Downtown San Jose's Best Kept Secret
and Home of
The Tabard Theatre Company
As the resident and managing theatre company, Tabard has created a unique and intimate "Destination" for some of the best live music of all genres and most creative theatre productions, as well as a host of other performing arts events. TOSPS is also available for rent to private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations throughout the year, depending on availability.
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Most Tuesdays, 7pm
Check out the local talent! Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS) presents different musicians each week—
Jazz — Blues — Guitar — Big Band
The admission is FREE! Enjoy the open bar and your favorite—or some new—talent!
|Sept. 23||Jazz||Steve Nakano Quintet & Friends|
|Sept. 30||Jazz/Blues||Trio De Funk|
|Oct. 7||NO TOSPS TUESDAY|
|Oct. 14||NO TOSPS TUESDAY|
|Oct. 21||Oktoberfest/Oompa||Blow Musik!|
|Oct. 28||Big Band||Joe Ferrari Big Band|
Lyrics by Richard Maltby
Music by David Shire
Directed by Doug Baird
The excitement of young love and the confusion of growing up (or is it the other way around?) are explored in this intimate revue from one of the most respected teams in contemporary musical theatre, Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. Directed by Doug Baird.
“More lilting originality and heart-felt emotion than any big Broadway musical.”
—The Washington Star
Ten 10-minute plays written by local playwrights, each focused on the theme of “perspective” with a photograph by a local photographer serving as the catalyst for each compelling story.
The Spook Show
Presented by: The Roughhouse
Are you afraid of SPOOKS? Can you handle TERROR? For one night only, The Roughhouse invites you to an evening of chill-arious sketch comedy. Featuring sights so ghoulishly funny and delightfully macabre, you might just laugh yourself... to death! We DARE you to watch - THE SPOOK SHOW.
Subtitled “A Hamilton, County Album” and inspired by his grandmother’s photo album, Mark Harelik looks at his grandparents’ experience as Russian Jewish émigrés to Hamilton Texas, in 1909 through 1971, when their legacy included a large family and a prosperous family business. Directed by Cathy Spielberger Cassetta
“A funny play …. The scenes evoke the rural era with the firm-handed clarity of a Jewish Horton Foote…they glow.” —USA Today
November 28—December 20
In this delightful and hilarious Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem–-and the fun–-when these kids collide with the Christmas story head on! A holiday favorite for the whole family.
“One of the best Christmas stories ever—and certainly one of the funniest.”
—The Seattle Times
NINETEEN returns with its fabulous, exciting, not-to-be-missed concert of holiday music done Big Band style! Only two performances. Both will surely sell out, so get your tickets now!
January 30—February 22
The autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Starring James Creer as Mitch Albom and directed by Doug Baird.
“A touching, life-affirming, deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humor.” —NY Daily News
“Rewarding. Go see it any day of the week.” —WOR-AM
April 10—May 3
Written by Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts and currently on Broadway, award-winning VIOLET is a powerful story about self-perception filled with energetic, toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score and a well-crafted book. Directed by Jay Manley.
"A lovely piece, filled with unexpected details, compassion for its quirky characters and a score that uses southern popular and folk influences with unpredictable sophistication and flair.” —Newsday