Theatre Recommendation and Invitation

Ken and I would like to recommend “Emma,” the new musical from TheatreWorks. This is a World Premiere. We have watched this play through its development, and are very excited about it. It is playing at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts (500 Castro St) through September 22. See for details.

“Emma” is based on the novel by Jane Austen. The play holds true to the story (although some details are omitted, of course). The script, music and lyrics are by Paul Gordon (Tony nomination for “Jane Eyre”). Lianne Marie Dobbs stars as Emma, as she did in the developmental readings and workshop productions, which were excellent. She has a fabulous voice, and Paul Gordon’s music is wonderful. The production has gotten very good reviews.

We have arranged for group ticket prices for the matinee on Sunday September 16 at 2 PM. For Sunday matinees normal pricing is $61 for individual tickets, while group prices are $45 per ticket. If you are a student (with valid ID, unless you are in twelfth grade or below), your ticket is $30 for Sunday. This play is appropriate for children who would appreciate love stories.

Please reserve your tickets with us, as we are organizing this group sale. We will need to know if you are joining us by September 10, please. Of course, if you can’t make it that Sunday, the schedule of performances is at

We can share a meal in Mountain View before (or after) the Sunday matinee, if you would like. Just let us know.

We are so happy to share this new production with you.

Elaine & Ken
elaine at krechkin dot com, tel 650 494-0255.

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