Sat02132016

Stepping Out

PYT 'Gets Famous'


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Renee Vetter of Palo Alto, left, and Megan Foreman of Los Altos star in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Judy Moody Gets Famous.” Performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday.

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Judy Moody Gets Famous,” part of its Stories on Stage series, is scheduled this weekend.

Performances are slated 9:30 and 11 a.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the Second Stage of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

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West Bay Opera presents 'Eugene Onegin' next week


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Olga Chernisheva stars as Tatyana in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.” The opera is slated to run Feb. 19-28 at Palo Alto’s Lucie Stern Theatre.

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The Pushkin story of love unfulfilled features a score by Tchaikovsky, the famous composer from the late-Romantic period.

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Door closes on'Salesman' Sunday in PA

The Palo Alto Players production of “Death of a Salesman” is scheduled to run through Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play in 1949, Arthur Miller’s “Salesman” examines how far one man will go to achieve the American dream. It is a story of love, pride, disappointment and friendship.

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LA Stage Company's 'Middletown' continues run at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company’s Bay Area premiere of Will Eno’s “Middletown” is scheduled to run through Feb. 21 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play in 2010, “Middletown” is a contemporary take on Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town.” The play digs into American life, bringing the human journeys of neighbor and stranger together in an “Everytown USA.” It explores how the imponderable mysteries of the universe reveal themselves through the apparently everyday lives and relationships of ordinary people in an ordinary place.

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Pear's 'Mountaintop' wraps up this weekend

The Pear Theatre production of “The Mountaintop,” the two-person, Olivier Award-winning play from Katori Hall, is slated to close Sunday in Mountain View.

Set in Memphis in April 1968, “Mountaintop” imagines the last night in the life of Martin Luther King Jr. King meets the attractive, spunky motel maid Camae, who arrives to provide room service, but we soon discover that she is no ordinary chambermaid.

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West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'


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Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The Alexander Pushkin story of love unfulfilled features a score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the famous composer from the late-Romantic period.

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There's a new 'Sheriff' in town: PYT production opens Friday


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Lauren Ford, from left, Quincy Shaindlin and Theo Gardiner star in “Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads.”

The Peninsula Youth Theatre production of “Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads,” part of its Stories on Stage series, is scheduled to run Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Second Stage.

The play is adapted by K. Gardiner from the book by Bob Shea. The terrible Toad brothers are stirring up a heap of trouble in Drywater Gulch, until Kid Sheriff rides into town on his trusty tortoise – slowly.

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West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky’s ‘Onegin’


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The Alexander Pushkin story of love unfulfilled features a score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the famous composer from the late-Romantic period.

Read more...

Local residents star in PA Players' 'Death of a Salesman' at Lucie Stern

The Palo Alto Players production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” is scheduled to run through January at the Lucie Stern Theatre.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play in 1949, “Salesman” examines how far one man will go to achieve the American dream. It is a story of love, pride, disappointment and friendship.

Read more...

TheatreWorks' 'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin' continues in MV

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” is scheduled through Feb. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

It is a new work by virtuoso Felder, known internationally for bringing to life composers such as Gershwin, Beethoven, Chopin and Bernstein.

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Pear's 'Mountaintop' enters 2nd week in Mtn. View

The Pear Theatre production of “The Mountaintop” is slated to run through January in Mountain View.

Set in Memphis in April 1968, Katori Hall’s “Mountaintop” imagines the last night in the life of Martin Luther King Jr. King meets the attractive, spunky motel maid Camae, who arrives to provide room service but proves to be no ordinary chambermaid.

Read more...

TheatreWorks’ ‘Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin’ continues in MV

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” is scheduled through Feb. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

It is a new work by virtuoso Felder, known internationally for bringing to life composers such as Gershwin, Beethoven, Chopin and Bernstein.

Read more...

'Mountaintop' in Mtn. View


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Michael Wayne Rice and Nathalie Autumn Bennett star in “The Mountaintop.”

Pear Theatre continues its 2015-2016 season with “The Mountaintop,” the two-person, Olivier Award-winning play from Katori Hall.

It is slated to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through January in Mountain View.

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LA Stage Company's 'Middletown' in town through Feb. 21

Los Altos Stage Company’s Bay Area premiere of Will Eno’s “Middletown” is set to run through Feb. 21 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

“Middletown” is a contemporary take on Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town.” The play digs into American life, bringing the human journeys of neighbor and stranger together in an “Everytown USA.”

Read more...

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley opens 'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin'


 

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off 2016 with the regional premiere of “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” a new work by performer/playwright/director Hershey Felder.

Performances are scheduled today through Feb. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

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LA Stage Company’s ‘Middletown’ in town through Feb. 21

Los Altos Stage Company’s Bay Area premiere of Will Eno’s “Middletown” is set to run through Feb. 21 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

“Middletown” is a contemporary take on Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town.” The play digs into American life, bringing the human journeys of neighbor and stranger together in an “Everytown USA.”

Read more...

End of 'Emma'


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Lianne Marie Dobbs stars as Emma in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s musical romance “Jane Austen’s Emma” at Lucie Stern Theatre. The production has five performances remaining.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s limited-return engagement of “Jane Austen’s Emma” is scheduled to close Saturday night at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

“Emma,” the musical adaptation of Austen’s book, originated at TheatreWorks in 2006 and became the most popular show in the company’s 46-year history.

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Hershey as Irving


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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” a new work by Felder. It runs through Feb. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off the new year with the regional premiere of “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” a new work by performer, playwright and director Hershey Felder.

Performances are scheduled through Feb. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

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'Retrospective' exhibit at MOAH closes in January

Time is running out to experience “25 Years at the Museum of American Heritage: A Retrospective.”

The exhibit is scheduled to close Jan. 17 at the museum, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

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LA Stage Company's 'Middletown' opens Friday at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company’s Bay Area premiere of Will Eno’s “Middletown” is scheduled to open this weekend and run through Feb. 21 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play in 2010, “Middletown” is a contemporary take on Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town.”

Read more...

'Emma' plays on in Palo Alto


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Timothy Gulan and Lianne Marie Dobbs, center, star as Mr. Knightley and Emma, respectively, in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s musical “Jane Austen’s Emma.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s limited-return engagement of “Jane Austen’s Emma” is scheduled to run through Jan. 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

“Emma,” the musical adaption of Austen’s book, originated at TheatreWorks in 2006 and became the most popular show in the company’s 46-year history.

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