Press Releases and Selected Coverage from Past Seasons

Welcome to Producers Associates' online press archives for the Woodminster Summer Musicals. Here, you will find press releases from past seasons as well as links to selected coverage. To see information about the current season or to get contact information, please visit our press room. We are proud to be Oakland's longest continually running theater company, having produced musicals in Woodminster Amphitheater since 1967. This page includes press releases for 2003-2014.

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Kathy Kahn

Theater contact:
Harriet Schlader

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• A Directory of Photo Galleries on this website.
All 49 seasons of shows listed, some with links to photos.
• Background information on Producers Associates, which has produced theater in Oakland for 40 years.
• Photos and information about beautiful Joaquin Miller Park, home to the Woodminster Summer Musicals.

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Press Releases 2014:
Sep 5 - 2014 Season To Conclude with David Henry Hwang Flower Drum Song
July 18 - Woodminster to Present Bay Area Premiere of Catch Me If You Can
June 18 - Les Misérables to Open July 11

Feb 3 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Announces 2014 Season

Press Releases 2013:
August 18 - Woodminster Musicals 2013 Presents Legally Blonde: The Musical Sept 6-15

July 22 - Woodminster Musicals Presents A Chorus Line August 9-18
June 20 - Annie Get Your Gun Opens Woodminster Summer Musicals July 12
March 1 - Little Shop of Horrors is Spring Addition to Woodminster Summer Musicals
February 24 - 2013 Season: Little Shop of Horrors, Annie Get Your Gun, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde: The Musical

Press Releases 2012:
August 18 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Closes the 2012 Season With CATS Sept 7-16
July 25 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Presents A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum August 10-19
June 25 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Presents Fiddler On The Roof July 13-22
March 7- Woodminster Announces Kids Come Free Fundraising Campaign
January 9- 46th Season Includes Fiddler On The Roof, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, CATS

Press Releases 2011:
August 11 - Woodminster's 45th Season Concludes With Finian's Rainbow
July 15 - Woodminster's 45th Season Continues With My Fair Lady
June 7 - Woodminster's 45th Season Opens With Oliver!
March 1 - Carl Danielsen To Perform One-Man Entertainment in East Bay
January 31 - Woodminster Summer Musicals 45th Season To Include Oliver,
My Fair Lady, Finian's Rainbow

Press Releases 2010:
August 18 - Woodminster’s 44th Season Ends with “Paint Your Wagon” - California History Musical at home in Historic Amphitheater
July 20 - Woodminster’s 44th Season Continues with “The Music Man” - Beloved Broadway Classic Features a Cast of 50, Live Orchestra
June 22 - Woodminster’s 44th Season Opens with “Hairspray”: Social Justice and Rousing Dance Numbers Come Together in This Broadway Hit
January 30 - Woodminster Summer Musicals 2010 Season Announced: HAIRSPRAY, THE MUSIC MAN, PAINT YOUR WAGON

Press Releases 2009:
AUGUST 12 - Woodminster’s 43rd Season Concludes With BRIGADOON: Lerner & Loewe Classic Features a Cast of 40
Magical, Musical Story is Great for Families -- And Kids Come Free!
JULY 14 - Woodminster’s 43rd Season Continues with SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Cast of 40+ Will Tap-Dance Up a Storm in Joaquin Miller Park
Musical Romantic Comedy is Great for Families -- And Kids Come Free!
JUNE 19 - Woodminster’s 43rd Season Opens with PETER  PAN ... Rehearsals Are Underway For This Family Classic, Opening July 10
Kids Come Free Program Expanded for this Show, Chevron Sponsors TWO Free Kids Tickets on Request for Each Adult Ticket Purchased
May - The Alameda County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July, August, and September 2009 to be Woodminster Summer Musicals Months! See the text of the proclamation.
MARCH 2 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Announce 2009 Season – Tickets Available!
Peter Pan, Singin’ In The Rain, Brigadoon Will Be Performed This Summer in Joaquin Miller Park Venue

Press Releases 2008:
AUGUST 20 - The Pirates of Penzance concludes the 42nd season of the Woodminster Summer Musicals.
JULY 21 - Seussical features a cast of 49 including 15 children
JUNE 17 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Wins Readers' Choice Award in Oakland Magazine
JUNE 13 - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Opens 2008 Woodminster Season
APRIL 13 - New Handrails for Woodminster Amphitheater Summer 2008!
Safety Rail Project is Co-Funded by City Councilmember Jean Quan and Producers Associates

MARCH 14 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Announce 2008 Season – Tickets Available!
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Seussical, and The Pirates of Penzance Will Be Performed This Summer in Joaquin Miller Park Venue

Press Releases 2007:
AUGUST 24 - “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat” Concludes Woodminster’s 41st Season September 7-16
Huge 73-Member Cast Featured In Lighthearted Family Musical At Historic Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland

AUGUST 3 - Chevron Expands Kids Come Free Program For Woodminster’s “The Wizard of Oz”
Two Kids Can Attend Free for Each Full-Price Adult On Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Evenings
JULY 23 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Continues 41st Season August 10 with “The Wizard of Oz”
Magical Land of Oz is Re-created in Joaquin Miller Park’s Historic Woodminster Amphitheater
JUNE 28 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Opens 41st Season July 13 with "West Side Story"
2007 Season is Dedicated to the Millionth Audience Member Attending Historic Woodminster Amphitheater
MARCH 11 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Announce 2007 Season
41 Years of Musical Theater Under the Stars In Oakland's Beautiful Joaquin Miller Park

Press Releases 2006:
SEPTEMBER 15 - 40th Season a Great Success
Musical Theater Under the Stars Drew 25,000 to Joaquin Miller Park
Over 2700 Local Young People Got Free Tickets - Ninth Season of "Kids Come Free" Was Most Successful Ever
AUGUST 13 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Finishes 40th Season in Style With Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Kids Come Free to this Magical Show Courtesy of Chevron
JULY 12 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Continues 40th Season August 4 with "The King and I"
Cast of 55 includes 24 local children
MAY 26 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Opens July 7 With "Ragtime"
Group Has Performed Under the Stars In Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park for 40 Consecutive Summers
MAY 1 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Announce 40th Anniversary Season
Musical Theater Under the Stars, an Oakland Tradition

Press Releases 2005:
Woodminster Summer Musicals Closes 39th Season with "Jesus Christ Superstar"
1970 Rock Opera To Be Performed at Woodminster for the First Time
JULY 18 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Presents "Hello Dolly"
Well-loved Romantic Comedy is Perfect Summer Entertainment for the Whole Family
JUNE 14 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Opens 39th Season with "Oklahoma"
Cast of 47 is Woodminster’s Largest Since 1969
MARCH 1 - Woodminster Announces 2005 Season: Oklahoma, Hello Dolly, Jesus Christ Superstar

Press Releases 2004:
AUGUST 13 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Presents "Flower Drum Song"
SF Bay Area Premiere of new David Henry Hwang version of Rodgers & Hammerstein classic
JULY 12 -
Woodminster Summer Musicals Presents"The Will Rogers Follies"
Friendly humor and tap-dancing cowboys.
JUNE 20 - Woodminster Summer Musicals Opens 38th Season With "Annie"
First show features local kids.
Woodminster Summer Musicals Announce 2004 Summer Season,
Local Auditions Set for March 27-28 & April 3-4
Local Theatre Icon James Schlader
Celebrates His 90th Birthday & New Focus

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