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Building on the legacy of Santa Rosa’s original vaudeville California Theatre (1923-77), The California opened in September, 2022 with the goal of offering a variety of cultural activities, including live music, comedy, theater, dance, lectures, classes and more in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa. The new event venue, which has flexible bar and cabaret-style seating, is home of resident theater companies Left Edge Theatre and Young Actors Studio (previously in residence at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts from 2015 to 2022).

Our Mission

To champion the performing arts in Santa Rosa for all.. We connect people with one another and with art that can enrich their lives. We embrace patrons, visitors, artists and community members from all backgrounds. We provide exceptional service to our resident companies and to all who present or experience the arts at The California.  

 

Donation and Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to support our organization, we offer a range of donation and sponsorship packages, including Naming Rights, Capital Campaign, Performance & Event Space, Arts Education, Professional Theater Company, Theater for Children, Music Series, Comedy Series, Lecture-Series, Community events. 

For more information, please contact us at  info@caltheatre.com | 707-664-PLAY

Board of Directors

JENNY HOLLINGWORTH - PRESIDENT
JOHN MEISLAHN - TREASURER / SECRETARY
TERRY SANDERS
CHRIS DiNARDO

DANA HUNT

Staff

ARGO THOMPSON - CHIEF ETERNAL OPTIMIST

DAVID L. YEN - PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, LEFT EDGE THEATRE

ANTHONY MARTINEZ - YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR, YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO

KIMBERLY KALEMBER - DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

SERENA ELIZE FLORES - CASTING DIRECTOR, LEFT EDGE THEATRE

ZANE WALTERS - FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

LULU THOMPSXN - BOX OFFICE MANAGER

AMY BRAGA - BOX OFFICE ASST.

RYAN SEVERT - SOUND ENGINEER

PETER MATHENY SCHUSTER - SOUND TECH

SHAWN OLNY - MATER CARPENTER

CHERYL KING - MARKETING COORDINATOR

SERENA ELIZE FLORES - BAR MANAGER

SARAH ARCHER - BARTENDER

JEFF BASHAM - BARTENDER

CHRIS AMADIO - CHEF

MOISES ARTEGA RAMIREZ - COOK

KATALINA MOTLEY - WAIT STAFF

AISLING DONAHUE - WAIT STAFF

MILO THOMPSON - WAIT STAFF

SAVANAH HINMAN - WAIT STAFF

MOISES ARTEGA RAMIREZ - FACILITITIES & MAINTENANCE

WHO WE ARE

OUR STORY

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