Dragon Productions presents a big weekend of local musicians and performers (to an auto-based audience)

By Heather Zimmerman

San Jose Taiko brings its high-energy drumming to Dragon’s drive-in variety show on June 25. (Image via Dragon Theater Facebook page)

Dragon Productions Theatre Company is taking audiences for a spin through the Midpeninsula’s arts scene, offering a fun way to ease back into attending live shows in a series of drive-in live performances presented on most weekend nights through the end of June.

“At the Port: Dragon’s Drive-in Variety Show” makes a drive-in theater out of the Port of Redwood City with shows that bring together music, theater and comedy​ — and even a chance to peek behind the scenes​, with a stage-fighting demonstration.​ The shows are all designed to be enjoyed from within the comfort of your own car.

On June 18, audiences can catch a stage-combat sword-fight show with Mike Fatum and the League of Swords, followed by an interview with the team; musical performances by Carolyn Spagnoletti and Akaina Ghosh; and stand-up comedy by Arturo Raygoza Jr.

Coming up on June 25 will be a taiko drumming performance by San Jose Taiko, stand-up comedy and dance by Jesús U Bettawork and vocal selections from the Broadway musical “Spring Awakening” performed by the Portola Valley Theater Conservatory.

The June 26 show features magic with Magical Katrina, juggling by Oscar Velarde and a musical performance by The Corner Laughers (featuring Six Fifty contributor Karla Kane).

​Each performance kicks off with a pre-show game or other interactive activity that can be played ​with fellow audience members in nearby cars.

“At the Port: Dragon’s Drive-in Variety Show​” takes place​ at the Port of Redwood City, 459 Seaport Court, Redwood City​. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., with shows starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per vehicle.​ For more information, visit dragonproductions.net.

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