2023-2024 Season

Announcing the cast of Mary Poppins

By |2024-02-14T15:17:34-08:00February 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: Mariah Jade Taylor & Ciara McCarthy MICHAEL BANKS: Roisin McCarthy KATIE NANA: Katy Darrow POLICEMAN: Tim Huang ADMIRAL BOOM: Steve Sammonds MRS. BRILL: Angela Konigsberg MISS LARK: Barbara Heninger ROBERTSON AY: Stanford Stickney PARK KEEPER: Steve Sammonds DIANA: Anita Popescu CHAIRMAN: Gregg Zigler MISS SMYTHE: Gabby Crolla VON HUSSLER: Steve Sammonds NORTHBROOK: Tim Huang BIRD WOMAN: Kathryn Class MRS. CORRY: Qian Zhang [...]

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: https://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/sbmt_alnm_002 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musicals

By |2023-07-30T13:06:05-07:00July 30th, 2023|2018-19 Season, 2023-2024 Season, Behind The Scenes, Blog-erviews!, Opinion|

Timeless Tales of Artistic Triumph: Comparing Rent with other Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musicals In the 105 years since the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded in 1918, only 10 Broadway Musicals have won that honor. SBMT’s upcoming production of Jonathan Larson’s RENT will be the fifth Pulitzer-winning musical to be staged by the company. In this blog post, we will attempt to examine some of the reasons RENT was so honored, and compare it to other musicals in the same elite group.   From the political satire Of Thee I Sing years ago, to last year’s winner, A Strange Loop, [...]

How Rent remains relevant today

By |2023-08-14T16:47:38-07:00July 12th, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Opinion|

27 years after its Broadway run, Rent remains relevant More than a quarter century since its Broadway debut, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Rent by Jonathan Larson has retained its significance while recently regaining its relevance. Here in the Bay Area, homelessness and access to affordable housing have only grown worse in the past few decades, and a newly ignited culture war on LGBTQ+ individuals threatens hard-earned progress made toward acceptance and inclusion. Here are a few of the ways that the show's message remains as important today as it was in 1996. Countering the backlash against diversity Rent shines [...]

Auditions for A Little Night Music

By |2023-07-05T11:42:34-07:00July 5th, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Announcements, Auditions|

South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for  A Little Night Music Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by HUGH WHEELER Directed by Walter M. Mayes Music Direction by Ruiran Xun Vocal Direction by Anita Hsuing Carey Choreography by Francesca Cipponeri Produced by Walter M. Mayes Auditions will be held at 761 Mabury Rd, Suite 20 in San Jose. Link to sign up: https://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/sbmt_alnm_001 Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday, August 6 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Please schedule a vocal audition slot.  Callbacks by invitation only will be held on Saturday, August 12 starting [...]

Announcing the cast of RENT

By |2023-08-14T16:49:08-07:00June 27th, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Announcements, Meet The Cast|

SBMT is pleased to announce the cast of Rent, the Pulitzer and Tony® Award winning musical, which runs September 30 through October 21, 2023 at the Saratoga Civic Theater. The show will be co-directed by Jennifer Cuevas and Nicole Tung. Other staff positions will be announced later. ROLE / Actor ROGER DAVIS: Tyler Savin MIMI MARQUEZ: Lindsay Sporleder MARK COHEN: Justin Kerekes MAUREEN JOHNSON: Nicole Roca TOM COLLINS: Adrien Gleason ANGEL DUMOTT SCHUNARD: Justin Sabino JOANNE JEFFERSON: Sydney Bamberg BENJAMIN (BENNY) COFFIN III: James Jones ENSEMBLE: Chris Fernandez, Juliet Green, Cleopatra Howell; Syeda Huq, Luna Lau, Steven McCloud, Jamari McGee, [...]

Auditions announced for RENT

By |2023-04-30T22:32:10-07:00April 30th, 2023|2023-2024 Season, Announcements, Auditions|

South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for RENT Book, Music and Lyrics by: JONATHAN LARSON Directed & Choreographed by Jen C. Maggio & Nicole Tung Vocal Direction by Andy Kline Music Direction by Christine Lovejoy Produced by Walter M. Mayes Auditions: Link to sign up: https://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/sbmt_rent Monday, June 5, 2023 from 7 – 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from 7 – 10 p.m. Please schedule a vocal audition slot. 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 in the style of the show [...]

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