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).
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.
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JENNY HOLLINGWORTH - PRESIDENT
JOHN MEISLAHN - TREASURER / SECRETARY
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
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