Moonlight Stage Productions

Moonlight Stage Productions, an award-winning regional musical theater, is located in the North San Diego suburb of Vista, California. Moonlight Stage Productions offers Broadway musicals under the stars during the summer months in the Moonlight Amphitheater and a diverse line-up of comedies, dramas and small-scale musicals during the winter months in the Avo Playhouse.

History of Moonlight Stage Productions


Launched as the Vista Summer Theatre Festival in 1981, the theatre was then a partnership between the City of Vista and the Vista Unified School District. The City assumed management of the Amphitheatre productions in 1984 and since then has served as the Cultural Arts Program of Vista.


Today, Moonlight Stage Productions produces two distinct seasons in two venues in Vista: the 2000-person capacity Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park and the historic AVO Playhouse in the Vista Village. The Summer Season from June through October features four Broadway style musical theatre productions. The Winter Season from January through April features three shows ranging from plays to small scale musicals.

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Leadership team

Passing the torch:
Steven Glaudini, left, is announced as Artistic Director-Designate on September 1, 2012. Pictured with him are Kathy Brombacher, Founder and Producing Artistic Director, and Daniel Kays, Managing Director.


Artistic Director Emeritus

On August 11, 2012, City of Vista Mayor Pro Tem Steve Gronke presents Kathy Brombacher with a proclmation bestowing upon her the honorary title of Artistic Director Emeritus effective December 31, 2012. The title recognizes Kathy for her founding of the theatre and for her artistic leadership for 32 years.


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