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Upcoming Events

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.

Benefit Concert:

The Essence of the Stage

Saturday, June 1, 1:30 pm

The Essence of the Stage will be filled with pieces from various musicals including Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman, Pretty Woman, 35 mm, as well as other various performances by Emily and Samantha Goes with special guests:  Chloe Allen, James Misa, Jasmine Rumble, Conor Sherry, Zac Richey and others.

Proceeds will go to Tabard’s Youth Programs, adding a stronger foundation for youth to explore and experience theater.

Tabard’s 19th Season

Top of the Stairs

Into the Wake of the Moon

South Bay Premiere

June 8-9

Written and performed by Kurt Gravenhorst

America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Eugene O’Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays in Northern California isolated from the world: The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten, which shaped the American stage for generations.  Hear O’Neill’s story as presented by Tabard audience favorite Kurt Gravenhorst (Farewell, Fitzgerald; Love Letters; Explorers Club; Tuesdays with Morrie; Trying).

Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. Eugene O’Neill

Tabard Theatre Presents

Into the Wake of the Moon


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

April 23

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