Broadway By The Bay Announces Their 2018 Season!

Broadway By the Bay, the Peninsula based award-winning musical theater company, announced today the four musicals that will make up their 2018 season. Launching the season in March 2018 will be the 1957 musical theater classic, The Music Man. Summer will kick off like a great ball of fire with the hit rock-n-roll musical Million Dollar Quartet, followed by the 70s disco-era hit Saturday Night Fever. The season will come to a close with Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning adaptation of Verdi's AIDA. Season tickets are available now for renewing and new subscribers at www.broadwaybythebay.org/join or by calling (650) 579-5565.

Executive Artistic Director, Alicia Jeffrey, explains "We wanted a season that celebrates all that we love about the escapism of musicals-unbridled romance, thrilling dance, everlasting love, and above all else-iconic music. Whether it's from the pen of Meredith Wilson or The Bee Gees, the musicals this season will make you grove, swoon, and maybe even strut. We're thrilled to be returning to the historic Fox Theater-it's one of the crown jewels of Bay Area theaters, and we couldn't be more excited to bring this season to Peninsula audiences."

The season steps off March 16, 2018 with seventy-six trombones-and one fast-talking, smooth-as-silk salesman looking to score big in small-town Iowa in The Music Man. "Professor" Harold Hill shows up in River City with the hopes of scoring a profitable scam by convincing the townspeople that he can teach their children to play musical instruments. When the local librarian sees through his scheme, the bickering twosome find the last thing either expected-love. One of the most Popular Productions in Broadway By the Bay history, Meredith Wilson's six-time Tony Award-winning classic is the perfect way to kick off the season.

The summer heats up with Million Dollar Quartet. In December 1956, in a small Memphis recording studio, four icons of music met-and had a jam-session that changed rock-n-roll forever. This June, audiences will be front and center as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins turn the Fox Theatre into a historic night of music and soul in this Broadway smash.

In August, Broadway By the Bay audiences will get out their white disco suits and platform shoes for Saturday Night Fever, the thrilling musical based on the hit movie. Featuring over a dozen classic songs by the Bee-Gees, dazzling choreography, and groovy 70s costumes, you'll be hip-swerving and finger-pointing-in-the-aisles to this streetwise and heartfelt story of friendship, home, and risking it all for your passion.

November will see the final show of the season, the four-time Tony Award winner, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. In the time of Pharaohs, a beautiful Nubian princess is taken from her land. But when a bond between her and the future ruler of Egypt grows, loyalties are tested, and both must question their true heart's desire. From the Broadway legends that brought you The Lion King, Evita, and Billy Elliot comes this epic tale of love and courage.

About Broadway By the Bay:
Broadway By the Bay inspires, educates and engages our community and local talent through the power of musical theatre. Broadway By the Bay was established as San Mateo Community Theatre in 1965. We are the only major musical theatre company between San Francisco and Palo Alto producing large-scale musical productions using local talents. We are committed to producing the highest-quality shows while maintaining accessibility to our community. For over half a century we have received numerous awards and countless acclamations, but none as valued and important than the continued patronage by our community. We are the resident musical theatre company of the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Redwood City.

BROADWAY BY THE BAY 2018 SEASON

AT A GLANCE

THE MUSIC MAN

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

March 16 - April 1, 2018

The season kicks off with seventy-six trombones-and one fast-talking, smooth-as-silk salesman looking to score big in small-town Iowa. When the local librarian sees through his scheme, the bickering twosome find the last thing either expected-love. Don't Miss MeredithA. Wilson's six-time Tony Award-winning classic!

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carol Perkins

June 8 - 24, 2018
In December 1956, in a small Memphis recording studio, four icons of music met-and had a jam-session that changed rock-n-roll forever. Grab your seat as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins turn the Fox Theatre into a historic night of music and soul in this Broadway smash!

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Based on the Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn
Adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks
North American version written by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti
Featuring Songs By The Bee Gees


August 10 - 26. 2018
Get out your white disco suit and platform shoes for this thrilling musical based on the hit movie! Featuring over a dozen classic songs by the Bee-Gee's, dazzling choreography, and groovy 70s costumes, you'll be hip-swerving and finger-pointing-in-the-aisles to this streetwise and heartfelt story of friendship, home, and risking it all for your passion.

Elton John AND Tim Rice'S AIDA
Music By Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang
Originally produced by Disney Theatricals

November 2 - 18, 2018
In the time of Pharaohs, a beautiful Nubian princess is taken from her land. But when a bond between her and the future ruler of Egypt grows, loyalties are tested, and both must question their true heart's desire. From the Broadway legends that brought you The Lion King, Evita, and Billy Elliot comes this epic tale of love and courage.


SEASON PACKAGE INFORMATION:
www.broadwaybythebay.org/join

Broadway By the Bay Staff Listing:

Executive Artistic Director - Alicia Jeffrey

Patron Services Coordinator - Lizzie Moss

Marketing & Events Coordinator - Samantha Cardenas

Resident Music Director - Sean Kana

Resident Costume Designer - Leandra Watson

Volunteer Coordinator - Sarah Dunn-Rankin

Social Media Coordinators - Alexis Lazear & Neal Pascua


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