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‘The Music of the Night’ opens at Jack London

The Transcendence Theatre Company. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

The Transcendence Theatre Company. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

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“The Music of the Night,” is the latest offering from Transcendence Theatre Company’s Broadway Under the Stars concert series.

The show features some of the greatest songs of the musical theatre cannon and beyond and explores the melodies and harmonies of life. “The Music of the Night” is inspired by the song of the same name from “Phantom of the Opera.” The complex harmonies layered over classic and contemporary music in the show are designed to inspire and transform audiences.

“There is no better place to explore the themes of this show than the breathtaking open-air atmosphere of Jack London State Historic Park …” said co-creator, Stephan Stubbins, “… music can be found in everything. Experiencing these phenomenal songs outdoors, under a blanket of stars, surrounded by nature will transcend their meaning and power to new heights.”

“The Music of the Night” will include performers who have been featured on Broadway in “Wicked,” “West Side Story,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Mary Poppins,” “Hairspray” and more.

The concert will be held in the winery ruins at Jack London State Historic Park on Aug. 15, 16, 22, 23 and 24. All concerts begin with a pre-show picnic at 5 p.m., with food and wine for sale from local Sonoma vendors on site, with a 7:30 p.m. show time. Tickets range in price from $42 to $125.

The Transcendence Theatre Company’s season runs through Sept. 6, and continues with “Witness Uganda” on Aug. 19 an intimate concert version of this new Broadway bound musical to be staged at Atwood Ranch; “Oh What a Beautiful Mashup …” starring Leah Sprecher and Stephan Stubbins under the stars at Paradise Ridge Winery on Aug. 28; and the final Broadway Under The Stars “Gala Celebration” concerts to be held in Jack London State Historic Park on Sept. 5 and 6.

Transcendence Theatre was named Broadway World San Francisco’s 2013 “Theatre of the Year.” Over the last three seasons the company has given more than $92,000 to Jack London State Historic Park, while winning the Broadway World San Francisco award for Best Special Theater Event in both of its first two seasons.

Ticket prices range from $42 to $125 for the concert series and $29 to $125 for the Special Artist Series.

To purchase tickets, visit transcendencetheatre.org or call 877-424-1414.