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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 48th consecutive season in Summer, 2014. Email publicist.

LATEST NEWS RELEASE - Woodminster Summer Musicals Announces 2014 Season

Auditions Auditions flyer (pdf)

Backgrounder - Woodminster Summer Musicals and the Community

ARCHIVE of press releases and coverage for past years

DIRECTORY of photo galleries.

Woodminster Amphitheater
Musical theater under the stars, presented by the Woodminster Summer Musicals since 1967.
Photo by Stephen Woo. (Click on photo for higher resolution version.)

Press Releases

Photos & Resources

Contacts

August 18, 2013
Woodminster Musicals 2013 Presents Legally Blonde: The Musical Sept 6-15
Peppy Stage Adaptation of the Hit Movie Ends the Musicals' Season on a Lighthearted Note ... August 18, 2013, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. will close Woodminster Summer Musicals' 2013 season with Legally Blonde: The Musical, a tuneful stage adaptation of the hit Reese Witherspoon movie. . . (more)

July 22, 2013
Woodminster Musicals 2013 Presents A Chorus Line August 9-18
Poignant Story of a Broadway Audition Showcases Each Dancer as a "Singular Sensation"
July 22, 2013, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. will present A Chorus Line, Michael Bennett's powerful tribute to chorus dancers, as the August show in the 2013 season of Woodminster Summer Musicals. This musical about a Broadway audition... (more)

June 20, 2013
Annie Get Your Gun Opens Woodminster Summer Musicals July 12
Irving Berlin Classic Performed Outdoors
June 20, 2013, Oakland, CA --
Producers Associates, Inc. announces that the Irving Berlin classic, Annie Get Your Gun, will open the 2013 summer
... (more)

March 1, 2013
Little Shop of Horrors is Spring Addition to Woodminster Summer Musicals
March 14-24 Performances at Regents' Theatre on Holy Names University Campus
March 1, 2013, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. announces that Little Shop of Horrors ...
more

February 24, 2013
2013 Season: Little Shop of Horrors, Annie Get Your Gun, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde: The Musical
February 24, 2013, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. announces that the traditional 3-show Woodminster Summer Musicals season will be expanded in 2013 to include a March production... more

August 18, 2012
Woodminster Summer Musicals Closes 2012 Season w/ CATS Sept 7-16

Global Hit Musical Enhanced with Original Costumes by Oakland Designer
August 18, 2012, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. will close the 46th season of the Woodminster Summer Musicals with the musical phenomenon CATS
more

July 25, 2012
Woodminster Summer Musicals Presents A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum August 10-19
Hilarious Slapstick Farce Will Continue Woodminster's 46th Season in Oakland
July 25, 2012, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. will continue the 46th season of the Woodminster Summer Musicals with an early Stephen Sondheim show, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, playing August 10-19 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park.
more

June 25, 2012
Woodminster Summer Musicals Presents Fiddler on the Roof July 13-22
Perennial Broadway Favorite Will Open Woodminster's 46th Season in Oakland
June 25, 2012, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. will open the 46th season of the Woodminster Summer Musicals with the ever-popular Fiddler on the Roof, playing July 13-22 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park.
more

March 7, 2012
Woodminster Announces Kids Come Free Fundraising Campaign
Special May Performance of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown To Launch Season-Long Fundraising Push
Corporate Support Dwindling, Organization Calling on Community to Keep Program Alive
more

January 9, 2012
Woodminster Musicals 2012 Shows Announced
46th Season includes Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and CATS
Organization Makes Live Theater Affordable for Local Families
• Open Auditions March 31-April 1
• Season Ticket Renewals Available Now; General Admission tickets go on sale March 15
• Kids Come Free, $12 Previews, and half-price tickets for groups makes live theater more affordable more

August 11, 2011
Woodminster's 45th Season Concludes With Finian's Rainbow
Whimsy, Romance, Political Satire, All Musical
Organization Makes Live Theater Affordable for Local Families
August 11, 2011, Oakland, CA -- Woodminster Summer Musicals concludes its 45th season with Finian's Rainbow, presented September 2-11 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park. more

July 15, 2011
Woodminster's 45th Season Continues With My Fair Lady
Lerner and Loewe Classic Was Top Vote-Getter in Audience Poll
Organization Makes Live Theater Affordable for Local Families
July 15, 2011, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. continues the 45th season of the Woodminster Summer Musicals with the Lerner & Loewe classic, “My Fair Lady,” playing August 5-14 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park.
more

June 7, 2011
Woodminster's 45th Season Opens With Oliver!
Cast of 42 Presents Musical Version of Classic Dickens Story
Organization Makes Live Theater Affordable for Local Families
June 7, 2011, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. will open the 45th season of the Woodminster Summer Musicals with the classic Broadway musical, Oliver! playing July 8-17 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park. more

March 1, 2011
Carl Danielsen to Perform One-Man Entertainment in East Bay

Actor's "Lifelong Love Affair With the Music of Jerome Kern" Inspires this Show
March 1, 2011, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. of Oakland and California Conservatory Theatre of San Leandro announce that they are co-producing the world premiere of Can't Help Lovin', featuring the music of Jerome Kern, performed by Carl Danielsen ... more

January 31, 2011
Woodminster Musicals 2011 Shows Announced
45th Season includes Oliver, My Fair Lady, and Finian's Rainbow

January 31, 2011, Oakland, CA -- Producers Associates, Inc. announces Oliver!, My Fair Lady, and Finian's Rainbow are the shows in the 45th Season of the Woodminster... (more)

Woodminster Summer Musicals backgrounder here.

Editorial contact:
Kathy Kahn
woodminsterpr@yahoo.com
510-418-8523

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.

Elle Woods

Legally Blonde: The Musical
Musical stage adaptation of the hit movie.

Publicity Photos
Press Release

 

A Chorus Line dance rehearsal

A Chorus Line
Michael Bennett's thrilling tribute to Broadway dancers.

Publicity Photos
Dance rehearsal photos
Press Release

 

Claire Buchgnani as Annie Oakley

Annie Get Your Gun
Irving Berlin's "wild west" musical opens our 2013 season.

Publicity photos
Dress rehearsal photos
Press release

Sammie for pet Mayor

Sammie for Pet Mayor
In June 2013, we're running Sammie Schlader (who will play Bruiser Woods in Legally Blonde) in the Piedmont Pet Mayor Contest. This event benefits the Pet & Wildlife Fund.
VOTE FOR SAMMIE ($1 per vote benefits Pet & Wildlife Fund)
Sammie's Photos & Blog
Sammie's Facebook page

Seymour and Mr. Mushnik

Little Shop of Horrors
Photo caption:  John Tichenor* as Seymour with Stu Klitsner* as Mr. Mushnik, holding Audrey II (*member of Actors Equity Association. Photo by Kathy Kahn. Click on photo for a higher res version.)

Photo Gallery of publicity photos

Dress rehearsal photos by Stephen Woo

CATS in costume

CATS
Photo caption:  Actors in CATS at Woodminster Summer Musicals are wearing costumes designed by Oakland designer Chris Weiland, and constructed in-house. Top, Todd Schlader*; Center L to R, Megan Jaron, Mario Martinez, Amy Franklin Leonards; Bottom, Jetta Martin.  (*member of Actors Equity Association. Photo by Kathy Kahn. Click on photo for a higher res version.)

CATS Publicity photos
Dress rehearsal photos

Costume construction photos

Video of CATS makeup class


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Publicity photos by Kathy Kahn, taken July 25

To Fiddler photos

Fiddler on the Roof

Photos by Kathy Kahn, taken June 28-29

Dress rehearsal photos July 11

Charlie & Lucy

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Photos by Kathy Kahn, taken April, 2012, showing cast of May 6 benefit show.

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.

OTHER WOODMINSTER AMPHITHEATER

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
woodminsterpr@yahoo.com
510-418-8523

For information about
Producers Associates, Inc.

Woodminster 2013 Staff
Managing Director - Harriet Schlader
Stage manager - Lori Gourdine

Director - Joel Schlader

Publicist/Graphic design/website - Kathy Kahn

Information about Kids Come Free
program and sponsors here

Questions regarding tickets
Harriet Schlader
harriet@woodminster.com
510-531-9597

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Plays performed at Woodminster Amphitheater
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