Celebrating our 16th Year!

Theatre By The Bay NY (TBTBNY) was established in 2004, by an adventurous group of Bay Terrace Jewish Center members who loved theatre. They envisioned presenting entertainment for local audiences in northeast Queens and its surrounding communities.

During its first 11 years, under the energetic leadership of its founding Director, Lawrence F. Bloom, audiences were treated to musical revues highlighting great Broadway show tunes and popular songs, as well as productions of classic and beloved musicals.  Larry retired after directing 25 shows!

In 2015, Ovi Vargas came on board as Artistic Director.  Ovi, brought an impressive array of experience and talent as an accomplished director, choreographer, playwright, dramaturg, actor, singer, dancer, stuntman and teacher to name a few things!  His vision inspired us to enhance each production with more elaborate staging and stage sets.  After a brief two years, Ovi announced that he would be relocating and could not continue to lead TBTBNY.

Fortunately, a dynamic new director was "waiting in the wings" - ready, willing, eager and most able - and already a member of the Theatre By The Bay NY family.  We are thrilled to announce that Cathy Chimenti is on board!  Cathy is a "triple threat" and then some - she sings, dances, acts and has credits as a writer and director.  Cathy  co-wrote and directed, Salute to the Tony's - An Uncommon Revue which was presented on our stage in July '16.  Her direction of Little Shop of Horrors (Nov. '17)  and The King and I (Nov. '18) brought accolades from reviewers and audience members alike.  And - drumroll, please - we are so excited about our upcoming Nov. '19 production of GYPSY! 

Joining our group as guest director, Patrice Valenti brought a new dimension to TBTBNY with the comedy, Beau Jest (Mar. '18).  This past spring, Patty returned with Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Lost in Yonkers. 

Now in its 16th year, Theatre By The Bay NY continues in its mission to bring high quality community theatre productions that rival shows seen on Broadway.  

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Looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming show!


Theatre By The Bay NY    1300 209th Street    Bayside NY  11360    718-428-6363