February 20, 2012
Happy Birthday today to Gerald "Wes" Prescott, tomorrow to John Boswell and Greg Casper, Pat Havey (23), Kate Wheatley and Cory Hawkins (25), Gary Daum (26), Harriet Tripp, Nick Rafello, and George Davis (27) Tommy Tune (28), and Ande Jacobson (29). March blows in with Greg Goebel (1st), Annie Donahay (2), Richard Smith and Brian E. A. Miller (3).
Congrats to Dori Shimer, winner of the orchestra award for FINIAN'S RAINBOW. And to Becky Brownson who is directing SUGAR for West Valley Light Opera next year.
Add Daniel Chavez and Wes Prescott to the cast of GUYS AND DOLLS. SBMT named its producers for next year: Walter Mayes and Dan Singletary (ANYTHING GOES), Jay Steele (PROMISES) and Lucy Haab (FUNNY GIRL)
Season Announements: Theatreworks- BEING EARNEST, THE MOUNTAIN TOP, TIME STANDS STILL, UPRIGHT GRAND, WILD WITH HAPPY, and the holiday season selection is BIG RIVER.
San Jose Rep- THE DEATH OF A NOVEL, FREUD'S LAST SEASON, NEXT TO NORMAL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, NEXT FALL, and A MINISTER'S WIFE. Lots of premiers.
Broadway by the Bay- HAIRSPRAY, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, and A CHORUS LINE
Foothill Musical Theater-HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS.
West Valley Light Opera-ANNIE, SUGAR, and NINE TO FIVE
South Bay Musical Theatre-ANYTHING GOES, PROMISES, PROMISES, and FUNNY GIRL
Cabrillo Stage- A CHORUS LINE, ANYTHING GOES
Congrats to the staff and cast of FINIAN'S RAINBOW and their ticket selling. Ended with a 99 plus % sell. Great for an old show. But it had charm and wonderful music which is maybe what the public is buying next year.You might want to consider getting your GUYS AND DOLLS tickets early so as not to have sit by the orchestra or next to the wall. The matinees and the Thursday night are already going fast.
Dining at Bella Mia this week were Bobbie Harper and Edie and Doug Kerr.
See you at the theatre or maybe just "On Down The Road!"