Hey! I am doing a whole lot of stuff in the next two months! You should come see some of it!
Applause! Applause! A Grand Farewell to Brooke Knight – This Sunday night at 8:00 PM, Broadway by the Bay is hosting a fabulous farewell gala for their departing Artistic Director Brooke Knight at the swanky Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto. It’s a black-tie event, and tickets to the performance part of the evening are $40 apiece. Space is very limited, so contact Tyler Bennet at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. The lineup is basically a who’s-who of BBBay all-stars, so while I’m not sure how the hell I made it in there, you should definitely come check out all the fierce people from shows past singing their entire faces off in Brookie’s honor. It’s gonna be pretty great.
Voci! – NDNU’s bi-yearly vocal concert is back! We’ll be in Taube Center this time (directions can be found on my Into the Woods info page) at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 19th. Admission is $20 ($10 for students/seniors, or $5 for NDNU faculty/staff/students) and tickets are always available at the door. I’ll be performing a trio with Samantha Bruce and Tracy O’Brien, so if you want to hear the full version of this fancy business, come on out and join us.
Into the Woods – I’ve been waiting to do this show since I was about six years old and made the decision to be Joanna Gleason when I grew up. At last, that dream has kind of come true. We’ve only got four performances of this bad boy (Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 PM; Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 PM; Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 PM), and each performance only seats about 80 people, so head over to here to grab yourself ticket. $25 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $5 NDNU faculty/staff/students. (If you buy your tickets online, you can choose any price-point you feel best describes you. I, for one, tend to consider everyone a “student of life.”)
The Secret Garden – I’m not in this one, just working behind the scenes, but this is one of my all-time favorite shows, and TheatreWorks is going to put on one seriously gorgeous production of it. We run all through December and possibly into January at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. Tickets range from about $30 to $50, but I’m sure it’ll pop up on Goldstar or Artsopolis or something as well. Keep your eyes peeled! This is going to be well worth seeing.
I also have a million friends in a million shows happening all through the holiday season, and while my schedule will most likely prohibit me from seeing any of them, you should feel free to pick up my slack by attending any or all of the following:
Oh, Kay! at 42nd Street Moon, Parade at Palo Alto Players, How to Succeed… at West Valley Light Opera, Hansel & Gretel at Notre Dame de Namur University, White Christmas at Diablo Theatre Company, The Santaland Diaries at City Lights Theater Company, Xanadu at New Conservatory Theatre Center, and Three Sisters at 42nd Street Moon.
What are you waiting for? SHELL OUT THAT MONEY, PEOPLE, AND SUPPORT THE FREAKIN’ ARTS.