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Title: Records of JuleTone Productions, Incorporated, 1958-2007Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0418
Extent: 34.72 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1981-2005
expand icon Historical Note

In 1954, Toni Michetti, co-founder of JuleTone Productions, graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Speech Arts with a focus on theater.  Her first show was for the Bachelor's Club in 1958.  During the 1960s and 1970s, Michetti directed, choreographed and performed in over twenty charitable events.  In 1979, Julie Golden and Michetti performed together in the San Diego chapter of the Junior League's "Celebrate" show.  Their collaboration during this performance eventually led to the creation JuleTone Productions in 1981.

Julie Golden and Toni Michetti founded JuleTone Productions, Inc. as a musical theatre production company that provided entertainment for local charities and private events using local talent, including prominent San Diegans, such as Rolf Benirschke, Jim Laslavic, Ron Mix, Willie Buchanon, Pete Wilson, and Valerie Harp. Organizations such as the YMCA, the Balboa Theatre Foundation, Children's Hospital, the SDSU Alumni Association, the San Diego Symphony Association, and the San Diego Rotary Club hired JuleTone entertainment for their fundraisers and events.  Michetti and Golden directed, choreographed, and trained all the performers themselves.  They also tried to incorporate lyrics and themes relevant to the sponsoring organization into the show.  In 2003, JuleTone Productions was renamed the Let's Put On A Show Foundation, and became a non-profit membership organization.  The Foundation's goal was "to support charitable causes by using performing arts to help target organizations raise funds in a manner which builds teams, morale and a sense of accomplishment." Later, the Let's Put On A Show Foundation was renamed the JuleTone Foundation.

Golden and Michetti also set up Showbiz! Workshops in May 1981 in order to provide a musical theater experience for anyone interested, and to generate funding for JuleTone Productions and other non-profit organizations.  Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney's philosophy of "Let's Put on a Show" inspired the workshops.  Showbiz! provided these workshops for both children and adults at a cost of $100 per person. Workshops consisted of 30 performers or less, and lasted 1 week, culminating in a musical revue show with minimal sets and costumes in front of an audience.

Toni Michetti passed way in 1988.  Julie Golden retired from the JuleTone Foundation in 2008.  The Foundation is no longer active.

Author: Amanda Lanthorne
expand icon Arrangement

I. JuleTone Production Files, 1958-2008

     1. General Production Files, 1958-2008

     2. Annual Production Files, 1964-2005

          A. Charity Ball Files, 1964-2005

          B. Holiday High Files, 1985-2007

          C. SDSU Event Files, 1992-2005

     3. Wedding Files, 1991-2003

     4. Artwork Files, 1983-1999

II. Showbiz! Workshops Files, 1981-2207

     1. Workshop Files, 1981-2007

     2. "Something Else Again" Revue Files, 1986

III. Multimedia Files, 1958-2007

     1. Photographs, 1958-2007

     2. DVD Files, 1978-1996

IV. Awards/Plaques

expand icon Administrative Information
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Note: Julie Golden
Related Materials:

Hispanic Theatre of San Diego Collection, 1923-2008

Old Globe Theatre Photograph Collection, 1935-1987

Performing Arts Portrait Collection


For more information please see http://library.sdsu.edu/exhibits/2009/11/juletone/index.shtml.
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Records of JuleTone Productions, Incorporated, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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