Broadway Sacramento

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

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$70,000 Goal

Broadway Sacramento's Broadway At Music Circus is Sacramento's longtime summertime tradition, beginning in 1951. The series of musicals is produced under the leadership of President/CEO Richard Lewis and Producing Artistic Director/COO Scott Klier. Recognized nationally for innovative casting, Broadway At Music Circus is committed to producing musical theatre standards while introducing new classics to the repertoire. The theatre integrates top performers, directors, and designers from Broadway and around the country with talented local support staff, exceptional theatre students and generous volunteers. In 2019, over 11,000 actors from across the country applied for the 2019 season and 3,000 auditions were conducted in New York, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

Since 1989, Broadway Sacramento has presented Broadway On Tour on the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center's stage from September to May. Comprising a six-to-eight show mix of first-rate touring productions, Broadway On Tour is now the largest performing arts event in the Capital Region. While Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour meet Broadway Sacramento's mission of enriching the cultural life of the city of Sacramento, the company's education department pursues the goal of educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists. The department's efforts touch the lives of thousands every year, providing innovative and diverse programs, including music, theatre and dance classes and camps, wide-ranging theatre arts internships, enhanced theatrical experiences for under-served populations, and dance classes taught by Broadway At Music Circus choreographers. Broadway Sacramento is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Besides ticket sales, tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations are a part of Broadway Sacramento's annual operating budget. A board of directors comprised of local business and community leaders help guide the organization in fulfilling its mission and goals.


Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the Greater Sacramento Region, the State of California, and the United States. The goals of the organization are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.


Assisted Arts ($24,295): Provides accessible theatre experiences to patrons with sight or hearing impairments by including sign-interpreted, audio-described, and open-captioned performances. Tactile pre-show presentations offer patrons who are visually impaired an opportunity for hands-on interaction with costumes and props from the show.

Internships ($175,805): Educates aspiring theatre artists with invaluable hands-on training and experience in professional theatre. College students and high school seniors earn college credit while collaborating side-by-side with Broadway At Music Circus staff, designers, artists, and technicians.

Education Programs ($71,675.87): Trains and nurtures aspiring performing artists who wish to further their career goals, via multi-disciplinary classes, workshops, and camps. All education programs are taught by theatre professionals and performance-trained teaching artists from the companies of Broadway On Tour and Broadway At Music Circus productions.

Equity Statement

Broadway Sacramento is committed to staging stories with universal appeal and understands the essentiality of representation in all aspects of its operation. To that end, Broadway Sacramento will:

Prioritize diversification in its casting and in the recruitment of its leadership, staff and seasonal employees.

Seek to produce and present titles from the Broadway canon that speak to the widest possible audience.

Pursue education programming that both expands access to the performing arts and encourages a more diverse community of future theatre makers.

Identify and abandon any aspect of its work culture that is not fair and inclusive.

Foster open communication among its employees and audiences to better understand and serve a changing world.

Broadway Sacramento welcomes feedback from anyone seeking to join in these efforts and help it create a better organization.

Organization Data


Organization name

Broadway Sacramento

other names

California Musical Theatre

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$5,000,001-$10 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, In-Kind Donations, Funding: Other

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1510 J St. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Service areas

El Dorado, CA, US

Sacramento, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Yolo, CA, US

Sutter, CA, US



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