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Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Inc. (CCMT) was founded in August 1961, for the express purpose of producing Broadway musicals. We are a community based non-profit organization whose mission is to foster appreciation for and involvement in musical theatre of the highest quality. Since those early beginnings, CCMT productions have been presented on a variety of stages. With the opening of the Lesher Center for the Arts in 1990, we found a permanent home in Walnut Creek where we mount full-scale productions in the 800-seat Hofmann Theater. We have been honored with numerous Shellie Awards and Bay Area Theatre Critic Circle Awards for our productions and the artists associated with our productions, and have had the unique privilege of presenting several East Bay Premieres in recent seasons.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS for 2020-2021
Linda Carter (Oakley, CA) has served on the CCMT Board of Director's since 2000. Since 2001, Linda has served as Treasurer and has been a key asset in providing strong financial guidance to CCMT's Board of Directors. In addition to providing strong financial guidance to CCMT, Linda enjoys being CCMT's company photographer having provided photo documentation for every CCMT production since 2001. By day, Linda is a Senior Vice President for Bank of America and lives in Oakley with her husband, Larry.
R. Martin Newton (Concord, CA) has been a member of the theatre community for over 30 years and brings much theatre experiences as well as life experience in the hope that he might be able to help CCMT meet their objectives and goals for the coming years. He has worked onstage, backstage and as Stage Manager and looks forward to using his diverse background with CCMT in the coming years.
Jennifer Stark (Martinez, CA) can be seen on stage and off with many theatre companies. She has been a CCMT Board Member for two years and is honored to continue her membership on the Board of Directors to help continue CCMT's vision of producing high-quality musical theatre. She is a BATCC Award winner and TBA and Shellie Award nominee.
Elizabeth Wood (Concord, CA) began her association with CCMT in 1971 and fell in love with Theatre. Since then she has been actively involved as a performer (42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Titanic and more); crew member and Choreographer (Anything Goes, Oklahoma, Sugar, The Music Man, Gypsy, Mame and South Pacific); Production Manager (A Little Night Music, Fiddler and A Chorus Line); Board Member and President more times than she can count. She has received 4 Shellie Awards for Outstanding Choreography and in 2004 was the recipient of CCMT's Shellie Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. Liz serves on several committees, has been instrumental in revising the By-laws and Standing Rules and has been the Chair of the Matt Plambeck Scholarship Application Committee for the past 6 years. Although Liz retired from Chevron Corporation in 2000 with 30 years of service, she returned to Chevron's Retail Programs Department as part-time contract employee for 9 years. In her semi-retirement years she is now pleased to be working at the Law Office of William C. Vencill, the Law Office of Jay C. Borgman and the Law Office of Edward P. Nelsen. She is proud to have assisted in the growth and success of CCMT during the past 40+ years and hopes to be able to contribute to its future successes. She is also a member of the Chevron Retirees Assoc, Queen of All Saints Church, The Mt. Diablo High School Alumni Assoc and the Concord Senior Center.
Diella Wottrich (Lafayette, CA) is an actor, singer, dancer and has performed with CCMT, CenterREP, FFAE, DTC, TVRT, THT, The Mountain Play and other Bay Area theatre companies for many years. She teaches youth tap at The Ballet School Performing Arts, and outside of the performing world, she is married, has two kids, and works as an SSA in special education at Burton Valley Elementary working mainly with autistic children. She has a BA degree in Sociology (Social Psychology) from UCLA and previous jobs include Tot Drop Preschool Teacher, Hospice Patient Care Asst., and Admin. Asst. at a primary care/nephrology practice. With Diella's love for theatre, she hopes to help CCMT continue to bring quality musical theatre to it's audiences and help the company thrive into the future!!
Elizabeth Wood - President
R. Martin Newton - Vice President
Jennifer Stark - Secretary
Linda Carter - Treasurer