Broadway Sacramento

aka California Musical Theatre   |   Sacramento, CA   |
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Broadway Sacramento

EIN: 95-1744392


Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the City of Sacramento, the State of California and the United States. The goals of the organization are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.

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President, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scott Klier

Main address

1510 J St

Sacramento, CA 95814 USA

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Formerly known as

Sacramento Light Opera Association

California Musical Theatre



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Economically disadvantaged people

People with disabilities


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NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Recent research has shown that live theatre exposure and education afford valuable benefits to kids who participate. Specifically, at-risk students exposed to live theatre tend to display higher levels of empathy, higher rates of school attendance, better test scores, improved communication skills & reading comprehension, higher self-esteem, improved attitudes, and use teamwork more to accomplish big goals. Broadway Sacramento improves the lives of Sacramento area children through our Arts Alive program by introducing them to live musical theatre and encouraging aspiring artists to follow their dreams. Exposure to high-quality performing arts can also be the catalyst for a student’s involvement in performing arts programs at their school or in their community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Music Circus

Broadway Sacramento's signature program is Broadway At Music Circus, an eight-week series of summer stock musicals. In operation since 1951, Broadway At Music Circus integrates the best local talent with top actors, directors and designers from Broadway and around the nation. Productions are under Broadway Sacramento's exclusive artistic control. Broadway At Music Circus is "in-the-round,” a configuration that demands innovative staging. Performers and set pieces enter and exit via the aisles, and scenes are often staged in the aisles. The entire theatre becomes the performance space. None of the 2,200 seats are farther than 60 feet from the stage, providing excellent viewing and a sense of intimacy appreciated by performers and patrons alike. Broadway At Music Circus requires exceptional logistical coordination; at any time during the season, two shows are in rehearsal and one in performance. In support of its productions, Broadway Sacramento hires more than 500 seasonal and/or temporary personnel each summer: actors, singers and dancers; directors and choreographers; rehearsal pianists, pit musicians and musical directors; scenic designers, carpenters and painters; costumers, dressers, drapers and stitchers; stagehands, concessionaires and maintenance personnel; arts educators and sign-language interpreters. In addition, volunteers contribute more than 25,000 hours, primarily in clerical and hospitality functions, but also in technical and administrative jobs.

Population(s) Served

Held at Broadway Sacramento's Broadway At Music Circus, ArtsAlive! introduces underserved segments of the community to the wonders of musical theatre. About 75 percent of participants are young people who would not otherwise be able to attend a professional performance. ArtsAlive! is not just another "ticket give-away” but an integrated theatre experience. Before the theatre is open, guests are met by Broadway Sacramento staff and volunteers who help with wheelchairs and other special needs and distribute complimentary concessions coupons. A teaching artist welcomes the guests and orients them to the surroundings – stage, turntable, lighting grid, orchestra pit, etc. – and introduces an actor from the cast for a discussion and question-and-answer session. Then the main event: a professional musical with Broadway-caliber performers, a full orchestra and outstanding production values. After the show, staff and volunteers assist with the guests’ departure.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Broadway Sacramento provides open-captioned, sign interpreted, and audio described performances for each of our Broadway On Tour and Broadway At Music Circus shows. Also, many performances offer a tactile experience to give those with vision impairments the chance to interact with sets, props, and costumes before the show. Broadway Sacramento seeks to make the magic of theatre available to all audiences.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Broadway Sacramento's summer internship program gives college and high school students the chance to work alongside theatre professionals on Broadway At Music Circus shows while earning college credit. Interns work in costuming, production, stage management, and sound to bring together one-of-a-kind musical performances. Throughout the internship, students attend special talks with professionals. Many interns go on to work at respected theatres throughout the country.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

Community Night brings 5,000+ children and families to Broadway At Music Circus for a special dress rehearsal of one show each season. Broadway Sacramento works with local organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Center for Fathers and Families, and Stanford Youth Solutions to connect with underrepresented members of the community. Complete with a special Q & A, study guides, and popcorn, many of these children were watching live theatre for the first time.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work


Rosetta LeNoire Award 1998

Actors' Equity Associaton

Affiliations & memberships

National Alliance for Musical Theatres - Voting Member 1985

League of American Theatres and Producers - Full Voting Member 1951

Independent Presenters Network - Voting Member 1997

Americans for the Arts 2002

Actor's Equity Association 1951

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of free admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Music Circus

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

2021 and 2020 were during Covid and the majority of our shows were canceled.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the Greater Sacramento Region, the State of California, the United States and the international community. The goals are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.

Broadway Sacramento seeks to fulfill its mission promise in the following three ways: 1) programming; 2) education; and 3) community outreach and engagement.

Broadway Sacramento's programming is encompassed in two seasonal offerings: Fall/Winter/Spring's Broadway On Tour season of six presented national touring companies of Broadway-originated or Broadway-bound productions; and Summer's Sacramento Broadway At Music Circus season, consisting of five to six self-produced musicals staged in-the-round in Broadway Sacramento's theatre. Both seasons feature professional, Broadway-veteran talent, on and off stage; incorporate the most cutting-edge technologies in live entertainment; and strive to both entertain and enlighten with a wide variety of titles that range from the gold standards of the American musical theatre to the latest additions to the Broadway canon.

The organization's education efforts are spearheaded under the Broadway Sacramento Academy banner, and include classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults in dance, acting, vocal performance, musical composition, playwriting, dramaturgy and audition technique. The Academy's long-standing internship program provides an opportunity for high school seniors and college-aged students to fully immerse themselves in the backstage operations of Broadway At Music Circus, make contacts with established professionals and hone skills with hands-on experience.

Broadway Sacramento's commitment to community outreach and engagement is evidenced in their Arts Alive program, which creates theatre-going opportunities for youth and under-served audiences. In addition, Broadway Sacramento has prioritized accessibility for their sight and hearing-impaired audiences with open captioning, narrative description services and sign interpreted performances.

2020 marks Broadway Sacramento's 70th anniversary season of Broadway At Music Circus and 30th anniversary season of Broadway On Tour. That legacy is shepherded by a 17-member Board of Directors, each of whom is an established business and/or community leader. The organization is helmed by its President and CEO, a 40+ year veteran in theatrical management, who oversees a senior staff of 8 and full-time support staff of over 20 industry-leading professionals. The organization has also fostered strong relationships with its labor union partners, including Actors' Equity Association (AEA); Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC); the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE); the American Federation of Musicians (AFM); and Theatrical Wardrobe Union (TWU).

Broadway Sacramento maintains an average of 250,000 tickets sold annually, with 20,000 patrons subscribing to one or both seasons. Individual donor support has grown substantially over recent years, and corporate support has also improved in part due to season, show and annual gala fundraiser sponsorships. Broadway Sacramento's Education programs serve an estimated 2,000 children and adults each year.

Future goals for Broadway Sacramento include increasing subscription and single ticket sales for its summer Broadway At Music Circus season; enhancing artistic quality with additional rehearsal time allocated to each self-produced project; acquiring equipment and systems upgrades for its production and facility operations departments to ensure safety and peak performance; increasing overall community awareness of its non-profit status; and broadening outreach to underserved youth through its Arts Alive and Education classes and workshops.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback


Broadway Sacramento
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.40 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 29% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Broadway Sacramento’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $914,492 $306,738 -$834,092 $7,293,922 $3,275,252
As % of expenses 5.4% 1.9% -12.1% 59.3% 16.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $340,824 -$295,954 -$1,430,956 $6,704,629 $2,563,319
As % of expenses 2.0% -1.7% -19.1% 52.0% 12.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $17,720,260 $16,783,989 $6,064,378 $19,599,136 $24,003,205
Total revenue, % change over prior year 16.7% -5.3% -63.9% 223.2% 22.5%
Program services revenue 85.0% 84.3% 63.5% 53.8% 74.6%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
Government grants 0.1% 0.2% 8.5% 39.4% 11.5%
All other grants and contributions 11.8% 11.4% 25.1% 6.3% 11.0%
Other revenue 3.0% 3.7% 2.5% 0.4% 2.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $16,806,575 $16,476,976 $6,886,245 $12,306,807 $20,275,487
Total expenses, % change over prior year 14.3% -2.0% -58.2% 78.7% 64.8%
Personnel 36.6% 38.6% 35.9% 23.9% 34.4%
Professional fees 0.8% 1.3% 1.1% 0.9% 1.4%
Occupancy 3.8% 4.5% 7.4% 4.2% 3.5%
Interest 1.4% 1.4% 3.2% 1.7% 0.9%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 57.4% 54.2% 52.4% 69.3% 59.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $17,380,243 $17,079,668 $7,483,109 $12,896,100 $20,987,420
One month of savings $1,400,548 $1,373,081 $573,854 $1,025,567 $1,689,624
Debt principal payment $278,353 $351,339 $311,846 $349,033 $6,132,119
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $19,059,144 $18,804,088 $8,368,809 $14,270,700 $28,809,163

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.5 3.6 5.5 17.4 5.3
Months of cash and investments 3.8 3.6 5.5 17.4 7.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.4 -0.5 -3.5 4.8 5.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $4,865,742 $4,925,710 $3,145,191 $17,850,898 $8,948,426
Investments $403,192 $0 $0 $0 $3,544,295
Receivables $100,063 $95,282 $80,292 $105,920 $454,894
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $19,500,045 $19,582,901 $19,743,580 $19,764,527 $4,649,081
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 40.5% 43.3% 45.6% 48.4% 63.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 78.2% 78.5% 84.5% 69.3% 54.7%
Unrestricted net assets $3,949,590 $3,653,636 $2,222,680 $8,927,309 $11,490,628
Temporarily restricted net assets $35,033 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $35,033 $16,775 $29,000 $27,407 $414,487
Total net assets $3,984,623 $3,670,411 $2,251,680 $8,954,716 $11,905,115

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scott Klier

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Broadway Sacramento

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 12/05/2023
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Board co-chair

Steve Kyriakis

Board co-chair

Dr. Jacqueline Bagatelos

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Term: 2022 - 2023

Richard Lewis

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Steve Kyriakis

Arts Patron

Jacqueline Calkin Bagatelos

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Michael Ueltzen


Khaim Morton

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Michael Wagener

Marquee Media

Bill Johal


Scott Robertson

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Lisa Maas

Californians Allied for Patient Protection

Rick Frey

Arts Patron

Chigusa Saotome

Vocal Instructor & Music Educator

Gina LaPlaca


Greta Wallace

CA Department of Social Services

Pablo Espinoza

Speaker of the Assembly’s Democratic Office of Communications and Outreach

James Shelby

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Todd Koolakian

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Ramak Siadatan

Annette Stalker

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/16/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/19/2019

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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