Stepping Out

'Emma' plays on in Palo Alto

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Timothy Gulan and Lianne Marie Dobbs, center, star as Mr. Knightley and Emma, respectively, in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s musical “Jane Austen’s Emma.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s limited-return engagement of “Jane Austen’s Emma” is scheduled to run through Jan. 2 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

“Emma,” the musical adaption of Austen’s book, originated at TheatreWorks in 2006 and became the most popular show in the company’s 46-year history.


Museum of American Heritage's 'Retrospective; display closes Jan. 17

Time is running out to experience “25 Years at the Museum of American Heritage: A Retrospective.” The exhibition is scheduled to close Jan. 17 at the museum, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

The museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Admission is free.


Musical 'Emma' is right on key

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Harriet Smith (Leigh Ann Larkin), left, confides in Emma (Lianne Marie Dobbs) in TheatreWorks’ “Jane Austen’s Emma.”

On what marks the 200th publication anniversary of Jane Austen’s novel “Emma,” there may not be a better way to celebrate than by attending TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s musical adaptation, running through Jan. 2 in Palo Alto.

Robert Kelley directs a riveting cast in “Jane Austen’s Emma,” which brings holiday cheer and provides an entertaining social commentary on 19th-century England. The musical was such a hit in 2007 that the company revived it this year.


LA Stage Company's 'Man of La Mancha' enters final week at Bus Barn

The Los Altos Stage Company production of “Man of La Mancha” is slated to close Saturday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The musical is based on Dale Wasserman’s teleplay, which was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century novel “Don Quixote.”


'Goblins' take over Mtn. View

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Braden Koch of Los Altos, front, and Genevieve Frome star in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre this weekend presents “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins,” the latest production in its Stories on Stage series.

Performances are set for Friday and Saturday on the Second Stage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.


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