Transcendence performers on stage.
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Transcendence Theatre Company Performs at Jack London Park

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Transcendence Theatre Company Performs at Jack London Park

In Sonoma Valley for the eighth summer in a row, the beautiful ruins of a stone winery at Jack London State Historic Park will be transformed into an under-the-stars stage for the award-winning musical productions of Transcendence Theatre Company

This year for the first time, the summer schedule includes a full hit Broadway musical  "A Chorus Line"  as well as three concerts combining Broadway and popular songs in a high-spirited, feel-good manner, all performed by veteran Broadway and Hollywood performers. 

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The 2019 season runs from Friday, June 14, to Sunday, Sept. 8, with four different shows presented on selected evenings. The performances include:

  • A Chorus Line: June 14-30, an imaginative re-staging of this iconic show, with a storyline that remains relevant and invigorating today. 
  • Fantastical Family Night: July 19-20, a fun-filled, inspirational evening of music and dance for the whole family.
  • Those Dancing' Feet: Aug. 9-25, whirl through the decades of dance, with a joyous explosion of movement, music, and rhythm. 
  • Gala Celebration: Sept. 6-8, an end-of-season celebration and fundraiser guaranteed to close the summer in an extraordinary way. 

Pre-show picnicking with musical entertainment starts at 5 p.m. in the park’s sprawling vineyard and meadow. Bring your own picnics or purchase delicious goodies from local gourmet food trucks and vendors that will be at the venue for each performance, along with  fine wine representing several Sonoma County wineries. Performances inside the ruins start at 7:30 p.m. (seating is on folding chairs, with cushions for VIP and premium seats). 

 

General admission to Broadway Under the Stars is $45 to $79; premium tickets are $85 to $99; and VIP admission is $139 to $150. Season tickets and group tickets (of 10 or more) are available. Five dollars from every ticket sold is contributed to the support and maintenance of the park. Reserve tickets by telephone at 877-424-1414 or online at BestNightEver.org. 

The setting for these evening shows is worth a trip in itself. The park was once the ranch and home of internationally-acclaimed writer/adventurer Jack London and his wife Charmian. The couple's cottage and many ranch structures remain, along with some ruins - most notably London's dream house; known as 'Wolf House,' it was destroyed by fire shortly before its 1913 completion.

Surrounded by steep hills, the park is home to hiking trails, vineyards, thick woodlands, a lake, and magnificent views. So just imagine the park on a summer evening, with a breeze rustling the trees, the stars and moon illuminating the night, and talented vocal performers knockin' your socks off. You, too, might be singing all the way home. 

Transcendence Theatre Company 877-424-1414
Jack London State Historic Park 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

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Written by Sonoma Insider Suzie Rodriguez