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Season 62 audition dates

By |2024-04-19T16:17:56-07:00April 19th, 2024|2024-2025 Season, Announcements, Auditions|

Auditions for SBMT's 2024-2025 season will be held on the following dates. Watch our AUDITION page for details, or sign up for email alerts by sending an email to (be sure to acknowledge the confirmation email to join). No, No, Nanette auditions: Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, 2024 Director: Doug Greer Choreographer: Lee Ann Payne Music Director: George Yefchak Vocal Director: Kristin Pfeifer Performs September 28 – October 19, 2024 Urinetown auditions: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, 2024 Director: David Mister Choreographer: Jen Cuevas Music Director: Christine Lovejoy Vocal Director: Walter M. Mayes Stage Manager: Quentin Tepliuk Performs January 25 – [...]

SBMT enhances sound experience with Saratoga Rotary grant

By |2024-03-17T21:47:58-07:00March 16th, 2024|2023-2024 Season, Behind The Scenes|

Musical theatre is a rich tapestry of storytelling, emotion, and artistry woven together by performers and musicians alike. For South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT), bringing this American art form to the community is not just a mission but a passion. Now, thanks to a generous grant from the Saratoga Rotary Club Charitable Foundation, SBMT is poised to elevate its performances to new heights with state-of-the-art sound equipment at the Saratoga Civic Theater. At the heart of SBMT's mission lies the desire to share the magic of live musical theatre with the community. Central to achieving this goal is the live [...]

Announcing the cast of Mary Poppins

By |2024-04-04T21:25:35-07:00February 14th, 2024|2023-2024 Season, Announcements|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce the talented cast of our Spring production, Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins. MARY POPPINS: Clara Walker BERT: Lex Rosenberg GEORGE BANKS: Ben Hatch WINIFRED BANKS: Whitney Moore JANE BANKS / NELEUS: Mariah Jade Taylor & Ciara McCarthy MICHAEL BANKS: Roisin McCarthy KATIE NANNA / BEAR: Katy Darrow POLICEMAN / NORTHBROOK: Tim Huang ADMIRAL BOOM / PARK KEEPER / VON HUSSLER: Steve Sammonds MRS. BRILL: Angela Konigsberg MISS LARK: Barbara Heninger ROBERTSON AY / TOY SOLDIER: Stanford Stickney DIANA / TOY SOLDIER: Anita Popescu CHAIRMAN / VALENTINE: Gregg Zigler MISS SMYTHE: Gabby [...]

Announcing our 2024-25 season!

By |2024-02-09T16:06:49-08:00February 9th, 2024|2024-2025 Season, Announcements|

South Bay Musical Theatre proudly presents our slate of shows for 2024-2025. Subscription renewals will be mailed in April. Watch for more details in the coming months. No, No, Nanette: Sep. 28 - Oct. 19, 2024 No, No, Nanette is a lighthearted romp showcasing the charming music of Vincent Youmans. Even though it was written and first performed 100 years ago, it brought us a couple of songs about happiness that remain popular today. The wacky story involves three couples sharing a cottage in Atlantic City in the midst of a blackmail scheme, with plenty of deception, romantic mishaps, and [...]

Mary Poppins auditions Jan 7 and 13

By |2023-12-08T12:24:23-08:00December 7th, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Announcements, Auditions|

South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for MARY POPPINS Music & Lyrics by Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman Book by Julian Fellowes Directed by Scott Ludwig Music & Vocal Direction by David Herberg Choreography by Noelle Wilder Location: Auditions will be held at 761 Mabury Rd, Suite 20, in San Jose. Sign up: Link to sign up: Dates: Auditions are on Sunday, January 7, from noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 13, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please schedule a vocal audition slot. Then, plan on attending the dance call at the end of the hour of your appointment. Callbacks by invitation [...]

New staff hired for SBMT

By |2023-11-03T12:31:14-07:00November 3rd, 2023|Announcements|

This past summer, SBMT announced we were looking to hire a new team to lead our company as we embark on our seventh decade of serving the South Bay Area community. After fielding a number of eager applicants, we have now hired the first two members of that team: Lori Wood, who will serve as Business Manager, and Walter M. Mayes, who takes over as Artistic Director. While Lori is brand new to our company, Walter Mayes has been involved in various capacities for a decade and a half. We welcome them both to their new roles and look forward [...]

Interview with Rent’s co-directors

By |2023-09-22T12:24:35-07:00September 22nd, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Behind The Scenes|

The following interview with Jennifer Cuevas and Nicole Tung will appear in the program for SBMT's upcoming production of RENT. Because it's a little longer than the typical "Welcome" letter, we are reprinting it here so that patrons can read it before they come to the theater. Jen and Nicole are the co-directors and co-choreographers for the show. What is your personal history with RENT? Nicole: The first time that I saw RENT was on Broadway. I had sung along with the soundtrack so many times with my roommates in college and felt like I knew and related to these [...]

Jeffrey Henson retires

By |2023-08-30T09:35:26-07:00August 30th, 2023|Announcements|

SBMT gratefully acknowledges the long-time service of our Facilities Director, Jeffrey Henson, who retired at the end of our 2022-2023 season. Jeffrey has been active with our group since first appearing as Buffalo Bill in 2004’s Annie Get Your Gun. In addition to being a frequent performer in shows like Beauty and the Beast, 1776, She Loves Me, Man of La Mancha, and The Will Rogers Follies, he served many terms on the Board of Directors and managed SBMT’s facilities for over a decade. He was the recipient of the 2012 Fred Hassett Award for his contributions growing the company [...]

Cast announced for A Little Night Music

By |2023-09-21T16:27:36-07:00August 16th, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

SBMT is pleased to announce the cast of A Little Night Music, the Tony® Award-winning masterpiece by the late Stephen Sondheim. The musical runs January 27 through February 17, 2024 at the Saratoga Civic Theater, directed by Walter M. Mayes. There was an enthusiastic and very talented turnout for auditions, and we thank all who took part. Here is the cast of characters: Désirée Armfeldt - Jennifer Cuevas Fredrik Egerman - Michael Rhone Anne Egerman - Julien Gussman Henrik Egerman - Ryan Liu Madame Armfeldt - Judith Miller Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm - Nick Mandracchia Countess Charlotte Malcolm - Dana Cordelia [...]

Join the staff of Mary Poppins

By |2023-08-04T15:41:31-07:00August 4th, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Announcements|

South Bay Musical Theatre is now accepting resumes for staff positions for Mary Poppins, the final production of our 61st season. We will begin rehearsals in March and open for a four-week run on May 18, 2024. We are actively seeking resume submissions for the positions of... Director Music Director Vocal Director Choreographer Stage Manager Set Designer Costume Designer Hair & Makeup Designer Lighting Designer Properties Designer All positions are paid, either as Independent Contractor (fees range from $800 - $2,200) or Employee (all hourly employees are paid $18 an hour), in accordance with California's AB5 law. (Compensation depends on [...]

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