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Stepping Out

'Company' closing in Los Altos


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
“Company” stars Jennifer Mitchell as Kathy and Adam Cotugno as Bobby.

The Los Altos Stage Company is slated to present Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical “Company” through Saturday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Music and Lyrics, “Company” is the story of Bobby, a 30-something bachelor, and his inability to commit to a long-term relationship – even with himself.

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Hidden Villa launches film series with 'Soul of Justice' Sunday

Hidden Villa is slated to host a summertime film series featuring movies that spotlight local and international change-makers.

The monthly Duveneck Forum Film Series is scheduled to begin with a screening of “Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey” 5 p.m. Sunday at Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

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TheatreWorks launches musical 'Marry Me a Little' in Mtn. View

The TheatreWorks production of “Marry Me a Little” is scheduled to run through June 29 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, the modern musical – which features a collection of rare Stephen Sondheim songs – weaves an intimate tale of love and possibility. In their walk-up apartments, just a floor apart, two lonely 20-somethings pass the night by expressing their poignant dreams and romantic fantasies.

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Pear's 'Pygmalion' continues in Mountain View


The Pear Avenue Theatre is slated to present “Pygmalion” through July 13 in Mountain View. The theater is located at 1220 Pear Ave.

“Pygmalion” closes Pear’s 13th season.

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'Farnsworth Invention' opens at Lucie Stern

Palo Alto Players is scheduled to present ”The Farns- worth Invention” Saturday through June 29 – with a paid preview performance slated Friday – at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Written by Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network”) and directed by Dave Sikula, the fast-talking, witty drama tells the story of two men locked in an epic competition to lay claim to the most influential invention of the last century: television.

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TheatreWorks' 'Marry Me a Little' ends run Sunday

The TheatreWorks production of “Marry Me a Little” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman René, the modern musical – which features a collection of rare Stephen Sondheim songs – weaves an intimate tale of love and possibility.

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End of 'Assembly' line at Foothill


Tom Gough/Special to the Town Crier
Foothill’s “The Assembly-Women” features, from left, Nikita Sethi, Nicolae Muntean, Suzie Poulson and Kimberly Johnson.

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department’s production of “The Assembly-Women” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lohman Theatre on the Los Altos Hills campus.

The satirical play comes from Aristophanes, the comic playwright of ancient Athens.

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Pear produces 'Pygmalion'


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“Pygmalion” stars Ray R. Renati as Professor Hig- gins and Katie Rose Krueger as Eliza Doolittle.

The Pear Avenue Theatre is slated to present “Pygmalion” Thursday through July 13 in Mountain View. The theater is located at 1220 Pear Ave.

“Pygmalion” closes Pear’s 13th season.

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'Company' continues at Bus Barn

The Los Altos Stage Company is slated to present Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical “Company” through June 28 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of six Tony Awards, “Company” is the story of Bobby, a 30-something bachelor, and his inability to commit to a long-term relationship – even with himself. Witnessing the trials and tribulations of his friends – five married, once-married or soon-to-be-married couples – Bobby struggles to understand couplehood.

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'Marry Me' continues in Mtn. View

The TheatreWorks production of “Marry Me a Little” is scheduled to run through June 29 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, the modern musical – which features a collection of rare Stephen Sondheim songs – weaves an intimate tale of love and possibility. In their walk-up apartments just a floor apart, two lonely 20-somethings each pass the night by expressing their poignant dreams and romantic fantasies.

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'Company' starts up at Bus Barn Theater


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Company” includes Jennifer Mitchell as Kathy and Adam Cotugno as Bobby.

The Los Altos Stage Company is slated to present Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical “Company” Thursday through June 28 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Company” is the story of Bobby, a 30-something bachelor, and his inability to commit to a long-term relationship – even with himself.

Read more...

'Company' runs through June 28 at Bus Barn

The Los Altos Stage Company is slated to present Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical “Company” through June 28 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, “Company” is the story of Bobby, a 30-something bachelor, and his inability to commit to a long-term relationship – even with himself. Witnessing the trials and tribulations of his friends – five married, once-married or soon-to-be-married couples – Bobby struggles to understand the reason for couplehood. Eventually, he comes to believe that while relationships are far from perfect, they are a necessary part of life.

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West Bay's 'Flute' finishes Sunday

West Bay Opera’s production of the Mozart classic “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) is slated to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The Town Crier is a media sponsor of the production.

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PA Players opens 'Farnsworth Invention' at Lucie Stern Theatre

Palo Alto Players is set to present ”The Farnsworth Invention” through June 29 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Written by Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing”) and directed by Dave Sikula, the fast-talking, witty drama tells the story of two men locked in an epic competition to lay claim to the most influential invention of the last century: television. “Invention” is a tale of scientific discovery, double-dealings and corporate espionage.

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'Assembly-Women' enters 2nd week at Foothill College


Tom Gough/Special to the Town Crier
Aristophanes’ ancient satire “The Assembly-Women” features Nicolae Muntean, left, and Suzie Poulson.

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department’s production of “The Assembly-Women,” which opened last week, is set to run through June 8 at the Lohman Theatre on the Los Altos Hills campus.

The satirical play comes from Aristophanes, the comic playwright of ancient Athens who wrote “Lysistrata.”

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A successful 'Company' at Bus Barn Theater


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Company” includes Jennifer Mitchell as Kathy and Adam Cotugno as Bobby.

Los Altos Stage Company’s actors, musicians and staff acquit themselves admirably in the production of “Company,” the Tony Award-winning musical featuring lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim.

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