Sat10252014

Stepping Out

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy of LAYT

Los Altos Youth Theatre presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a new musical version of the classic Washington Irving story, through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Set on Halloween night, three trick-or-treating children cross a bridge and find themselves transported to Sleepy Hollow in 1790. The residents tell them tales of a headless horseman sometimes seen in the Hollow. Will they meet this scary creature?

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'Sweeney Todd' continues in MV


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
David Studwell and Tory Ross star in the TheatreWorks production of Sweeney Todd.”

TheatreWorks’ production of the Broadway musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is slated to run through Nov. 2 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The eight-time Tony Award-winning play – featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler – tells the dark tale of a 19th-century barber’s bloody vengeance. With help from Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of “the worst pies in London,” the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London.

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'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto


Courtesy of José Luis Moscovich
West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” is slated to open Friday night in Palo Alto and run through Oct. 26.

West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” (“The Troubadour”) is scheduled to open this weekend in Palo Alto.

Performances are slated 8 p.m. Friday and Oct. 25 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 26 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road.

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A scare from the barber chair


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
David Studwell plays the title role in the TheatreWorks production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

TheatreWorks’ production of the Broadway musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” opened last week and is scheduled to run through Nov. 2 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The eight-time Tony Award-winning play – featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler – tells the dark tale of a 19th-century barber’s bloody vengeance. With help from Mrs. Lovett, the devious purveyor of “the worst pies in London,” the cruelly wronged Mr. Todd exacts grisly revenge on the residents of London.

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Albany Consort performs Saturday at LA's Immanuel Lutheran Church

The Albany Consort celebrates the start of its 40th year with a concert scheduled 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos.

The performance is a micro-orchestra program for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon, cello and harpsichord that features “Winter” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

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