Fair Oaks Theatre Festival


Fair Oaks Theatre Festival's mission, as a community based theatre, is to produce affordable quality live theatre. FOTF is committed to providing educational, cultural, and mentoring performing arts opportunities for theatre students, local actors, and theatre production staff. Through our seasonal productions, we work to promote the live theatre experience while enriching the lives of our patrons in Fair Oaks and the surrounding communities.

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Address:PO Box 1231
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
County or Parish:Sacramento
Primary NTEE:Arts,Culture & Humanities 
Sub NTEE:Music 
Executive Director:Barbara Sestito
Contact Email:info@fairoakstheatrefestival.com
Primary Phone:916-966-3683
Website:http://www.fairoakstheatrefestival.com
The theatre festival was founded in 1983 by a group of local business and community leaders that recognized the value of the little-used Veterans Memorial Amphitheater. They became a non-profit, public benefit corporation in 1984. The Fair Oaks Theatre Festival has since become a yearly tradition responsive to the need for cultural activities in the northeast regional area of Sacramento County. The Festival began by producing Shakespeare's comedies and, by audience request, has transitioned to mainly musical comedies. The Festival has also produced original works: 'Great Songs of the Sky', 'The Jazzbirds', 'Puss in Boots', and a musical version of 'She Stoops to Conquer' featuring the music of Mozart. The outdoor atmosphere provides play-goers with a comfortable, casual, and safe setting. The Festival provides reduced rate tickets for children, students, and seniors; along with complimentary tickets to disabled and disadvantaged patrons.
FOTF must now expand our operating budget to include additional costs for costumes, printing, a costumer, director, and stage manager for our second production. We are also looking forward to upgrading the upper floor of the concessions building to include an indoor rehearsal space and storage room for costumes.

Our long term vision is to renovate the forty year old amphitheater into a new stage house that retains the outdoor stage but includes a new year-round performance space, dressing rooms, and lobby.
Our top needs:
  1. Technology - Equipment to complete our sound system.
  2. Funding: Unrestricted - Upgrade the upper floor of the concessions building to enclose the balaconies for rehearsal space and costume storage. Our long term vision is to renovate the forty year old amphitheater into a new stage house that retains the outdoor stage but includes a new year-round performance space, dressing rooms, and lobby.
  3. Board Members - Individuals with a love for Theatre. Knowledge of fundraising, social media, and/or marketing.
  4. Volunteers - Various duties during season's performances, fundraising events, and committees.
  5. Funding: Unrestricted - FOTF must now expand our operating budget to include additional costs for costumes, printing, a costumer, director, and stage manager for our second production.
The Fair Oaks Theatre Festival (FOTF) became a nonprofit organization in 1984 to utilize the seldom used amphitheater in Fair Oaks. Over the last 35 years the dedication of the board members, community partners, membership, and volunteers has, literally, built our theatre space from the ground up. Everyone's efforts, time, and even their own funds has created a seasonal entertainment destination for families from the Sacramento region to gather and enjoy theatre, music, a summer's evening 'under the stars'.