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.
Karen Mason - March 26, 2023 Broadway star and 13-time MAC Award winner Karen Mason returns to the Orinda Theatre with her brand new show, KANDER & EBB...AND ALL THAT JAZZ! As one of the original stars of AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, Karen has a personal connection to legendary songwriters John Kander & Fred Ebb (CHICAGO, CABARET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK) and their music. Featuring uniquely show-stopping numbers, the show highlights Mason's vocal prowess, moving charisma and overall versatility.
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 (Manhattan Association of Cabarets), including the Lifetime Achievement Award. On TV, Karen recently co-starred with Ewan McGregor in the Emmy Award winning mini-series HALSTON. Karen Mason has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and London's Royal Albert Hall and now we're thrilled to have her back on the Orinda Theatre stage!
"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":
Karen Mason - "This Nearly Was Mine":
Karen Mason - "All That Jazz":
CHRISTINE ANDREAS - April 23, 2023 PIAF - NO REGRETS
Due to popular demand, two-time Tony nominated singer/actress Christine Andreas returns to the Orinda Theatre along with her Grammy-nominated husband, producer/composer Martin Sylvestri, to perform her "insightful, lustrous and heartfelt" one-woman show, paying tribute to Edith Piaf. 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 THE 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":
Christine Andreas - "The Music That Makes Me Dance"
Christine Andreas - "What Do I Have That I Don't Have":
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
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Ava Nicole Frances - "Bridge Over Troubled Water":
Ava Nicole Frances - "Let's Hear It For Me":
Ava Nicole Frances - "Over The Rainbow/Home"
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VIP: 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). SOLD OUT
Gold: 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: 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: 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.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
We look forward to seeing you at the shows!