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Stepping Out

Foothill's 'Horrors' an entertaining romp


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Seymour (Adam Cotugno) feeds Audrey II in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors” – scheduled to close Sunday in Los Altos Hills – is a fun, if perverse, musical filled with early-1960s-era doo-wop. It’s carried out with nary a hitch by a stellar cast and crew.

The Feb. 21 performance was well done, with just a few quibbles. At times, the fine backing band’s instrumentation overwhelmed the vocals. And I could have done without the bloodstained body parts being fed to the carnivorous plant, which tested the audience’s appreciation for dark humor. Still, that didn’t stop me from having a great time at Foothill College’s Lohman Theatre.

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LAYT launches 'Nickelby' Friday night

The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Nicholas Nickleby” is scheduled Friday through March 23 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

It is the tale of an adventurous and courageous young man in Victorian England who triumphs over trials and tribulations with cleverness and determination.

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'Music' stops Sunday at Mtn. View Center for Performing Arts

This is the last weekend to catch Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music.” The family-friendly musical is slated to run through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Music” tells the story of Maria Rainer, a free-spirited nun hired by Captain Georg Von Trapp to care for his seven children.

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'Horrors' in the Hills


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Seymour (Adam Cotugno, left) presents Audrey (Adrienne Walters) with a curious plant in Foothill Musical Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” The production closes March 9 in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

Foothill Music Theatre presents the musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” through March 9 in the Loh- man Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Featuring music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, “Horrors” is about a down-and-out floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving.

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TheatreWorks reveals new season, features world premiere


TheatreWorks this month announced the lineup for its 45th season, scheduled to begin in July and run through June 2015.

Performances are set to take place at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., and the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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