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20 Star Starred
Theatre on San Pedro Square
Located in the courtyard behind Peggy Sue's Restaurant 29 North San Pedro Street San Jose, CA 95110
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“… a heartfelt little musical … sweet-tempered, low-key….”_  —Associated Press _


Book by Brian Hill

Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram_

_ The Tabard Theatre Company continues its 11th season with The Story of My Life, a heartfelt musical that salutes the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever.

With joy and charm, this two-person play introduces childhood buddies Thomas and Alvin and shows how the bond between them profoundly defines the rest of their lives. Their love of books, especially Tom Sawyer, got them through childhood. Now one is a writer in the big city while the other owns a small-town bookstore. But life is a work in progress, and even the best friendships never stay the same.  

Tabard’s founder and executive director, Cathy Spielberger Cassetta, is intrigued with the concept and values of The Story of My Life. “This witty and insightful musical examines every aspect of friendship — all the joys and sorrows — with honesty and a clear, on-the-button realism,” she said. “In his foreword to Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain said he hoped to ‘remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked…’ Twain certainly nailed this sense of childhood, and The Story of My Life does, too. I’m sure this heartfelt production will resonate with our audiences and inspire them to get in touch with friends — current or lapsed — and tell them how much they are cherished.”    

A South Bay premiere of this Broadway hit, The Story of My Life features music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill. Tabard’s associate artistic director, Diane Milo, serves as director and vocal director; Michael Johnson__ __is the music director. Tim Reynolds and Kevin Kirby return to Tabard starring as Thomas and Alvin. They appeared together in last season’s acclaimed production of Follies Concert Version as Ben and Buddy.   _


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