After eight years of planning, designing, and fundraising, the CFA opened in 2006 with a gala and the premiere production of The Music Man. A collaboration of students, professionals and community members performed on stage, played in the pit and worked as technicians and crew. Under the direction of the newly hired drama teacher/managing director, The Music Man was a huge hit, playing to sold out crowds for the entire nine show run.
The Castro Valley Arts Foundation remains a driving force behind the Center’s success, annually raising over $50,000 for CVUSD and donating more than 2,500 hours of volunteer time. The extraordinary donation from the Smith family and the amazing generosity of our Castro Valley community continue to be the light that guides and secures an outstanding future for the Center.