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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

    The perfect group experience-gourmet dining and live theatre in one cozy venue. Converted from a historic bank building in 1999, Stars Theatre Restaurant has become a favorite stop on the itineraries of groups throughout southern California. Award-winning dining combined with outstanding Broadway musicals and comedies make Stars an unforgettable group experience.

    Since 1969, the mission of the Bakersfield Music Theatre has been to produce quality musical theatre primarily with local talent through three venues: Stars Theatre Restaurant, Harvey Auditorium and BMT School of the Performing Arts. Artists of all ages are encouraged to participate on stage or in the seats through the Kids go to Theatre program. The Bakersfield Music Theatre serves the people of Bakersfield and 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 2014 | 2015 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

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    (AUGUST 15th - SEPTEMBER 6th)

    Two con men , one suave and the other a small time American thief, agree that the first person to successfully steal $50,000 from Christine Colgate will get to stay in town, while the loser has to leave, and hilarity ensues.

    Guys and Dolls

    (SEPTEMBER 26th - OCTOBER 18th)

    Nathan Detroit, the organizer of the oldest permanent floating crap game, bets Sky Masterson that he can’t make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. Mean-while, Nathan’s fiancé only wants to get married.

    Moon Over Buffalo

    (NOVEMBER 7th - 22nd)

    Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee.

    Winter Wonderettes

    (DECEMBER 5th - 20th)

    This seasonal celebration finds the Wonderettes entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, to save their holiday party.

    Me and My Girl

    (JANUARY 16th - FEBRUARY 7th, 2015)

    The musical is set in the late 1930’s and tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman named Bill Snibson who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford with action set in Hampshire, Mayfair, and Lambeth.>

  • 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.
  • Stars Sponsorship

    For many years, Bakersfield Music Theatre has produced quality musical theatre, primarily with local talent… and given the youth of Kern County the opportunity to appreciate and participate in the live theatre experience. Through a "Stars" Sponsorship you can help this great tradition continue.

    The Bakersfield Music Theatre is a not-for-profit 501(c3) corporation. Although only 25% of the $1.2 Million budget is dependent on donations, those donations are essential for the successful delivery of the organizations mission. Only 3% of the budget is administrative salaries. Your donation is tax deductible and efficiently spent on the costs of the Theatre.

    Sponsorship Options
    $3000 Full Production

    Sponsor a full production at Stars Theatre Restaurant.

    $750 Children's Production

    Sponsor a Stars School of Fine Arts children's production.

    $250 Fine Arts Performing Workshop

    Sponsor a child to attend a Stars School of Fine Arts Performing Workshop

  • school of the performing arts

    BMT School of the Performing 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 716-0316 or 325-6100.

  • BMT Stars Staff

    Being both a fine dining restaurant and a performance theatre at the same time is no easy task. Below are just a few of the key players in our operation. Not listed are dozens of hard working men and woman that we owe our greatest thanks.

    • Jim Fillbrandt

      Executive Producer
    • Sean Green

      Operations Manager | Front of House Engineer
    • Bruce Saathoff

      Artistic Director
    • Joni Carrithers

      Marketing director
    • Gabe Urena

      Technical Director
    • Scott Ezell

      Wait-staff | Service Manager
  • 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

  • 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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    Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

    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.