Our 20th Anniversary Season

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Celebrate Life Season 2020-21

Introducing the
All-Access Subscription

We are very excited to announce a brand new, re-imagined “Celebrate Life” Season for 2020-21. One that will embrace the unforeseeable nature of the coming year, while still remaining emphatically— and enthusiastically— Tabard.

2020-21 “All-Access” Subscriptions will gain you access to everything Tabard Theatre Company produces this season— whether that continues to be high-quality, multi-camera live-streams like we premiered with Looking Over The President’s Shoulder, or in-person shows if that once again becomes possible.

What will you get with this All-Access pass?
The core of our season is our six Mainstage plays. Rights are still being finalized for these titles, but you will find five of them described below. Additionally, we will also be increasing the number of non-mainstage offerings produced by Tabard: this will include a special Halloween presentation of H.G. Wells’ infamous radio play War of the Worlds, Top of the Stairs shows, and new works readings. We are also working to bring our audiences more plays written by women and people of color. These new offerings will be announced as they are added to the schedule, and as an All-Access subscriber you will be able to see these theatrical shows at no additional cost.

All-Access subscribers are also eligible for discounted access or admission to the wonderful music concerts presented by Tabard during the season. Beyond the theatrical productions offered at Tabard, we partner with many bands and musicians to bring concerts to our venue throughout the year. We will continue to make these types of concerts available in the livestream format and subscribers will be able to access this content at a substantial discount from the single ticket price. Discounts will vary depending on the artist.

Six Play Mainstage Subscription
If the All-Access pass seems like too much for you, we are still offering our Mainstage Subscription, which includes access or admission to all six of our Mainstage shows. Mainstage subscribers will also be eligible for discounts on the other content Tabard produces this season, so this is still a great way to support Tabard and save considerably over single-ticket pricing.

New Pricing Tiers
Starting this season, we are changing our pricing to make the arts more accessible to  our community. Instead of Adult, Senior and Student prices, Tabard will now be offering three tiers of pricing and leaving it up to you to choose what category matches your situation. The lowest price, “Friends,” is offered for anyone who needs a little help in order to afford a ticket, whether due to the COVID crisis or for any other reason. The middle price, “Members,” is for those who are comfortable paying for a standard theatre ticket, and the highest price point, “Patrons,” will be for those who have the capacity to support access to the arts for someone else in need.

We are very excited about our new season, and this new model, and we look forward to embarking on this journey with you into our 20th Anniversary Season as we celebrate community, celebrate diversity, celebrate storytelling and… “Celebrate Life.”

 

Subscriber

Benefits

  • Save 23% to 39% off single tickets.
  • Attend the performance of your choice (does not always have to be the “2nd Sunday,” for example).
  • Acknowledgment in each program.
  • FREE ticket exchange with 12-hour notice, subject to availability.
  • Discounted admission to Tabard produced concerts and events.
  • Personal Subscriber Support at 408-679-2330 and BoxOffice@TabardTheatre.org

MAINSTAGE SHOWS

Aresenic and Old Lace

CANCELLED

Due to challenges related to COVID regulations in the county, this show was sadly cancelled. We will be instead adding another mainstage show later in the season, to be announced.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these challenging times.

TryingTitle

NOV 6 – 22,  2020

By Joanna McClelland Glass

 Intimate and charming, this tale of generational reconciliation is a touching story of grace and humor. Starring Rich Holman as Judge Biddle.

“…a collision of ideas, politics, ages and personalities.”
—The San Diego Union-Tribune

 

IAWL Title

DEC 2020

Adapted by Joe Landry
from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett,
Frank Capra & Jo Swerling

Live sound effects and a small ensemble bring to life the timeless story of one fateful Christmas Eve with an angel named Clarence.

“One of the best
holiday shows around.”

—Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

To be Announced

JAN/FEB 2021

By a very talented
playwright

This title is  to be announced, as we are still working on negotiating rights for our Winter 2021 show.

“Enlightening, appropriate, and affordable for audiences of all
ages.”

—Tabard’s Mission Statement

Chaps Title

MARCH 2021

By Jahnna Beecham &

Malcolm Hillgartner

Whoa, Britannia! Panic at the BBC! When America’s favorite singing cowboy Tex Riley is e late for a special broadcast, staid Brits become singing Yankee cowboys before your eyes—and ears!

“Combine Monty Python and Tex Ritter, and you get a bloody funny singing buckaroo!”
—Herald News

Camelot Title

APR/MAY 2021

Book and Lyrics by
Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Book Adapted by David Lee
Adapted from T.H White’s The Once and Future King, a fictional telling of the Medieval King Arthur

Michael Hirsch and Alicia Teeter, as King Arthur and Guinevere, lead a cast of eight in a creative reimagining of this heralded musical.

“Pure magic.”
—TheatreMania

 

SEASON EXTRAS

War of the Worlds Title

OCT 30 – NOV 1, 2020

by Howard E. Koch
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells

The frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover brought to life onstage in a fully rendered live radio play just as it might have been produced in 1938.

“Vibrantly alive in the American consciousness.”
— Leonard Maltin,
Indiewire

Top of the Stairs

TITLES & SCHEDULE
TBA

Top of the Stairs shows are generally rated PG-13 for grown-up themes and occasional use of strong language. As we announce these titles, we will be sure to include information about the types of content you can expect for each show.

War of the Worlds Title

 ALL SEASON
LONG

We are working to add a wide variety of livestreamed content to our season, including more full play productions, new play readings, concerts and more!

Stay tuned for more
announcements to come!

All titles and dates subject to change.

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by Metro Silicon Valley Readers