The Samohi Theatre Pit Orchestra works under the direction of Mr. Terry Sakow. Band (and orchestra) students can sign up for Pit Orchestra starting in November of each year; there is no audition required.

Rehearsals for the spring musical typically begin in late November or early December and are held once a week on Fridays after school. The two weeks before opening day are tech weeks, and rehearsals occur every weekday after school. The spring musical usually runs over two weekends in March or April, and the Pit Orchestra performs on a rotating basis. 

For Samohi Theatre tickets and show information visit www.samohitheatre.org

Seniors who participate in Samohi Theatre productions and submit bios are honored in the Samohi theatre department’s Public Domain programs in late spring. And those seniors dedicated enough to earn the points to necessary to qualify for a Theatre Stole are asked to proudly wear their stoles at graduation.

Click here to see Requirements for earning a Samohi Theatre Stole.

Click here to see photos of Theatre Pit Orchestra in 2020’s “The Addams Family Musical.”

Click here to see photos from the spring 2019 production of “Side Show.”

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