Foothill Music Theatre
Since its inception in 1980, the mission of Foothill Music Theatre (FMT) is to produce exceptional quality musical theatre. From classic to contemporary musicals, in both the Smithwick and Lohman, FMT brings fully produced excellent quality shows with live orchestra, striving to find resonance and relevance in musical theatre.
Over the years, FMT has garnered hundreds of awards and award nominations from the prestigious Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Theatre Bay Area Awards and Dean Goodman Choice awards for productions such as Shrek, Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, Show Boat, Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific, Into the Woods, Urinetown, West Side Story and Oklahoma!
FMT auditions are open to the public as well as students, and the company's reputation draws superb talent from throughout the greater Bay Area.
An important aspect of FMT productions is the apprenticeship approach, in which largely inexperienced students work collaboratively with highly experienced Bay Area performing arts professionals.