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Stepping Out

Last go-round for 'Hound'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
The actors in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – from left, Darren Bridgett, Ron Campbell and Michael Gene Sullivan – take on dozens of roles.

TheatreWorks is slated to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles” through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Based on the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “Hound” spoofs Sherlock Holmes. The comedy – adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson – involves an ancient family curse, a spectral hound, a deranged killer and a pair of well-known sleuths.

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Los Altos Stage Company's 'Harold and Maude' continues

The Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Harold and Maude” is set to run through May 4 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The play is based on the 1971 film. Written by Colin Higgins, the dark romantic comedy is about a budding but unusual friendship. Harold is a morbid young man obsessed with death, while octogenarian Maude is a shining soul with a zest for life. She teaches Harold how to make the most of his time on earth.

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TheatreWorks musical 'Island' closes Sunday in Palo Alto


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
Max Kumangai stars as Papa Ge, Demon of Death, in the TheatreWorks musical “Once on This lsland.”

TheatreWorks is slated to present “Once on This Island” through Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

A one-act musical filled with joy, heartache and adventure, “Island” – with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens – features a score with Caribbean beats by Tony Award-winner Stephen Flaherty.

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Bluegrass band performs Saturday night at Los Altos church

Sidesaddle & Co., a bluegrass band based in San Jose, is scheduled to perform 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos.

Sidesaddle & Co. has been performing acoustic music with fiddle, bass, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals since 1979.

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Cal Pops Orchestra to perform Sunday at Foothill College's Smithwick Theatre

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform 3 p.m. Sunday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The concert, titled “Riffin’ at the Ritz,” will feature swing music from the Big Band era orchestrated by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker and Count Basie.

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Western Ballet performs this weekend at Smithwick Theatre in Los Altos Hills


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Western Ballet’s “La Fille Mal Gardée” features Alison Share and Maykel Solas. The production runs Friday and Saturday at Foothill College

Western Ballet is slated to perform “La Fille Mal Gardée” 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Western Ballet’s two-act comedy is also known by other names – “The Wayward Daughter,” “The Poorly Guarded Girl” and “The Girl Who Needed Watching.” It is a modern translation of the ballet inspired by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin’s 1789 painting, “La Reprimande.”

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LAYT's 'Nickleby' closes Sunday at Bus Barn Theater


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The cast of Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “Nicholas Nickleby” features Isabella Gonzalez (left, as Phoebe) and Emily Goto (Mrs. Squeers).

The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Nicholas Nickleby” is scheduled to run through Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Adapted by Tim Kelly from the story by Charles Dickens, “Nickleby” tells the tale of an adventurous and courageous young man in Victorian England who triumphs over trials and tribulations using his cleverness and determination.

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More 'Maude' at Bus Barn

The Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Harold and Maude” opened last weekend and is set to run through May 4 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The love story is based on the 1971 cult film of the same name. Written by Colin Higgins, the dark romantic comedy chronicles a budding but unusual friendship. Harold is a morbid young man obsessed with death and dying, while octogenarian Maude is a bright and shining soul filled with a zest for life. Maude teaches Harold how to make the most of his time on earth.

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Young composer and cellist take center stage at Peninsula Symphony's weekend concerts

Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony, conducted by music director Mitchell Sardou Klein, is scheduled this weekend to continue its 65th season with a pair of concerts titled “Fountain of Youth.”

The program for the concerts – slated Friday in San Mateo and Saturday in Cupertino – features the world premiere of a new Double Concerto for Cello, Clarinet and Orchestra by young composer and clarinetist Jonathan Russell. Composer and award-winning young cellist Nathan Chan will solo on Lalo’s Cello Concerto.

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'Hound' runs through April 27 in MV

TheatreWorks is scheduled to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles” through April 27 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Based on the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “Hound” spoofs Sherlock Holmes. The comedy – adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson – involves an ancient family curse, a spectral hound, a deranged killer and a pair of well-known sleuths

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Ragazzi, Young Women's Chorus join forces for concert Saturday

Ragazzi Boys Chorus and the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco are scheduled to perform together 8 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.

The collaboration, titled “Young Women, Young Men: Together We Sing,” features performances of Giovanni Martini’s “Domine adjuvandum me festina,” Gabriel Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” and “Somewhere.”

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LA Stage Company's 'Harold and Maude' opens this weekend at Bus Barn Theater


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Warren Wernick and Lillian Bogovich play the title characters in the Los Altos Stage Company production of “Harold and Maude.” The play runs through May 4.

The Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Harold and Maude” is scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through May 4 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The love story is based on the 1971 cult film of the same name. Written by Colin Higgins, the dark romantic comedy is about a budding but unusual friendship. Harold is a morbid young man obsessed with death and dying, while octogenarian Maude is a bright and shining soul filled with a zest for life. Maude teaches Harold how to make the most of his time on earth.

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'Island' musical continues at Lucie Stern Theatre

TheatreWorks is slated to present “Once on This Island” through March 30 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The one-act musical features a score by Tony Award-winner Stephen Flaherty. Robert Kelley directs “Island,” based on Rosa Guy’s novel “My Love, My Love.”

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'Beach' weekend in Mtn. View


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Sam Hyrkin plays Eugene and Elisa Garber portrays Nora in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre this weekend presents its inaugural Teen Intensive Production – Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs.”

PYT’s most experienced teenaged students are staging the play, scheduled Friday and Saturday in Mountain View. They serve as producer, director, stage manager, crew and performers. Los Altos High School junior Borna Barzin directs the dramatic comedy.

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LAYT's 'Nickleby' continues at Bus Barn


Pierre LauRent/ Special to the Town Crier
Nils Forstall, left, and Joseph Modirzadeh star in “Nicholas Nickleby.”

The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Nicholas Nickleby” is scheduled through March 22 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Adapted by Tim Kelly from the original story by Charles Dickens, “Nickleby” tells the tale of an adventurous and courageous young man in Victorian England who triumphs over trials and tribulations using his cleverness and determination.

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'Mozart Comes to CSMA' this Sunday

The Community School of Music and Arts presents “Mozart Comes to CSMA” this weekend in Mountain View.

Free performances are scheduled 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle.

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An 'Island' in Palo Alto


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
Max Kumangai stars as Papa Ge, Demon of Death, in the TheatreWorks musical “Once on This lsland.”

TheatreWorks is slated to present “Once on This Island” through March 30 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

A one-act musical filled with joy, heartache and adventure, “Island” – with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens – features a score with Caribbean beats by Tony Award-winner Stephen Flaherty. Ahrens and Flaherty have worked as a team since 1988, creating the award-winning Broadway musical “Ragtime.”

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TheatreWorks releases the 'Hound'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of TheatreWorks’ “The Hound of the Baskervilles” includes, clockwise from left, Michael Gene Sullivan, Ron Campbell and Darren Bridgett. The show runs through April 27.

TheatreWorks is slated to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles” today through April 27 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. The play previews today through Friday and opens Saturday.

Based on the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “Hound” spoofs Sherlock Holmes. The comedy – adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson – involves an ancient family curse, a spectral hound, a deranged killer and a pair of well-known sleuths

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Local flutist performs with Stallman Friday

Los Altos resident Isabelle Chapuis is scheduled to perform a recital with fellow flutist Robert Stallman 8 p.m. Friday at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.

The performance, titled “Mozart – Mostly,” will feature works by Mozart and Stallman’s arrangements for flute.

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Palo Alto Philharmonic set to perform Saturday evening at Cubberley Theatre

The Palo Alto Philharmonic is scheduled to present the fourth concert of its 2013-2014 season 8 p.m. Saturday at Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. A preconcert talk is set for 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature works by three of Eastern Europe’s most notable composers: Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Antonin Dvorák, plus American 20th-century composer John Corigliano,

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Foothill's 'Horrors' an entertaining romp


DAVID ALLEN/SPECIAL TO THE TOWN CRIER
Seymour (Adam Cotugno) feeds Audrey II in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” – scheduled to close Sunday in Los Altos Hills – is a fun, if perverse, musical filled with early-1960s-era doo-wop. It’s carried out with nary a hitch by a stellar cast and crew.

The Feb. 21 performance was well done, with just a few quibbles. At times, the fine backing band’s instrumentation overwhelmed the vocals. And I could have done without the bloodstained body parts being fed to the carnivorous plant, which tested the audience’s appreciation for dark humor. Still, that didn’t stop me from having a great time at Foothill College’s Lohman Theatre.

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