We’re committed to excellence across all art forms. In addition to investing in professional groups like Center REPertory Company, Smuin Ballet, California Symphony, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, and the Bedford Gallery, DRAA presents our own productions. This year, we are excited to present the 4th annual College Notes A Cappella, DLUX Entertainment’s Peter Pan, Broadway and TV actress and 5-time Tony nominee, Laura Benanti in her one-woman show, Tales from Soprano Isle, comedian Paul Reiser, Jazz at the Lesher Center Concert Series, Bay Area headliners and more. Your gift helps bring the very best talent to our stages.
With award-winning a cappella groups from the country’s top schools, the 4th annual College Notes showcases a wide array of music styles in a competition-free performance emceed by the “Father of Contemporary A Cappella” Deke Sharon + NBC Bay Area’s Marcus Washington!
February 28 & 29, 2020
Fly into Neverland with Wendy, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell in this original, multimedia adaptation. Using popular songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, stunning digital scenery, life-sized puppets, and live performers, children receive a valuable message, and adults enjoy a wonderfully entertaining show for audiences of all ages!
March 22-23, 2020
Laura Benanti presents a one-woman production, Tales from Soprano Isle, marked with uproarious monologues, witty stories, and flawless soprano vocals from both classic Broadway productions as well as recognizable, modern tunes.
March 27, 2020
Coming Soon: Paul Reiser
June 6, 2020
This summer, we present the 9th annual Jazz at the Lesher Center Concert Series with the incredible talents of Sarah McKenzie Quintet, Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, and Cécile McLorin Salvant. Single tickets and subscriptions will be available soon!
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2020
DRAA is proud to support these additional events taking place at the Lesher Center and within our community.
We promise to have you on island time at this exclusive Party for the Arts as you enjoy an exquisite, custom menu, specialty cocktails, and top-shelf wines. We hope you are looking forward to this relaxing evening with our Arts Ohana savoring the tastes of paradise.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
The annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival returns and welcomes the community to a day of affordable, high-quality family entertainment. The Lesher Center and the street in front of the Center transform into a day-long festival of fun, arts, and entertainment for families and visitors. Stay tuned for more info.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Our annual gala features captivating, world-class entertainment, unique auction packages, and delicious food and drinks. Your attendance helps fulfill DRAA’s mission to bring the brightest talent to the Lesher Center and to grant local schoolchildren access to the arts, often for the first time!
October 5, 2019