Our History

As Modesto’s oldest community theater company, Modesto Performing Arts is still going strong after more than 50 wonderful years! Every year, we sincerely appreciate the audience support and donations received. We strive to bring the very best musicals and entertainment to you, as well as give young people and talented adults the opportunity to be trained and gain experience in the magic of live theater.


Board of Directors

General Director and Treasurer:
Paul Tischer
Mark Ochinero
Vice President:
Sheri Stambaugh
Beth Sylvester


Directors at Large

Amy Lee Erwin
Lisa Highiet
Cherie Jackson
Jeni Mason
Sherri England 
Evangelina Paluccio 
Penny Williams
Daniel and Casey Aviles-Chavez


Paul F. Tischer Theatre

The Paul F. Tischer Theatre, formerly known as the Modesto High School Auditorium, is located at Modesto High School, 18 H Street – Modesto, CA.

Gallo Center for the Arts

This state-of-the-art space is an outstanding community asset that offers opportunities for the arts, education, and entertainment for the entire region of central California.

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