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

Auditions will be held in early summer.  More information available soon.

We perform all our shows at the Woodside High School Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Avenue, in Woodside, California.

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!

2012: Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

Audience Comments:

5 out of 5 stars rating "Amazing show.  I don't know how you could possibly top it!"

5 out of 5 stars rating "The kids are the best I've ever seen in this show."

5 out of 5 stars rating "The set and costumes are absolutely gorgeous."

5 out of 5 stars rating "Standing ovation!"

Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers     Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Suggested by "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers"

Performances: October 19 - 28, 2012, Woodside High School Performing Arts Center

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

8-1/2 x 11 Sound of Music Poster

 

2011: Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific a delight to the eye and ear

In November, 2011, we produced South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless tale of love and high-jinks set in a tropical paradise in the midst of history's most cataclysmic war.

"WILDLY ENTERTAINING", raves the Redwood City Patch about this production! (click for the full story)

South Pacific

South Pacific

SOUTH PACIFIC

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Joshua Logan

Based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Tales of the South Pacific, this musical has charmed, entertained and brought tears to the eyes of audiences since its Broadway opening in 1949.  WCT is honored to have had the opportunity to perform South Pacific directly after its smash revival at Lincoln Center in New York, and the national tour of the same production.

 

 

2009: The Drowsy Chaperone wows Audiences!

Woodside Community Theatre's most recent production was the community theater Bay Area premiere of:

Robert and Janet

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theater and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you!

It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

 

Audiences Loved The Drowsy Chaperone:

5 out of 5 stars rating "I laughed from the moment the lights came up until the curtain dropped"

5 out of 5 stars rating "Excellent performances! Strong cast! Costumes! Sets! Great entertainment! Bizarre! Energetic! Must see!"

5 out of 5 stars rating "Today we saw it in Woodside and it was every bit as good as the Broadway touring Co.!! Wow"

5 out of 5 stars rating "The music was great, dancing was awesome, and the acting was fantastic. This show is a definite yes!!!"

5 out of 5 stars rating "Compared well to Broadway, an incredible standard for community theater."

Click here to see all our reviews on Artsopolis.com

 

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