• Subscriptions for the 2015 Season of “Broadway By the Bay” Now Available at the Golden State Theatre

    Subscriptions for the 2015 Season of four musicals by the multi-award-winning Broadway By the Bay at the Golden State Theatre are now on sale. A discounted subscription series is available for Les Miserables (March 28-April 5, 2015), My Fair Lady (June 27-July 5, 2015), West Side Story (September 5-13, 2015), and Kiss Me Kate (November 28-December 6, 2015) to be performed at the Golden State Theatre located at 417 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey.Les Miserables

    These four outstanding musicals are produced by Broadway By the Bay, a theatrical non-profit 501(c)3 organization celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015. Broadway By the Bay has been performing award-winning musicals since 1965 on the San Francisco Peninsula and now Monterey Peninsula residents can also enjoy their top theatre fare. As a preview of the high production quality of Broadway By the Bay’s shows, the musical, “Anything Goes” by Broadway By the Bay was performed on November 29 and 30 at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey and received standing ovations.

    According to Lori Lochtefeld, co-owner of the Golden State Theatre with her husband, Eric Lochtefeld, “You don’t need to go to New York’s Times Square or London’s West End to now enjoy outstanding musical productions! Bring your friends and your family for a professionally produced live theatrical experience with great talent, dynamic music, elegant dancing, beautiful sets and magnificent costumes.These popular musicals provide great entertainment for all ages!”

    Tickets may be purchased as a discounted subscription or individually on a per-show basis. Each show will be performed at 8:00 P.M. on Saturday with a 2:00 P.M. Sunday matinee performance. Season subscribers can save up to 39% including special discounts for seniors, military and youth. Subscription prices range from $154-$193 (adults), $134-$166 (military) and $111 – $153 for youth for the four-show subscription. Individual tickets are also now on sale.

    For tickets and more information about each of the four productions, go to www.goldenstatetheatre.com or call (831) 649-1070. Group ticket discounts are available for also available for 10 or more. There is convenient nearby parking in several City of Monterey parking garages near the Golden State Theatre, in addition to street parking.

    About Broadway By the Bay

    Broadway By the Bay, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, inspires, educates and engages the community and local talent through the power of musical theatre. Broadway By the Bay was established as San Mateo Community Theatre in 1965. They are the only major musical theatre company between San Francisco and Palo Alto producing large scale musical productions on par with those enjoyed in San Francisco, New York and London. They are committed to producing the highest quality shows while maintaining accessibility to the community through affordable ticket prices. In their 50-year history, they have received numerous awards and countless acclamations, but none as valued and important than the continued patronage by the community. They are the resident musical theatre company of the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Redwood City owned by Lori and Eric Lochtefeld and will now bring their productions to the Golden State Theatre in Monterey.

    Broadway By the Bay was recently nominated for 21 prestigious Theatre Bay Area (TBA) Awards for three of their productions, “Evita”, “In The Heights” and “Dreamgirls” in 2014. On November 10, 2014 at the inaugural TBA Awards Celebration, they received 6 prestigious awards for Outstanding Production of a Musical (“In the Heights”), Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Feature Role (“In The Heights”), Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Principal Role (“Evita”), Outstanding Lighting Design (“In The Heights”), Oustanding Music Direction (“In the Heights”), and Outstanding Choreography (“In The Heights”).

    The TBA Awards are designed to honor excellence in professionally oriented theatre through a peer-based, Bay Area-wide adjudication process and over 78 Bay Area production companies are evaluated and 183 submitted productions.  More details can be found on http://www.theatrebayarea.org/?AwardsGala

    About the Golden State Theatre

    In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California’s largest cities, the Golden State Theatre , which was built by the Reid Brothers, was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it was faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting. Dana Carvey, The Temptations, B.B. King, Bill Cosby, Willie Nelson, Yes, Patti Smith, Bob Weir and The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre’s new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival. The community is invited to attend a world-class concert or musical at the Golden State Theatre, or host their own special event here, and become part of its new chapter of history.

    The Golden State Theatre is operated by husband and wife entrepreneurs, Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, along with a team of industry professionals from across the country. They are also co-owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, also built by the Reid Brothers in 1929, where they hold nearly 200 events per year. Through their work with the Fox Theatre and the community, they have helped to revitalize downtown Redwood City. For more information, go to www.goldenstatetheatre.com or call (831) 649-1070.

    The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey and has many outstanding events coming up in 2014/2015 including  Lewis Black (February 5, 2015), Citizen Cope (February 12, 2015), Brian Regan (February 15, 2015), The Robert Cray Band (February 25, 2015) The Fab Four (March 14, 2015), In the Mood (March 22, 2015), Les Miserables (March 28-April 5, 2015), My Fair Lady (June 27-July 5, 2015), West Side Story (September 5-13, 2015), Kiss Me Kate (November 28-December 6), and more events will be announced.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 2, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Arts & Music


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