Tue07282015

Stepping Out

Engineer builds second career as actor


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Actors rehearse for Foothill Music Theatre’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” The cast includes, from left, Tomas Theriot, Todd Wright, Mike Meadors and Ray D’Ambrosio.

Ray D’Ambrosio first became involved with theater by building sets for his eldest daughter’s high school plays. That evolved into his first role – albeit offstage – as the voice of Smaug, the dragon in the Irvington High School production of “The Hobbit.”

“I volunteered to do that,” said D’Ambrosio, engineering director at Hansen Medical in Mountain View. “It was great fun.”

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LA Stage Co., LA Youth Theatre go on musical adventure together

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Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre have joined forces for the family musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” scheduled to run through Aug. 2 at Bus Barn Theater.

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PYT's 'Into the Woods' opens this weekend in Mtn. View


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Noelle Merino plays Little Red and Charlie Stewart is the Baker in “Into the Woods.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Into the Woods,” scheduled Saturday through Aug. 2 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The fairy tale follows the intertwining journeys of classic storybook characters as each seeks to fulfill a wish.

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Opening with a 'Bang'


courtesy of Gary Landis
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” opens Friday at Bus Barn Theater.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre have joined forces for the family musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” scheduled to open Friday and run through Aug. 2 at Bus Barn Theater.

The production, directed by Jillian Toby Cummings, includes youth and adult actors.

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PYT' 'Puss N' Boots' closes Sunday in MV

Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to perform “Puss N’ Boots” through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Puss N’ Boots,” written by Kate Hawley, is about a cat that helps his not-so-smart master receive the wealth and hand of an intelligent princess.

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