TheaterWorks - Like Broadway, But With Better Weather

Raziel Ungar

Raziel Ungar

November 22nd, 2011 - 1 min read

Did you know that Palo Alto is home to one of California's largest theaters?

TheaterWorks was founded in 1970 as a theater arts workshop for teenage and college students, and was chartered by the City of Palo Alto to produce work that would reflect the concerns of the community.

Performers, designers and other artists flocked to TheaterWorks, and the company became known for its outstanding production values and the fact that the company was determined that the diversity of the community should be reflected and represented on the stage. At a time when performers of color were rarely seen on local stages, this was quite extraordinary.

TheaterWorks’ commitment to diversity and innovation continues, and as it grew, TheaterWorks introduced Silicon Valley audiences to the work of emerging authors from around the country.

TheaterWorks now celebrates its 41st season. This pioneer in diversity programming is a regular home to world and regional premieres as well as original new works for the American stage. The Tony Award Winning “The Secret Garden”, now playing until December 31st (at the Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto) is the perfect holiday show for the whole family.

There are programs for schools and adult and teen classes as well as discussion groups to enhance the audience experience. To learn more about these programs, click here. For a full listing of the 2011/2012 season, click here. Order tickets online or subscribe to the full season here.

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