Broadway By the Bay

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Broadway By the Bay celebrates its fiftieth year of providing large-scale musical theater productions in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the resident musical theater company of the historic Fox Theater in downtown Redwood City, reaching more than 18,000 people annually. The organization will bring back its youth education programs this year, including conservatory-style training in spring and summer sessions. With a new executive director, the company is focused on strengthening its financial position, increasing the diversity of its board, and nurturing local talent to build diverse audiences.
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2219 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA, 94063, United States
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for general operating support  
Each year, Broadway By the Bay produces three full-scale musicals from the American musical theater canon and one concert production series, playing to an audience of more than 25,000. For thirty-five years, performances took place at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center; its renovation, begun in 2011, necessitated the company’s temporary move to Redwood City’s Fox Theatre. As a result, subscribers have declined over the past two years. Broadway By the Bay also operates a Youth Theatre Conservatory, which offers affordable, fee-based classes to 200 youth ages six to eighteen. On average, $10,000 in full and partial scholarships are provided to low-income youth, and an outreach program provides theater education through free after-school programs to 350 students at two Boys & Girls Clubs and three elementary and middle schools. Renewed support would enable the organization to take advantage of its dynamic new artistic leadership and its focus on quality and accessibility.
for general operating support  
Broadway By the Bay provides large-scale musical theater productions in San Mateo County. After being displaced during its 2016-17 season, Broadway By the Bay is now the resident musical theater company at the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Redwood City, reaching more than 18,000 people each year. The organization partners with nearby Dragon Theatre to provide youth education programs during the summer.

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