bakersfield-theatreWelcome to Bakersfield Stars Theatre! This is a fan site for the old theatre.

For 36 years, Bakersfield Music Theatre has produced quality musical theatre, primarily with local talent…and given our youth the opportunity to appreciate and participate in the live theatre experience. Bakersfield Music Theatre has been presenting Broadway Musicals to its patrons since 1969. Each year, three major musical events are offered on the big stage of Harvey Auditorium, a landmark art deco theater seating 1600.

Previous Shows and Events

Anniversary Gala

(Sept 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26)

This is a special show celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Stars Theatre’s location in Downtown Bakersfield. This review will feature your favorite moments and favorite performers from the many wonderful productions at Stars over the last 10 years. Don’t miss this wonderful celebration of the best musical theatre in Bakersfield and this wonderful venue.
Arsenic and Old Lace

(Oct 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24)

Join us for this farcical comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a theatre-hating drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. You will laugh until it hurts.
On Golden Pond

(Nov 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22)

The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. The play explores the often turbulent relationship of parents and children, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. On Golden Pond life is at its finest when love is at its fullest.
Christmas Show

(Dec 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23)

“A Merry Christmas at Stars” has become a holiday tradition for hundreds of people. You won’t want to miss this chance to laugh and share in joys and wonders of the Holiday season.
Sound of Music

(Jan 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, Feb 4, 5, 6)

This timeless classic continues to delight audiences around the world. The much loved story of the Von Trapp Family’s flight across the mountains works its magic once again, for young and old alike. The radiance of the sound of music will flood the stage and warm your heart.

Stars Theatre Restaurant

The perfect group experience-gourmet dining and live theatre in one cozy venue. Converted from a historic bank building in 1999, Stars Theatre Restaurant has become a favorite stop on the itineraries of groups throughout southern California. Award-winning dining combined with outstanding Broadway musicals and comedies make Stars an unforgettable group experience.

While typical production schedules are Thursday through Sunday, arrangements can be made for any day of the week to accommodate your group.

  •     Flexible group rates and discounts
  •     Complimentary tickets for bus driver and tour guide
  •     Custom dining and theatre packages available
  •     Many hotels and motels in the area
  •     Stars Theatre seats 175 for dinner and show.

Stars Lounge “Rooster”

The red rooster symbolizes lunch at stars, served Monday through Friday. The loung is open from 10am until 2pm. The food is delicious, moderately priced and served in a Tuscany setting. For the menu, please click below.

Theatre Location:

1931 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-325-6100 Theatre
661-871-6311 Rental Facility

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