2017

"Hooray for Hollywood"

Music From the Movies

March 2017

 

“Hooray for Hollywood”, Music From the Movies, San Jose Musical Theater Benefit concert

Pasquale, Esposito, Italian Tenor and star of PBS television specials on Enrico Caruso and Italian Piazzas and Tammy Nelson, star oBeach Blanket Babylon will headline the cast of San Jose Musical Theater’s salute to the movies, “Hooray for “Hollywood”,musical theatre back to San Jose is the third that San Jose Musical Theater has presented and precedes their production of Always, Patsy Cline to be presented in April/May at Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant in San Jose. Mr. Esposito and Ms. Nelson will join a cast of twenty doing a cavalcade of music from the movies singing favorites such as The Way You Look Tonight, The Shadow of Your Smile, As Time Goes By, The Way We Were, Somewhere Over the Rainbow and many many more. Among those singing will be local favorites, James Creer, Beverly Blount, Kevin Cornelius, Karen DeHart, Greg Goebel, Sarah Griner, Neil MacPherson, Mary Melnick, Nick Nakashima, Burr Nissen, Mindy Pedlar, Sheila Savage, Laura Stanford, Paula Warren and Judy West. Special Guests will include Bob and Kathy Russell flying in from Atlanta, Georgia. Singing and dancing to numbers such as “Singin’ in the Rain” will be Dean Scott. Musical director will be Neil MacPherson and the producer is Lucy Haab. Director, C. Michael Traw will host with stories and trivia about the movies, their stars and the songs which helped make them great. Tributes will be given to Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton, Jane Powell, June Allyson with special recognition given to Debbie Reynolds.l be Neil MacPherson and the producer is Lucy Haab. Director, C. Michael Traw will host with stories and trivia about the movies, their stars and the songs which helped make them great. Tributes will be given to Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Betty Hutton, Jane Powell, June Allyson with special recognition given to Debbie Reynolds.

CONCERT PERFORMED BY:

• Beverly Blount

• Burr Nissen

• C. Michael Traw

• Dean Scott

• Greg Goebel

• James Creer

• Judy West

• Karen DeHart

• Kevin Cornelius

• Laura Stanford

• Lee Garay Toney*

• Mary Melnick

• Mindy Peddlar

• Nick Nakashima*

• Sheila Savage*


*THESE ACTORS APPEAR THROUGH THE COURTESY OF ACTOR’S EQUITY ASSOCIATION


Accompanied by: Neil MacPherson, Piano

With Special Guest Star, Pasquale Esposito

Special Guest Appearances by Tammy Nelson 

and Kathy Russell Accompanied by : Bob Russell 

PRODUCTION STAFF:

Producer: Lucy Haab

Director: C. Michael Traw

Musical Director/Vocal Director: Neil MacPherson

Stage Manager: George Nikitas

House Manager: Edie Kerr

Sound: Grant Huberty

Power Point Presentation: Kevin Haley

Technical Assistant: Jon Wenger

Lighting Design: Jon Nothwang

Follow Spots: Andy Lerner

Box Office: Chris Marcoida, Angela Warren

Photography: Atom Biggs

Poster: Gary Daum

Programs: Bobby Giraudo

Social Media: Kevin Nickelson

Concessions: Andy Amaro, Roberta Savage

Ushers/Event Helpers: Andy Amaro, Sonja Biggs, Denise Compton, Ronnie Grigsby, Doug Kerr, Marianne Malenk, Jordan Reyes, Paula Warren


Always...Patsy Cline
may 2017

May 5—May 28, 2017 
Gordon Biersch Brewhouse Restaurant 
33 East San Fernando Street San Jose, CA

The Cast

Patsy Cline……………………Destinee Law

 Louise Seger........................Terri Weitze

The Bodacious Bobcat Band

Piano

“Joe Bob”................Neil MacPherson 

 May 19, 20, 21................Alan Chipman

Fiddle

“Billie Sue Bob”.................Marilyn Anderson 

Guitar

“Ray Bob”...............Tom Hepner 

Bass

“Jay Bob”..................Greg Goebel 

Guitar

 “Jim Bob”..................Steve Adkins, Steel

Drums

 “Bob Bob”..................Jesse Medina

"The 1940s Radio Hour"

December 2017

 

Come and be transported back to the “radio days” of 1942 as San Jose Musical Theater, sponsored by Evergreen Valley College, presents a favorite Broadway Musical, The 1940’s Radio Hour. The scene is December, 1942 and Radio Station WOV is about to air its final broadcast of the year from the Algonquin Room of New Yorks’ Hotel Astor. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war is the setting for this timeless play filled with classic tunes presented by the Zoot Doubleman Swing Band such as I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, Our Love is Here to Stay, That Old Black Magic, Ain’t She Sweet, Blue Moon, I’ll Never Smile Again, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I’ll Be Seeing You and many more.

 

 Participating as the radio audience of the 40’s bygone days of the past, you’ll get to see the dance numbers, comedy routines, commercials, sound effects and a beloved cast of characters singing the hit music of the times. And, behind the scenes at the Radio Station, you’ll see a harassed producer coping with a drinking lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, the classy and sassy cabaret singer, the overworked sound effects person, and the trumpet playing orchestra member who chooses a fighter plane over Glen Miller.

 

 Presented by the Award Winning staff of Director, C. Michael Traw, Producer, Lucy Haab, Musical Director, Jesse Sanchez and Choreographer, Elizabeth Cox, the cast features, Nicky Nakashima* (who appears by courtesy of the Actors Equity Association), Gary Beytin, Sarah Griner, Dane Lenz, Brennah Kemmerly, Leslie Ivy, Alysia Beltran, Ron Houk and James Snell.

 

The 1940’s Radio Hour plays for 4 performances only at Evergreen Valley College Theater with 2 evening and 2 matinee performances between December 8th and December 10th. If you like, wear your favorite 1940’s clothing on Opening Night December 8th and go to to the USO table in the lobby to receive a free 40’s favorite treat, a Moon Pie.

Cast

Clifton Feddington - Gary Beytin
Johnny Cantone - Nick Gallego*
Ann Collier - Sarah Griner
Geneva Lee Brown - Leslie Ivy
Neal Tipton - Michael Kaelin
Ginger Brooks - Brennah Kemmerly
BJ Gibson - Ron Houk
Connie Miller - Alysia Beltran
Lou Cohn - Dane Lentz
Pops Bailey - James Snell
Wally Ferguson - Devin Adler
Biff Baker - Ian Hatley
Stanley - Tom Hepner
Zoot Doubleman - Jesse Sanchez

 

Orchestra

Zoot Doubleman - Jesse Sanchez
Fritz Canigliaro - Bruce Herman
Biff Baker - Ian Hattan
Sai Matsumoto
Ron Bowman
Jerome Holmes
Nate Schofield
John Fitzhugh
Joseph Pacheco
Ian Earley
Brent Jorgenson

Staff and Crew

Producer - Lucy Haab
Assts. to Producer - Mary Ellen Beal, Anne Hepner, Ingrid Rottman, Roberta Savage
Director - C. Michael Traw
Musical/Vocal Director - Jesse Sanchez
Choreographer - Elizabeth Cox
Costume Designer - C. Michael Traw
Stitchers - Doris Lucas, Ginny Koester
Stage Manager - George Nikitas
Asst. Stage Manager - Scott Bang
Crew - Ann Hepner
Lighting Design - Edward Hunter
Follow Spots - Greg Goebel, Jordan Reyes
Sound Designer - Grant Huberty
Set Design - Stephen C. Wathen
Construction Wizard - Fred Sharkey
Construction Team - Paul Cavagnolo, Dallas Clark, Andy Scott, Anthony Wheeler
Photographer - Atom Biggs
Technical Director - Anthony Sutton
Wranglers - Paul Cavagnolo, Dallas Clark, Andy Scott
Specialty Items - Kevin Haley, Migi Oey
Set Decoration - Andy Amaro, Merilee Claverie, Kevin Haley, Barbara Hill, Mary Gardner, Judy West
Properties - Andy Amaro, Merilee Claverie, Kevin Haley, Barbara Hill, Mary Gardner, Judy West
Hair and Wigs - Andy Amaro
Graphic Design - Gary Daum
Programs - Bobby Giraudo
Lobby Display - Gary Daum
Co-House Managers - Christine Marcoida, Karen Haley
Box Office - Kevin Haley, Angela Warren, Paula Warren
Wardrobe - Anne Hepner