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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Jack London Park troupe to perform at Wells Fargo Center

The popular Transcendence Theater Company, which has built a large fan base with its outdoor shows in Jack London State Historic Park, will move indoors for a new series called “Transcendence at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.” The company, made up of musical theater performers with Broadway and national touring company credits, will present a one-night only concert, titled “Oh, What a Night,” on June 24 at Wells Fargo Center, and return Dec. 4-5 to put on its first-ever… Read More »

Nelson Family of Companies sponsors Transcendence Theater

The Nelson Family of Companies, a Sonoma-based staffing and recruiting corporation, will sponsor the 2015 and 2016 seasons of the Transcendence Theater Company, which performs outdoors every summer at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. Gary and Marcia Nelson of the Nelson Family of Companies, have a long record of supporting arts, education and health programs, including a recent $3 million gift to the Sonoma Valley Hospital. Now in its fourth year, the Transcendence Theater Company is contracted… Read More »

Theater company makes its home at Jack London State Park

Transcendence Theatre Company, which premiered its “Broadway Under the Stars” outdoor concert series at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen last year, is planning to stay. The company has signed an agreement agreement with the nonprofit Valley of the Moon Natural History Association to remain in the park through 2019. The park is managed by Jack London Park Partners as a project of the association. “We’re ecstatic,” said Stephan Stubbins, executive director of the Transcendence Theatre Company. “To… Read More »

Tickets on sale for next summer’s ‘Broadway Under the Stars’ in Glen Ellen

The Transcendence Theatre Company, which made its debut last summer with a series of outdoor musical stage revues at Jack London Historic State Park, has announced its second “Broadway Under the Stars” season. The series will feature four separate, themed programs in a total of 14 performances, running from June 28 through Aug. 31, including wine tasting and picnics in the park before the shows. The inaugural 2012 season was voted “Best Special Theater Event” in the Broadway World San… Read More »

New theater company debuts at Jack London State Park

Not long ago, some of Sonoma County’s most beloved state parks were threatened with closure. Last year, some longstanding local theater companies were struggling to survive. But on Saturday night (July 14), the new Sonoma-based Transcendence Theatre Company made its debut outdoors at Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen. The company’s artistic director, Amy Miller, a recent transplant from Los Angeles, and more than a dozen of her friends, most of them with Broadway and national touring company credits,… Read More »