South Bay Musical Theatre is thrilled to announce auditions for our one-night concert “Welcome to the Sixties,” a celebration of SBMT’s past 60 years, and our next 60! This production will rehearse on weekends, around the performers’ schedule, between February and April 2023, and has a low commitment. We will work around your calendar! We welcome all auditioners, regardless of their relationship with SBMT, to show the diversity of talent in the South Bay. Tech Week rehearsals April 17, 18, 20, and 21, 2023, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Performance April 22, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Civic Theater In-person [...]

Auditions for Singin’ in the Rain

By |2022-09-19T18:39:36-07:00September 19th, 2022|2022-2023 Season, Auditions|

South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN About the show Written by: BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN Songs by: NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. (Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen). Produced by Arrangement With Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc. Directed & Choreographed by Lee Ann Payne Auditions Saturday Oct 1, 2022 from 10 am – 2 pm Sunday Oct 2, 2022 from [...]

Meet the cast of The Spitfire Grill

By |2022-09-08T11:13:38-07:00September 8th, 2022|2022-2023 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

SBMT is proud to announce the cast of its winter show, The Spitfire Grill. Congratulations to the following talented actors, with our deepest thanks to all who auditioned. Cast: Percy Talbott: Kate Matheson Hannah Ferguson: Juliet Green Shelby Goddard: Laura Barragán Joe Sutter: Charles Anthony Caleb Goddard: Zack Goller Effy Katshaw: Mary Melnick Eli: Tomás-Julian Eredia Ensemble and understudies: Carmela Catoc, Joseph Cloward, Hannah Cole, Allyson Dudzinski, Cordelia Larsen, Corinna Laskin, Jackson Paddock, Gloria Garcia Stanley Staff: Director & Choreographer: Sara K. Dean Musical and Vocal Director: Debra Lambert Casting Consultant: Lysander Abadia Auditions Coordinator: Marcy Bates Stage Manager: Carla [...]

Season 60’s slate of shows announced

By |2022-06-27T14:08:28-07:00June 27th, 2022|2022-2023 Season, Announcements|

On Friday, June 24 at the Saratoga Civic Theater, SBMT held its annual Membership Meeting and announced the musicals and special anniversary event that will comprise our historic 60th season. Subscription renewals won't start until later this summer, but we wanted to share the exciting news with you now. Without further ado, here are the shows that will brighten our stage in 2022-2023. The Spitfire Grill: Jan. 28 - Feb. 18, 2023 Music and book by James Valq Lyrics and book by Fred Alley Based on the award-winning 1996 film by Lee David Zlotoff Winner of the Richard Rogers Production Award for new musicals Directed and choreographed [...]

Meet the cast of On The Town

By |2022-03-07T05:59:38-08:00March 6th, 2022|2021-2022 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

South Bay Musical Theatre is thrilled to announce the talented cast of ON THE TOWN, which opens May 14, 2022 at the Saratoga Civic Theatre. Regular patrons will recognize some familiar names as well as a significant number of newcomers. This high-energy, dance-filled musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Comden & Green is a sweet tale about three U.S. sailors grabbing 24 hours of shore leave in New York City before shipping off to World War II. The players are: Lysander Abadia (Gabey) Kyle Arrouzet (ensemble) Emery Ronan Bacon (ensemble) Christine Baker (ensemble) Peter Bullen (ensemble) Francesca Cipponeri (Ivy) Gabriela Crolla (ensemble) Chloe Diepenbrock  (ensemble) [...]

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