All-aboard! Set sail with us from New York to London, in the famous Cole Porter musical, Anything Goes (1934), featuring well-known tunes such as "It's De-Lovely"," Your're the Top", "I Get a Kick Out of You", and the famous song "Anything Goes." This popular musical has been made into several Hollywood films and performed numerous times over the years on Broadway and in London theaters.
Reno Sweeney jumps on board the S.S. American and heads out to sea with a cast of singing sailors and criminals in disguise. A case of mistaken identities and broken hearts adds to this classic romantic comedy and its ultimate happy ending. Don't miss it! This is a musical that is sure to delight and entertain you!
Anything Goes is produced Broadway By the Bay. Broadway By the Bay has been producing amazing musicals for nearly 50 years.
Peninsula Ballet Presents: Carlos Carvajal's Nutcracker
Saturday Dec 13th at 7 pm
Saturday Dec 14th at 2 pm
The Peninsula's favoriate holiday treat since 1971. 44 years of precious family memories form Peninsula Ballet Theatre.
Don't miss this timeless holiday classic! Enjoy two outstanding performances of everyone's favorite, The Nutcracker. Performed by the award-winning San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula Ballet Theatre, a company that has been creating joyous holiday memories for over four decades, this year is no exception as they bring their annual holiday treat to Monterey.
Enjoy Tchaikovsky's beloved melodies that will transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Whether it's a first-time experience or an annual treat, don't miss the hottest holiday ticket in town. Featuring over 100 costumed characters, the Nutcracker is choreographed by SF Bay Area Dance Legend and Izzie Awardee, Carlos Carvajal and legendary Artistic Director, David Fonnegra.
Delight and enchant your entire family at this lavish performance featuring some of the SF Bay Area's most beautiful, talented and athletic professional dancers with gorgeous costumes, great sets and amazing choreography. And, enjoy meeting the dancers on stage following every spectacular finale!
Nutcracker, choreographed by Bay Area dance legend, and Izzie Awardee: Carlos Carvajal.
David Fonnegra Artistic Director
Lindsey’s self-titled debut album featured twelve original tracks; including the viral smash “Crystallize,” which has racked up over 97 million YouTube views. The album has sold over 350,000 copies in the US without the backing of a major label, and has gone platinum in Germany and gold in Poland and Switzerland. The album reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart and the Billboard Classical Album Chart and also peaked at #22 on the Billboard Top 200.
On April 29th, 2014 Lindsey released her new album Shatter Me, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, her highest charting album to date. The album features 12 new songs written by Lindsey and includes collaborations with lead singer Lzzy Hale from the Grammy winning band Halestorm and The Voice runner-up Dia Frampton of Meg & Dia. “I really dug deep and poured my heart into Shatter Me,” said Lindsey. “Everything from the artwork to the music shares a cohesive message that I hope will inspire others to push their own boundaries.”
It is hard to believe that Piers Morgan told Lindsey Stirling the world had no place for a dancing dubstep violinist. But being voted off 2010’s “America’s Got Talent” at the quarterfinals turned out to be the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Rejection simply strengthened Stirling’s resolve to be herself. “The same reasons I was told I wouldn’t succeed are the reasons people travel hundreds of miles to see me now,” she laughs. “Because it’s different. Because it’s something you haven’t seen before…” Since the show, Lindsey has flourished as an artist. Buy Tickets
Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today and executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. He is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. Lewis has appeared frequently on The Daily Show with a weekly “Back in Black” rant, on Comedy Central, and has also filmed two HBO specials. He won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001 and his CDs have won Grammy awards. A much sought after guest for late-night television shows, he’s been seen on Larry King Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Late Show with David Letterman, CNN and MSNBC, among others.
In the midst of a rigorous 200-night touring schedule around the world, regular TV appearances and movie roles, Lewis has written three best selling books. As a playwright Lewis has also penned over 40 plays, many of which have been produced around the country. He has co-starred with Robin Williams in Barry Levinson’s “Man of the Year”, Steve Pink’s “Accepted”, and Paul Feig’s “Unaccompanied Minors”. He also lent his voice to the role of “Jimmy” in Bob Sagat’s parody, “Farce of the Penguins”. In his leisure time, Lewis likes to play golf, even though golf hates him.Buy Tickets
Born Clarence Greenwood, he is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.
Cope’s musical education was catch-as-catch-can. During the eighties, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats that only later would be shaped into songs. As a serious artist with no interest in rock star glory, Cope figured he would eventually find the right voice to sing his songs – he later found that voice within himself.
Citizen Cope introduces us to a world of musical worry that doesn’t come fully into focus until his second album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings, which this year celebrates its 10 year anniversary. His song “Sideways” caught the attention of Carlos Santana who covered it and asked Cope to perform with him during a European tour. In 2010, he founded his own label, Rainwater Recordings, under which he has since put out two albums, The Rainwater LP and One Lovely Day.
In 2014 Clarence began working with The President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities and First Lady Michelle Obama in her initiative Turnaround Arts, accepting an Ambassadorship (alongside Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, and others) to work with the students of Red Lake Middle School in northern Minnesota on the Red Lake Nation reservation.
From the get-go, Citizen Cope has taken his case to the people. He has toured tirelessly, bringing his stories to whatever venue would have him. His motivation to make music in front of people, no matter the size of the crowd, has won him a vast audience in America and abroad.
One dollar of every Citizen Cope ticket purchased will go to purchasing musical instruments for middle schoolers in Lame Deer, Montana—a community on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Lame Deer is part of Turnaround Arts http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov/ , a program of President Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.
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ALL TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP BY ORIGINAL PURCHASER ON NIGHT OF SHOW WITH ID AND ORIGINAL CREDIT CARD USED-NO EXCEPTIONS. Buy Tickets
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, Blues Hall of Famer icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986. Since then, Cray has gone on to record 16 Billboard-charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker.
As ever with Robert Cray’s undefinable sound, his music remains stubbornly beyond category. Although blues is the foundation, his music is a melting pot of traditional American rock, soul, jazz, gospel, funk and R&B. Robert Cray continues on an amazing journey that has him releasing his 17th album in 2014 and embarking on yet another world tour with the Robert Cray Band.Buy Tickets
The Fab Four (Emmy-award-winning Tribute to The Beatles)
The Golden State Theatre will be transformed into Abbey Road on Saturday, March 24th as The Fab Four, the ultimate tribute to The Beatles, invades Monterey for one night at 8:00 p.m. The Fab Four have elevated themselves far above every other Beatles tribute due to their unrivaled attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible show includes three costume changes representing each era of the Beatles ever-evolving career. The Fab Four take their audiences on a musical journey that begins in the Ed Sullivan Theater, visits Sgt. Pepper's and winds through Abbey Road, all live with no backing tracks or sequences. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world, with stops in Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil.
Get back and imagine an audience twisting and shouting with a little help from their friends as they get their ticket to ride and enjoy a day in the life of the greatest rock group of all time. Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude."Recent reviews:“The Fab Four not only have the Beatles down pat…but these four guys are some of the most talented I’ve ever heard” - Micky Dolenz (The Monkees)“KISS first saw The Fab Four at the House of Blues. We sat in the audience and our jaws dropped…They were absolutely amazing! The Fab Four could blow away any audience. They are awesome.” - Paul Stanley (KISS / Guitarist)"They brought back so many great memories for me…something I’ll never forget.”
Doors 7 pm
Show 8 pm
Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers wigh some hot boogie woogie! In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era.
“a toe-tapping nostalgic ride to yesteryear.” –Brad Downall, Director, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, Madisonville, KY
“a wonderful rendition of Halcyon days put to music.” –Margaret Webster, Dover Plains, NY
“a wonderfully entertaining two hours of good tunes intertwined with high-stepping moves and sassy vocals.” –Albert Rodriguez, Seattle Gay News October 17, 2012
“Our emotions ran from goose bumps to tears.”
–Ken and Elaine Aubrey, West Springfield, MA
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Saturday Evenings & Sunday Matinees
* My Fair Lady
Les Miserables (March 28-29 & April 4-5)
This epic musical has captured the hearts of millions!
LES MISÉRABLES will bring audiences leaping to their feet. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MIZ is an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit, that has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.
Featuring the timeless score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and “On My Own,” this breathtaking new Broadway production has left the critics awestruck, hailing it “A LES MIZ FOR THE 21st CENTURY!” (The Huffington Post).
My Fair Lady (June 27-28 & July *3 & 5 )
*July 3rd is a Friday
Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market. He declares to his friend Colonel Pickering that in three months he could transform Eliza into a duchess.
Westside Story (Sept 5-6 & Sept 12-13 )
West Side Story is an American musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.
The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood. (In the early 1960s much of the neighborhood would be cleared in an urban renewal project for the Lincoln Center, changing the neighborhood's character.) The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a Caucasian gang. The young protagonist, Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre. Bernstein's score for the musical includes "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "A Boy Like That", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", and "Cool".
Kiss Me Kate (Nov 28-29 & Dec 5-6 )
Winner if 3 Tony Awards & Critics Circle for Best Musical
Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul of some gangsters. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang and won the Tony-Award.
Broadway By the Bay is a non-profit organization who 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 largest scale musical productions using local talents. They are committed to producing the highest quality shows while maintaining accessibility to our community through affordable ticket prices. In their 49-year history we have received numerous awards and countless acclamations, but none as valued and important than the continued patronage by our community. Buy Tickets
May 19th @ 7 pm
A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mireya has survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants- and keeps going back for more. On a National Geographic-supported expedition in Madagascar in 2000, Mayor discovered a rare new species of mouse lemur, then believed to be the world's smallest primate. Her discovery inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation's once vast forest. Currently hosting the Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights With Mireya Mayor, Mayor has been hailed as a "female Indiana Jones." and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She'll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind the scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with he moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.
Steve Winter- On The Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Snow Leopards, and Cougars
June 16 @ 7 pm
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar-and to Hollywood in pursuit of American cougar. He'll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter's mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.
Brian Skerry- Ocean Soul
July 21@ 7 pm
Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic's most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the ocean's stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths, and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the year, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters, and has even lived at the bottom of the sea to get close to his subjects. On stage, Skerry is passionate spokesman for the oceans he loves to photograph. His riveting presentations to audiences at TED, Harvard, and London's Royal Geographic Society inspire reverence for the marine realm and offer hope for protecting the vitality of the world's oceans.
Jodi Cobb- Stranger In AStrange Land
August 18 @ 7 pm
Join National Geographic photographer first female photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades. Known for breaking through barriers and going undercover to reveal hidden societies, Cobb has captured fascinating glimpses of worlds such as Japan's secret Geisha culture, and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women. Her landmark story "21 Century Slavery" exposed a wide range of human trafficking, generating this inspiring woman as she chronicles her public-and-private-path from your photojournalist to world-renowned photographer.