About Us

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MISSION


Broadway By the Bay inspires, educates, and engages our community and local talent through the power of musical theatre.

OVERVIEW


itm_1474Broadway By the Bay is the only major musical theatre company between San Francisco and Palo Alto producing full-scale musical productions using local talents. We are committed to producing the highest-quality shows while maintaining accessibility to our community through affordable ticket prices. In our 50-year history we have received numerous awards and countless acclamations, but none as valued and important than the continued patronage by our community.

ALICIA JEFFREY, EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (EMAIL)


Alicia has served as the Production Manager for BBBay since 2014, productions including Evita, In the Heights (Winner: TBA Award, Best Production of a Muiscal, Tier II), Dreamgirls, Anything Goes, and Les Miserables. She ahas served as Production Manager, Associate Director, Musical Director, Stage Manager and orchestra member for various other theatre companies throughout the Bay Area including Contra Costa Musical Theatre, OMG! I Love That Show Productions, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Contra Costa Civic Theater and Diablo Theater Company. She has served on the board of CCMT and is currently on the Advisory Board for OMG.  Alicia is also on the Board of Directors for the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival, one of the largest and longest running educational theatre festivals in the United States.

TRISTA BERNSTEIN, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (EMAIL)


Trista is thrilled to return to Broadway By the Bay as the Development Director. Trista has focused her career on fundraising and communication, having earned her Master of Nonprofit Administration degree from the University of San Francisco, and her Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Trista is actively involved in the nonprofit world, and serves on the Advisory Board of Post:ballet.

LIZZIE MOSS, PATRON SERVICES COORDINATOR (EMAIL)


Lizzie Moss is honored to be able to make theater her day job by joining the lovely ladies at Broadway By the Bay as the Patron Services Coordinator! A TBA nominated performer, Lizzie has been hitting the stage all over the bay area since the ripe old age of two with companies such as The Gary Palmer Dance Company, Ray of Light Theatre, Lamplighters Music Theatre, The Douglas Morrisson Theatre, and, of course, BBBay! Lizzie is a graduate of the New York City campus of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. In her spare time Lizzie enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, binge watching The Office, being a pescatarian, and volunteering on the animal care crew every week at The Marine Mammal Center.

SAMANTHA CARDENAS, MARKETING & EVENTS COORDINATOR (EMAIL)


Samantha Rose Cardenas is proud to work with BBBay now on and off the stage! She joins the team as the Marketing & Events Coordinator and is so excited to be spending every day supporting, promoting, and producing great musical theatre. A familiar face to BBBay, you may recognize her as Maria from West Side Story, Cosette from Les Miserables, or Nina from In The Heights. In her spare time, you might see her performing on stages all over the Bay Area, binge-watching Shonda Rhimes TV shows, or eating great food and drinking great beer and wine. She is grateful that she has found a workplace with strong and fun women, where blasting show tunes and breaking out into song is not only condoned but encouraged!

SARAH DUNN-RANKIN, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (EMAIL)


Sarah is delighted to be a part of the Broadway By the Bay family as of July 2013. She previously worked for California Theatre Center in Sunnyvale coordinating their touring shows for young audiences. She has performed as Titania in A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Lucy Brown in The Threepenny Opera in college. She has directed The Tramp and the Roughrider, an original play by Lee Stetson about John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt, that has been performed throughout the country. Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Sewanee: The University of the South. Sarah is proud to be a part of the BBBay staff who focus their attention on supporting local artists and providing the Bay Area with high quality musical theatre.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


20130910_tmartin_0834Jeff Gee, President
Robert Sullivan, Vice President
Stephen Tabler, Treasurer
John Blatt
Seth Rosenblatt
Karen Schwarz

Partners


Thank you to our generous partners whose support ensures that incredible and inspiring works are brought to the stage season after season.

 

Patrons


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Underwriter


The Broadway By the Bay League

Benefactor


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Conservator


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League


The Broadway By the Bay League was founded 29 years ago by Pat Fortin. The first meeting was held on July 16, 1984 and included eleven other women who had a passion for musical theatre. The League promotes and actively supports Broadway By the Bay both by attending the performances and providing financial support. The League meets monthly and holds annual fundraisers. If you are interested in joining the League please call 650.579.5565

Officers
Jeri Blatt, President
Margaret Papazian, Treasurer
Ingrid Sponholz, Secretary

VP Membership, Marcia Leonhardt

Active Members
Jeri Blatt, Carol Boes, Lelana Crayne, Diana Dykes, Lois Everett, Carolyn Hodges, June Kentzler, Marcia Leonhardt, Bernal Mershon, Margaret Papazian, Joanne Shepard, Joan Shepherd, Ingrid Sponholz, Luna Stafford, Mary Lou Vidergar

Associate Members
Nancy Fulton, June Levin, LaVey Norquist, Gretchen Schmecklee, Marian Soss, Kitty Williams

Previous Shows


2016
Miss Saigon | Oklahoma | BBBay In Concert | Beauty and the Beast

2015
Les Miserables | My Fair Lady | West Side Story | Kiss Me, Kate

2014
Evita | In the Heights | Dreamgirls | Anything Goes

2013
CATS | Oliver! | Cabaret | Guys & Dolls | It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

2012
Hairspray | The Marvelous Wonderettes | A Chorus Line | Some Enchanted Evening®, The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein

2011
Forever Plaid | The Music Man | Gypsy | Broadway By the Year 1947 & 1966®

2010
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Annie | La Cage aux Folles | Broadway By the Year 1930 & 1964®

2009
Crazy For You | The King and I | The Full Monty
Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Cy Coleman

2008
Little Shop Of Horrors | Thoroughly Modern Millie | Into the Woods
Defying Gravity: Stephen Schwartz & Friends

2007
Show Boat | Beauty and the Beast | Annie Get Your Gun
Ahrens & Flaherty: Words & Music

2006
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers | Fiddler On the Roof | Miss Saigon

2005
Ragtime | Joseph and the Amazing… | My Fair Lady | 40th Anniversary

2004
Funny Girl | Bye, Bye, Birdie | Cabaret

2003
Singin’ In the Rain | The Sound of Music | West Side Story

2002
Me and My Girl | Peter Pan | Evita

2001
Anything Goes | Oliver! | Camelot

2000
Damn Yankees | The Music Man | Jesus Christ Superstar

1999
How to Succeed … | The King and I | A Chorus Line

1998
42nd Street | Wizard of Oz | Phantom

1997
Kiss Me, Kate | Joseph | Nunsense | Hello, Dolly!

1996
Guys & Dolls | Flower Drum Song | Crazy for You

1995
Will Roger’s Follies | Meet Me In St. Louis | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1994
7 Brides… | Annie | No, No, Nanette

1993
Unsinkable Molly Brown | Prince & the Pauper | Sweet Charity

1992
Pajama Game | Oklahoma | Me & My Girl

1991
South Pacific | Singing In the Rain | La Cage aux Folles

1990
Fiddler On the Roof | Camelot | Sound of Music

1989
My One and Only | Company | My Fair Lady | George M

1988
42nd Street | Gypsy | Baby | The King & I

1987
Best Little Whorehouse.. | Funny Girl | 1776

1986
A Chorus Line | Bye, Bye Birdie | Evita

1985
Sugar | Peter Pan | Music Man

1984
They’re Playing Our Song | Annie | Anything Goes

1983
Man of La Mancha | Annie Get Your Gun | Fantastics

1982
Grease | Carousel | Cabaret

1981
Once Upon A Mattress | Fiddler On the Roof

1980
Mame

1979
George M

1978
West Side Story

1977
Gypsy

1976
No, No, Nanette

1975
Hello, Dolly!

1974
Oliver | Dames at Sea

1973
Carnival

1972
Unsinkable Molly Brown

1971
King and I

1970
Sound of Music

1969
Music Man

1968
South Pacific

1967
West Side Story

1966
Oklahoma