Civic Arts Stage Company

Civic Arts Stage Company is a youth and family theater company dedicated to enhancing literacy and love of language. By enacting the stories of our most beloved children’s classics, our actors experience the great joy of reliving the stories we grew up with, while the audience watches the characters jump off the page and onto the stage.

Civic Arts Stage Company is proud of its quality productions, supported in large part by a relationship with Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Their extensive network of professional directors, stage managers, designers and actors offer a supportive and educational experience for our actors, which translates into a quality and educational performance experience. All productions are cast from auditions open to all residents of the Pleasanton and Tri-Valley communities. All youth ages 8-18 are encouraged to audition. No prior experience is required.

Note: All Civic Arts Stage Company productions are cast by audition only


Elf the Musical JR

Youth auditioning for Civic Arts Stage Company shows must be ages 8-18 (enrolled in elementary to high school)
We are very excited about the overwhelming and record response to Elf the Musical JR. auditions. Appointments for auditions for this production are now full and closed. Unfortunately, we are unable to add additional dates for auditions. Please make sure to book mark this page for information on auditions for our spring Civic Arts Stage Company Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; audition sign-ups start Tuesday 12/1 and the audition packet will be available Friday 12/4.
The City of Pleasanton is deeply committed to offering performing arts experiences for youth and teens and we hope you can join us for our upcoming Winter Drama Camp Monday 12/21 – Wednesday 12/23 and Winter Teen Improv Camp Monday 12/28 – Wednesday 12/30. To register for these camps, please use activity codes 61784 (Winter Drama Camp ages 7-10), 61785 (Winter Drama Camp ages 11-17), and 61786 (Improv Camp ages 11-17) click here.
If you have any further inquiries on this matter, please contact Mark Duncanson at

Audition Dates: Th 10/1 4:00-8:00pm &  Su  10/4  4:00-8:00pm | Amador Theater

Call Backs: Tu 10/6 | Firehouse Arts Center

Regular Rehearsals: Tu, Th, Su   10/13-12/3   4:30-7:30pm | No Rehearsal 11/22-29
Performances: F, Sa and Su |  December 11–20
“Tech” rehearsals will run 4:00-9:00pm  12/6 – 12/10. | All rehearsals are mandatory


Cast Information
  • Cast Online Emergency FormClick Here
  • Complimentary (Comp) Ticket Request Information – Click Here
  • Registration Notice for the CastClick Here
 Intensive Rehearsals Camp: Monday 7/27 – Friday  8/7  9:00am-3:00pm
Regular Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays   8/11-9/17   4:30-7:30pm
Performances: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays |  September 18–27
“Tech” rehearsals will run 4:00-9:00pm  9/13 – 9/17.
All rehearsals are mandatory including the intensive camp



  • For questions regarding rehearsals, call times, production elements, and performances, please email
  • For questions regarding registration, comp tickets, cast party info, and other Pleasanton programs, contact Mark Duncanson at or 925-931-4828.

School Concert Series 2015-2016

Youth-to-Youth Performing Arts
Welcome! Civic Arts Stage Company proudly presents our 2015-2016 School Concert Series. A true theater experience awaits your students local youth and teens on the stages of the Firehouse Arts Center and Amador Theater.

With this season, in partnership with Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Civic Arts Stage Company brings another exciting collection of theatrical productions to our theaters. Please join us at the Firehouse Arts Center and  Amador Theater where it is our pleasure to present to you a memorable, fun and educational theater experience.

Download the 2015-16 School Concert Series Order Form
talesofolympus_jr_2Tales of Olympus JR.
Peering down from their home on Mount Olympus, the ancient Greek gods and goddesses see a fast-paced, modern world filled with folks who don’t know who they are.  Who will tell their stories? The Muse of Epic Poetry, Calliope, descends from the mountaintop to ask 11 year-old Jason for his help. Join us on this musical journey with Jason to meet Zeus, Athena, Aphrodite and the rest of the Greek pantheon to hear the Tales of Olympus!
Tuesday 9/22 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Thursday 9/24 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Firehouse Arts Center | 4444 Railroad AVE, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Elf the Musical JRElf The Musical JR.
Based on a beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows one of “Santa’s Helpers” in his quest to find his true identity. Join The City of Pleasanton and Bay Area Children’s Theatre for the first holiday themed children’s musical in nearly a decade.
Tuesday 12/15 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Thursday 12/17 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Amador Theater | 1155 Santa Rita RD, Pleasanton, CA 94566

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Civic Arts Stage Company is proud to present one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies live at the Firehouse Arts Center. This whimsical play includes magic, fairies, and mistaken identity; a theatrical recipe perfect for the whole family!
Tuesday 3/15 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Thursday 3/17 | 9:30am & 11:00am
Firehouse Arts Center | 4444 Railroad AVE, Pleasanton, CA 94566

For more information and to order tickets email, or call (925) 931-4848. Study Guides will be available for all productions 1-3 weeks prior to show times.
We look forward to seeing you at the theater!


Civic Arts Stage Company Performance Trailers