SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Opening Next Month at Broadway By The Bay
Broadway by the Bay struts their way into August with the disco dancing, finger pointing, hip-swerving hit Broadway musical, Saturday Night Fever. Based on the 1976 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night" and one of the most popular movie musicals of all time, this all new stage production will feature over a dozen classic songs by the Grammy Award-winning group the Bee-Gees, dazzling choreography, and the iconic fashion looks of the 70s disco era.
Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Brooklyn youth Tony Manero, a paint-store clerk who escapes from his daily life of a go-nowhere job and be-nothing friends by dancing the night away at the local discotheque. A heartfelt story of friendship, home, and risking it all for your passion, the score is peppered with classic disco era tuns including "Staying Alive," "Disco Inferno" and "Night Fever." Broadway by the Bay's production will showcase nearly two-dozen actors and dancers for this ultimate tribute to one of cinemas most electrifying musicals. Saturday Night Fever runs for nine performances only beginning August 10, 2018. Tickets (ranging from $44-$66) are available by calling (650) 369-7770 or by visiting online at www.broadwaybythebay.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
"Our first two productions of the season explored how music is a transformative, unifying language that can bring those from wildly different backgrounds and ideals together," says Broadway by the Bay Executive Artistic Director Alicia Jeffrey. "What I love about Saturday Night Fever is that it shows how music and dance can awaken a spirit and drive in the most unlikely of persons. The character of Tony feels incredibly relevant today-a bit lost, somewhat unseen by others, and he's not able to see himself beyond his family's expectations-and yet when he gets on the dance floor, his confidence is found, and the vision of who he wants to be is clear. Through dance, he figures out who he is."
Originally produced in London in 1998 and on Broadway in 2000, the stage adaptation of Saturday Night Fever has been seen across the globe-with productions having toured throughout North America, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Broadway by the Bay's production features Nick Bernardi as Tony Manero, Sammi Hildebrandt as Annette, and Anya Absten as Stephanie Mangiano. The cast also features Brigitte Losey (Pauline), David Blackburn (Bobby), Anthony Maglio (Double J), JESSE CORTEZ (Gus), Marco Simental (Joey), Joe Hudleson (Monty / Frank), Kris Hudelson (Flo), and Camille Edralin (Candy) with the ensemble comprised of Kylie Abucay, Anastasia Cooper, Sofia Costantini, Katie Edralin, Erin Gentry, Carlos Guerrero, Matt Hammons, Javi Harnley, Miko Ison, Neal Pascua, and Johann Santos.
Broadway By the Bay's creative team for Saturday Night Fever includes director Josh Marx, choreographer Nicole Helfer, with associate choreographer Zoe Swenson-Graham, and co-music directors Eryn Allen and Alicia Jeffrey. The team also includes scenic designer Kelly James Tighe, lighting designer Aaron Spivey, sound designer Zak Stamps, and costume designer Tammy Berlin. Based on the Paramount/SRO film and the story by Nik Cohn, Saturday Night Fever was adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks, with the North American version written by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti.
Tickets range from $44 to $66 and may be purchased by phone at 650-579-5565, online at broadwaybythebay.org, or in person at the Box Office located at 2219 Broadway Street in downtown Redwood City. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 12PM - 5PM. On performance days, the box office is open 60 minutes prior to the start of each show and remains open for 30 minutes following the start of the performance.