CMT had our amazing Preview Night on Saturday in the parking lot behind the rehearsal hall. Close to a thousand performers, parents, siblings, and other members of the CMT community showed up, had a cookout, watched live performances, and finally discovered which shows we’ll be featuring as part of CMT San Jose’s 48th season. CMT families started claiming their spots as early as 5 a.m. for our annual season reveal party.
Camp CMT session I campers started the evening with a fabulously choreographed performance of “Holding Out for a Hero,” followed by high-energy highlights from our three upcoming summer shows: Pinocchio, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and American Idiot.
We revealed the first-ever winner of the Miller Family Performance Scholarship, a $20,000 merit-based award for students who will be enrolled in a performing arts program in a college or university in the next year. Brent Miller presented the award on behalf of his family to a grateful and incredibly deserving Shawn Clifford. Congratulations, Shawn!
Finally, it was time for the big reveal of next year’s titles! Thanks to legendary visual effects artist Josh Miyaji, we shared some fantastic clue-filled trailers that kept the crowd guessing until the very end, and at times erupting in cheers.
Thank you to everyone who participated! We’re so excited for what our 48th season has in store.