Downtown San Jose's Best-kept Secret

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).
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Tabard Events presents

 

September 18-19

First Ever Western States
Orphan Train Conference

Special Packages Available!

Did you know that between 1854 and 1929 nearly 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or surrendered children were emigrated by train from large Eastern cities to homes in the 48 continental states?

Do you know someone who was an Orphan Train rider?

Have you wondered if a relative was an Orphan Train rider?

Want to know more about the Orphan Train experience and movement?

If you answered "yes" to even one of these questions, then plan now to join The Tabard Theatre Company as we host the first-ever Western States Orphan Train Conference sponsored by the National Orphan Train Complex (NOTC). This two-day conference will include presentations on the Orphan Train Project, the Orphan Train Movement, How to Research an Orphan Train Rider plus much, much more.

This two-day conference coincides with the opening weekend of Tabard's world premiere production of HOMEWARD BOUND, An Orphan Train Journey, which runs Sept. 18 - Oct. 11. The two-day package includes attending the performance as well as the President's Dinner Saturday night. If you already have purchased your ticket for HOMEWARD BOUND-- thank you! -- we have a discounted two-day conference package price for you.

Two days filled with amazing, fascinating presentations related to the Orphan Train movement...a life changing experience!

Early Bird Pricing thru Sept. 4

 

 


Tabard Events Presents
The First Show of Tabard’s 2015-16 Season

 

September 18-October 11

Homeward Bound
an Orphan Train Journey

World Premiere!

From 1854 to 1929 over 250,000 homeless and orphaned children from New York City were sent on trains to 47 states, Canada, and Mexico, to be placed into a home environment. HOMEWARD BOUND follows the story of several such orphan train riders as they journey in 1910 to new homes in the Midwest and beyond ending in San Jose, California. Based in fact, HOMEWARD BOUND is a highly theatrical experience that uses music, movement, and photographs to tell this engaging, gripping, and compelling chapter in America's history.

Starring Chloe Allen, Sarah Dorsey, Emily Goes, Samantha Goes, Ginger Hurley, Ashley Wilson, and Joyce Taylor

Written and Directed by Cathy Spielberger Cassetta (The Duke, the Count & Me; Love, Laughter, & Linguine; Zypora's Passion)

 

 


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

August 18

Moy Eng And Black Orchid

Jazz

August 25

No TOSPS Tuesday

 

September 1 SV Blues Society/The Barber/Davis Blues Band Blues
September 8 TBD  
September 15 TBD  
September 22 Ciaran Mac Gowan Jazz Ensemble Songs of Michale Buble
September 29 TBD  
October 6 SV Blues Society/The Ruckus Band Blues
October 13 CHOC'D Classic Rock
October 20 Duke Mantee and the Gold Money Band Blues, Rockabilly & Roots
October 27 TBD  
November 3 TBD  
November 10 SV Blues Society/ Blues Society
November 17 Tiger Club  
November 24 TBD  
December 1 TBD  
December 8 SV Blues Society/  
December 15 TBD  
December 22 TBD  
December 29 TBD  

 

 


Guest Event

 

Third Friday of Each Month

Noon Arts & Lectures

Sept. 18—25th Anniversary Preview

Find out what's cookin' for San Jose Chamber Orchestra's 25th season. String quartet and surprise guest musicians will raise the roof at TOSPS! (www.SJCO.org) Barbara Day Turner, Conductor/Director

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

Coming Up Next—Third Friday of Each Month (check back for details)
September 18    
October 16    
November 20    
December 18    

 

 


Guest Event

 

October 22–24

Stand

Tabard Theatre is proud to be partnering with Home First to bring to San Jose the highly acclaimed national tour of the show “Stand”. The StandProject is playing in cities throughout the country spurring local awareness, discussion and, hopefully, solutions about the issue of homelessness.

Written by Jim Reyland, and inspired by his experiences working with the homeless for Nashville’s “Room In The Inn”, “Stand” tells the true story of Johnny “JJ” Ellis – a man who spent three decades on the streets of Nashville, battling addiction and homelessness.

Reyland has crafted an excellent script, finessing complicated social issues with skill and grace. Too often, such material comes across as trite or preachy but thanks in large part to Reyland’s obvious gift for dialogue; “Stand” manages to connect with audiences on an intellectual and emotional level.

Barry Scott is tremendous as JJ, exposing the very essence of human frailty and misfortune. A decidedly robust stage presence, he seems to shrink before our eyes, fading into the fabric of his character. Chip Arnold also offers a sincere portrayal of Mark, a Good Samaritan who steps in to help JJ even as he struggles with his own insecurities and disappointments. .

Just as art often serves as a reflection of our society, Reyland is hoping it also can spark social change. “Stand” represents an unprecedented effort by local theatre companies to work together with organizations working with the homeless in their community to raise awareness about the issue. The play will be presented at Theatre on San Pedro Square with half of the proceeds benefiting Home First in San Jose.

“Stand” is a unique theatrical experience, to be sure. After each show, the cast will lead a brief talkback session. With storytelling of this caliber, you can bet that the conversation will continue long after you leave the theatre.