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Transcendence Theatre Company’s ‘Transcendence for All’ Program

Education and community programs offer the joys and benefits of musical theater to all
Transcendence Theatre Company’s ‘Transcendence for All’ Program
Transcendence artists perform at the 2022 Boys and Girls Club gala.Source: Transcendence Theatre Company

Transcendence Theatre Company, the award-winning, Sonoma County-based theatre company, is proud to partner with several organizations throughout Sonoma County to present Transcendence For All – a program designed to bring the benefits and excitement of musical theater to various underrepresented groups in Sonoma County that include youths, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and other groups, and the schools and nonprofits that support them. With a wide range of community engagement and arts education programs, Transcendence for All welcomes and builds a broad audience where every person feels valued and appreciated.

“We stand for theatre as an opportunity to unite,” said Executive Director Brad Surosky. “We are honored to collaborate with a diverse group of artists in making extraordinary experiences that unite our community, and we are always seeking creative opportunities to make theatre accessible to all.”

Transcendence for All shares the power of the arts by creating community engagement and arts education programs.

Transcendence artists offer their time and talents to theatre camps and workshops. In 2022, Transcendence is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma Valley to provide free workshops that build confidence and share the thrill of musical theatre. A few examples of past outreach projects include workshops and programs for La Luz Center, Sweetwater Spectrum, Becoming Independent, Teen Services of Sonoma, Petaluma Adobe House Dementia Care, and Social Advocates for Youth.

Sharing the Transcendence Experience. Ten percent of annual ticket inventory is allocated to provide free tickets to individuals who normally would not have the means to attend a theatrical performance. To date, Transcendence has gifted over 5,000 tickets to various non-profits and community groups.

Nonprofit Partners. At each performance Transcendence partners with a different local non-profit to bring awareness to their mission and raise funds to support their work in the community. Some past nonprofit partners include Latino Service Providers, Positive Images, Petaluma Blacks for Community Development, Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy, and California Indian Museum.

Scholarships to the Annual Transcendence Kids Camp. The Kids Camp is a week-long musical theatre camp that helps build confidence, inspire creativity, and instill well-being in a non-competitive and nurturing environment. Twenty percent of Kids Camp spots are donated to students in an effort to make arts education more accessible in the community.

Transcendence Theatre Company’s Apprentice Program. The Apprectice Program aims to provide young artistic professionals practical experience in a variety of theatre departments throughout the season. These departments include music, performance, technical theatre, stage management, house management, marketing, box office, development, and costumes. The program provides mentorship and expert training in experiences on and off the stage, bridging the gap between academic education and practice.

Wild Card Rush Tickets. Transcendence Theatre Company wants to share the joy of musical theatre with as many people as possible. At every Friday and Sunday performance, Transcendence will have a limited number of tickets for an extremely discounted price on a firstcome, first-serve basis. These tickets are intended for guests who can only experience Transcendence for a fraction of the cost. Seats will be randomly selected from a digital lottery.

For more information on Transcendence for All or how to become a community partner, please visit www.bestnightever.org.

Transcendence Theatre Company is an award-winning, nonprofit arts organization comprised of artists with professional experience from Broadway, film and television. Featured performers have appeared in Broadway productions including Hamilton, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles, Gypsy, Hairspray, Follies, 42nd Street, White Christmas, Mary Poppins, and Wicked. Transcendence Theatre Company specializes in producing high-caliber Broadway concerts in distinctive Sonoma County locations – from its primary home within the majestic open-air ruins of the historic winery in Jack London State Historic Park to other remarkable and stunning settings throughout wine country and the community.

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