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      Rental Facility
      Stars Theatre has various rental opportunities for customers
      With spaces that accommodates up to two hundred people. All
      accommodations can have refreshments served during the event.
      These refreshments can include breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
      Group sales may also be arranged for show nights.
      Contact us for details. 661-325-6100.... Contact_Us


  • BMT Stars

    Stars - Bakersfield Music Theatre

    Since 1969, the mission of Bakersfield Music Theatre and Stars Theatre Restaurant has been to produce quality musical theatre primarily with local talent. BMT/Stars also prides itself in providing Kern County's finest theatre enrichment programs for children at The Stars School of Performing Arts and BMT Summer Workshop. Bakersfield Music Theatre, synonymously called Stars, is proud to serve the Kern County Community.

    Rental Facility

    The Stars Theatre has various rental opportunities for customers. There is a private meeting room that accommodates up to ten people. There is a larger room on the mezzanine that can host up to thirty at a table setting or more on chairs in a theatre setting. The show room which seats two hundred at tables can be used for meetings, demonstrations, or lectures.

    All accommodations can have refreshments served during the event. These refreshments can include breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In addition, wedding receptions, weddings, parties, carry-out or catering can be individually arranged. The cost can be predetermined by our rental coordinator, Mrs. Bonnie VanVoorhis at 661-871-6311.

    Group sales may also be arranged for show nights. Please inquire at the ticket office either by e-mail, or phone. 661-325-6100.

  • Stars 2016 | 2017 Season

    Stars Theatre Restaurant Show Times:
    THURSDAY - SATURDAY: DOORS open at 6:00pm - Dinner at 6:30pm – Show starts at 7:30PM
    Sunday DOORS open at 12:30pm – Dinner at 1:00pm – Show starts at 2:00PM

    Kiss Me Kate

    (May 27th - June 18th)

    Combine Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with Cole Porter’s music and lyrics to get Kiss Me Kate. This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. Kiss Me Kate is fun, melodious and sophisticated.

    Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

    (July 8th - 30th)

    The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. This Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

    42nd Street

    (August 19th - September 10th)

    This is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. 42ND STREET focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed!

    Catch Me if You Can

    (September 30th - October 15th)

    Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home with nothing more than his charm, imagination and millions in forged checks, Ultamatly, his lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty who pursues Frank to make him pay for his crimes.

    The 39 Steps

    (November 4th - 19th)

    A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!

    Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

    (December 2nd - 23rd)

    A brand-new show that offers the best of Forever Plaid tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized," our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.


    The Drowsy Chaperone

    (January 20th - February 11th, 2017)

    Hailed by New York Magazine as, "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.

  • Bakersfield Music Theatre 2014 | 2015 Season

    Shows produced by the Bakersfield Music Theatre are held in the Harvey Auditorium
    1341 G St, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

    Bakersfield Music Theatre Show Times:
    Friday - Saturday Showings: Doors open at 7:00, Show at 7:30
    Sundays, Doors open at 1:30, show is at 2:00
  • Purchase Tickets

    As you can see, the ticketing side of our site is still under construction. Please contacts us by calling (661) 325-6100 to purchase your tickets.
  • Naming Rights

    You may not realize that ticket sales cover only a portion of the increasing coats of producing BMT/Stars productions. As a non-profit organization, BMT/Stars relies on the tax-deductible donations of thousands of individuals each year to continue to bring quality community theatre to Bakersfield, as well as provide valuable arts education programs to the Kern County community. Our main season consists of 9 major productions over the span of a year. Each show includes approximately 16 performances. Lets break down those numbers:

    NUMBER OF PERFORMANCES: 10-12 SHOWS
    AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 150
    12 X 150 = 1,800 TOTAL IMPRESSIONS

    Sponsoring a show comes with an array of amazing benefits, the number one being exposure to our audience base. With a show sponsorship you will receive the following:

    - Acknowledgement in print ads, including The Bakersfield Californian.
    - Web and social media acknowledgement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and www.bmtstars.com
    - Marquee display on Chester Avenue. Hundreds of impressions.
    - Full page ad in show playbill for the entire run of the show.
    - Table presentation in the Stars Theatre Restaurant lobby displayed during all business hours. Table materials must be provided by naming organization.
    - Complimentary show tickets for a table of six in the Steinert VIP viewing room. Includes dinner and choice of wine. Approx. value at $560.
    - Pre-show announcement and recognition of show sponsor.

    $6,500 - 1 SHOW

    INCLUDES ALL ABOVE BENEFITS

    $50,000 - ALL 9 SHOWS

    INCLUDES ALL ABOVE BENEFITS FOR ENTIRE YEAR

    Please consider BMT/Stars a worthy investment in your community. For more information, please contact (661) 325-6100 or email us at [email protected] Bakersfield Music Theatre & Stars Theatre Restaurant is a not-for-profit 501(C3) corporation.

  • school of arts

    BMT School of Arts is Kern County's premier school of the theatrical arts. We are currently enrolling students for the following youth workshops. For more information please call 661.829.ARTS or email us at [email protected]

  • school of arts

    BMT School of Arts is Kern County's premier school of the theatrical arts. We are currently enrolling students for the following youth workshops. For more information please call 661.829.ARTS or email us at [email protected]

  • BMT Stars Staff

    In addition to the names listed on this page, BMT/Stars would like to give applause and thanks to the countless number of volunteers who contribute tirelessly to this organization.

    • BMT Stars Staff

      Board of Directors

      Jim Fillbrandt – Executive Producer
      Dan Marble – Vice President
      Larry Reider – Treasurer
      CeCe Algra
      Bill Bruce
      Monsignor Craig Harrison
      Jan Minot
      Denise Segrest

      Randy Jelmini – President
      Don Murfin – Secretary

      Phil Bentley
      Pat Collins
      Cyndi Hicks
      Jan Petrini-Tivnon
      Marvin Steinert

      Executive

      Jim Fillbrandt – Executive Producer
      Bruce Saathoff – Artistic Director
      Gabe Urena – Technical Director
      CeCe Algra – Development Director

      Sean Green – Operations Manager
      Zachary Gonzalez – Marketing Director
      Nichole Heasley – Education Director

      Marketing and Communications

      Zachary Gonzalez – Marketing Director
      Peter Beckman – Photo
      Joshua Salcedo - Video & Multi-Media

      Raja Kumar – Video & Multi-Media
      Chris O’Donnell – Website

      Production

      Gabe Urena – Technical Director
      Sean Green – Sound Design
      Cyndi Hicks – Band Coordinator
      Alec Garcia - Set Construction

      Timothy Adamson – Production Assistant
      Chris Eicher – Scenic Consultant
      Omero Garcia – Set Construction

      Restaurant

      Robby Dickens – Chef
      Scott Ezell – Service Manager
      David Rodriguez - Bartender

      Nick Finch – Chef Assistant
      Larry Reider – Wine Consultant

      Education

      Nichole Heasley – Education Director
      Nick Ono – Stars School Teacher

      Tessa Ogles – After-School Program Director
      Eli Castillo – Assistant

      Development

      CeCe Algra – Development Director


      Box Office

      Saijel Pulido – Box Office Attendant

      Thelma Atmore – Administrative Assistant

  • Stars Cafe

    Thank you for considering the stars cafe for lunch. The proceeds from your purchase support the operations of one of Kern County's oldest non-profit theatre arts organizations. We appreciate you and hope that you enjoy.


    Gingham Salad (Seasonal)

    Crisp mixed greens with assorted fresh berries, blue cheese crumbles, mandarin oranges, caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries and broiled chicken breast with raspberry vinaigrette.
    Full Salad $10.50 ...... Half Salad $8.25

    Cobb Salad

    Shredded iceberg lettuce, breast of chicken, avocado, hard cooked egg, crisp bacon, tomato, black olives and bleu cheese
    Full Salad $10.50 ...... Half Salad $8.25

    Chinese Chicken Salad

    Grilled marinated breast of chicken on shredded iceberg lettuce with crispy noodles, pineapple, mandarin oranges, scallions, toasted almonds, snow peas, water chestnuts and our homemade sesame seed Mandarin Orange dressing
    Full Salad $10.00 ...... Half Salad $7.75

    Jack's Salad

    One-half large avocado stuffed with albacore tuna salad on a bed of mixed greens, sliced tomatoes, red onion, asparagus and black olives.
    Full Salad $9.75 ...... Half Salad $7.75

    San Francisco Shrimp Louie

    Mixed greens, cold-water bay shrimp, avocado, hard-cooked eggs, asparagus, tomato, sliced black olives and Louie dressing.
    Full Salad $10.00 ...... Half Salad $7.75

    Chef Salad

    Mixed greens with diced tomatoes, hard-cooked eggs, sliced black olives, cucumbers, ham, turkey, American cheese, Swiss cheese, crisp bacon and bleu cheese.
    Full Salad $10.50 ...... Half Salad $8.25

    Spinach Salad

    Leaf spinach with apple-wood smoked bacon crumbles, onions, sliced olives, hard-cooked eggs, tossed with warm Italian dressing.
    Full Salad $9.75 ...... Half Salad $7.75

    Chicken Caesar Salad

    Grilled chicken breast, parmesan cheese and croutons on a bed of romaine lettuce. Served with Caesar dressing.
    Full Salad $9.75 ...... Half Salad $7.75

    Pastrami............................................ $9.50

    Thinly sliced hot pastrami piled high on rye with melted pepper jack cheese.

    French Dip ......................................... $9.00

    Sliced hot roast beef on toasted French roll with au jus. Horseradish sauce available upon request.

    Baja Beef Melt ..................................... $9.75

    Roast beef grilled with onions, pepper jack cheese, fresh avocado and Ortega chilies.

    Ham and Swiss ...................................... $9.00

    Thin sliced ham and Swiss cheese, red onions, sweet pickles, lettuce and tomato on your choice of bread.

    BLT ................................................ $9.00

    Bacon, lettuce and tomato served on toasted bread of your choice.

    Grilled Cheese ..................................... $8.00

    Your choice of cheese (pepperjack, Swiss, American or cheddar) on choice of bread.

    Egg Salad .......................................... $8.00

    Chopped hard cooked eggs mixed with mayonnaise & mustard.

    Stars Club ......................................... $9.75

    Turkey, ham and bacon stacked high with American and Swiss cheese, green leaf lettuce and tomato on your choice of bread.

    Philly Cheese Steak ................................ $10.00

    Sliced prime rib, diced onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, pepper jack cheese, grilled and served on a French roll.

    Albacore Salad Sandwich ............................ $9.00

    White meat albacore mixed with celery, red onions, hard-boiled egg, pickle relish and mayonnaise on your choice of bread.

    Buttermilk Battered Chicken Sandwich .. $9.75

    Fresh chicken breast in a buttermilk batter deep fried and topped with sliced tomatoes, lettuce and bacon. Served on a toasted corn-dusted Kaiser bun.

    Big Rob's Pastram .................................. $9.75

    Grilled chicken breast, Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on sourdough.

    Grilled Chicken Sandwich ........................... $9.50

    Grilled chicken breast, Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on sourdough.

    Soup and Half Sandwich ............................. $9.00

    Any half sandwich (excluding hamburgers) with a cup of the soup of the day and one side order

    Soup of the Day

    Monday through Thursday
    Cup $3.50 .............. Bowl $4.75

    Clam Chowder

    Fridays
    Cup $4.25 .............. Bowl $5.50

    Homemade Chili Beans

    With shredded cheddar and diced onions
    Cup $4.25 .............. Bowl $4.75

    Pepper Jack Cheeseburger .......................... $10.00

    Half pound ground round charbroiled and topped with grilled onions, melted pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun.

    Mushroom Onion Patty .............................. $9.75

    Half pound ground sirloin patty topped with grilled mushrooms and onions. Your choice of side. (Patty only—no bun!)

    Chili Size ........................................ $9.75

    Half pound ground round charbroiled, covered with homemade chili beans. Served open-faced on a toasted corn-dusted Kaiser bun topped with shredded cheddar cheese and diced onions.

    Black ‘n Blue Burger .............................. $10.50

    Half pound ground round charbroiled with blackened Cajun seasoning and topped with bleu cheese, shredded iceberg chipotle sauce served on a toasted corn dusted Kaiser bun. Garnished with pepperoncini.

    Spaghetti or Penne Pasta .......................... $10.25

    Served with your choice of Marinara, a traditional tomato sauce with a hint of red wine, or meat sauce, a red sauce with Italian sausage, ground beef, mushrooms and red wine. Served with salad and bread

    Fish and Chips .................................... $10.25

    Beer battered cod, served with French fries and coleslaw

    French Fries ............................................ $3.50

    Fresh Homestyle Chips ................................... $3.50

    Mixed Greens ........................................... $4.25

    Cranberry Coleslaw ...................................... $2.50

    Cottage Cheese .......................................... $2.50

  • Stars Lounge

    The proceeds from your purchase at the Stars Lounge support the operations of one of Kern County's oldest non-profit theatre arts organizations. We appreciate you and hope that you enjoy.


    Grilled Chicken BLT

    Crisp mixed greens topped with grilled chicken breast, bacon, diced tomatos, croutons, and chedder cheese.
    Full Salad $12.00 ...... Half Salad $9.00

    Chicken Caesar Salad

    Grilled chicken breast, parmesan cheese and croutons on a bed of romaine lettuce. Tossed with Stars Caesar dressing.
    Full Salad $10.00 ...... Half Salad $7.00

    Pepper Jack Cheeseburger .......................... $10.00

    Half pound ground round charbroiled and topped with grilled onions, melted pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun.

    Mushroom Onion Patty .............................. $9.75

    Half pound ground sirloin patty topped with grilled mushrooms and onions. Your choice of side. (Patty only—no bun!)

    Spaghetti or Penne Pasta .......................... $10.25

    Served with your choice of Marinara, a traditional tomato

    Fish and Chips .................................... $10.25

    Beer battered cod, served with French fries and coleslaw

    Spaghetti or Penne Pasta .......................... $10.25

    Served with your choice of Marinara, a traditional tomato

    Fish and Chips .................................... $10.25

    Beer battered cod, served with French fries and coleslaw

    Spaghetti or Penne Pasta .......................... $10.25

    Served with your choice of Marinara, a traditional tomato

    French Fries ............................................ $4.00

    Fresh Homestyle Chips ................................... $4.00

    Spaghetti or Penne Pasta .......................... $10.25

    Served with your choice of Marinara, a traditional tomato

    Fish and Chips .................................... $10.25

    Beer battered cod, served with French fries and coleslaw

    Spaghetti or Penne Pasta .......................... $10.25

    Served with your choice of Marinara, a traditional tomato

  • Show Auditions

    Get involved

    Check here for all of the upcoming auditions for Bakersfield Music Theatre and Stars Theatre Restaurant. To sign up for the email notification of upcoming auditions, email Bruce Saathoff at [email protected]. Send your email address, name, address, telephone number, and if applicable, resume. Thank you for your interest in Bakersfield Music Theatre and Stars Theatre Restaurant!

    Upcoming Auditions

    Stay tuned for all the latest info on upcoming auditions!
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  • Policies

    Privacy

    We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our site. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone

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    Delivery Policy

    All tickets are available for pick at the Stars box office during normal business hours. Upon request, and given adequate notice, tickets can be sent via USPS. Additional charges may apply for expedited shipping.

    Refunds

    All sales are final. Any refunds will be made in the form of a gift card or by rescheduling your ticket dates.

    For questions regarding our policies please contact us using the address below or by using the "contacts" link.
    [email protected]

  • STARS SPONSORSHIP Options

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    $3000 Full Production

    - Full-page ad in productions program
    - Your company name on the season brochure
    - An announcement at each performance
    - Your company name on every ticket sold
    - Your company name on the Stars marquee
    - Your company name on all advertising
    - Eight tickets to the performance

    $750 Children's Production

    - Full-page ad in productions program
    - Your company display in the foyer
    - Your company name on every ticket sold
    - Your company name on all advertising
    - Personal letters from the children
    - Four tickets to the performance

    $250 Fine Arts Performing Workshop

    - Full-page ad in productions program
    - An announcement at each performance
    - A letter from the child you sponsored
    - Four tickets to the performance







    Become A BMT "Star"
    Add a star or plaque to our "Wall of Stars" foyer at Stars Theatre Restaurant. Your choice or wording on any star or plaque. Any sponsorship of $1,000 or more will guarantee your "Star".
    - $1,000 Bronze Star - $5,000 Silver Star
    - $10,000 Gold Star - $20,000 Platinum Star
    - $100,000 Plaque  

    These are just some of the outstanding sponsorship opportunities available. For more details, and other options regarding how you can help, please contact us at (661)325-6100.
  • Dancing at the Stars

    BMT/Stars is excited to be hosting DANCING AT THE STARS 2016, following last year's smash success! Proceeds from this event go directly to the theatre organization and it's mission to continue to enrich and entertain the Kern County community. Local celebrities are paired with professional dancers for an extraordinary evening! VOTE for you favorite celebrity/choreographer duo for $1. Pre-show votes are tallied into the couple's overall score the night of the event! DANCING AT THE STARS 2016 will be held on April 2nd at Stars Theatre Restaurant. For more information please call (661) 325-6100.

    • Theresa Goldner
      Roland Brown
    • Lisa Kimble
      Shay Brandon Burke
    • Jeff Green
      Shari Fortino
    • Lyle Martin
      Marnie Forzetting
    • TR Merickel
      Kelci Lowry
    • Maddie Janssen
      David Moreno
    • Izamar Olaguez
      Austin Erwin
    • Larry Starrh
      Bethany Rowlee
    • Robert Price
      Marilyn Stone
    • Michael George
      Kari Williams