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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

CELIA PETERSON

Staff

ARGO THOMPSON - CHIEF ETERNAL OPTIMIST

SERENA ELIZE FLORES - GREAT MANIFESTOR / ARTISIC LEAD LEFT EDGE THEATRE

ANTHONY MARTINEZ - YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR, YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO

BRITTANY HASBANY - MARKETING MANAGER

LULU THOMPSXN - DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY & BOX OFFICE

RYAN SEVERT - LEAD SOUND ENGINEER

CHERYL KING - MARKETING COORDINATOR / DIRECTOR FORBIDDEN KISS

DAVID L. YEN - THE PROCURER - ARTISTIC CIRCLE LEFT EDGE THEATRE

VICKI MARTINEZ - PRODUCTION MANAGER - YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO

SARAH ARCHER - BARTENDER

JEFF BASHAM - BARTENDER

ALLISON LOVEGOOD - BARTENDER

SAVANAH HINMAN - WAIT STAFF

KATALINA MOTLEY - WAIT STAFF

MILO THOMPSON - WAIT STAFF / JANITORIAL

ZANE WALTERS - BAR TENDER

PETER MATHENY SCHUSTER - SOUND TECH

AMY BRAGA - BOX OFFICE ASST.

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