Tabard Theatre Company’s “The Story of My Life” opens 28 October for a four week run that will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. Written by Brian Hill, with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, this is a memorable jaunt that starts with the story of how a chance meeting in first grade forges a profound connection between Alvin Kelby (played by Kevin Kirby) and Thomas Weaver (played by Tim Reynolds). The rich melodies and lively songs tell the story and highlight the power and life-long influence of Alvin and Thomas’ deep and abiding friendship.
Follow them as Alvin grows up to become a bookseller and Thomas matures into a famous, multi-award winning author. They’ll make you laugh, cry, and sit back in awe.
They are accompanied by a trio of musicians including Michael Johnson or Jonathan Erman on piano, Ande Jacobson on clarinet and triangle, and Peggy Liu on cello.
Producer Cathy Cassetta, Stage and Vocal Director Diane Milo, Choreographer Tyler Risk, and Music Director Michael Johnson are thrilled to be working with this small but talented company to bring this rarely done musical to the Tabard stage.
“The Story of My Life” will run 28 October – 20 November on Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 3PM and 8PM, Sundays at 2PM and one Thursday night show on 17 November at 8PM. All performances will take place at Tabard’s Theatre on San Pedro Square, located at: 29 N. San Pedro Street in Downtown San Jose.
See http://www.tabardtheatre.org/season11.html#show2 or call 1-800-838-3006 for more information or to order tickets.
(Photo Credit: Edmond Kwong)