Transcendence Theatre Company
California Wine Country's premiere entertainment experience
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Sonoma, CA 95476
Transcendence Theatre Company
See Transcendence Theatre Company and Amy Miller talking about emergence in the arts at TEDx Sonoma County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byE7V60AJos
Ready for the best summer ever in 2022
Mark your calendar for the magic of musical theater! Transcendence Theatre Company returns to its outdoor stage with a view at Jack London Historic State Park beginning in June, and the summer season promises a lineup of unforgettable experiences. Transcendence is entering its second decade of celebrating music, movies and the brilliance of Broadway, and “Our 11th season is going to be an eclectic mix of every type of entertainment,” says artistic director Amy Miller. “We have brought together performers and creative teams from around the world to present an electrifying program that will take audiences back to yesteryear and open the doors to tomorrow. We cannot wait to share this season with the community and have the Best Night Ever."
Transcendence Theatre Company also unveils a new look for its 11th season. “As we embark on our next decade and beyond of presenting premiere entertainment in Sonoma Valley, we are excited to share our new company brand that celebrates the strength of our community and the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us," says executive director Brad Surosky.
Croix Dilenno in Let's Dance, 2019. Photo: Roy Mabry
Here's what to look forward to this summer.
June 17 through July 3
Transcendence puts the focus on danced and reimagines Broadway show-stoppers with a thrilling infusion of Latin, jazz and modern music featuring high kicks, foot-stomping and powerhouse vocals. Songs are from 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Wicked, Company and more, giving the audience the opportunity to enjoy New York favorites close to home in Sonoma Valley.
Luis Salgado (In the Heights), Matt Smart (Hamilton) and Amanda M. Stuart (Harmony) conceived Let’s Dance, and Salgado will also direct and choreograph the production with Smart as musical director. The creative team also includes Nick Perez as Associate Music Director (Broadway by the Bay).
Hooray for Hollywood
July 29 through August 14, 2022
A full band of brass, strings and percussion will back 15 performers to bring a century’s worth of musical favorites from the movies live to the stage. Songs from timeless classics like the Wizard of Oz and hits from more recent films such as The Greatest Showman will make a memorable evening for the whole family.
Musical director Susan Draus (Mamma Mia!, Transcendence’s Road Trip)conceived Hooray for Hollywood, and Alaina Mills directs and choreographs the production. The creative also includes Alex Hartman (Choreographer/Associate Director), Alejandro Senior (Associate Music Director), and Kyle DuPree (Assistant Choreographer).
Tony Gonzalez and Evan Ruggiero in Hooray for Hollywood, Gala 2019. Photo: Ray Mabry
September 9 through 18, 2022
The Gala, Transcendence’s annual touchstone event returns in September, with an Broadway hits and new surprises in a one-of-a-kind enchanted evening.
Chip Abbott (Tootsie) and Matt Smart (Hamilton) conceived the production, and Abbott will also direct and choreograph the production, with musical direction by Smart. Dee Tomasetta (FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance”) serves as the associate choreographer.
Get a taste of Transcendence at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtucIrMwGRc.
Tickets are now on sale. Prices range from $25 to $165 for individual savings of 15% for purchasing season’s tickets. Save 10% on individual tickets with Early Bird pricing before May 9. Go to www.bestnightever.org for more information or call the box office at 877-424-14145.
Transcendence Theatre Company thanks the following sponsors for their 2022 Season: RBC Wealth Management, Sotheby's International Realty, Redwood Credit Union, Sonoma Media Investments, Alan and Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust, Daryl Reese Attorney at Law, Kaiser Permanente, Perry Johnson Anderson Miller & Moskowitz LLP, Exchange Bank, Viansa Winery & B.R. Cohn Winery, Bank of Marin, Friedman’s Home Improvement, Walter and Pistole Attorney at Law, Spot On Events and Productions, Homebridge Mortgage - Gayle Arrowood, girl & the fig, KZST, Parkpoint Health Club, Presentation School, Hanna Boys Center, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, The Dance Center, Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn, JDH Wealth Management, Jeffrey and Shelly Bean DDS, Sonoma County Medical Association, Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Association, Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, Finish American Home Association, Signarama, and Unicorn Printing Group.
About Transcendence Theatre Company: Transcendence Theatre Company is California Wine Country’s premiere entertainment experience. With three original outdoor musical revues every summer, an indoor holiday show every winter and more, its mission is to create extraordinary evenings featuring outstanding talent from Broadway and beyond. 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, Transcendence Theatre Company is dedicated to providing the joys and benefits of musical theater to all through one of a kind performances, community engagement and arts education programs.
Each Transcendence show includes a pre-show picnic in the park’s sprawling vineyard and meadow and features a variety of local businesses, including gourmet food trucks, vendors, pre-show entertainment and fine wine from acclaimed Sonoma County wineries.