Broadway Under the Stars
Summer in Sonoma Wine Country sparkles with “Broadway Under the Stars”
Transcendence Theatre Company announces its 2018 outdoor summer productions
presented June 15 to Sept. 9 at Jack London State Historic Park, Glen Ellen in Sonoma County
SONOMA, CA – The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, announces its 2018 “Broadway Under the Stars.” The summer series of main stage productions will be presented June 15 to Sept. 9, 2018 at the unique, open-air venue of the historic winery in Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, in Sonoma County, California. 95442
Transcendence Theatre Company dazzles audiences of all ages staging original musical spectaculars with high-quality production values, an eclectic mix of popular music and Broadway songs and a diverse, multi-talented cast featuring professional artists who have appeared in Broadway productions including “Wicked,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Mary Poppins,” “42nd Street” and "Mamma Mia."
The “Broadway Under the Stars” experience includes pre-show picnicking at 5 p.m. in park’s sprawling vineyard and meadow. Audiences are invited to enjoy musical entertainment before the main performance with homemade picnics or gourmet picnics purchased at nearby stores. At the venue there are pre-show picnic options include a variety of food from local gourmet food trucks and venders and fine wine representing eight Sonoma County wineries at each performance.
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. With live orchestration, music and dance performed under a star filled sky in the Valley of the Moon, each performance in this annual summer series becomes a magical, memorable night of entertainment.
Season tickets are on sale now for the 2018 “Broadway Under the Stars” series, with “Early Bird” discounts of $3 available through May 1. Individual tickets for specific performances are $45 to $145 per person. “Fantastical Family Night” performances (July 13 and July 14) are specially priced with youth tickets for children under 18-years old. Group tickets are also available. Five dollars from every ticket sold is contributed for the support and maintenance of Jack London State Historic Park.
VIP ticket holders receive access to the exclusive “VIP Bubble Lounge” during the pre-show picnic; reserved VIP seating with a complimentary seat cushion; VIP parking; and two complimentary glasses of wine with a commemorative Transcendence Theatre GoVino Glass. Premium ticket holders receive reserved seating; a complimentary seat cushion; and guaranteed parking at Jack London State Historic Park. Select and general admission ticket holders receive reserved seating. The house opens for seating 30 minutes before showtime. Parking is free.
"Stairway to Paradise" June 15 to July 1, 2018
A memorable evening celebrating music and dance from Broadway and beyond. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 / Friday, June 22; Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 / Friday, June 29; Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.
"Fantastical Family Night" July 13 & July 14, 2018
An inspirational evening of music and dance featuring music from Broadway and Disney, featuring special performances by the participants of Transcendence Kids Camp. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14.
"Shall We Dance" Aug. 3 to Aug. 19, 2018
An incredible dance showcase of movement and rhythm paired with show-stopping vocals. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; Saturday, Aug. 4; and Sunday, Aug. 5 / Friday, Aug. 10; Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 / Friday, Aug. 17; Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sunday, Aug. 19.
"Gala Celebration" Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, 2018
The end of summer is celebrated with this high-energy production featuring favorite Broadway tunes, popular tunes and inspirational surprises. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7; Saturday, Sept. 8; and Sunday, Sept. 9.
“Broadway Under the Stars” performances are presented at Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen in Sonoma County, California. For more information about Transcendence Theatre Company and to purchase tickets for the “Broadway Under the Stars” 2018 summer series visit www.BestNightEver.org or call 877-424-1414, Ext. 1.
Transcendence Theatre Company thanks and acknowledges its sponsors for 2018 “Broadway Under the Stars” including Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma Media Investments and The Press Democrat, Alan and Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood Credit Union, Exchange Bank, Daryl Reese Attorney at Law, Friedman's Home Improvement, Chateau St. Jean, Parkpoint Health Clubs, Sotheby's International, Atwood Ranch, SOMO Village, KZST Radio, girl & the fig, Merrill Lynch, Beau Wine Tours, Glen Ellen Properties, JDH Wealth Management, Fairmont Mission Inn, Sonoma Valley Inn, Mary's Pizza Shack, Common Sense Business Solutions, Sonoma Valley Wine, The Dance Center. Transcendence Theatre Company thanks and acknowledges its more than 45 Nightly Wine Sponsors and Pouring Partners including Glen Lyon, Two Amigos, Gloria Ferrer Vineyards, Talisman Wines and La Rochelle Winery.
More About Transcendence Theatre Company:
Based in Sonoma County, California, Transcendence Theatre Company is an award-winning, nonprofit arts organization comprised of artists with professional experience from Broadway, film and television. The company’s headliners have included Sutton Foster and Megan Hilty. Featured performers have appeared in Broadway productions including "The Book of Mormon," "Mamma Mia," "Les Misérables," "Chicago," "La Cage Aux Follies," "Gypsy," "Hairspray," "Follies," "42nd Street," "White Christmas," "Mary Poppins" and "Wicked." Transcendence Theatre Company specializes in producing high caliber Broadway concerts in distinctive Sonoma County locations - from its primary home within the majestic open-air ruins of the historic winery in Jack London State Historic Park to other remarkable and stunning settings throughout wine country and the community. Since its inception in 2011, Transcendence Theatre Company productions have been experienced by 121,000 patrons and raised over $351,000 for Jack London State Historic Park.