2020-2021 Season

Board Meeting Minutes for May 2021

By |2021-06-04T20:45:27-07:00June 4th, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Board meetings, Board Minutes|

Present: Michael Hirsch, Dan Singletary, Raiña Parks, Dave Leon, Kevin Brownstein, Doug Hughes, Sara Dean, Dallas Carter, Jeff Henson, Jen Maggio, Ed Hunter, Steve Sammonds, Jay Steele Date: May 12, 2021. Start 7:06 pm Welcome by Michael Hirsch Agenda Functional, Committee and ED updates Budget Payroll Season and Staffing Board elections & needed skills State of SBMT on May 18 Actions [Action] Board members to reach out to at least two potential board members and make note on spreadsheet in Meeting slides [Action] Board members to review program in detail to confirm no mistakes Functional, Committee and ED updates Marketing [...]

Award winners announced at State of SBMT meeting

By |2021-06-14T20:58:51-07:00May 28th, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Awards, Photos|

On May 18, 2021, the SBMT Board of Directors hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the “State of SBMT.” They recapped the past year during the pandemic, announced the upcoming 2021-2022 season, and announced this year’s winners of the group’s special recognition awards. Those honored include the following. Kama Belloni won the Howard Miller Bless Your Heart Award, given to the “individual who fosters a sense of love and family in our organization.” Over the past several years, Kama has volunteered as SBMT’s Communications Assistant.  She has been invaluable in providing administrative support to Sara & the Development team.  This [...]

Cast for The Revolutionists announced

By |2021-04-30T01:50:48-07:00April 21st, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Meet The Cast, Photos|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast and staff for The Revolutionists, a play by Lauren Gunderson, as part of SBMT’s eStudio Readers’ Theatre. Cast: Olympe De Gouges – Mary Melnick Charlotte Corday – Sarah Thermond Marianne Angelle – Anna Marie Sharpe Marie Antoinette – Laura Domingo Narrator/Swing – Kristin Hall Staff: Director: Diane Milo Stage Manager: Megan Reed Props: Patricia Bilello Costumes: Christina Bertani Designs: Brett Carlson Sound Effects: Dan Singletary Producer: Sara Dean Casting Director: Vinh G. Nguyen Auditions Coordinator: Dallas Carter About The Revolutionists:  Four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.  Playwright Olympe [...]

Comparing Anon(ymous) characters to their Odyssey inspirations

By |2021-03-19T21:46:37-07:00March 19th, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Behind The Scenes|

by Wynne Chan, Dramaturg Editor's Note: This blog compares the modern characters in the play Anon(ymous) with their ancient counterpart in Homer's Odyssey. The character names from Anon(ymous) are shown in red, and the character names from The Odyssey are shown in blue. Origin of characters and their names Anon: Odysseus Odysseus is the protagonist of the Odyssey. In the Odyssey, Odysseus spent 10 years fighting a war in Troy and now embarks on a 10-year journey to return to his kingdom in Ithaca. Odysseus is the husband of Queen Penelope (Note: In Anon(ymous), “Penny” is Anon’s mother). Odysseus is described as [...]

Meet the cast of Anon(ymous)

By |2021-03-10T19:35:33-08:00March 10th, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast and staff of Anon(ymous). Thanks to all who auditioned. CAST: Anon…Romelo Urbi Nemasani…Jennifer C. Maggio Naja…Julia Wright Ali / Ignacio…Aly Suleman Ritu / Sewing Lady 1…Devaki Ektare Nasreen / Sewing Lady 2…Krithi Sundar Calista / Sewing Lady 3…Jillian A. Smith Mackus…Benjamin Rafael Garcia Senator Laius / Zyclo…Ray D’Ambroiso Helen Laius…Elizabeth Geurts Pascal…Sarah Masare Devulapalli Belen…Delaney Quinn Bantillo Strygal…Tim Garcia Serza…Diane Thorne STAFF: Vinh G. Nguyen – Director Cordelia Larsen – Asst Director Skylar Riordan – Stage Manager Wynne Chan – Dramaturg Sharon Peng – Costume Designer Barbara Heninger – Props [...]

Cast announced for Pride & Prejudice

By |2021-01-31T20:25:57-08:00January 31st, 2021|2020-2021 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast, Photos|

South Bay Musical Theatre and Silicon Valley Shakespeare are proud to announce the cast for their upcoming co-production of Pride & Prejudice, which will stream on February 13 and 14. Thanks to all who auditioned! Doy Charnsupharindr...Col. Forster; understudy for Mr. Bennet Kyle Dayrit...Darcy Laura Domingo...Miss Bingley Stephanie Ann Foster...Elizabeth Barbara Heninger...Lady Lucas; understudy for Mrs. Bennet & Lady Catherine Lauren Doyle...Hill; understudy for Charlotte Michael Paul Hirsch...Mr. Bennet Drew Jones...Bingley Celeste Kamiya...Lydia Alyssa Kirsch...Martha; understudy for Lydia & Miss Bingley Cynthia Lagodzinski...Mrs. Bennet André Leben...Col. Fitzwilliam; understudy for Wickham Uma Paranjpe...Jane Doll Piccotto...Lady Catherine Skyler Riordan...Denny; Martin; understudy for [...]

Board Meeting Minutes October 2020

By |2020-11-25T21:32:35-08:00October 14th, 2020|2020-2021 Season, Board meetings, Board Minutes|

Board Meeting 10/14/2020 Present: Dallas Carter, Raiña Parks, Michael Hirsh, Dave Leon, Jay Steele, Sharon Peng, Sara Dean, Dan Singletary, Ed Hunter, Doug Hughes, Nique Eagen, Jen Maggio Start 7:04 pm Welcome by Michael Hirsch Agenda Functional Update Marketing & Social Media (Doug Hughes) Facilities (Jeffrey Henson) Tech (Dan Singletary) Financial Update (CFO: Jen Maggio) Committee Updates Community, Inclusivity & Accountability (Nique Eagen; Kevin Brownstein) Development & Fundraising (Dallas Carter; Kathy Switky) Organizational Development (Jay Steele) Vision & Planning (Michael Hirsch) Executive Director Update (Sara Dean) Actions [Action] Sara, Michael and Jen: Decision on how to deal with cleaning the [...]

Board Meeting Minutes 8/11/20

By |2020-09-11T01:06:49-07:00September 9th, 2020|2020-2021 Season, Board Minutes|

Present: Doug, Dallas, Dan, Sara, Jeffrey, Dave, Jay, Michael H., Nique, Raina, Kevin, Ed, Sharon Just a little late: Jen Start: 7:07 pm Welcome by Jay SBMT Board Meeting Draft Agenda - Aug. 11, 2020 -Items from functional directors requiring decision/discussion (Marketing, Facilities) Marketing Director’s report - Doug’s Reporter below: Word Marketing Report PDF Marketing Reporter Smita had a good following with the Insta NVIDA hired Doug and has been using SMBT as example - international coverage? Right now doing “TV” events - free, looking into the ticket sales as we get into other events, ie. Gentlemen’s Guide (Sept 26th, [...]

Top Ten Tips for Video Auditions during Quarantine

By |2020-05-03T20:52:53-07:00May 3rd, 2020|2020-2021 Season, Behind The Scenes, Video Link|

Theatre companies, currently dark because of the coronavirus pandemic, are still looking eagerly to the day when they can reopen. To that end, many are conducting online auditions via video submissions, since they cannot hold them in person. If you want to audition while stuck at home, here are some simple tips to help with your setup and your performance. Watch the video, or read the transcript below. https://youtu.be/hbCvu3onEn8 THE SET-UP Test your equipment and setup.  Record a few seconds of your audition piece and then play it back, making sure everything works, looks, and sounds properly. Control your environment, paying [...]

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