Broadway By The Bay

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 851 Burlway Rd. Ste. 300 Burlingame CA 94010 USA

Mission: Each season, Broadway By the Bay produces three or four full-scale musicals at the 1,600 seat San Mateo Performing Arts Center (SAMPAC), which is the largest stage between San Francisco and San Jose. In addition to reaching an audience of more than 7,000 subscribers and 4,000 single ticket buyers for each show, the productions provide performance opportunities for the Bay Area’s most talented musical theatre performers and six Equity performers per season.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
Programs: Musical Theatre Education & Outreach
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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650-579-5565
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Why go all the way to New York City when Broadway By the Bay is right here in our community? The shows are terrific! Bravo to Brooke Knight and Jim Gardia! The artistic group plan two hugely popular shows, a third show that is creatively edgy, and the fourth show highlights a famous producer. They are passionate about arts for the youth in the community with the outreach program. I'm a long time sponsor of BBBay and am proud to be associated with such a class act.

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the years I have been involved. Each staff member, volunteer and board member is passionate about BBBay.

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About every month

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6 people found this review helpful

Our family is passionate about musical theater. But, we can be quite critical about the quality of local productions. That said, Best of Broadway consistently surpasses all our expectations. The professionalism, talent, and creativity, that goes into each production is apparent every time the curtain rises. And the personal touch of their box office staff makes the whole experience a wonderful encounter.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my attending their productions over the past decade - all of which were thoroughly entertaining, and worth much more than the price of the ticket (but dont tell them I said so!)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Is the incredible quality of their productions - we are convinced that Broadway By The Bay puts on the best and most entertaining musical shows in the entire bay area!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Of the highest degree of professionalism, enthusiasm, and passion for what they do. What a treat it has been to get to know the whole staff!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build it's own venue, with state-of-the-art facilities, and provide a broader range of community outreach and youth enrichment programs.

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2 people found this review helpful

I have been attending the musicals produced by BBB (and PCLO)for over 20 years. the shows have been outstanding and more fun than those in SF. We ahve cancelled our subscripion to the SF shows because the BBB shows are better, cheaper and more accessible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

After mony years as an outsider, I joined the Board of Cirectors in 2009.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a theater for BBB.

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2 people found this review helpful

Broadway By The Bay truly puts out top notch performances at bargain prices. Serving the San Francisco Peninsula with musical classics and occasionally more cutting edge offerings. Great direction, casting, and music are typically the expectation from BBB. A great organization.

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working on the baord and enjoying the fabulous lerformances

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Ways to make it better...

The venue was updated

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6 people found this review helpful

I've been a tremendous fan of BBB for many years! Never miss a production and I completely agree with the quote "Who needs Broadway in New York when we have Broadway by the Bay." I've also had the privilege of sitting on the Board and am so impressed by their dedicated, energetic and very talented staff. Hooray for BBB!

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both as part of the audience and as a current Board member. I applaud BBB for their conscientious efforts to maintain the high quality of their wonderful productions. Brooke Knight is a marvel - not to mention the rest of the staff.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build their own theater and become a magnet for all the entire Peninsula.

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7 people found this review helpful

Broadway By The Bay has been a fixture in the community for the past 45 years and I have had the privledge to be involved with the organization for the past 8 years. I am continually amazed at the quality of productions presented and the talent on the stage (this is all due to the talented staff Broadway By The Bay has behind the scenes). I started with BBB as a volunteer for their annual fundraising gala eight years ago and today I have been elected President of the Board of Directors for a second term. During my seven years on the Board of Directors, I have chaired and co-chaired the annual fund raising gala and spent time volunteering to support our casts and crew at Tech Dinners and Opening Night. I look forward to my continual involvement with BBB and the future growth of the organization and local theatre.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

We could build our own theater and offer more variety of productions in addition to classes and youth camps. We currently rent a facility and we are limited to their time frames and the rental costs.

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6 people found this review helpful

BBBay is probably the greatest "hidden" treasure on the SF Peninsula. Great shows, wonderful productions with full costumes, staging and orchestra; reasonably priced. We do four shows a season. While admitting some bias, I have never had a guest with us that did not rave about the production. A must see.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the 10 years that we have been attending shows. I am constantly surprised at the talent available to our productions, almost all of which is provided by non professional actors.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passion and enthusiasm for great shows, which extends throughout the organization

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

terrific. Committed and passionate about great theatre.

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