Tue07222014

Stepping Out

LA Youth Theatre, LA Stage Company join forces for 'Oz'


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of “The Wizard of Oz” includes, clockwise from top left, Dana Levy (as Tinman), Rebecca Krieger (Cowardly Lion), Sarah Traina (Scarecrow) and Osher Fein (Dorothy).

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company are partnering to present “The Wizard of Oz,” scheduled Friday through Aug. 3 at Bus Barn Theater.

The production is based on the 1900 book by L. Frank Baum and adapted by John Kane from the classic film with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.

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LA cellist performs Saturday

Los Altos resident and cellist Sarah Hong is scheduled to perform a benefit recital 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.

Hong will perform with her duo partner, Japanese pianist Makiko Ooka. Additionally, Seyoung Lee will play the violin, with Caroline Lee on the viola.

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'Great Pretender' enters 2nd week at Palo Altos Lucie Stern Theatre

TheatreWorks last week launched its 45th season with the world premiere of “The Great Pretender,” a bittersweet comedy about friendship, love and letting go by Broadway playwright David West Read.

The play is set to run through Aug. 3 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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TheatreWorks opens 'Pretender'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
Steve Brady stars as Mr. Felt in “The Great Pretender.”

TheatreWorks is set to launch its 45th season with the world premiere of “The Great Pretender” – a bittersweet comedy about friendship, love and letting go – by Broadway playwright David West Read.

The play is slated to preview today through Friday, open Saturday and close Aug. 3 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Pear's 'Pygmalion' closes Sunday in MV

Pear Avenue Theatre’s production of “Pygmalion” is slated to close Sunday in Mountain View. The theater is located at 1220 Pear Ave.

George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion” premiered in April 1914 in London. It is a critique of the rigid British class system of the day as well as a commentary on the inequality of economics and gender.

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