Individual Giving

Your tax-deductible donation to the nonprofit California Musical Theatre helps us continue to thrive, and through Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento, bring the best in musical theatre to our community. Your contribution helps educate the next generation of artists and audiences through our Academy programs.


Colin & Karen Grahl

"With its quality performances and multi-faceted educational programs, California Musical Theater has established itself as an important part of our community, and we are delighted to support it.  Always impressed with the level of talent we are privileged to enjoy at CMT productions, we feel fortunate to have this fine performing arts organization right here in our own backyard."

Zhelya Henriksen

“Art is the very essence of the human mind and spirit. In Sacramento, we are all privileged to have such a varied representation of the performing arts available to us. We feel is our responsibility to support what we enjoy and what enriches us. We hope you do whatever you can to do the same.”

Kay Resler

“I’m extremely proud of having such wonderful performances for all ages here in our State capital.  Children need to grow and nurture their creative side and this is the way to do so.  Live performances are so marvelous and I want to make sure it continues!  We have a jewel for our community.”

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(916) 446-5880 x108

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California Musical Theatre
Development Department
1510 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Levels of Giving



  • One pass to access the Donor Lounge/Courtyard at a Broadway or Music Circus show of your choice
  • One raffle entry for two passes to the Donors’ Invited Dress Rehearsal at Music Circus



  • Listing in all performance programs
  • Unlimited access to the Donors’ Courtyard at Music Circus and Donors’ Lounge at Broadway Sacramento
  • Two passes to the Donors’ Invited Dress Rehearsal at Music Circus
  • Invitation for two to the “Behind the Scenes at Music Circus” luncheon


Above benefits plus

  • Invitation to the “Broadway Sacramento Sneak Peek Event” in the spring
  • Priority on-sale dates: receive an e-mail code to buy tickets early
  • Five concession coupons for Music Circus


Above benefits plus

  • Five concession coupons for Broadway Sacramento
  • Invitation for two to attend a Music Circus dress rehearsal of choice
  • Special assistance with seating requests



Above benefits plus

  • Invitation for four to a Music Circus cast party
  • Invitation for two to annual Directors’ Circle Appreciation Party in the fall
  • Name recognition in the Donors’ Lounge/Courtyard


Above benefits plus

  • Private backstage tour of Music Circus Pavilion
  • Sit in on a Music Circus rehearsal session
  • Exclusive Music Circus signed print of a show of your choice


Above benefits plus

  • Exclusive Music Circus signed prints for the entire season
  • Private tour of the Music Circus Warehouse
  • Lunch with CMT leadership


Above benefits plus

  • Invitation for two to join CMT President/CEO Richard Lewis and his wife Joann for dinner, backstage tour and opening night of a Broadway Sacramento production. (Show TBD based on availability)

Benefits from your contribution are good for one full season of both Music Circus and Broadway Sacramento. While we make every effort to meet our obligations to donors, we reserve the right to substitute benefits of comparable value at our sole discretion.

Please call (916) 446-5880, ext. 108 for more information about these benefits.


Other Ways to Give:

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

You may receive greater tax benefits by giving a gift of appreciated stock than giving cash. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock directly to CMT.

Memorial and Honorary Contributions

Making a donation to CMT provides a wonderful opportunity  to honor or remember someone special or to remember a special occasion through a memorial gift or an honorary gift. A personalized tribute card will be sent to the honored person or family notifying them of the donation, the amount of the donation will not be revealed.

Every memorial or honorary gift is tax-deductible to the extent of the law and the donor will receive an acknowledgement for their donation.

Workplace Giving

Many employers provide workplace giving opportunities through payroll deduction. State and federal government employees can support California Musical Theatre’s education programs through the United California State Employees Campaign and the Combined Federal Campaign. Employees can designate a particular agency to receive their contribution, and the money is collected through payroll deductions.

Please contact your employer for more information.