The first annual “Finke Theatre Has Talent” show will be held
March 27, 28 & 29, 2014 at the Historic Finke Theatre in downtown California,
MO. Open to all Moniteau County residents with talent and
the desire to compete.
Sharpen up your instruments, practice those dance steps, tune up your voices, and tighten up your comedic skills! All performances must be family friendly.
Prizes to be
awarded: $500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $100 for 3rd . Entry
form must be received by March 15th to be eligible for the
The Finke Theatre is full of life and hosting some wonderful performers with world wide audiences. We work diligently to select a wide variety of entertainment for the community. We've featured comedians and impersonators, contemporary, classical and bluegrass musicians, variety acts, plays and everything in between. You will love every show!
From Rags to Riches
To truly appreciate the beauty of the Finke Theatre, one must know how far it has come since California Progress, Inc. first began the renovation process. Dedicated volunteers spent innumerable hours to facilitate the remarkable transformation. To stay true to the era and history of the theatre, efforts were made to reclaim as much of the original hardware and fixtures as possible. Now the beautiful Finke Theatre has refinished original floors, reclaimed and re-upholstered seats with original aisle floor lighting, extraordinary painted wall detail with original art deco sconces, an expanded stage wired for sound and light, the lobby features a wood and textured glass ticket booth. For more pictures, see our Renovation Gallery.