Martinez Campbell Theater
The “Campbell” is a Community Theater providing live entertainment at very affordable pricing for the benefit of theater lovers everywhere.
Featuring new works by local writers, actors, dancers, as well as internationally known performers, our all volunteer staff enjoys providing a venue for your enjoyment in downtown Martinez at 636 Ward St. where the parking is always free for our evening or week-end performances.
The theater seats 99, and is available for rent to interested organizations. Come out and enjoy a dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants within a block or two of the theater.
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Operated by Onstage Repertory Theatre Company, a 501(3)C non profit corporation.
Donations are fully tax deductible and gratefully accepted.
Onstage Repertory Theatre was founded in 1978 by Helen Means.
Its first venue was the back room of Dan's Bar in Walnut Creek.
In 1982, the company took up residency in the old Pleasant Hill School House
and continued to perform there, until the building was condemned in 2008.
As a vagabond company, Onstage has performed at a variety of theaters,
including the Lesher Center for the Arts (Walnut Creek)
and Cue Productions (Concord).
In the Fall of 2013, Onstage Theatre took up residency
in the Martinez Campbell Theater at 636 Ward Street.
Funny Bone Productions
Randy Wight has a professional speaking career that spans over 3 decades. This performer, trainer, and award winning speaker began his speaking career in stand-up comedy with North Bay Stand-up Comics where he garnered a regional finalist finish in Showtime’s “Funniest Person in America Contest™”. Randy’s list of accomplishments also includes corporate voice over work, General Manager of Act II improv, co-founder of Ready or Not Improv, and Chief Jesting Officer at Funny Bone Productions, which produces ongoing improv and comedy classes at the Campbell Theater in Martinez.
Funny Bone Productions is forming classes now for Beginning/Intermediate improv. In this hands-on, fast paced workshop style class you will learn by doing. Over the course of six weeks you will learn enough to put on a friends and family show! Lead instructor, Randy Wight, has over 10 years of improv performance experience to go along with his decades long experience as a stand-up comic.
A sales and marketing professional by day, you likely to find Randy working on a book as he also lays claim to being a published author. Despite a challenging work schedule he continues to find the time to serve as co-ambassador with Successful Thinkers networking group, or speaking to organizations like the National Security Agency, Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays and the British Olympic Team.
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Plotline Theater Company
Plotline Theater Company was started 3 years ago by Randy Anger after a mere 44 years ruminating about the possibility of starting a theater company. Randy started the company with Matt Davis with the goal of creating moving, memorable, and sometimes hilarious memories for audiences from greater Contra Costa County.
Randy is an actor, vocalist, musician, composer, producer, and director who has been performing since the age of 5 as one of 5 generations of performing artists.
Matt Davis is an actor, singer, musician, magician, producer, and director who has been performing for over 20 years. They are committed to serving this community by providing the best theater possible in the intimate, inviting Campbell Theater in Martinez California.
Contra Costa Comedy
Contra Costa Comedy is a live event producer that promotes live comedy, while benefiting charitable organizations. It is founded by comedian Bob Johnston. Bob’s vision is to let laughter and giving flow where it is needed.
You can follow Co Co Comedy for local events and daily laughs on Facebook at CoCoComedy.
Produce Quality, Independent Comedy shows within the Contra Costa Area while supporting local charities, and promote other local comedy shows, showcases, and open mics.
Bob Johnston has been performing stand-up comedy around California and the Pacific Northwest for the last 23 years. He and his wife Vidah moved to Martinez in 2009. When he learned that Martinez had an outdoor amphitheater, the idea for Comedy Under the Stars was hatched as a way to allow the community to use the amphitheater while raising money for local charities.