2021-2022 Season

ON THE TOWN: A Story of Ballet, Battle, Broadway, and a Blockbuster

By |2022-03-31T18:46:43-07:00March 31st, 2022|2021-2022 Season, Behind The Scenes|

by Laura Anne Millar ...  On the Town—the “New York, New York” musical! A fast favorite since 1944, the making of this Broadway hit is a story in its own right. While many musical theatre and movie buffs already know and love the film adaptation, they may not realize this was actually the third iteration of the story. The Broadway musical was the second. Which brings us to our first subject: ballet! The Ballet Fancy Free premiered on April 18, 1944 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. It was conceived and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and set [...]

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) [...]

New dates announced for COMPANY

By |2022-01-27T20:51:00-08:00January 27th, 2022|2021-2022 Season, Announcements|

SBMT announced on January 7, 2022 that we are postponing our production of Company due to a spike in Covid / Omicron cases in the South Bay area. After consultation with the rights owners and the City of Saratoga, we can now confirm the new dates. Instead of running from Jan. 29 through Feb. 19, the show will now be staged from Sept. 24 through Oct. 15, 2022.  Here are the pertinent details. All ticket holders will be emailed about their new dates by 2/3/22. Physical ticket holders' tickets (with new dates) will be re-shipped via US Mail by 4/1/22. [...]

Winter shows postponed due to COVID

By |2022-01-13T20:52:05-08:00January 7th, 2022|2021-2022 Season, Announcements|

COVID update: Jan. 7, 2022 It is with regret that South Bay Musical Theatre announces the postponement of our winter productions of Company and Broadway In Love. Rescheduled dates for these shows will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. UPDATE as of Jan. 12, 2022: The SBMT Board has approved new dates for these shows. Company will run Sept. 24-Oct. 15, 2022, while Broadway In Love will move to Sunday, Apr. 17, 2022. As a valued patron and ticket holder for one or both of these productions, know that your ticket(s) will automatically be transferred to the revised [...]

In Praise of Understudies

By |2021-12-30T22:48:36-08:00December 29th, 2021|2021-2022 Season, Behind The Scenes|

by Sara K. Dean SBMT Executive Artistic Director The landscape for theatre has changed drastically over the past year. One of the ways that we at South Bay Musical Theatre have improved our practices is through the inclusion of understudies in all our productions. As many Broadway productions are hit with a wave of Covid, the positions of the understudy, swings, and standbys have been heralded as the “bedrock of Broadway.” SBMT recruited understudies most recently for Shout! The Mod Musical and Company, and we are building them into the soon-to-be-announced cast of On The Town. Some people refer to [...]

Announcing auditions for On the Town

By |2021-11-10T01:45:20-08:00November 10th, 2021|2021-2022 Season, Announcements, Auditions|

Music by Leonard Bernstein Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins About the show On The Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including “Come Up to My Place;” “I Can Cook, Too;” “Some Other Time;” and “New York, New York.” Important dates First rehearsal: March 15, 2022 Opening Night: May 14, 2022 Closing Night: June 4, [...]

Cast of Company announced

By |2021-10-07T23:29:01-07:00October 7th, 2021|2021-2022 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce its cast and staff for COMPANY, the Tony® winning musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim, with book by George Furth. The show will return to the Saratoga Civic Theater for the first time since it debuted there in 1999. Performances run from Jan. 29 through Feb. 19, 2022—while the latest Broadway revival is still playing in New York. Plan now to attend by getting your tickets here or by calling 408-266-4734. Robert..Vince Ricco Harry...Benjamin Hatch Sarah...Emily Acosta Peter...Justin Kerekes Susan...Kimberly Kay David...James M. Jones Jenny...Amy Elizabeth Young Paul...Ted Sclavos Amy...Sarah Thermond Joanne...Grace Colón [...]

Auditions for Sondheim’s COMPANY Aug. 7-8

By |2021-07-30T21:26:28-07:00July 15th, 2021|2021-2022 Season, Announcements, Auditions|

South Bay Musical Theatre  announces auditions for Company Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by George Furth Directed by: Vinh G. Nguyen Choreography by: Michael Saenz Vocal Direction by: Anita Carey Musical Direction by: Joseph Kelly Casting Consultant: Dave Leon THIS PAGE UPDATED JULY 30, 2021 This week, the CDC announced a recommendation to require masking for all indoor activities for those in "Substantial Transmission" areas regardless of vaccination status. Since Santa Clara county is in a "Substantial Transmission” area and because South Bay Musical Theatre prioritizes the health and safety of our patrons and theater community, we have decided to not hold in person [...]

Cast of Shout announced

By |2021-07-29T21:44:29-07:00June 25th, 2021|2021-2022 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast, Photos|

South Bay Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast for SHOUT! The Mod Musical, which will be presented at the Saratoga Civic Theater from September 25 through October 16, 2021. Red Girl... Melissa Momboisse Orange Girl... Christina Bolognini Yellow Girl... Jamie Gussman Blue Girl... Heather Mae Steffen Green Girl... Amanda Le Nguyen The Voice: Walter M. Mayes Red Girl understudy... Natalie To Gwendolyn Holmes & Orange Girl understudy... Kimberly Kay Yellow & Green Girl understudy... Mylissa Malley Blue Girl understudy: Jessica Whittemore Staff Listing: Director & Choreographer: Lee Ann Payne Musical & Vocal Director:  Debra Lambert Production Manager: Patti [...]

Board Meeting Minutes for June 2, 2021

By |2021-06-08T21:55:13-07:00June 8th, 2021|2021-2022 Season, Board meetings, Board Minutes|

Special Board Meeting Date: June 2, 2021 Present: Michael Hirsch, Dan Singletary, Jay Steele, Steve Sammonds,, Raiña Parks, Sharon Peng, Kevin Brownstein, Sara Dean, Jay Steele, Dallas Carter, Jeff Henson, Doug Hughes Start 7:01 pm Welcome by Michael Hirsch Agenda Q&A regarding budget information Questioned what Budget is based on   Held vote on approval for the budget All board members in attendance (Kevin, Raina, Dallas, Jay, Dan, Steven, Michael and Sharon) Ed votes yes in absentia Budget was approved by all attending board members (8 yays) Discussed the need to fill out COVID status form Have determined that we have [...]

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