Throughout the year DRAA presents incredible entertainment, hosts fundraising and other special events to benefit programming and educational opportunities at the Lesher Center.


On Broadway

Thank you to all who joined us for DRAA’s annual fundraising gala On Broadway this year. Proceeds raised support exceptional programming and educational opportunities at the Lesher Center. This was one fun and memorable evening!

Save the Date for next year’s On Broadway: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6:00pm


Kaiser Permanente presents

College Notes: Celebrating Bright Minds & Voices

Benefitting DRAA’s Arts Access School Time Program

Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00pm. Pre-performance talk about the colleges and student mental well-being will start at 7:00pm.

Join us for an amazing evening with some of the top colleges and their award winning a cappella groups. Claremont Colleges After School Specials, Oregon Divisi, Northeastern Nor’easters, Berklee College of Music’s Pitch Slapped and Vanderbilt Melodores will entertain you with their voices and no instruments. The evening will be emceed by Deke Sharon who has been arranger and vocal producer for all three Pitch Perfect movies and produced The Sing-Off.

Jeremy Stolle in The Unreachable Stars

The Unreachable Stars is a Broadway band starring Jeremy Stolle from Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera and featuring Heather Lundstedt O’Neill and Joseph Paul Rykert. The Stars sing and play HIT Broadway, pop and adult contemporary songs while playing many instruments throughout the show. This is an evening full of laughter, love and a few surprises.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Hofmann Theatre!

Rooftop Luau at Va de Vi

Benefitting DRAA’s Arts Access School Time Program


On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, join us at 6:30pm for a Rooftop Luau at Va de Vi in Walnut Creek. No airfare required and 100% of the ticket price ($250) is a donation to our Arts Access Program! Va de Vi is pulling out all the stops to create an Aloha-style party with Hawaiian food and tropical drinks. You’ll be on island time instantly! Call today to reserve your spot at the luau of the year 925-295-1470!

Mahalo to our generous hosts for this unique sign-up party experience: Jeannie & Bob Power, Lyn & Brian Hirahara, Gary Skrel, and Kevin Sánchez

Chevron Family Theatre Festival

Celebrated its 12th Anniversary on Saturday, July 21! This special family event with live free family entertainment inside and outside the LCA, drew large crowds by the thousands!

Save the Date for next year’s Festival: Saturday, July 20, 2019