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Board Meeting Minutes for May 8, 2024

By |2024-05-18T12:43:35-07:00May 18th, 2024|Board Minutes|

Meeting start: 7:06 p.m. Meeting end:  9:20 p.m. Board Members in attendance: Michael Hirsch, Dan Singletary, Braden Taylor, Nicole Tung, Barbara Heninger, Tipu Purkayastha Ex Officio: Walter Mayes (Artistic Director), Doug Hughes (Marketing) Not Present: Soni Kapoor (Board), Ann Lucena (Board) Summary of Action Items Doug to introduce new staff in our blog.  Post job descriptions for job openings, Michael will edit down description Walter needs a list of possible people SBMT can hire for next season in technical jobs and what pay SBMT can offer Staff reviews will begin soon. Tipu providing a feedback form for everyone to use [...]

Half-time Development Director wanted

By |2024-05-15T11:58:53-07:00May 15th, 2024|Announcements|

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  South Bay Musical Theater Development Director (half-time) Posted May 2024 Location: Remote with occasional work at the organization’s office in San Jose or at the Saratoga Civic Theater in Saratoga, CA Compensation: Half-Time ($25/hour for 20 hours/week), Hours are flexible. Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to  Reports To: Board of Directors (pending hiring of an Executive Director) JOB DESCRIPTION South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) seeks an experienced strategic thinker, fundraiser, and leader to serve as Development Director (DD). The Director has responsibility for the institution’s fundraising programs and will create, develop, and execute both short-term [...]

Family Giving Tree is designated charity for Mary Poppins

By |2024-05-08T16:21:12-07:00May 6th, 2024|2023-2024 Season, Announcements, Fundraising|

SBMT is excited to partner with Family Giving Tree (FGT) as our designated charity for Mary Poppins by sponsoring a backpack and back-to-school supply drive. Nearly half (46%) of households in the Bay Area struggle to meet all of their needs and many students go to school without the basic tools and supplies they need to learn and be successful. FGT, with community support from sponsors like SBMT, brings equity to the classroom and offers hope through backpacks filled with school supplies. While many are already looking forward to summer vacation, FGT is already busy ramping up to find enough school supplies and backpacks so [...]

Auditions for No, No, Nanette

By |2024-05-03T19:15:06-07:00May 3rd, 2024|2024-2025 Season, Announcements, Auditions|

Walter M. Mayes, Artistic Director of South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for NO, NO, NANETTE Book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel. Music by Vincent Youmans. Lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach. Adapted and originally directed on Broadway by Burt Shevelove. Director: Doug Greer Choreographer: Lee Ann Payne Vocal Director: Kristin Pfeiffer Music Director: George Yefchak Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 12 – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 6 – 10 p.m. Please schedule a vocal audition slot at: All should plan to stay to the end of the hour to attend the dance/movement call. AUDITION INFORMATION Please prepare 32 bars of a song [...]

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 [...]

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