2016: Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy!

Corporate Partners

California Shakespeare Theater is pleased to acknowledge our 2016 corporate partners, whose generous contributions are helping to ensure the success of our Main Stage season. Read each partner's bio below.


San Francisco Magazine


Peet's Coffee and Tea



(Presenting Partner)
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Meyer Sound Laboratories

(Presenting Partner)
Meyer Sound continually strives to elevate the overall dialogue about sound and bring greater awareness to the importance of how we hear and listen. A collaborative, results-focused approach to sound solutions drives a company philosophy where creative thinking, old-fashioned craftsmanship, and entrepreneurial technology are strongly intertwined. Tours for top-grossing artists and respected concert and entertainment venues rely on Meyer Sound, as do houses of worship, cinemas, restaurants, universities, corporate offices, and museums. Meyer Sound systems are installed in many top Bay Area institutions, including Davies Symphony Hall, SFMOMA, Berkeley Rep, California Memorial Stadium, Zellerbach Hall, BAMPFA, and the Exploratorium. All products are designed and manufactured at the company’s Berkeley, California headquarters, allowing for rigorous quality control and testing. Scientific acoustical research and product development have earned Meyer Sound more than 60 US and international patents and numerous awards since its founding in 1979 by John and Helen Meyer.

San Francisco Magazine
(Presenting Partner)
San Francisco magazine is proud to celebrate 40+ years of award-winning coverage of the Bay Area lifestyle—from food, fashion, and culture to politics, trends, and trendsetters. Through its history, San Francisco has been honored with more than 50 awards for editorial and design excellence and most recently in March 2015 winning the most coveted award in the magazine industry, the ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) for best single-topic issue with the June 2014 "Oakland" issue. The magazine has won an ASME award before, when it received the General Excellence award in 2010. These recognitions substantiates San Francisco’s passion and commitment to publish the Bay Area’s best magazine—as well as one of the nation’s best.

City National Bank
(Season Partner)
Founded in California more than 60 years ago, City National Bank supports organizations that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the communities it serves. City National has grown to more than $36 billion in assets, providing banking, investment and trust services through 75 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia. The corporation and its wealth management affiliates oversee more than $53 billion client investment assets, and has been listed by Barron’s as one of the nation’s top 40 wealth management firms for the past 15 years. City National Bank provides entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses, and their families with complete financial solutions on The way up®.

Peet's Coffee & Tea
(Season Partner)
Peet’s Coffee & Tea is proud to be the exclusive coffee sponsor of California Shakespeare Theater’s 2016 season. Peet’s Coffee & Tea has earned an international reputation for quality since its founding in Berkeley in 1966. Peet’s has also been a valued supporter of California Shakespeare Theater since 2001. Peet’s salutes Cal Shakes on another wonderful season of reimagining the classics and bringing new works to the stage.

John Muir Health
(Season Partner)
John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, nearly 6,000 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County’s only trauma center, a Behavioral Health Center and multiple outpatient centers. John Muir Health also has partnerships with San Ramon Regional Medical Center, UCSF Health and Stanford Children's Health to expand its capabilities, increase access to services and better serve patients. The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care. For more information, visit www.johnmuirhealth.com.

(Production Partner)
KBLX-FM is the Bay Area’s #1 choice for R&B music. Broadcasting on 102.9 FM, KBLX is a heritage brand that has defined the sound of R&B music in the Bay Area. KBLX is the home of Dream Team Morning show featuring comedian and Oakland native Mark Curry, formerly of the hit TV show Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, along with co-hosts Kimmie Taylor and Victor Zaragoza . KBLX plays the best in R&B featuring such artists as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Chaka Khan, and many more.

(Production Partner)
Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces, and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets, and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, California, and is a proud supporter of Cal Shakes. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

(Production Partner)
Since 1899, McRoskey Mattress Company has focused on the well-being of their customers by providing a good night's sleep night after night! At its two retail showrooms—Palo Alto and San Francisco—McRoskey customers enjoy the experience of selecting the perfect comfort because they know McRoskey builds their beds locally in San Francisco! Using only the finest materials, their skillfully constructed mattresses and box springs provide the best of benefits of a good bed: enduring comfort, cool sleep, and supple support. Stop by a showroom today. And call McRoskey to schedule a factory tour. Discover the secrets of a well-made bed! www.McRoskey.com.

(Production Partner)
As a global airline, United has a singular goal of making the world a better place for its customers and employees to live, work, travel and do business. With a deep commitment to the vitality of our communities United is pleased to serve the California Shakespeare Theater as its official airline and proudly supports their remarkable contributions to the arts here in Bay Area and beyond. Together with the California Shakespeare Theater, United celebrates the theater’s vision to expand the possible by exhilarating minds, igniting passion, and nourishing individuality.

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