Stepping Out

LA Stage Company opens 'Fairway'

The Los Altos Stage Company production of Ken Ludwig’s new comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” is slated to run Thursday through Dec. 14 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

A tribute to the English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, “Fox” is a romp that pulls the rug out from under the stuffy denizens of two competing golf country clubs. The fast-paced comedy is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic shenanigans.


'Shooter' closes this Sunday in Los Altos Hills

Courtesy of Foothill College
“First-Person Shooter” is staged in the Lohman Theatre.

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents the ripped-from-the-headlines drama “First-Person Shooter” through Sunday in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Audiences will meet the proprietors of a successful Silicon Valley video-game company who are under siege in the media and court of public opinion after the perpetrator of a racially charged school shooting identifies their game as inspiration for his rampage.


Peninsula Symphony performs at Stanford twice this weekend

The Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony joins forces with the Stanford Symphonic Choir for a pair of holiday concerts this weekend.

Performances are slated 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall on the Stanford University campus.


'Oklahoma!' opens in downtown MV

Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Oklahoma!” includes, from left, Matthew Powers (of Los Gatos), Freya Forstall (Los Altos) and Kaizen Betts-La Croix (Belmont).

The Peninsula Youth Theatre production of “Oklahoma!” is scheduled to run Saturday through Nov. 23 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical – featuring dancing and singing cowboys and farmers – is about farm girl Laurey and cowboy Curly, who are on the brink of falling in love. The score features familiar numbers such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin.’”


California Pops launches season with 'Gatsby'-era hits

The California Pops Orchestra is slated to kick off its 2014-2015 season with a program of “Music of the Great Gatsby Era” 3 p.m. Sunday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

With conductor Kim Venaas at the helm and two special guests – pianist Frederick Hodges and singer Ann Gibson – the 65-piece orchestra will transport guests to the music of the 1920s and ’30s – from flappers to bootleggers, Art Deco and “The Great Gatsby.” Selections include the music of Cole Porter, “The Charleston,” “Toot Toot Tootsie,” “Doin’ the Uptown Lowdown,” “Blue Skies” and “Boogie Woogie.”


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