Woodside Community Theatre

Welcome to the Woodside Community Theatre!  WCT has been entertaining audiences in the mid-peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area for over 50 years.  We currently perform one major Broadway musical each year in the Fall.

WCT Announces our next production, Fall 2014:

Curtains

"Curtains" -- a Murder Mystery Musical Comedy! -- will be performed October 25 - November 2, at the Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Avenue, in Woodside, California.

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan. This show has something for everyone, including murder, love, and dancing cowboys!  Created by the same team that brought us "Chicago", this show is a sure bet not only as an audience pleaser, but a fun show to perform.

Auditions will be June 19 and 21, in Woodside.  Click "Auditions" in the menu on the left for more information.

 

Mr. Jay Manley to direct WCT's Fall production of "Curtains"!

We are delighted to announce that Jay Manley will be directing our fall 2014 production of "Curtains".  For nearly 30 years Jay served as Chair of the Theatre Arts Department at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, founded the Foothill Theatre Conservatory, and award-winning Foothill Music Theatre, specializing in the presentation of contemporary and classic works of the musical stage.  Educated at San Francisco State University, he earned his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is an award-winning educator (California's "Hayward Excellence in Education" recipient in 1996), and his productions and theatre direction have won numerous awards, including Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle and Dean Goodman "Choice" citations.  His most recent productions include the Mountain Play Association's 100th Anniversary on Mount Tamalpais, "The Sound of Music," "john & jen" for Hillbarn Theatre, and South Bay Musical Theatre's "Les Misérables."  Following "Curtains," Jay will direct Jenine Tesori's "Violet" for Tabard Theatre.

Our most recent production:

The Producers -- book, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks

WCT was delighted to present our Fall, 2013 presentation of "The Producers" -- with music, lyrics, book and everything else by Mel Brooks. The show was directed by Erica Abrahamson, choreographed by Joe Duffy, and performed the weekends of October 25-27 and November 1-3.

The Producers Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night.

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

Download a poster for THE PRODUCERS here!

 

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