San Mateo High School Drama

April 26 - 29

2017-2018 Season


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Gypsy Cast List


Uncle JockoMichael Picchi
GeorgieJonathan Alberts
Baby JuneMolly Zwiebach
Baby LouiseRaina Bhargava
RoseSophia Edwards
Balloon GirlJade Lehrmann
Clarence and his clarinetDaniel Solomon
Stage mothers:Daria Amit, Gali Benjamin, Amanda Bushman, Bella Ellis, Marina Fess, Sarah Gloss, Rhiannon Jones, Isabella LaBove, Jeremy Pitzer
Stage kids:Mahal Bilaoen, Kelly Burke, Alison Hagen, Lee Kedem, Alexandra Norton, Keya Pardasani, Alex Prezeau, Erika Woollen
Rose’s PopDylan Bockholt
Rich ManDrake Kapoor
Rich man’s son (Baby Tulsa)Mahal Bilaoen
Urchin (Baby Yonkers)Jade Lehrmann
Two scouts (Baby Angie, L.A.)Alex Prezeau, Keya Pardasani
Other Boy ScoutsJonathan Alberts, Lee Kedem, Alexandra Norton, Erika Woollen
Mr. WeberTrevor Chan
HerbieRalph Shehayed
Dainty JuneMakena Reynolds
Louise (Gypsy)Teagan Reynolds
TulsaD’Angelo Reyes
YonkersWill Lipton
AngieJoshua Moussa
L.A.Nathan Basman
Mr. KringeleinJeremy Pitzer
Mr. GoldstoneDylan Bockholt
Hotel Guests: Jonathan Alberts, Daria Amit, Gali Benjamin, Amanda Bushman, Bella Ellis, Bella LaBove, Michael Picchi
WaitressErika Woollen
Miss CratchittSarah Gloss
Extra Farmboys:Jonathan Alberts, Trevor Chan, Drake Kapoor, Daniel Solomon
CowKelly Burke, Alexandra Norton
The Toreadorables:
AgnesAlison Hagen
Marjorie MayKelly Burke
ThelmaAmanda Bushman
MarilynMarina Fess
EdnaLee Kedem
GailJade Lehrmann
FloAlexandra Norton
EthelErika Woollen
PasteyJeremy Pitzer
CigarMichael Picchi
Tessie TuraRhiannon Jones
MazeppaBella LaBove
ElectraBella Ellis
Strippers:Alexandra Norton, Daria Amit, Sarah Gloss, Amanda Bushman
Chorus girls:Kelly Burke, Amanda Bushman, Bella Ellis, Marina Fess, Sarah Gloss, Rhiannon Jones, Lee Kedem, Bella LaBove, Alexandra Norton, Erika Woollen
Santa Clauses: Jonathan Alberts, Nathan Basman, Dylan Bockholt, Drake Kapoor, Josh Moussa
ReneeDaria Amit
PhilJonathan Alberts
Bougeron-CochonDaniel Solomon

Valley Girls Cast List


Martin BochmanJeremy Pitzer
Adele HolburtonIsabella Ellis
Betty HanrattyKelly Burke
John Murphy/Sid Adam Hilt
Ted Mossberg Joshua Moussa
Bartender Christopher Mahoney
Eliza Mauchley Erika Woolen
Reyna Makena Reynolds
IvyAlison Hagen
Martine Daria Amit
Navy Investors, Bar Patrons, Leopold’s Customers, Students:Lee Kedem, Christopher Mahoney, Keya Pardasani, Marionne Sevilla, Atiya Shah, Molly Zwiebach

Thank you all for auditioning. I think we have what will be for many of us a once in a lifetime experience ahead of us: crafting the world premiere of a play.

The ensemble will assume many roles, all of them non-speaking. They will have five rehearsals only between Feb. 26 and April 15 and then meet with the rest of the cast from 4/16 until we open. I will honor the conflicts you have given me. If any of you have concerns or cannot participate, please let me know as soon as possible. I sincerely hope everyone can take part, but I will be very understanding if you cannot, as long as you let me know right away.

Our first company meeting, for cast and crew members, plus a parent for each, will be held on Monday night, Feb. 26 at 6:30pm in the MPR. Cast will stay for a read-thru after the general meeting. Please bring pencils and highlighters.

See you then!

Mr. Friedman



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About SMHS DramaSan Mateo High School is the home of one of the Bay Area’s finest and most comprehensive high school drama programs. Offering courses in Drama, Musical Theatre and Cinema and Society, students are exposed to the dramatic arts in multiple forms and formats. Coursework provides students with hands-on academic opportunities in acting, directing, design and choreography (often in conjunction with San Mateo High’s highly acclaimed dance and music departments).In addition to its high-level classroom work, San Mateo High School produces 3 exceptional quality shows each year in the newly renovated state-of-the-art on-campus performing arts center. Boasting multiple awards from both San Jose Stage Company’s Top Honors and American Musical Theatre of San Jose’s Honors, San Mateo High School has developed a reputation for excellence in drama education and performance. By providing a robust drama curriculum, San Mateo High School is developing students’ skills in numerous areas emphasized by California’s recently-implemented Common Core curriculum, including real-world problem-solving, collaborative learning and communication.Most importantly, San Mateo High School’s drama program provides students the opportunity to develop a time-honored craft: telling stories, using a toolkit comprised of their voices, bodies and imaginations, while testing their maturing senses of reasoning and emotion. And, by making high-quality productions accessible to the greater San Mateo-Foster City-Burlingame community, San Mateo High’s drama students are educating the next generation of audience members.2017 – 2018 Board of Directors

Brad Friedman (Artistic Director)
Dina La Bove (Treasurer)
Jennifer Gloss (Corresponding Secretary) 
Josephine Reyes (Parliamentarian)
Dina La Bove (Administrative Assistant)

Matthew Gloss (President)
Sue Dooley (Vice President)
Martha McKenna (Recording Secretary)
John Hagen (Historian)
Ann Woolen (Community Outreach)

Join the Drama Boosters

Join the Drama Booster

We hope you’ll join the San Mateo High School Drama Boosters and help support our wonderful drama program.Your financial support will help us fund our shows this year. Our program is almost completely self-funded, so every donation—large or small—is important. You’ll receive benefits, too—a discount on all of the tickets you purchase to SMHS drama performances (20% off).As a booster, you’ll receive advance notice of all of our shows and social events. You can also hear about opportunities to lend your skills (carpentry, sewing, tickets, sales, etc.) to our productions. You don’t need to have a student in the cast or on the crew—all with an interest in the drama program are welcome!Fill out the Booster Membership form  and mail it in with your support check.Join us at our monthly booster meeting the second Thursday of the month in the Multipurpose Room (old Flex Theater) at 7:30 PM.

Come to our monthly booster meeting the second Thursday of the month in the Multipurpose Room (old Flex Theater) at 7:00 PM.


And Then There Were None

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Drama Director

BRAD FRIEDMAN — Brad is celebrating his 26th year as the Drama director at San Mateo High School and his 29th year teaching. He has produced and/or directed 77 productions here, including Evita, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Urinetown, Hairspray, The Wedding Singer (the 2011 winner for Best Musical at the SJSC Honors Program), Guys and Dolls, Rent, West Side Story, Peter Pan, Hello, Dolly! (winner of Best Musical in the 2006 AMTSJ Honors Program), 42nd Street (which received 14 nominations at the 2010 SJSC Honors Program), The Laramie Project, Seussical (nominated for Best Musical in the 2005 AMTSJ Honors Program), Romeo and Juliet, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Secret Garden, The Will Rogers Follies, Oklahoma, The Mousetrap, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd, Lucky Stiff, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, The Miracle Worker, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Into the Woods. Brad was the recipient of the 2005 Art Share award as theatre educator, and in 2007 received the Bravo Award from Hillbarn Theatre for excellence in theatre education. He is a graduate of Lowell High School and UC Berkeley and has acted and/or directed for a number of theatre companies, including Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, The Eureka Theatre, Peninsula Center Stage and Broadway by the Bay. He is especially proud to have acted with many of his present and former students in such BBBay productions as Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Peter Pan (Smee) The Boyfriend (Percy Brown) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Jacob/Potiphar). His favorite production at SMHS was The Drowsy Chaperone, directed by his good friend Virginia Musante, and featuring Brad as The Man in the Chair. In addition, Brad has directed City of Angels, Beauty and the Beast, Jr. and Peter Pan, Jr. for Hillbarn Theatre and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Pinocchio, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown for BBBay’s YTC program. For sixteen years Brad hosted a weekly television game show, Bay Area Quiz Kids, seen on KRON-TV (Channel 4) every Saturday at 2:00pm. He currently writes a blog about murder mysteries and musicals, which he hopes you will check out at:

Musical Conductor

ATTILIO TRIBUZI — Attilio Tribuzi (Musical Director) has been teaching music since 1986. Since 1992 he has been at San Mateo High School and has conducted Jazz Band, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Chorus classes in addition to directing over 30 musical theatre productions. His groups have won numerous awards through the years and have toured from Florida to Hawaii. He is currently the SMUHSD Coordinator for the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as Master of Ceremonies for the SMUHSD’s In Concert series. Mr. Tribuzi studied music at San Francisco State University as an undergraduate and earned his Master’s degree at CSU Hayward, graduating summa cum laude at both institutions. He studied trumpet performance with Joe Alessi, Jay Rizzetto, Don Reinberg and Glen Fishtal, and conducting with Edwin Kruth, LeRoy Roach and Timothy Smith.Mr. Tribuzi has composed numerous pieces for his amateur and professional performing groups, and has written a children’s musical entitled To the Moon and Back. In addition, Mr. Tribuzi has also worked as Musical Director for Broadway by the Bay’s theatre productions (where he has won a Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Award), and has been an adjudicator and conductor for honor bands. He wishes to thank Robyn, Heather, and Antonia for their love and support.


ROBYN TRIBUZI — Robyn is excited to be a part of history by participating in the opening season of the new San Mateo Performing Arts Center! As a teacher, Robyn has taught dance at both the high school and college level for the past 30 years. She has been the Director of Dance for the San Mateo High School Performing Arts Department for the past 13 years and has grown the program from 90 students to over 185 students. As a performer/choreographer, she has worked at many theater companies throughout the Bay Area including Diablo Theater Company, Opera San Jose, Notre Dame de Namur, Palo Alto Players, American Musical Theater of San Jose and Broadway by the Bay. At BBBay she has worked on over 30 productions and had the opportunity last spring to direct as well as choreograph the musical “Cats”. She has won two Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Award for her choreography in Miss Saigon andCrazy for You, and just spent the past 6 months coaching Broadway-bound James Monroe Igelhart, who will use his newly acquired tap skills this spring starring as the dancing Genie in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. Favorite projects include: A Chorus Line (BBBay), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (AMTSJ, BBBay), Ragtime (BBBay) and Motherhood (Heather and Antonia).

Class Syllabus

Drama One
The purpose of Drama One is to give you a chance to become better performers, theatre scholars and critics. Advanced Drama students have the opportunity to deepen their acting skills, as well as take a leadership role as improvisation team leaders and scene directors. Our curriculum is aligned to the state and district standards for theatre in which you will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in order to pass the class.Download Drama One Syllabus

Film Studies
The purpose of this class is to make you talk and think and write about art – in this case, one particular art form that we call film – and how it reflects the society in which we live. I never want you to stop enjoying watching movies; however, I hope that after this year will watch them more critically and with a better understanding of how form and content are interrelated.Download Film Studies Syllabus

Musical Theater
The purpose of Musical Theatre is to teach the history and structure of this most American form of drama. This is done through a minimum of lecture, a bit of research, and primarily through your performance of a variety of projects. For those of you who are new to this, the materials you will need are: water to drink, comfortable clothes so that you can sing and move as needed, a small recorder (if possible) to record songs you will need to sing, and a pencil to mark your materials.Download Musical Theater Syllabus


All shows performed at the
San Mateo Performing Arts Center

600 N Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94401

Contact Information



Box Office

(650) 558-2375

Brad Friedman - Director

(650) 558-2348

Booster President

Matthew Gloss