Fall: Peter and the Starcatcher
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Sobrato Theatre's Shortino Stage ~ October 28 - 30 and November 3 - 5, 2016

Sometimes a play comes along that defies labels and expectations. Part comedy, part musical, part epic adventure, this play is a rollicking, swashbuckling, magical and grown-up prequel to the Peter Pan story. Winner of five Tony awards, 16 actors play over 100 roles. "Sensational and enthralling. This show never stops flying." (The New York Times)

Character Actor
Boy / Peter
Jack Jensen '17
Molly Aster
Carley Gilbert
Prentiss, piano
Ben Hyver '18
Ted Chris Boennighausen '19
Lord Leonard Aster, ukelele, piano
Michael Alloggiamento '18
Captain Scott, piano
David Sie '18
Bumbrake, Teacher
Alex Aguirre '17
Alf Ronan Shaw '18
Black Stache, piano
David DeRuiter '19
Smee Gina Saglimbeni
Slank, Hawking Clam
Orion Cruz '18
Mack, Fighting Prawn
Bobby Houston '18
Grempkin, sailor, pirate, mollusk
Miles Nguyen '19
Sanchez, sailor, pirate, mollusk
Conor Linehan '17
Pirate Boy, sailor, pirate, mollusk
Liam Fowler '20
Sailor, pirate, mollusk
Emerson Martz
Sailor, percussion
Kian Blewett '17
Director Russ Marcel
Tech Director Gregg Carlson
Lighting Designer Maren Alessandri-Lane
Costume Designers

Jean Toohey
Aaron Juni
Andy Sandoval
Set Designer Keo Lacebal '17
Assistant Directors

Sydney Ovrom
Isaiah Saluta '18
Christian Loanzon '18
Stage Manager Marco Bui '17

Winter Musical: Pippin
Sobrato Theatre's Shortino Stage ~ March 3 - 5 and 9 - 11, 2017

We’ve got magic to do just for you!” From the composer of Wicked, Pippin is ultimately about the power and magic of theatre to transform and transport an audience. A troupe of magicians and actors will put on the story of Pippin, King Charlemagne the Great’s son, who searches for the meaning of life through the battlefield and glory, temptations and love, and intrigues of political power before finding it in the most unexpected of places. If you already know magic tricks, please consider auditioning! Let the magic of Pippin transform you.

Character Actor
Leading Player Talia Rossi
Pippin Noah Jackman '17
Charles Jack Jensen '17
Lewis Ronan Shaw '18
Fastrada Yazmine Ocampo
Berthe Gina Saglimbeni
Catherine Carley Gilbert
Theo Liam Fowler '20
Fortune Teller Ashley Stephens
Player, Swords Orion Cruz '18
Player, Cups Colby Lepore '18
Player, Wands Alex Aguirre '17
Player, Coins Matthew Swain '19
Dante Carollo '18
Dominic Carollo '18
Lauren Chivers
Evan White '19

Tolentino Buzo '17
Josiah Cannon '20
Hannah Franchetti
Conor Gallivan '19
Anna Greene
Leo Mangalindan '19
JP Micallef '20
Andrew Nieuwsma '18
Ryan Remmel '19
Isaiah Saluta '18
David Sie '17
Natalie Sousa
Milan Williams

Director Jeremy Lum
Tech Director Gregg Carlson
Lighting & Set Designer Maren Alessandri-Lane
Costume Designers

Aaron Juni
Jean Toohey
Andy Sandoval
Choreographer Pauline Locsin Kanter
Vocal Director Gina Adams
Assistant Directors

Ryan Gotshall '17
Dante Zanotto '17
Andre Cristofi '18
Stage Manager Chris Negrete '17

Spring: The Coward
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Sobrato Theatre's Shortino Stage ~ May 12 - 14 and May 18 - 20, 2017

Nick Jones’ 2010 comedy mocks notions of “manliness” and serves as an allegory for modern American gun mania. In eighteenth-century England, a cowardly young gentleman named Lucidus initiates a pistol duel only to find that he can’t go through with it. He hires a common criminal to fight in his place, only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things.

Character Actor
Lucidus Culling Cole Hammers '17
Henry Blaine Bobby Houston '18
Father Dariush Onsori '18
Isabelle Dupree Alex Aguirre '17
Gavin Klaff Isaiah Saluta '18
Robert Blithe Jack Jensen '17
Friedmont Dylan de Jong '18
Sir Derek Lanley Kian Blewett '17
Earl of Dorchester / Finn Andre Cristofi '18
Egbert the Bartender / Old Man Henrik Larsen '18
King's Messenger Alexander Gomez '20
Director Peter Canavese
Tech Director Gregg Carlson
Lighting Designer/Director Maren Alessandri-Lane
Head of Costumes
Jean Toohey
Costume Designer Andy Sandoval
Assistant Costumer Aaron Juni
Set Designers

Keo Lacebal '17
Christopher Negrete '17
Assistant Directors

Michael Alloggiamento '18
Conner Deal '18
Annie Eastwood
Stage Manager Steven Peck '17

Summer - Bellarmine Alumni Theatre: Swift Justice
Sobrato Theatre's Shortino Stage ~ July 6 - 9, 2017

Bellarmine Alumni Theatre's production of Swift Justice chronicles events surrounding the 1933 kidnapping and murder of young Brooke Hart, a Bellarmine alumnus and heir to the Hart Department Store family fortune. The subsequent vigilante hanging of the suspects in St. James Park is one of San Jose’s darkest moments. The drama was written by former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery '63 and his nephew, John McEnery '86, based upon the book written by the late San Jose Mercury News writer Harry Farrell.

Proceeds benefit Bellarmine’s Direct Financial Aid Fund. All cast and crew on this production are donating their time and talent to maximize the funds that will provide tuition assistance.

Character Actor
Old Judge Joseph Karesh, Governor, City Boss David Koppel '89
Young Rabbi Joseph Karesh (Brooke's friend) Andrew Marks '13
Brooke Hart, Agent Vetterli Alejandro Shydlowski '16
Alex Hart (father) Brendan McCall '90
Nettie Hart (mother) Amy Choice
Miriam Hart (sister) Sofia Dobrushin
Chief Black (Head of SJPD) Dan Findrick '87
Jack Holmes (kidnapper, murderer) Mark Maccora '99
Harold Thurmond (kidnapper, murderer) Keith Larson ’90
Louis Rossi (Brooke's friend) Jack Jensen '17

Tom Alessandri '69,
Brendan McCall '90
Assistant Director Sofia Dobrushin
Costume Designer Corinne DiTullio
Tech Director Maren Lane
Documentarian Rick Bacigalupi '80
Resident Historian Paul Bernal '80

An Equity-approved Project