2016-17 Season

For the 2016-17 season of the San Mateo High School Drama Department, let’s Say It With 
Silver as Drama Director Brad Friedman and Musical Director Til Tribuzi both celebrate their 25th anniversaries at San Mateo High School. Mr. Friedman has selected a season to honor both Til and choreographer Robyn Tribuzi and invites you celebrate our long-time partnership in grand style. This year’s shows are:

FALL(Robyn’s Show)
EVITA
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
October 20 –23, 2016
Audition Dates: August 22-25

The rise and fall of Eva Duarte Peron, a poor girl from the streets of Argentina who, through sheer ambition, rose to the top! Narrated by a young revolutionary named Che, who shows how Eva pulled herself out of the gutter to achieve fame, first as a movie star and then as Evita, the first lady of her country. The original Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical (the first British show to do so) with a Latin-infused score that includes the beloved anthem, “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina.” Directed by Brad Friedman, musical direction by Attilio Tribuzi, choreography by Robyn Tribuzi.

WINTER (Til’s Show)
THE MUSIC MAN
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson
Based on a story by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey
January 27 – February 5, 2017
Audition Dates: October 31 – November 3

We are proud to present the classic Tony-Award winning musical about a charismatic con artist named Harold Hill, who transforms a sour Iowa town into a place full of laughter, love and music. Featuring one of the best musical scores of them all, including “76 Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Goodnight, My Someone” and “Till There Was You,” The Music Man is the perfect destination for the whole family. Directed by Brad Friedman, musical direction by Til Tribuzi, choreography by Robyn Tribuzi, and featuring the San Mateo High School Marching Band.

SPRING (Brad’s Show)
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
By Oscar Wilde
April 20 – 23, 2017
Audition Dates: February 7 – 9

What’s in a name? Ask Gwendolen and Cecily, two young ladies who have always dreamed of marrying a man called Ernest. Enter Algernon and Jack, two charming but rather dishonest gentlemen who are more than willing to oblige the ladies’ desire. Stir in enough complications to send all of London into a spin, and you have one of the wittiest romantic confections ever created for the stage. Directed by Brad Friedman, who played Algernon in high school and still remembers his lines.

Book your tickets for a year of fun!

Sincerely,

Brad Friedman
Drama Director

 

About SMHS Drama

San 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.

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2015 Fall

FALL(Robyn’s Show)
EVITA
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
October 20 –23, 2016
Audition Dates: August 22-25

2016 Winter

WINTER (Til’s Show)
THE MUSIC MAN
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson
Based on a story by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey
January 27 – February 5, 2017
Audition Dates: October 31 – November 3

2016 Spring

SPRING (Brad’s Show)
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
By Oscar Wilde
April 20 - 23, 2017
Audition Dates: February 7 - 9