The region's largest nonprofit performing arts group has been committed to serving the community since 1951.
QUALITY PRODUCTIONS TO ENRICH THE CULTURAL LIFE OF OUR COMMUNITY
MUSIC CIRCUS, a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, is unique not just because of its in-the-round staging, but also because of our commitment to storytelling, performance excellence and presentation of a diverse selection of shows. For 56 years, Music Circus has been the summertime home to both up-and-comers and established Broadway veterans. Over 500 productions of 150 different musicals from “Show Boat” to this summer's “Les Misérables” have been presented on the round stage, including 11 Music Circus premieres since the opening of the Wells Fargo Pavilion in 2003.
THE BROADWAY SERIES, the Capital City's showcase of the best Broadway tours, has grown into the region's largest live performing arts event, welcoming 200,000 ticket buyers every year. From blockbusters like “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Lion King” to the hottest new Broadway shows like “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “The Light in the Piazza,” The Broadway Series has added new excitement to Downtown Sacramento. With over 100 performances in the Community Center Theater every year, The Broadway Series has sparked the rebirth of the city's nightlife.
EDUCATE NEW AUDIENCES AND NURTURE ASPIRING ARTISTS
To preserve and advance the American musical theatre as an art form, California Musical Theatre is committed to making performing arts a part of the lives of young people. Our multi-level education programs impact the lives of students through curriculum development, teacher training and providing teaching artists in schools. California Musical Theatre has been recognized eight times by the League of American Theatres and Producers for its programs integrating classroom curricula with touring Broadway productions. CMT lives out its commitment to enriching the culture of our community by bringing vitality and culture into the lives of our children.
Since its inception, California Musical Theatre has been essential to the development of generations of performers, artisans and technicians. Music Circus' prestigious internship and assistantship programs attract aspiring theatre professionals, many of whom have become influential members of the national arts community. We have been proud to introduced exciting, fresh-faced performers to Sacramento audiences before they hit it big in New York and to welcome them back year after year.