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Tabard’s 19th Season

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South Bay Composers Concert

October 12

The Nineteen Jazz Orchestra in association with The Tabard Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of the South Bay Composers Concert.

This concert event, originally conceived and hosted by Gus Kambeitz and San Jose Jazz back in 2009, offered an amazing opportunity for composers of any age or ability to have their compositions realized and performed by a professional big band jazz ensemble.  

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The Tin Woman

South Bay Premiere

Oct. 25–Nov. 17

by Sean Grennan

Artistic Director/Producer: Cathy Spielberger Cassetta
Director/Production Manager: Doug Baird

Meet Joy, a young woman who renews her joy for life and regains her sense of self when she suddenly becomes connected to a family she’s never met. Based on a true story, this engaging comedic drama explores being given a second chance at life and, then, embracing that new life with hope and—yes, joy.

Loaded with questions, answers, dilemmas and paradoxes — the stuff of humanity. Nearby is humor forged of fire. Warren Gerds,

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A Night of Swing Music and Dance

Saturday, Nov. 9

Local jazz sextet Seascape Sounds, led by saxophonist Ken Fukui and featuring the vocal stylings of Le Perez, headline an evening of danceable swing music that includes free swing dance lessons before the band takes the stage.

DANCE PARTY!! GET UP OFFA THAT THING & DANCE!!! Jazz band Seascape Sounds presents “A Night of Swing Music and Dance” at Tabard. SWING, LINDY HOP …We’ll play it all as you leave your worries behind and dance the night away. Free swing dance lessons 7:30-8pm.

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The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate

Saturday, Nov. 23

The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate is a group led by pianist/arranger and movie buff, Kevin McCullough. Fronted by sultry singer, Lauren Halliwell, and backed by horns and a killin’ rhythm section, they play music from spy movies, detective shows, film noir, and the like! If you mixed James Bond and Jessica Rabbit up with some fresh arrangements ranging from salsa to swing, surf to heartfelt ballads, that would be the DDJS in a nutshell! After mostly doing some smaller trio versions of the group or private parties around the bay for a time, they are happy to return to play for the public in downtown San Jose, where they first took flight!  — not only in full force, but with special guests on percussion as well!  

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Will Durst: The Big Fat Year-end
Kiss off Comedy

December 31

The 27th Annual Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show features nationally known political satirist Will Durst, Bay Area funny comedy human Johnny Steele, the improvisational wizardry of Debi Durst and Michael Bossier, the comedic stylings of Mari Magaloni, and the ever youthful pizazz of Arthur Gaus.

The show is comprised of stand up comedy, improvisation and loosely written sketches based on the major news stories of 2019, and there’s a cornucopia of delights to choose from.

The cast promises to mock and scoff and taunt with taste and make audiences laugh out loud on purpose. The show is rated PG-13.

Youth Performing Arts Programs

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Tabard’s Summer Camps are fun adventures in musical theatre for youth of all skill levels! Each summer, we conduct two 1-week sessions and one 2-week session. Session I is for children ages 6 to 10, Session II is for children 7 to 12 and session III (two week) is for children/youth ages 8 to 14. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tabard Theatre.

Now Hiring Teachers

for Our After-school

Theatre Programs

The Tabard Theatre Company is now seeking qualified, experienced theatre teachers to work in our after-school theatre programs for children, grades K through 5.

For more information go to the button link above.

If interested contact our education director, Raul Avina.


Admission-Free Nerd Nite

October 29

Nerd Nite is a boozy, playful, and educational lecture series found in cities all around the world. Enjoy 20 minute talks from scientists, historians, game designers, and other nerds over drinks.

Directions to Tabard Theatre

29 N. San Pedro Street, Suite 200 | San Jose, CA 95110

Theatre on San Pedro Square

29 North San Pedro Street, Suite 200

San Jose, CA 95110