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Upcoming Events

Queen of the Mist

April 5 – 28

Tabard Theatre Presents

Queen of the Mist

Trailer (with thanks to Keith Pennings):


Jest a Second

Saturday, May 4, 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

The Goldmans are back!  This sequel to Beau Jest picks up the story one year after Sarah and Bob’s engagement. Only now it’s Joel who’s caught in the middle, between finding his own happiness and satisfying his parents’ expectations. What’s a guy to do? Jest a Second answers that question with all the heart, hilarity, and crazy antics of the original.

Jest a Second will be presented as a staged reading fundraiser for Tabard with the original Beau Jest cast reprising their roles in just two performances on Sat., May 4—3pm and 8pm.

Director: Kevin Kirby

Cast: Jeremy Alan Howard, Andre Leben, Ben Canant, Elizabeth Lowenstein, JJ Martinez, Anthony Silk and Kaila Tova

Designated Non-Profit – Congregation Shir Hadash – Healthy Living Fair

Subscribe Early to Tabard’s 19th Season and Enjoy Substantial Savings!

Early bird pricing available until May 5th.

Nineteen Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Nights—Gus and Gabby’s “Big Band Bash”

May 11

Come out and hear two of the finest Big Bands in San Jose as they blur the lines of jazz, funk, Salsa and jazz, and even their own “Line Up” as various members of BOTH bands perform together throughout the evening! As if that is not enough 7th Street Big Band, led by local Drumming legend Gabby Horlick, is  going to Debut some new original Big Band Music. Gus Kambeitz and Nineteen were the original producers of the “Local Composers Concerts” back in 2006 – 2009. On this performance you will here local composers premiering their work for the first time. In  addition you will hear some originals from the members of Nineteen. Hey—if that is not  enough—where else are you going to hear two BASS TROMBONE players  battle it out over a Samba??

Both Gus and Gabby have been mainstays on the south bay jazz scene for over 10 years. Well—Gabby for 10—Gus for more like 40! They are both dedicated to local big band music performed by people who grew up in San Jose, or who are currently living here. This concert will not be featuring musicians from out of the are, but rather your neighbors, your friends , your classmates and your San Jose Family. Come support LIVE LOCAL big band jazz on Saturday May 11.

Will Durst

BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG

May 25

The man the New York Times calls “quite possibly, the best political comedian working in the country today,” Will Durst, is thrilled to bring his one-man show to the intimate Tabard Theatre. “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG” is an uproarious tribute to the joys, achievements, frustrations, and looming doom of the Baby Boom Generation.  Ably assisted by a genially acerbic wit and trusty overhead projector, Durst explores the Boomer revolutions, evolutions, and still-vibrant role in today’s youth-obsessed society (“which we invented, for crum’s sake”).  In this rollicking monologue, Durst explains why his chronologically gifted brothers and sisters should refuse to grow old in the face of gravity, no matter how many times they forget their password retrieval question.  It’s what happens when acid flashbacks meet dementia.  A celebration of the maturation of the Boomer Nation: culminating in an extra, added special treat – the Meaning of Life.

7th Street Big Band’s

Drummer Showcase 

June 21, 22

They’re not your grandparents’ big band—they bring some of the hippest beats and rhythms to the table, and they’re ready to get funky.

The 7th Street Big Band was conceived in the depths of East San Jose by our drummer and fearless leader, Gabby Horlick. Gabby had always dreamed of starting a big band, and in 2013, she was finally able to to make it a reality. In February of 2018, we released our debut album “Off Cinderella Lane,” which is available on all streaming services. It’s been a difficult journey, but four years later, we’re still going strong.

Youth Performing Arts Programs

Tabard Event

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.

Special Announcement

from Cathy Cassetta

Admission-Free Nerd Nite

March 26

Since 2003, the Nerd Nite Series has played in more than 100 cities around the world delighting audiences with informative, irreverent (sometimes ridiculous) and always thought-provoking TED-like talks—with drinks. Now Tabard Theatre brings this wonderful series, admission free, to San Jose—the birthplace of the Nerd!

Check us out on Facebook.

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 Nick Nichols.


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