Main Stage Productions

Sherlock Holmes and

the Mystery of the Crown Jewel

West Coast Premiere

Sept. 13-Oct. 6, 2019

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt
& Mark Friedman

Based on the Sherlock Holmes Adventures
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The game’s afoot as Sherlock Holmes recruits a group of London street urchins to help him and trusty Dr. Watson crack a case that could affect the future of the British Empire! This lively, clever musical mystery adventure leads you on a merry chase from Baker Street to the Tower of London!

Come at once if convenient —if inconvenient come all the same. —S. Holmes

The Tin Woman

South Bay Premiere

Oct. 25–Nov. 17, 2019

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt
& Mark Friedman

Based on the Sherlock Holmes Adventures
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The game’s afoot as Sherlock Holmes recruits a group of London street urchins to help him and trusty Dr. Watson crack a case that could affect the future of the British Empire! This lively, clever musical mystery adventure leads you on a merry chase from Baker Street to the Tower of London!

Come at once if convenient —if inconvenient come all the same. —S. Holmes

A Taffeta Christmas

1950s Musical Revue

Dec. 6–22, 2019

A Written and arranged by Rick Lewis

Your favorite 1950’s girl group—The Taffetas—returns to Tabard’s stage to celebrate the holidays! This musical confection of holiday classics, pop standards and rock ‘n roll sung in high-energy four-part harmony will have you singing right along! A
fun-loving musical hometown Christmas!

“A Taffeta Christmas is everything a holiday should be 
— family-friendly, colorful, and full of Christmas songs!
—TheatreBloom.com

The 39 Steps

Award-winning Commedy

Feb. 7–March 1, 2020

https://www.tabardtheatre.org/the-39-steps/by Patrick Barlow & John Buchan

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an onstage plane crash, and some good old-fashioned romance!

“Theatre at its finest! … Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s
film is fast and frothy — The New York Times 

Baby

Poignant Musical Comedy

March 13–April 5, 2020

Book by Sybille Pearson. Music by David Shire. Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Based upon a story developed with Susan Yankowitz

Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transforming than impending parenthood? This life-affirming and hope-filled musical looks at how three couples deal with the rewarding, sometimes painful, and often agonizingly-funny consequences of pregnancy and parenthood.

Tony-Nominated for Best Musical & Best Original Score

The Secret Garden

Tony Award Winner

April 17–May 10, 2020

Book by Marsha Norman. Music by Lucy Simon

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Where you tend a rose, a thistle cannot grow.

Born in India, it is only when lonely orphan Mary Lennox is sent to her uncle’s isolated Yorkshire estate that her real adventures begin. By peeling away layers of sadness that cover the house and garden, Mary emerges from her darkness to blossom, as she shows us the power that “one small girl” has when she “wants things to grow.”

“Elegant, entrancing.” –Time

Top of the Stairs Productions

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

A New Brain

South Bay Premiere

January 10-26, 2020

Music & lyrics by William Finn

Arranged by Jason Robert Brown

Book by William Finn & James Lapine

Birthed by composer/writer William Finn’s own personal experience, this compelling, inspiring modern musical brims with hope and laughter. Follow Gordon, a neurotic, frustrated composer, who now has a brain tumor! Finding comfort and expression in the healing power of art, he eventually embraces the chance of a “new brain” and the hope of new melodies that may pour forth. It’s something to sing about!

Apt and original…
A fascinating story.

—The New York Post