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 6th, we taped an episode featuring Foothill Music Theatre’s upcoming production of “She Loves Me,” which is based on a story that inspired the feature film You’ve Got Mail. Peninsula Backstage host Nina G. Perry interviewed director Milissa Carey and actors Jessica Whittemore and Michael Doppe, and the episode features clips providing a behind-the-scenes look into the rehearsal process.

David Simon directed the episode, and everything was made possible by crackerjack Midpen Media studio and field crews including Fred Bockmann, Toni Gooch, Kevin Burnett, Audrey Daniel, Cathy Keys, Erik Lind, Mark Hatasaka, Stan Ng, and Sara Bennett.

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!


Our Previous Episode

In November, Peninsula Backstage brought 19 performers from Free Range Opera Theater’s (FROTH’s) musical comedy “A Country Girl” to the Midpen Media TV studio. The cast performed several musical numbers, and host Nina G. Perry interviewed producer/stage director Marc Kenig, performer Diane Squires, and artistic director Neil Midkiff. The performances were held at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and benefitted Music for Minors. David Simon directed the Peninsula Backstage program.