As a nonprofit theater dedicated to illuminating the American experience, we rely on the generosity of donors to support our award-winning productions as well as our innovative educational and community engagement programs.  Ticket sales only cover 40% of our costs, making our supporters crucial to delivering great work to our stage. We can’t do it without you.

With longstanding ties to Sierra Madre and the greater San Gabriel Valley, we remain committed to engaging a diverse audience and inspiring the next generation of artists and theater lovers.

Give the Gift of Live Theater to School Children

Each winter/spring approximately 2,000 students from school districts around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley experience the joy of live theater through our Theater for Young Audiences program. Charlotte's Web, scheduled to begin performances on March 30, 2020 at Sierra Madre Playhouse, has been canceled. The financial impact to the production because of the recent passage of Assmebly Bill 5 (AB-5) by California forced the cancellation. See the full statement by the Playhouse President, David Gordon, and the company's Artistic Director, Christian Lebano, here.

By offering deeply discounted tickets to public schools, SMP offers opportunities for schoolchildren to experience a children’s play or musical on stage, followed by conversations with the cast and director, and robust educational programming led by an experienced theater educator. Past productions include A Wrinkle in Time, Charlotte’s Web, Einstein is a Dummy and Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Our Theater for Young Audiences program extends and amplifies classroom learning --- and for many local students, this is the first play they’ve ever seen. Since 2014, Sierra Madre Playhouse has welcomed nearly 4,500 students from 10 school districts around the region to more than 50 special weekday matinees.

Participating students learn about the process and teamwork involved in telling a story on stage, and each teacher is provided with a study guide for reading the book with their students. Lessons are standards-based and engage students in multiple subjects, from Language Arts to STEAM.

Help us inspire the next generation of theater lovers and sponsor one or more students, or even a whole class! Help up keep the TYA program going strong by sponsoring a student ($15), a carpool ($75), a class ($450) or a performance ($1500).

Every gift counts and will bring the joy of live theater to more students!
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Corporate Sponsorships and Planned Giving

For information about corporate sponsorships and planned giving opportunities, please contact Managing Director, Estelle Campbell at

Our Supporters - The Circle of Angels

The Sierra Madre Playhouse thanks the following members of the
Circle of Angels for their generous contributions in support of our work.
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Foundations, Grants, & Underwriters
California Arts Council
City of Sierra Madre
County of Los Angeles
Knell Foundation
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation
Rotary Club of Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre Community Foundation
Sierra Madre Civic Club

Season Underwriters
Ward & Louise Calaway
David & Maggi Gordon

Angels ($5,000 and higher)
Estelle Campbell
Frank & Cindy Costello
Christian Lebano

Producers ($2,500 - $4,999)
Chang Huan Hsueh
Laura Lin & the Kudos Education Center
Sarah Spector
Ying Jianhui (Jimmy) & Ying Jun

Directors ($1,000 - $2,499)
Brian & Delna Abernathy
William Anawalt
Caplin Family Foundation
Maria & Kai Chorng
Martha Denzel
Mindy & Jim Halls
Patrick Holland
Jim & Leigh Kelly
Harvey & Ellen Knell
Kathy McCormick
Louise Neiby
Julie Rosenthal
Paul Scranton
Evelyn Blackburn Shaffer
Vanessa Silberman & Joseph Widman
Nicholas Sim & Chia-Ying Liu-Sim
Glenda & Greg Vanni

Promoters ($500 - $999)
Patricia Barron
John & Marta Capoccia
Tim Dang & Darrel Cummings
Maureen Daniels
Marlene Enmark
Millicent & Sidney Kanazawa
Bob & Martie Kawahara
Jason Ma
Carole & Donald Roback
Rodney & Joan Spears
Fran Syverson
Karen Wong & Scott Lee
Robbie & David Zeidberg

Patrons ($250-$499)
Chris Adams
Jeanne Adams
Rachelle Arizmendi
Doris Arima
Albert Aubin
Christa & Mike Backstrom
Gina Calvelli & Lorri Jean
Ilse & William Cassell
Wendy Chang & the Stuart Foundation
Judith Cimino
Mary Dang
Nancy Dorn
Ken Fong
Janet Gourley
Jane & Robert Guentert
Suzanne & Lawrence Haller
Kiley Hanish
Karen Hsueh & Patrick Shen
Georgie Kajer
Liza Kerrigan
Sally Lew
Jessica Lim
Rose Chan Loui & Warren Loui
Jeanne Martin
Mothercluck LLC
Emmanuelle Remy & Thomas Riley
Jeanne Sakata & Tim Patterson
Grace Shen
Diane & Jerry Siegel
Donald Songster
Bob & Sue Spears
Marilyn Tokuda & Daniel Perrett
Gay Yuen
Friend ($100-$249)
Roxanne Barker
Adrienne Bass
Laura Beal
Sue Beall
Mary Brooks
Barbara Burnett
Gerald B. Carlton
Marion Catalano
Clifton Chang
Daniel Chevalier
Jean & Ron Coleman
Julia Ann Collins
Margaret Cooney
Joan Crow
Melinda Cummings
Marilyn Diaz
Barbara Ehrlich
Michael & Maggie Ellis
Anne Etue
Gerri Fraser
Susan Gallagher
Nicole Garcia
Sheila Gebhardt
Gail Getty
John Gong
Frank Hall
Michael Hegeman
Amy Hill
David O. Howard
Karen Huie
Gary Izumi
Janet L. Johnson
Stefanie Lau
Jeff Levy
Carol & Richard Libby
Marian Ontai Lima
Sharline Liu
John & Jenny C. Louie
Judy Louie
Peggy Lu
Andrea Marshi
Daniel Mayeda & Susan Rosales
Katherene L. Meisch
M. Bonner Meudell
Gregory Miller
John Montgomerie
Irene & Shinji Nakagawa
Kelsey O’Keeffe
Anne M. Ontai
Bill & Judy Opel
Wanda Pila
Rona Poli
Linda Puchalski
David Rambo
Bill & Sharon Ramsey
Grace Shiba
Peter & Jane Shimamoto
Gayle Sugiyama
Kenneth Masao Takemoto
Randall Tamura
Joan Tenedine
Pearl Tyree
Eileen Walker
Gedde Watanabe & John Bruce
Paul Wong, Tomm Wells, & Buddy
Michele Zack
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