Transcendence Opens 'Broadway Under the Stars' Series with THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Tonight
Tonight, August 14th, Transcendence Theatre Company opens its newest Broadway Under the Stars concert, entitled "The Music of the Night."
The show features some of the greatest songs of the musical theatre cannon and beyond and explores the melodies and harmonies of life. "The Music of the Night" is inspired by the song of the same name from Phantom of the Opera. The complex harmonies layered over classic and contemporary music in the show are designed to inspire and transform audiences."There is no better place to explore the themes of this show than the breathtaking open-air atmosphere of Jack London State Historic Park..." says co-creator, Stephan Stubbins, "...music can be found in everything. Experiencing these phenomenal songs outdoors, under a blanket of stars, surrounded by nature will transcend their meaning and power to new heights." "The Music of the Night" will include performers who have been featured on Broadway in Wicked, West Side Story, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, and more. The concert will be held in the winery ruins at Jack London State Historic Park tonight, August 14 and August 15, 16, 22, 23 and 24, 2014. All concerts begin with a pre-show picnic at 5:00 p.m., with food and wine for sale from local Sonoma vendors on site, with a 7:30 p.m. show time. Tickets range in price from $42 to $125 and are selling quickly. The Transcendence Theatre Company's season runs through September 6th and continues with "Witness Uganda" on August 19 an intimate concert version of this new Broadway bound musical to be staged at Atwood Ranch, "Oh What a Beautiful Mashup..." starring Leah Sprecher and Stephan Stubbins under the stars at Paradise Ridge Winery on August 28, and the final Broadway Under The Stars "Gala Celebration" concerts to be held in Jack London State Historic Park on September 5th & 6th. Transcendence Theatre was named Broadway World San Francisco's 2013 "Theatre of the Year." Over the last three seasons the company has given over $92,000 to Jack London State Historic Park, while winning the Broadway World San Francisco award for Best Special Theater Event in both of its first two seasons. Transcendence has an ever-growing list of sponsors and partners for the 2014 season including Nelson, Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma Index Tribune, Chateau St. Jean, Sotheby's International Realty, Beau Wine Tours, KZST, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Whole Foods Sonoma, The Girl & The Fig, El Pueblo Inn, Classic Party Rentals, JDH Wealth Management LLC, Parkpoint Health Clubs, SomethingAboutSonoma.com, Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance, Julie Atwood Events, The Dance Center Santa Rosa, the Valley Of The Moon Natural History Association, Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley, Friedman's Home Improvements, Jack London State Historic Park, California State Parks, Magical Massage, Olive and Vine, The Glen Ellen Star, Kid Scoop News, the County of Sonoma, Sonoma Market, Preiser-Key, and Glen Ellen Family Dentistry as well as 7 sparkling wine sponsors, 15 nightly wine sponsors, and over 23 pouring partner wineries. Tickets are selling well so be sure to purchase yours early. Prices range from $42 to $125 for the concert series and $29 to $125 for the Special Artist Series. To purchase tickets visit www.TTCsonoma.org or call (877) 424-1414.
Photo Credit: Ray Mabry