Performing Arts


If you have ticketing questions please call the box office at 925-424-1120. Box office opens 1 hour before the start of each performance.

This summer, we hope you will join us in our INAUGURAL performance in the newly renovated outdoor ampthitheater! We are proud to announce our first summer musical...


Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine--"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

Performances July 23-26, 8:00PM. One Weekend Only! Don't miss it!

Notice: Our renovated amphitheater is an all concrete performance venue. We have some seating provided, but we want to encourage you to bring camp chairs or picnic blankets and spread out, while enjoying snacks from our food truck Sweet & Mellow! Our favorite seating is a comfy floor pillow and blanket, or camp chair. See you at the show!

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Information for All Performing Arts Events

All performances are held in the Barbara F. Mertes Center for the Arts, Bldg. 4000 (unless noted otherwise)

Parking is $2. Parking permits are available from vending machines in Lots AA and B. Exact change is needed, currency or coin. Or, use your semester parking pass. Free Parking on Saturday evenings, AFTER 6 PM, and Sundays, ALL DAY.

Tickets are available at the door, when space allows.
General Admission: $15; Students, Staff & Seniors: $10 (unless noted otherwise)

Questions about Space Rental?

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For questions regarding space rental of the
Mertes Center, please visit the
Facilities Rental Page

or contact
Sheri Moore
at 925.424.1631



For questions regarding a specific program,
please contact the dept. coordinator:

Titian Lish
Theater Arts Faculty
& Performing Arts Coodinator

Cindy Browne Rosefield
Music Faculty & Coordinator


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