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The Tabard Theatre Company
Tabard Events

TABARD EVENTS is a program of THE TABARD THEATRE COMPANY, the resident and managing theatre company of Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS). TABARD EVENTS presents some of the best live music from all genres, as well as a host of other performing arts events. TOSPS is a unique and intimate "Destination" and available for rent to private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations throughout the year.

Parking: Theatre on San Pedro Square offers Validation for Free Parking after 6:00 pm weeknights and all day/evening weekends, in the City parking lot conveniently located across the street from our theatre (except on Sharks/Special Event pre-paid nights).
(For Directions and more detailed Parking Information, click here.)

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Guest Event


Thursday, May 19, 8 pm

(re)present 2016

Presented by: AACI's South Bay First Thursdays

Spend a Thursday night during this Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month supporting empowering APA performance artists. South Bay First Thursdays returns to the Theatre on San Pedro in Downtown San Jose for its annual night of music, dance, and poetry.

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Tabard Events Presents


Friday, May 27, 8 pm
Saturday, May 28, 3 & 8 pm

Elect to Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst

Elect To Laugh: 2016 with Will Durst is a brand- new, hysterical, one- man show stalking the presidential election cycle like white on rice. Ably assisted by his trusty overhead projector, this hilarious 80 minute production reflects Durst’s outraged and outrageous sensibilities, accessing the topical through the jugular, as current as Bernie Sanders’ lead staffer’s latest tweet.

Elect to Laugh: 2016 hits the hypocritical where it hurts the funniest chronicling the country’s torturously amusing path through the primaries, debates, ads, mud, spin, tears, flip- flops and flop- flips. It is comedy for people who read or know someone who does. Political comedy for folks who don’t like politics.




Guest Event


Friday, June 10

The Serenade

presented by: NoonArts & Lectures and Lyric Theatre

The Serenade saw its Broadway premiere in 1897. This romantic comedy is about a song that sweeps the Spanish countryside. It has a complicated plot involving a girl, her near-sighted guardian who is trying to woo her, and a suitor who steals the girl away from the guardian.

Suggested $5 Door Donation
Tickets and Info:
Time of event: 12:10pm - 12:50

Coming Up Next—Third Friday of Each Month (check back for details)



Tabard Youth Programs

2016 Summer Performing Arts Camp


Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS
June 13-17

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns.

Ages: 6 -10
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Price per student: $255 (lunch available for $50 for the week)
Aftercare available: 2 pm-4 pm ($150 for the week)
Workshop Showcase Friday, June 17 at 2 pm






Disney’s Cinderella KIDS
June 20-24

The timeless “rags to riches” fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in Disney’s Cinderella KIDS, an adaptation of the treasured animated film that will charm its way into your heart, and remind audiences that dreams really can come true.

Ages: 7-12
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Price per student: $255 (lunch available for $50 for the week)
Aftercare available: 2 pm-4 pm ($150 for the week)
Workshop Showcase Friday, June 24 at 2 pm





The Phantom Tollbooth JR.
July 11-22

2-week Camp

The exceptional tale of Milo, Tock, and a certain magic tollbooth is brought splendidly to life on stage in The Phantom Tollbooth JR. Adapted from Norton Juster's beloved, award-winning children's book, this inventive musical features a melodious score by Arnold Black and witty lyrics full of wordplay by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony winner Sheldon Harnick.

Ages: 8-14
Time: 9 am-2 pm
Price per student: $495 (lunch available for $50 per week)
Aftercare available: 2 pm-4 pm ($150 per week)
Workshop Showcase Friday, July 22 at 2 pm





Tabard Events Presents


Workshop Facilitators

Cathy Spielberger Cassetta

Amy Kweskin

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Two sessions: 9am­‐12pm and 1pm‐4pm

Nurture Your Creative Muse

Combined Restorative Yoga and Creative Writing Workshops

For creative individuals who want to develop and deepen their artistic practice, Nurture Your Creative Muse workshops integrate restorative yoga and creative writing to access pathways to the imagination. These workshops are appropriate for all levels and capabilities of movement, ages 16 and up.

Whether you’re a journaler, journalist, novelist, lyricist, playwright, poet, actor, or storyteller of any kind, whether you’re seeking a new spark of inspiration or a breakthrough from writer’s block, this opportunity to explore your muse through restorative yoga may be a key to unlocking new ways of wordsmithing and/or deepening your connection to your craft.

Alternating between restorative yoga asanas (poses) and writing opportunities encouraged by prompts, you will deepen your physical and mental vitality, ignite your imagination, and develop an attentive awareness between mind, body, and spirit that will refocus your physical, intellectual, and inspirational energies.




2016 Youth/Mentor Summer Production

Enroll now in The Tabard Theatre Company's unique Youth/Mentor Summer Production casts seasoned adult performers with youth (ages 8-18) in the same production. The adult cast will mentor the youth cast members in various aspects of putting
up a production, including rehearsal best-practices, performance, and theatre etiquette.

This year's production is:

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR.
June 13 - July 31

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

Ages: 8–18
Cost to Enroll: $100
Casting Sessions: June 8 & 9, 5-9pm
Rehearsals: Begin June 13 (for the most part M, W, Th), 6-9/10pm
Performances: July 29 - 31



Tabard Events Presents

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!

Coming Up Next
May 24 Body, Mind and Soul Jazz/Blues
May 31 No TOSPS Tuesday  
June 7 SV Blues Society/STREAM Blues
June 14 No TOSPS Tuesday  
June 21 Joanne Le Blanc Band Blues
June 28 Nakano Kesecker Eastburn Trio Jazz