Broadway Under The Stars - STAIRWAY TO PARADISE Opens 6/15
The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, presents "Stairway to Paradise," the first of it 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars" summer series of main stage productions. The vision, tone and themes of each "Broadway Under the Stars" musical production are led in development by Transcendence Theatre Company Artistic Director, Amy Miller and Creative Director, Tony Gonzalez.
Tony Gonzalez directs and choreographs the company's first production, "Stairway to Paradise," playing with weekend performances from June 15 to July 1, 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, CA.
Featuring about 18 Broadway and national touring professionals, "Stairway to Paradise" is scheduled to feature artists who have appeared in "Jersey Boys," "Wicked," "Jekyll & Hyde," "Brooklyn the Musical" and "Mamma Mia!" The musical production will include a range of music, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Van Halen and a song from the recent film "The Greatest Showman," which starred Hugh Jackman. There will also be dance numbers that evoke 'old school' Broadway, plus tap dancing, classic partner dancing and a special segment featuring community involvement.
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 vendors 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.
General tickets are $45 to $50. Select tickets are $65 to $75; Premium tickets are $85 to $99. VIP tickets $139 to $150. Group tickets 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.
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.
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.