California Shakespeare Theatre's (Cal Shakes) 
new multidisciplinary arts series this summer is #AtTheBruns.

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We hope to see you at the Bruns soon!

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We hope to see you at the Bruns soon!

We’re excited to bring this new summer performing arts series to our families, friends, and neighbors. ‘At the Bruns’ is an extension, not a replacement, of our Shakespearean roots. This year we’ll have great music on the mainstage, a site-integrated theater production, stand-up comedy, classical music and more. It’s an exciting lineup that is guaranteed to be a fun time. We hope you’ll join us back in the eucalyptus groves."

At The Bruns Opening Picnic

Sunday, May 28, 2023

It’s an afternoon of music, food, drinks and, reconnecting with each other, and the turkeys in the Siesta Hills. Paper Moon Presents and At the Bruns are pleased to host musical guest Brightshine. Also joining the lineup is Cardboard Coffin!

Young People’s Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Led by Music Director Conductor David Ramadanoff, the Young Peoples Symphony Orchestra (YPSO) performs At the Bruns on the mainstage. Today, many YPSO alumni are internationally distinguished musicians and prominent community members.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Good Medicine: A Night of Live Native Stand-Up returns to California Shakespeare Theater for the third straight year with the best and brightest from North America’s Native comedy scene taking the stage for a night of laughs under the stars.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Jim McCambridge (@jimmccambridge).

Paper Moon Presents

the Siesta Valley Music Series featuring ALO

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Paper Moon Presents is bringing Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) back to the Bruns! It’ll be the best party of the summer, with music and dancing under the trees. ALO is Zach Gill (keyboards/vocals), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitars/vocals), Steve Adams (bass/vocals), Ezra Lipp (drums/vocals).

Mosaic of Music

Sunday, August 12, 2023

Join us for the family friendly Mosaic of Music concert and fundraiser for The Mosaic Project. Celebrate Mosaic’s musical curriculum of songs, written and sung around the campfire by Mosaic staff and students throughout their Outdoor Project's 23-year history. These songs of many different genres and styles embrace the challenges and joys of peacebuilding.

The Keeper

August 18 - 27, 2023

Somewhere in the abyss of sea and sky lives a lighthouse in limbo where Caretta Caretta tends and keeps. The Keeper tells the story of a woman who joyfully chooses a solitary existence with a singular purpose - to keep the light


September 16 - 24, 2023

Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s epic romantic adventure, features a dazzling mix of comedy, tragedy, and fairy tale that concludes with inventive scenes of revelation and joyous reconciliation.

Shakespeare and the Modern Mind

Now Streaming

Approaching each text with the same rich, immersive knowledge she brings to her beloved Grove Talks, In the six session series titled “Such Seething Brains: Shakespeare and the Modern Mind” Philippa will explore the vital question: what makes Shakespeare’s words so potent for the moment we are living in right now

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This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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