Wed12172014

Stepping Out

Palo Alto Players pulls ‘Harvey’ out of its hat


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Evan Michael Schumacher stars as Elwood in “Harvey.”

The Palo Alto Players production of the comedy “Harvey” is slated to preview Friday, open Saturday and run through Nov. 23 at Lucie Stern Theatre.

Mary Chase’s play premiered on Broadway in 1944 and won the Pulitzer Prize a year later.

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'First-Person Shooter' opens Friday at Foothill


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Foothill College’s “First-Person Shooter” runs through Nov. 23 in the Lohman Theatre.

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents the ripped-from-the-headlines drama “First-Person Shooter” Friday through Nov. 23 in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Audiences will meet the proprietors of a successful Silicon Valley video game company who are under siege in the media and court of public opinion after the perpetrator of a racially charged school shooting identifies their game as inspiration for his rampage.

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Pop Ups to surface in Palo Alto Sunday for afternoon performance

The Brooklyn-based kids band The Pop Ups are slated to perform an interactive musical experience 4 p.m. Sunday at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

The show, titled “Appetite for Construction,” takes young audiences through do-it-yourself craft projects they can make at home and features high-energy dance numbers, puppets and indie-pop beats.

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ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m. Sunday at Flint Center in Cupertino.

The concert will feature Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan,” Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E Minor, Mvt. IV,” with soloist Cassandra Chum.

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LAYT’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ closes Sunday

This is the last weekend to catch Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical version of the Washington Irving story.

Remaining performances are scheduled 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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