FC: The Center at a glance
1: Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts
2: Center from the Plaza
3: View of the Center from City Hall
4: Rotunda ceiling | Rotunda from the front doors | Front doors from the rotunda
5: Upstairs Lobby
6: On Stage at | TheatreWorks . Smuin Ballet . Oriki Theatre Peninsula Youth Theatre . Pacific Ballet Western Ballet . Areon Flutes . Tamburitzans Schola Cantorum . Theatre Flamenco Warren Miller Films . The Nuclear Whales Peninsula Open Space Trust . Della Reese Nova Vista Symphony . Teen Dance Company
7: MVCPA with | El Camino Youth Symphony . Joel Gray Peninsula Ballet Theatre . Dizzy Gillespie Alonzo King's Lines Ballet . Paula Poundstone Audra MacDonald . Duke Ellington Orchestra San Jose Wind Symphony . Quadre The Pickle Family Circus . Company C Ballet Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
8: Theatre Music
9: Dance and more
10: Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts Mission Statement The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts seeks to enrich Silicon Valley audiences through enjoyment, celebration and interaction with the arts. We strive to offer service of consistently superior quality, constantly seeking improvement in everything we do. THEATRE, DANCE, MUSIC and MORE!
11: Center Staff The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is a division of the City of Mountain View's Community Services Department, David Muela, Director. W. Scott Whisler, Executive Director Michele Roberts, Marketing & Public Relations Manager Cindy Miksa, Business Manager Patrick Skelton, Operations Manager Jennifer Poret, Booking Coordinator Bernadette Fife, Technical Services Manager Gary Voss, Ticket Services Director Liz Nelson, Audience Services Manager Morris Goldstein, Senior Ticket Representative Caroyln Marie Len, Senior Ticket Representative THEATRE, DANCE, MUSIC and MORE!
12: Experience the Center's unique performance spaces: | MAINSTAGE-- The Center's premiere theater seats 600 with a dramatic 50 foot proscenium opening, excellent sight lines and superb acoustics. A warm and inviting setting to enhance any performance. Assistive listening devices are available free of charge in the lobby at performances.
14: SECONDSTAGE -- This intimate, octagonally-shaped theater offers moveable seating for as many as 200 people, with an incredible versatility for any type of performance---from theater-in-the-round to caberat. PARKSTAGE -- Adjacent to Pioneer Park, the Center's outdoor amphitheater accommodates an audience of 300 with lawn seating perfect for casual lunchtime and evening performances.
15: SecondStage | ParkStage
16: M | V | C | P | A
17: The Ticket Office The Center provides exciting cultural, visual and performing arts events for the community. Tickets may be ordered for events through our full service box office. Orders may be placed by walk-up sales,fax orders, mail orders, phone orders, internet orders as well as our 24 hour voice mail ticketing system. Visual Arts Works of local artists are on display in the Center's lobby on a rotating basis. The lobby is open on Wednesday and Friday from 12pm to 1pm and one hour prior to every public performance. Interactive Seating - The Center's website (www.mvcpa.com) has an interactive seating chart that gives a patron views from the center orchestra, side orchestra and balcony to help decide where you would like to purchase seats in the MainStage.
18: Preview Magazine On-line Preview Magazine is our preview to the arts every four months. It may be viewed from our website (www.mvcpa.com)
20: Theatreworks S i l i c o n V a l l e y
21: RESIDENT HOME COMPANIES
22: TheatreWorks is an artistic community of excellence and integrity, committed to dramatic and musical theater of outstanding professional quality. From the creation of new plays to the reinvigoration of the classics, our work exemplifies our region’s values of inclusion and innovation. The San Francisco Bay Area is the prototype of an evolving America of ever-increasing diversity. As it explores this changing world, our art must enhance the American theater with new vision, revealing both who we are and what we might become. | TheatreWorks
23: The Elephant Man; Emma; Caroline, Or Change; Vanities; M. Butterfly; Baby Taj; Into The Woods; Crowns; A Little Night Music; Smokey Joe's Cafe; Ragtime; On Golden Pond; Pacific Overtures; Charley's Aunt; Master Class; Grapes of Wrath; Sunday in the Park with George; You Can't Take It With You; Side Show; Amadeus; The Joy Luck Club; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Romeo & Juliet; Cabaret; Ah, Wilderness!; As You Like It; The Secret Garden; the Heidi Chronicles;Prelude to a Kiss; O Pioneers; The 39 Steps; as well as Memphis: [a musical by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book). It is loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. It was staged during the 2003-04 season at both the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts and TheatreWorks in Mountain View, California and opened on Broadway on October 19, 2009. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical, along with three other Tony Awards, at the 2010 Tony Awards]. | TheatreWorks past events:
24: Peninsula Youth Theatre's unique family atmosphere successfully uses theater performances and classes to develop a strong sense of self-esteem and to nurture social and communication skills that are useful in all walks of life. They are committed to providing an enriching theatrical experience in our schools, thereby reinforcing the positive role the arts play in academic success. Peninsula Youth Theatre is a celebration of youth, creativity and learning that impacts and delights communities of audiences and actors alike. | Peninsula Youth Theatre
25: Peninsula Youth Theatre past events: | Main Stage: The Wiz, Peter Pan, Les Miserables, Oliver, High School Musical, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Sweet Charity, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Fiddler On The Roof, Seussical, Annie. West Side Story, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Bye Bye Birdie, The Wizard of Oz. Second Stage: The Secret Garden, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tales of a Fourth- Grade Nothing, Peter Rabbit and Friends, Nate the Great, Turk and Runt, The Jungle Book, How I Became A Pirate, The Reluctant Dragon, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Morris the Moose, Stuart Little, James and the Giant Peach, Charlotte's Web, Officer Buckle and Gloria, Rikki, Tikki, Tavi.
26: Scene Shop | The scene shop is accessible through the loading dock area. The scene shop can be used for repairs or scenic projects with the availability of some power tools, such as saws, air compressor, staple guns, drill press, and various hand tools
27: Loading Dock | Scene Shop
28: Transportation | The Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts is very accessible by transportation from Caltrain, Lightrail and the VTA Bus System - all within a few blocks of the center - coming from the north or south bay area.
29: Light Rail | Cal-Train | Bus stop
30: Parking Garage | Entrance to parking garage from Mercy Street | Outside parking lot at the corner of Mercy and Bryant
31: Parking | The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is in the heart of downtown Mountain View on the corner of Castro and Mercy streets. Castro Street may be easily reached from Highways 101 and 280, Central Expressway, and El Camino Real. The Center has an underground garage for complimentary parking accessed from the Mercy Street side of the building.
32: Bean Scene Cafe (located off the front lobby of the Center)
33: Bean Scene Cafe | The Bean Scene is a place where people meet, talk, laugh, relax and joy good food. It is located inside the performing arts center and provides refreshments pre-show and at intermission. They have a variety of desserts, coffees, teas, sandwiches, soups and salads.
34: Rehearsal Studio | Dressing Room | Costume Shop
35: Additional support spaces include a spacious rehearsal studio, equipped with a piano, and video monitor (with feed from MainStage). A well-equipped costume shop, with sewing machines, a steamer, washer and dryer, sink and phone line. Dressing rooms on stage level are equipped with sound monitors for MainStage and SecondStage | Support Space
36: The enthusiasm and dedication of the Center's 250 volunteers help to make the Center a success either through ushering, lobby hosting or office assistants. | Volunteers
37: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts | Theatre, Dance, Music, and More!
38: MVCPA at night
39: TheatreWorks, musicals and plays; Menlo Park, CA Peninsula Youth Theatre, musicals and plays; Mountain View, CA Quadre, instrumental music; Mountain View, CA Areon Flutes, chamber music; Bay Area Nova Vista Symphony, orchestra; Sunnyvale, CA El Camino Youth Symphony, orchestra; Palo Alto, CA Schola Cantorum, choral ensemble; Mountain View, CA Peninsula Open Space Trust, lecture series; Los Altos, CA Warren Miller Entertainment, ski films; Boulder, CO Smuin Ballet, ballets; San Francisco, CA Western Ballet, ballets; Mountain View, CA Harmony Dance Center, contemporary dance; Sunnyvale, CA Pacific Ballet Academy, ballets; Los Altos, CA Dance Action, contemporary dance; Palo Alto, CA Flamenco Society of San Jose, dance and music; San Jose, CA Peninsula Ballet Theatre, ballet; San Mateo, CA Tamburitzans, folk dance; Duquesne, PA Teen Dance Company, contemporary dance; Mountain View, CA DanceVisions, contemporary dance; Palo Alto, CA Alonzo King's Lines Ballet, contemporary dance; San Francisco, CA | Whether you enjoy theatre, classical ballet or contemporary dance, choral or instrumental music, or music and dance from around the world, you'll find an amazing array of performing arts at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Lecture series and many family events add to the variety of offerings presented by over fifty diverse Bay Area professional presenting and performing arts organizations.