2017

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 theater 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 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 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

“Joe Bob”
Neil MacPherson

Piano

"JOE BOB"
MAY 19, 20, 21

Piano

“Billie Sue Bob”
Marilyn Anderson

Fiddle

“Ray Bob”
Tom Hepner

Guitar

“Jay Bob”
Greg Goebel

Bass

"Jim Bob”
Steve Adkins, Steel

Guitar

“Bob Bob”
Jesse Medina

Drums

"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 1940s 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 York’ 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 40s 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 1940s 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 1940s clothing on Opening Night December 8th and go to the USO table in the lobby to receive a free 40s 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

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