Listen to the interview with KPFA's Program Director and host of Bauersfeld Playhouse, Kevin Cartwright and The Paper Raincoat writers Devon Copley, Amber Rubarth and Richard Jennings. May 26th, 2019


Congratulations to “THE PAPER RAINCOAT”
A New Musical in Concert Format
by Devon Copley, Amber Rubarth, Alex Wong


Musical Cafe's Next Stages Inaugural Production 



Thank you to everyone involved. 


Excellent Houses, Standing Ovation! Great Feedback, A Strong Production.




Photos by Marc Sternberger

Videos by John Quick


Musical Cafe is a musical theatre development and education program for Northern California-based writers and composers. Our prime offering, the Musical Cafe Showcase Series, alternates between San Francisco and the East Bay. Each Showcase is a public presentation of new, original, locally-sourced musical theatre works-in-progress. The creatives behind projects selected for the Showcase cast local actors and singers then collaborate with Musical Cafe to prepare and perform dramatic and musical material in front of an audience consisting of theatre professionals and friends of musical theatre.
















Musical Cafe is a program of Play Cafe, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help San Francisco Bay Area playwrights develop their work. The Musical Cafe team includes several production managers and a group of volunteers who sell concessions, usher, photograph, and make numerous other contributions of time and effort to ensure the success of each Showcase performance. Creatives and casts selected for a particular Showcase become an essential part of that team, and are encouraged to become part of our ongoing effort to make new, original, locally-sourced musical theatre in the Bay Area.


Many of the Bay Area's wonderful actors and singers have participated in Musical Cafe to date, and we are always looking for the newest, freshest actors and singers to audition for and perform with us.


Most importantly, our enthusiastic, energetic Musical Cafe audience members and behind-the-scene supporters have been and remain a key part of this program and whatever success we've achieved.

Serving the Northern California musical theatre 

and theatre communities since 2014