Thu04242014

Stepping Out

Last go-round for 'Hound'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
The actors in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – from left, Darren Bridgett, Ron Campbell and Michael Gene Sullivan – take on dozens of roles.

TheatreWorks is slated to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles” through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Based on the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “Hound” spoofs Sherlock Holmes. The comedy – adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson – involves an ancient family curse, a spectral hound, a deranged killer and a pair of well-known sleuths.

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Los Altos Stage Company's 'Harold and Maude' continues

The Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Harold and Maude” is set to run through May 4 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The play is based on the 1971 film. Written by Colin Higgins, the dark romantic comedy is about a budding but unusual friendship. Harold is a morbid young man obsessed with death, while octogenarian Maude is a shining soul with a zest for life. She teaches Harold how to make the most of his time on earth.

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Bluegrass band performs Saturday night at Los Altos church

Sidesaddle & Co., a bluegrass band based in San Jose, is scheduled to perform 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos.

Sidesaddle & Co. has been performing acoustic music with fiddle, bass, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals since 1979.

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Western Ballet performs this weekend at Smithwick Theatre in Los Altos Hills


Courtesy of Alexi Zubiria
Western Ballet’s “La Fille Mal Gardée” features Alison Share and Maykel Solas. The production runs Friday and Saturday at Foothill College

Western Ballet is slated to perform “La Fille Mal Gardée” 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Western Ballet’s two-act comedy is also known by other names – “The Wayward Daughter,” “The Poorly Guarded Girl” and “The Girl Who Needed Watching.” It is a modern translation of the ballet inspired by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin’s 1789 painting, “La Reprimande.”

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More 'Maude' at Bus Barn

The Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Harold and Maude” opened last weekend and is set to run through May 4 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The love story is based on the 1971 cult film of the same name. Written by Colin Higgins, the dark romantic comedy chronicles a budding but unusual friendship. Harold is a morbid young man obsessed with death and dying, while octogenarian Maude is a bright and shining soul filled with a zest for life. Maude teaches Harold how to make the most of his time on earth.

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