Tue07292014

Stepping Out

PYT stages 'Shrek'


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Dana Cullinane plays Fiona in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Shrek The Musical” Saturday through Aug. 3 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The musical tells the story of Shrek, an ogre on a quest for a little solitude.

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Foothill opens 'South Pacific' this week in Los Altos Hills


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Emile de Becque (Daniel Cameron) and Nellie Forbush (Madison Genovese) watch the sunset in “South Pacific.”

Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “South Pacific” is scheduled to run Thursday through Aug. 10 in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is based on James A. Michener’s 1927 Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Tales of the South Pacific.” “South Pacific,” which opened on Broadway in 1949, is the only musical to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories.

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Children's Theatre in the Park concludes Friday

The city of Mountain View and Peninsula Youth Theatre cap their Children’s Theatre in the Park series with a free performance of “The Dancing Spider” 6:30 p.m. Friday at the outdoor ParkStage, adjacent to Pioneer Park, 1146 Church St.

The production runs approximately 45 minutes. Families are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and blankets.

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


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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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