Peninsula Backstage


There’s no shortage of live theatre on the San Francisco Peninsula. Plays, musicals, and opera. Modern and classical. Professional and amateur. Peninsula Backstage brings in the people behind upcoming shows to talk about them. Tune in and find out what’s going on in our world of theatre.

Our Current Episode
On February 9th, we taped an episode featuring Foothill Music Theatre‘s Bullets Over Broadway, a stage musical based on Woody Allen’s 1994 film of the same name. The Tony-nominated production, which features jazz and pop standards from the 1920s and 1930s, is running from February 28th through March 17th at the Lohman Theatre on the Foothill College campus.

Peninsula Backstage host Nina G. Perry interviewed the director and two of the lead actors about this high-energy musical comedy. Plus, we showed a clip from our field crew’s visit to a Bullets Over Broadway rehearsal.

David Simon directed the episode, and we couldn’t have done it without the talents of field crew members Ron Marks, Stan Ng, and Scott Pinson, and studio crew members Judy Rock, Ron Marks, Kendy, Dan Turturici, Cathy Keys, Liubov Spitsyna, Herb Moore, and Pedro Arenas. It was such a smooth shoot, that there’s really nothing left to say but… “hot dog.” We’ll just leave it at that!

Click the link below to see a 5-minute preview of the episode. For the full version, click the Show Times link to see it on TV, or the Online Episodes link to see it on Vimeo.

And remember to go out and support local, live theatre!