Join us for a Holiday Sing-along!
Join us at Altarena on December 13th, 2013 from 7 to 9 PM for holiday sing-along caroling to live music!Come in your most festive outfit! There will be merriment, yummy treats, and libations as we celebrate another great Season! Prizes will be awarded for Best Holiday Spirit and Most Outrageous Holiday Sweater! To help those in need this year, please bring a few non-perishable food items for The Alameda Food Bank. Admission is free, but you need to reserve a place. Join the Facebook event or call 510-523-1553! Read More | Reserve your place now!
Subscribe to our 2014 Season!
Altarena’s 2014 season is ready for takeoff!
The season begins with Side Show, a haunting musical tale of conjoined twins and their struggles with fame and love.
Next up is Almost, Maine, as a cold night and warm hearts collide in this comedy set under the Northern Lights.
Always…Patsy Cline details the friendship of a country legend as she exchanges letters and songs with her favorite admirer.
In the French farce Boeing Boeing, Bernard has 3 stewardess girlfriends. Can he keep them from finding out about each other?
Our season capper is Little Shop Of Horrors. This renowned Halloween musical will have you laughing and screaming!Read More | Subscribe now!
The Song Of The Nightingale is an "enchanting, must-see musical", says Alice Chalip of the Alameda Journal - "one of ...
Alice Chalip writes in the Contra Costa Times that the female version of THE ODD COUPLE "is funnier than the ...
The Alameda Journal's Sally Hogarty profiles Brian Copeland, who will be performing his two one-man shows, Not a Genuine Black ...
Sally Hogarty of the Alameda Journal profiles Altarena Artistic Director Fred Chacon as he retires from Alameda High School after ...
Sally Hogarty profiled Altarena's 75th Anniversary gala in this week's edition of the Alameda Journal: "The glitz and glamour of ...
The May/June 2013 issue of Alameda Magazine has an in-depth article about the 75th anniversary celebrations, including the gala and ...
Altarena’s season-topping The Song Of The Nightingale has been profiled in both the Contra Costa Times and the Alamedan.
The article by Sally Hogarty of the Times tracks the brand new musical’s development from a germ of an idea by playwright Min Kahng through a staged reading at the Frederick L. Chacon Little Theatre at Alameda [...]
Artistic Director Fred Chacon Wins Arts Leadership Award
Fred Chacon, Altarena’s Artistic Director as well as the director of the Drama program at Alameda High School, has been selected as one of five Alameda County Arts Leadership Award winners for 2010! The award recognizes arts leaders for “commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Alameda County, providing leadership in the arts, and serving as a role model to others.” All of us at Altarena are fortunate and proud to have Fred as the artistic leader of the organization, and we congratulate him on the recognition of his great work!
To celebrate our 75th Anniversary, Altarena Playhouse is showing the highlights of our fascinating history at the Alameda Museum. Don’t miss our opening reception Saturday, June 8 12:00-3:00 PM.
First Sunday At Altarena: Midway Shelter
Altarena is proud to partner with Alameda’s Midway Shelter for CRIMES OF THE HEART’s First Sunday performance. Altarena will offer half the proceeds from tickets for the May 19 performance to this worthy organization.