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Stepping Out

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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Close shave in Mountain View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
David Studwell and Tory Ross star in TheatreWorks’ “Sweeney Todd” in Mountain View.

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

Previews are slated 8 p.m. today through Friday; Saturday’s 8 p.m. show is opening night.

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West Bay Opera production of 'Il Trovatore' previews Thursday; opens Oct. 17 in PA

West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” (“The Troubadour”) is set to preview Thursday and open next week in Palo Alto.

The preview with piano is slated 8 p.m. at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St. Regular performances are set for 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 25, and 2 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road.

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'Gypsy' on its way out


Chris Berger/Special to the Town Crier
Alison Koch of Los Altos plays Dainty June in “Gypsy.”

This is the final weekend to catch the Sunnyvale Community Players production of “Gypsy” at the Sunnyvale Theatre. The musical is slated to close Sunday afternoon.

“Gypsy”– with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim – opens the company’s 45th season.

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