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.
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 (Thursday-Sunday) are at 8pm with Saturday matinees at 3pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are available at www.tabardtheatre.org or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 800-838-3006. Cabaret Seating $35; Adults $29; Seniors $27; Adult Students $15; Youth/Kids $10. Advanced purchase is strongly recommended.