Roustabout Theater is the Resident Professional Theater Company of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Sonoma County, California and our award-winning Apprentice Program is one of the leading theatrical training and performance programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Roustabout Theater - the Professional Ensemble
"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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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.
A lovely early autumn night in Santa Rosa, with the amazingly talented kids from the
Roustabout Theater Apprentice Program finishing the evening...Thanks to Clark Lewis 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, 3-time Tony Award winner
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, Broadway/Film/TV actor; comedian
"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!"
Broadway Music Director
Apprentice Program Video Intro
To Provide a Creative home for the best theater performers from around the Bay Area, and
To Offer Unparalleled Training for young performers through classes and Master Classes led by top theater professionals from around the country.
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, 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 Artistic Director.