Saturday, November 22, 2008

Holiday Theatre Plans?

So, what theatre are you going to see during this holiday season?

The one confirmed show on my list is the latest offering from San Jose Rep, which is the only season subscription I have: Around the World in 80 Days. It doesn't seem particularly holiday-ish, but perhaps it qualifies simply by being very festive. I'm seeing it in a couple of weeks.

The other show I need to see and have yet to buy tix for is Plaid Tidings over at the West Valley Light Opera in Saratoga. It's a Christmas-focused sequel to Forever Plaid, and this production features a couple of guys I know. I have to get off my butt on this one, since it only plays through December 6th! (What up with that anyway?)

Finally, my buddies over at Bus Bar Theatre in Los Altos are putting on Seasons Greetings, which sounds like a wacky, holiday farce from playwright Alan Ayckbourn. It's playing through December 20th, like any good holiday show should!

What are you going to see this holiday season?

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Monday, November 17, 2008

One night only: A Little Night Music on Broadway

Well, how intriguing: The Roundabout Theatre is putting on a one-night concert reading of Sondheim's A Little Night Music on January 12, 2009.

The pricing is a bit out of my league:

Premium Tickets at $2,500, includes pre-show reception with cast, premium seating, open bar at intermission, and post-show cast party ($2,150 tax-deductible)
Reception Tickets at $1,000, includes house seats and post-show cast party ($750 tax-deductible)
Orchestra/Front Mezzanine Tickets at $500
Mid-Mezzanine Tickets at $250
Rear Mezzanine Tickets at $150 SOLD OUT

But I would be very intrigued to see this cast at work:

Natasha Richardson as Desirée
Victor Garber as Frederick
Christine Baranski as Charlotte
Laura Benanti as Anne
Marc Kudisch as Carl-Magnus
Vanessa Redgrave as Madame Armfeldt

Particularly Garber. He of course got his start in musicals, but has since gone on to do non-musical work on stage and major bad-ass work on TV!

Intriguing, but probably not in the cards for about you?

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