Roustabout Theater is the Resident Professional Theater Company of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Sonoma County, California and our Apprentice Program is one of the leading theatrical training and performance programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Roustabout Theater - the Professional Company
"Last year, Roustabout presented an excellent production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. This year brings Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling.... a first-rate production of a fascinating piece of theater."
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"Chock full of memorable dialogue and delivered by a cast firing on all cylinders, the Roustabout Theater Ensemble production of Hay Fever provides the audience watching it with at least as much fun as the Ensemble appears to be having performing it – which is to say, a lot"
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(Harry Duke, For All Events)
The Apprentice Program of Roustabout Theater
Roustabout's student division highlights the talents of the county’s most extraordinary student performers ages 11 - 20 through its professionally produced productions. We also provide unique opportunities for our students through our ongoing series of Master Classes with Tony Award-winners, award-winning Broadway actors and nationally recognized Casting Directors.
"Working with the Roustabout Apprentice students was a complete joy! They came in prepared and ready to work. They brought a level of enthusiasm to the performance and were completely professional! It was exciting to hear them sing...they were all so talented!" (June 2016)
Broadway Music Director for Kristin Chenoweth
In operation since 2006, Roustabout Theater has served thousands of the community’s
families and theater lovers through productions, classes and scholarship programs.
As a federally recognized nonprofit, your support keeps us vibrant and all donations are tax-deductible. Donate HERE.
A lovely early autumn night in Santa Rosa, with the amazingly talented kids from the
Roustabout Theatre Apprentice Program finishing the evening. Any night I get to sing with Amy Ryder is a good night by me. Thanks to Clark Lewis Jr. and Bill Davis and the whole Roustabout family for having us back; it is always a joy to come up north and sing with you all.
Jason Robert Brown, Oct., 2012 link
The material shined ... it really came through .. it came across perfectly, it was really great, and it's a hard thing to do .. your director did a magnificent job.
Mario Cantone (discussing "Assassins", video excerpt) link
To Build a Professional Regional Theater in Sonoma County
To Create a home for the finest actors, singers, designers and directors from around the country
To Train young actors and singers through professional, challenging and supportive attention
To Forge an indelible link between our performing artists and our apprentices
Previous Master Class instructors have included three-time Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa; Obie winner and Broadway leading man, Martin Moran ("Spamalot","How to Succeed","Wicked", etc), acclaimed singer Wesla Whitfield and Leslie Martinson, nationally recognized casting director and award-winning director, Eugenie Chan, playwright in residence at New Dramatists, and Jerry Dixon, Broadway actor and regional director.