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:
Paul Tischer
Dave Cooper*
Vice President:
Greg Rhodes*
Treasurer: Paul Tischer
Secretary: Mark Ochinero

* Past President

Directors at Large

Sherri England
Amy Lee Erwin
Jan Roberts
Mark Ochinero
Penny Williams
Donna Tomlinson
Lisa Highiet

Website Manager

Harmony Wheeler

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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