SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nationally renowned performing arts organization Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT) announced today its 44th season of productions. Beginning November 2011, patrons may find themselves swinging from jungle vines, walking the streets of New York's East Village, or rafting down the Mississippi -- all from their seat in downtown San Jose's Montgomery Theater.
"I'm thrilled for one of the most exciting seasons in CMT history," says artistic director Kevin Hauge. "We have been granted rights to produce several very new works which speaks to the level of quality entertainment CMT continues to provide. At CMT, being a performer in one of our productions includes training in performance arts, but also includes learning about the history, culture, context and artistic significance of the show." CMT's 44th season includes:
Rising Stars Productions:
Seussical - November 11-20, 2011, ages 8-15
Doctor Doolittle - February 23-26, 2012, ages 8-14
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - April 26-29, 2012, ages 8-14
Bye, Bye Birdie - July 13-22, 2012, ages 10-14
Rapunzel - August 9-12, 2012, ages 6-9
Legally Blonde - March 2-11, 2012, ages 14-20
Avenue Q (School Edition) - May 4-13, 2012, ages 14-20
Xanadu - July 27-August 5, 2012, ages 14-20
Disney's Tarzan - December 2-11, 2011, ages 14+
9 To 5 - April 13-22, 2012, ages 19+
CMT depends heavily on family volunteers to leverage every dollar received to achieve high standards of excellence in all the organization does. "We promote a lifelong love of the theater in our participants, audiences, and community," says board president Christine Burroughs. "We welcome you to our family and hope you will find our programs to be informative, innovative, inspiring and reflective of our true love of the arts."
About CMT: Founded in 1968 to create a community-based children's theater in San Jose, Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT) is now one of the nation's largest youth musical theater and training programs of its kind, and the longest thriving performing arts organization in San Jose. The mission of CMT is to train and educate youth through musical theater, to develop self-confidence by setting high personal and ethical standards, and to inspire exemplary artists, patrons and citizens of tomorrow. Visit www.CMTSJ.org for more information.
SOURCE Children's Musical Theater San Jose