CONCERT SERIES

2022-2023 Season

All shows at 5 pm

New subscriptions on sale now!

For individual show tickets (on sale after 9/12), scroll down click on the artist's photo.

 

Become a Live At the Orinda subscriber!

VIP:  $575  ($760 value) Discounted ticket prices, center section reserved seats for the season rows 1-6 with your name on the seats + 1 drink token per show, pre-show champagne, one free CD from one of the artists in the season (as available).

Gold:  $460 ($580 value) Discounted ticket prices, side section reserved seats for the season rows 1-6 with your name on the seats + 3 drink tokens per season

Silver:  $425  ($515 value) Discounted ticket prices, center section reserved seats for the season rows 7 -10 with your name on the seats + 2 drink tokens per season

Bronze:  $390 ($465 value) Discounted ticket prices, side section reserved seats for the season rows 7-12 with your name on the seats + 1 drink token per season

All shows are presented on Sundays at 5 p.m. in our intimate 180-seat theatre. All seating is reserved, with most tickets from $55 - $95 and no drink minimums. Subscribers enjoy ticket discounts, reserved seats for the season and complimentary drinks. 

To subscribe, send payment for desired subscription level to:

A. Venmo: @Derek-Zemrak

B. PayPal: ZP@zemrak.com

C. Credit Card: In person at the Orinda Theatre - please let the staff know which subscriber level you are purchasing and leave your contact information.

 

Become a show underwriter/associate producer!

We've managed to keep the subscriber per-show pricing about the same as last season. To help defray mounting costs and our new sound system, we're providing an opportunity to those who'd like to become a show underwriter. For a $1k donation per show, you can choose the artist(s) you'd like to underwrite and we will offer a complimentary ad in the show program - either for your business, a charity you'd like to support or even a tribute to a loved one. You'll also receive special recognition in the program and from the stage.

Live At the Orinda is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization. Donations can be tax deductible to the extent permissible by law.

EDEN ESPINOSA - October 16, 2022  The concert season opens with one of Broadway's most exciting and versatile artists. Eden is most recognized for her critically acclaimed portrayal of  Elphaba in the Broadway, San Francisco and LA productions of WICKED. Other Broadway shows include RENT, BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL, and FLORA THE RED MENACE. In 2022, Eden received rave reviews and standing ovations for her starring role of Tamara de Lampicka in the Broadway bound musical, LAMPICKA at the La Jolla Playhouse. This is Eden's first Bay Area concert in over 6 years.

"The legitimate heir to Patti LuPone." - NY Times

"Eden Espinosa has finally found a part to match her high-voltage talent in LAMPICKA" - NY Times

"She has the hallmark of all great singers. She can make you feel as if she's singing each lyric to you and you alone." Broadway World

Eden Espinosa - "Some Enchanted Evening":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyNv_oShk30

Eden Espinosa - "The Wizard and I" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxs9j0_Zqvo

Eden Espinosa Lampicka interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5KG1HRBu9A

 

JIMMIE HERROD - Nov 6, 2022  America's Got Talent finalist and Pink Martini vocalist Jimmie Herrod makes his California solo concert debut at the Orinda Theatre. Since 2017, Jimmie has been touring the world and recording with internationally acclaimed group Pink Martini. In 2021, Jimmie created a sensation when he auditioned for NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, receiving a standing ovation, unanimous praise from the judges and the Golden Buzzer from Sofia Vergara, automatically putting him through to the live shows, where he blew the judges away all the way through the season finale.

"Props to Jimmie Herrod...I'm in awe of your talent...Just wow." - Idina Menzel

"Jimmie, that was a master class, what an amazing, amazing singer you are." - Simon Cowell

"What you do is perfection... you sing and hit those notes so effortlessly, I could listen to you day and night." - Howie Mandell

Jimmie Herrod "Tomorrow" AGT audition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sgk1sNUJR8&t=140s

Jimmie Herrod "What A Wonderful World":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB5V6pL64zI

Jimmie Herrod & Idina Menzel "Defying Gravity":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmgCE-KERuI

 

BOBBY CONTE - Dec 4, 2022  Fresh from his Broadway run as PJ in the Tony Award winning gender-bent revival of COMPANY (co-starring Patti LuPone), San Francisco native Bobby Conte returns to the Bay Area with his acclaimed solo show, Along the Way. Bobby made his Broadway debut originating the role of Calogero in A BRONX TALE, directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. Other New York stage credits include My Fair Lady directed by Michael Arden and Starting Here, Starting Now directed by its lyricist, Richard Maltby, Jr. A graduate of the University of Michigan starred as Danny Zuko in GREASE at Paper Mill Playhouse and Enjolras in LES MISERABLES at the Muny while pursuing his BFA. He subsequently trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Bobby's debut studio album, Along the Way, is available now.

“Bobby has an edge, but inside he is a gentle soul. That is a hard quality to find in an actor. He was the perfect Calogero.” - Chazz Palminteri 

"Conte is an energy vortex, performing all-out, daring the audience not to be swept away by his charisma and sheer abandon." The Front Row Center

Bobby Conte - "Being Alive":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcQ3ljmVyHc
 

Bobby Conte - "Another Hundred People"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3XhYJyzoY4

Bobby Conte - "I'm All Over It":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDeZhD1tSy4

 

SAM GRAVITTE - Jan 29, 2023  The WICKED star and son of Broadway's Beau Gravitte and Tony winner Debbie Gravitte will make his West Coast concert debut at the Orinda Theatre, with Songs That Raised Me. Most recently seen on Broadway as Fiyero in WICKED, some of Sam's other credits include ALMOST FAMOUS (Original Cast, Old Globe) and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and the national tour of WICKED. Sam made his solo concert debut earlier in 2022 at New York's Birdland Jazz Club with a sold-out show and rave reviews.

"Sam Gravitte is here to make it all on his own, supported by the strong foundation of talent, technique, and pure, raw star power. It was the most auspicious of debuts one could hope to witness." - Broadway World

Sam Gravitte & Jennifer DiNoia on the Today Show "As Long As You're Mine":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1ZH8dFLBzU

Sam Gravitte - "Finishing the Hat":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxgzFGFRW_I

Sam Gravitte - "Finishing the Hat" Birdland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw3h-cwM6Ek

Sam Gravitte - "Why We're Here":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r06TIjk1e_c

 

DAVID BURNHAM - March 5, 2023  David Burnham was last seen on Broadway in the mega-hit musical, WICKED, playing Fiyero, a role that he originated in the developmental workshops of the show. He is an original Broadway cast member of the musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, and went on to win the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Fabrizio in the national tour. Some of his other roles include Joseph in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Dramalogue Award), Peter in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and Joe Gillis in SUNSET BOULEVARD. On film he's the voice of the Prince in Warner Bros. animated feature The King and I and can be heard on the soundtracks to Disney's Home On the Range and Comedy Central's South Park.

"Burnham's dazzling singing and acting combine to charm the pants off everyone on stage and in the audience." - Hollywood Reporter

David Burnham - "If I Loved You":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OtBPV8wQh8

David Burnham w/Pasadena Pops - "Bring Him Home":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w3yFTxvWsY

David Burnham - "Moon River":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqjGK5EdXM&list=OLAK5uy_k5rcoSaYEhY3Mp6LWtHb9AhYC4mxO1zH0&index=1

 

KAREN MASON - March 26, 2023  Broadway star Karen Mason returns to the Orinda Theatre with her brand new solo show. On Broadway, Karen originated the roles of Tanya in MAMMA MIA!, the Queen of Hearts in WONDERLAND and starred as Norma Desmond in SUNSET BOULEVARD and Thelma VonTussle in HAIRSPRAY. One of the stage's most dynamic and engaging live performers, Karen Mason is also regarded as one of the premier cabaret artists of our time, receiving 13 MAC Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. On TV, Karen recently co-starred with Ewan McGregor in the Emmy winning mini-series HALSTON. 

"Fierce emotion...Intense and intimate, she creates a mood of wild expectation! The kind of person you could trust to be a loyal friend. A rarity!"  - NY Times

Karen Mason - "With One Look": 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvpeDDzl2I8

Karen Mason - "This Nearly Was Mine": 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2nmO8WUano

Karen Mason - "All That Jazz":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKTpLeUZ16o

 

CHRISTINE ANDREAS - April 23, 2023 Due to popular demand, two-time Tony nominated singer/actress Christine Andreas returns to the Orinda Theatre with a new show, along with her Grammy-nominated husband, producer/composer Martin Sylvestri. In concert, Ms. Andreas has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, to London's West End. Her starring roles on Broadway include La Cage Aux Folles (with Kelsey Grammar), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Oklahoma! On Your Toes, My Fair Lady and Light In the Piazza.

"Ms Andreas's voice... is infused with a high-voltage current of electricity that rides on a quickend vibrato and gives everything a sense of urgency. Her engagement with lyrics is so intense...you feel you are her, living the song she is performing." - NY Times

Christine Andreas - "Fly Me To the Moon":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9m3wp80nTk

Christine Andreas - "The Music That Makes Me Dance" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksuTWOpshvI

Christine Andreas - "What Do I Have That I Don't Have":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwQxFBW6uWY

 

AVA NICOLE FRANCES - May 21, 2023 One of the most exciting young talents to emerge from the Bay Area, San Francisco native Ava Nicole Frances will return from New York for her Orinda Theatre debut. At the ripe age of 18, Ava is already an award winning singer, actress, and cabaret veteran. Singing professionally since age 10, Ava has wowed audiences in San Francisco, Los Angeles, NYC, and London. Her show Mutual Admiration with Charlo Crossley (HAIRSPRAY, SISTER ACT) premiered in NYC in May 2022 at 54Below, followed by her London debut 2 weeks later in Triple Threats at The Crazy Coqs.

"Ava Nicole Frances is, clearly, the future of the business.” Broadway World

 

Ava Nicole Frances - "Bridge Over Troubled Water":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml7721IiSH4

Ava Nicole Frances - "Let's Hear It For Me":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYh_4611lHs

Ava Nicole Frances - "Over The Rainbow/Home": 

 

Thank you so much for your continued support! 

We look forward to seeing you at the shows!