A Christmas Carol
CMT Rising Stars
Show Dates: November 11 – 20, 2016
CMT Rising Stars opens our 49th season with the beloved story of A Christmas Carol. This adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novella brings all your favorite characters to life, from miserly old Scrooge to lovable Tiny Tim to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Join Scrooge on the magical journey through his long and bitter life, as he realizes what he’s been missing, ditches his “Bah! Humbug!” attitude and makes amends with family and friends. The perfect way for the whole family to kick off the holiday season!
General Ticket On-Sale Date: Thursday, October 6 at 10 a.m.
Dates are subject to change.
Matt Hill, Director
Matt Hill first stepped into the Montgomery Theater in July of 2005 to see Jesus Christ Superstar and returned less than a year later to find his place onstage in PhantomOver the next five years, Matt performed in nearly every CMT show for which he was eligible. Soon after, Matt found his way to Ohio and obtained his BFA in Musical Theatre from the prestigious Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music – never forgetting the invaluable lessons he had learned from CMT. In his Junior year, Matt became one of the first ever undergraduate educators and spent two years teaching a specialized acting course for CCM’s Musical Theatre students. Forwarding his passion for education and personal development, Matt worked closely with a newly developing children’s theatre in Connecticut so that he could pass along the same wonderful lessons he had received from CMT. After spending some time performing around the country and most recently - aboard the Disney Fantasy, Matt returns to the Bay Area for a short time to learn, grow, and give back to this community that gave him so much.
Shannon Self, Choreographer
Shannon Self is currently in her twelfth year as the Artistic Manager with CMT San Jose. CMT directing/choreography credits and collaborations include: Crazy for You, Joseph, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Mary Poppins, Jekyll & Hyde, Disney’s Tarzan, Aida, Barnum, Tom Sawyer, Cinderella, Singin’ in the Rain, Disney’s When You Wish, The Who’s Tommy, West Side Story, Leader of the Pack, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Miss Saigon. Regional choreography credits include: Ragtime in Concert (San Francisco), The Bracebridge Dinners (The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite), Rose of Persia (Lyric Opera), Crazy for You (Archbishop Mitty High School), Grease (Gunn High School) and Brigadoon (King’s Academy). In addition to her work on the artistic side, Shannon oversees all ten production workshops every year and continues to perform in CMT San Jose’s Marquee Productions. Shannon was most recently seen last season in both Marquee productions, Mary Poppins and Ragtime. Other regional performing credits include: A Chorus Line (Cassie, Val, Sheila); Chicago (Roxie Hart); White Christmas (Judy); Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbitt); Beauty and the Beast (Babette, Silly Girl, Carpet); The King and I (Anna); Chess (The Arbiter); Seven Brides (Martha); The Full Monty (Pam), and Disney’s When You Wish (Cinderella). Shannon is a CMT alumna and has a BA in Theater and Dance from Santa Clara University.
Jerry Lovejoy, Vocal Director
Jerry Lovejoy is excited to be working on Joseph, Sister Act, and Grease this season. Jerry has taught all ages from kindergarten to adult in school and church settings, most recently at Presentation High School, where he was the music director for four years. During the day, Jerry works as Assistant to the Executive Director at City Serve’s Compassion Network, a faith-based non-profit organization in Fremont. Jerry’s home is the Niles District of Fremont. He received his BA in Vocal Performance from Bethany University (CA), and an MA in Choral Conducting from Kansas State University. 35+ years of Jerry's life have been spent as a church vocalist and musician. Jerry is married to his wife of 26 years, Karen, and is very involved in his local church.
Friday, November 11: 7 p.m. (T)
Saturday, November 12: 2 p.m. (T), 7 p.m. (B)
Sunday, November 13: 1 p.m. (T) , 6 p.m. (B)
Thursday, November 17: 7 p.m. (T)
Friday, November 18: 7 p.m. (B)
Saturday, November 19: 2 p.m. (B) , 7 p.m. (T)
Sunday, November 20: 1 p.m. (B)
(B) Buckingham Cast, (T) Trafalgar Cast
(for field trips and school groups)
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Friday, November 18 • 10 a.m.
Auditions: September 13 & 14 • 4 p.m.
Callbacks: September 15 & 16
Super Callbacks: September 17
Cast List Posted: September 19
New Family Meeting: September 20
Family Meeting: September 20
Age of Cast: 8 - 15