a list of all the Woodminster Musicals, some
with photo galleries.
an overview of the 1967 season,
Woodminster's first, almost half a century ago.
below to view
an episode of KQED's SPARK* about Woodminster. The episode centers
on a production of Singin' In The Rain that we will be repeating
Woodminster Summer Musicals
Woodminster Amphitheater is a classic open-air performance facility that
seats over 1500. In its early years, it was host to a variety of performances,
pageants, and events. Then, in the summer of 1967, a fledgling Oakland
arts organization called Producers Associates began to produce Broadway
musicals at the Woodminster Amphitheater. A beloved Oakland tradition
Producers Associates, Inc. was founded by Harriet and Jim Schlader when
they came home to Oakland after successful Broadway careers. From its
founding, the organization has been dedicated to bringing classic American
musical theatre to new generations, and is now in its 45th season of presenting
musicals each summer in Oakland.
A uniquely American art form, American musical theatre has evolved considerably
over the decades. Producers Associates has always remained true to its
mission of presenting big, entertaining musicals from various eras. For
many Oaklanders, Woodminster was their first exposure to live theatre,
and they remember being brought there as children for a picnic supper
and the summertime magic of music under the stars. In these families,
season tickets are passed down from generation to generation, and evenings
at Woodminster are an annual tradition.
Woodminster Summer Musicals provide a rare opportunity to see quality
Broadway musicals at a price half that of the major houses across the
Bay. They’re a beloved tradition for many Oakland families, and
a memorable treat for visitors to the city.
a list of all the Woodminster Musicals.