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September 2-11

Updated January 18, 2016

PRESS ROOM - Woodminster Summer Musicals
Welcome to Producers Associates' online resource for journalists. Here, you will find press releases about the current season, photos and other resources, contact information, and archives of past seasons. We are proud to be Oakland's longest continually running theater company, celebrating our 49th consecutive season in Summer, 2015. Email publicist.

Woodminster's 50th Season in 2016

Audition announcement

DIRECTORY of photo galleries.

Announcing Woodminster's 50th Season in Summer 2016!

Woodminster Summer Musicals 50th Season in 2016!

Woodminster Amphitheater during a performance
Woodminster Amphitheater during a performance of a musical. Click for larger version. Photo by Stephen Woo.

Harriet Schlader Receives Partners in Preservation LIfetime Achievement Award from Oakland Heritage Alliance

Harriet Schlader

Recent Press Releases

Photos & Resources


Press Release:
AIDA Opens September 4

Aida photo gallery

Press Release:
The Producers Opens August 7

The Producers photo gallery

Press Release:
Mary Poppins Opens July 10

Mary Poppins photo gallery

Backgrounder - Woodminster Summer Musicals and the Community

ARCHIVE of press releases and coverage for past years

2014 Season To Conclude with David Henry Hwang Flower Drum Song (Sep 5)

Woodminster to Present Bay Area Premiere of Catch Me If You Can (July 18)

Les Misérables to Open July 11 (June 18)

Woodminster Summer Musicals Announces 2014 Season (Feb 3)

Woodminster Summer Musicals backgrounder here.

Editorial contact:
Kathy Kahn

For information about
Producers Associates, Inc.


PHOTOS below are linked to galleries where they can be retrieved as 300 dpi jpeg files. Simply click on the icon to retrieve the high resolution version, or to send a request for it to be emailed to you, click here.

See a gallery of ARCHIVE photos
appropriate for editorial use.

Woodminster Amphitheater during a performance

Woodminster Amphitheater

Photos by Stephen Woo, taken in 2010, showing Woodminster Amphitheater during a performance, from the point of view of the audience.


Brigadoon & sunset

Brigadoon in the foreground, Oakland and a sunset below. Sept. 3, 2009, photo by Kathy Kahn

(Click image to retrieve high res version, for even higher res email publicist.)

Sunset from the top of Woodminster Amphitheater

Classic Joaquin Miller Park Sunset, photos taken before a performance of Brigadoon, Sept. 11, 2009, photos by Kathy Kahn

West Side Story dancers onstage, backs of the audience in the foreground

Performance of West Side Story in July 2007, showing audience in amphitheater, photos by Bob Morris.

See a gallery of ARCHIVE photos appropriate for editorial use.

Most of the photos on our website are available in high resolution format by emailing our publicist. Some useful links:
Directory of Photo Galleries
All 48 seasons of shows listed, some with links to photos.
• Background information on Producers Associates, which has produced theater in Oakland for 48 years.
• Photos and information about beautiful Joaquin Miller Park, home to the Woodminster Summer Musicals.

Editorial & Website
Press Tickets
Kathy Kahn, Publicist

For information about
Producers Associates, Inc.

Woodminster 2016 Staff
Managing Director - Harriet Schlader
Stage manager - Lori Gourdine

Director - Joel Schlader
Publicist/Graphic design - Kathy Kahn

Information about Kids Come Free
program and sponsors here

Questions regarding tickets
Harriet Schlader

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