The Bay Area Children’s Musical Theater (BACMT) is dedicated to offering high quality performing arts experiences to local youth ages 5-18 in San Francisco, San Jose Morgan Hill & Gilroy.
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Whether singing and dancing in a multimedia musical revue, appearing in an original film on the silver screen, or recording a song in a professional sound studio, SFCMT participants and families enjoy a unique experience with big production value for a limited time commitment. Unlike most productions that offer a handful of parts with leading characters, our one of a kind shows are custom created for each cast, allowing us to give everyone opportunities for singing, speaking and dancing roles. Local Bay Area kids get a chance to shine in our colorful and elaborate shows featured at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, Marines’ Memorial Theater, Herbst Theater, Castro Theater, and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Our convenient 10-week program with one rehearsal per week, makes participation in SFCMT productions fun and easy for busy Bay Area families.
Since 1985, SFCMT Artistic Director and Founder, John Bisceglie, has directed and choreographed hundreds of community, commercial, and professional productions featuring actors of all ages. For nine years, Bisceglie held the title of Artistic Director for San Jose Parks and Recreation’s Young People’s Theater, and served Gilroy’s Community Services Department in the same capacity for over twenty years.
Bisceglie has enjoyed expanding his unique brand of children’s theatre to the San Francisco community and has been the recipient of numerous outstanding achievement awards from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.
The San Francisco Children’s Musical Theater has worked with thousands of children over the last 25 years and is always excited to introduce new kids and their families to the magic of theatre. The positive transformation that takes place with our young SFCMT participants is always a rewarding experience. Numerous kids have literally grown up in John’s productions, appearing in ten to thirty shows over the years. Many have even gone on to pursue careers in theater while others have expressed how their involvement with SFCMT has helped shaped their lives in a positive way. We encourage you to check out our parent feedback to learn what our program has meant to so many cast members and their families.
SFCMT’s creative team is passionate about theater and believes it to be as important to a child’s upbringing as reading, writing, and arithmetic. Cast members are encouraged to naturally develop their imagination and self esteem while building lifelong skills such as creativity, dedication, self-discipline, and cooperation. Our program inspires kids to activate their individual creative aspirations while instilling the motto that “everyone has talent and can succeed” regardless of age, experience and natural ability. We at SFCMT believe in empowering young talent and find it amazing what a little responsibility, teamwork and spotlight can do. You will always see a variety of talents and ages in our productions, from first timers to seasoned veterans. Ultimately, they always exceed our expectations as well as their own and are an inspiration to all who see them perform.