Big Band Christmas Surprise!

Tabard Theatre Company

Tabard Theatre Company Big Band Christmas Surprise!

The Tabard Theatre Company gets in the mood for the holidays with BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SURPRISE!, a delightfully different approach to holiday songs. Thirteen performances will be offered November 30 through December 16 at Theatre on San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose.

All of the songs in BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SURPRISE! will be given the smooth, swinging Big Band treatment by San Jose’s premier jazz ensemble Nineteen, under the direction of Gus Kambeitz. The halls will be decked with unique arrangements of holiday standards and favorites, including an unforgettable The Little Drummer Boy done in a very different, very modern cool jazz style.

Each of the production’s 13 shows features a different group of singers in their own snazzy attire performing a distinct repertoire, as well as a series of surprise celebrity guests who will share a seasonal tale, poem, or memory. Patrons could attend the entire run and experience a different BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SURPRISE! every time. Singers will include favorites from previous Tabard musical productions who will bring their own flair to the festivities. Celebrity guests have been invited from many walks of Silicon Valley life—politics, business, media, sports and the arts – to share a holiday moment.

“With BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SURPRISE!,” said Tabard’s founder and executive director, Cathy Spielberger Cassetta, “we continue our season theme, TRUE Lives: Stories and Songs of Real People. We have a superb live band and singers, plus a bevy of local celebrities to put their personal touch on each performance.”

For every production, Tabard donates a portion of its concessions proceeds to a local nonprofit. The designated nonprofit for BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SURPRISE! is St. Paul’s UMC Food Closet. Patrons also are encouraged to bring with them donations of non-perishable food, blankets, and coats.

BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SURPRISE! will run November 30 through December 16 at the unique, cabaret-style Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 North San Pedro Street in downtown San Jose. All evening performances are at 8pm; Saturday matinees at 3, Sunday matinees at 2. Tickets are available at www.tabardtheatre.org, tickets@tabardtheatre.org, or by calling 800-838-3006. Cabaret Seating $35; Adults $29; Seniors $27; Adult Students $15; Youth/Kids $10. Advance purchase is strongly recommended.

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Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose and a Regional Arts Fund grant from Arts Council Silicon Valley.

Additional Dates:
Sat December 1, 2012 3:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Sat December 1, 2012 8:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Sun December 2, 2012 2:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Thu December 6, 2012 8:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Fri December 7, 2012 8:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Sat December 8, 2012 3:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Sat December 8, 2012 8:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Sun December 9, 2012 2:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Thu December 13, 2012 8:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Fri December 14, 2012 8:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Sat December 15, 2012 3:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Sat December 15, 2012 8:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square
Sun December 16, 2012 2:00pm
Theater on San Pedro Square

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