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TheatreWorks stages explosive play in MV

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TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of Eric Coble’s “The Velocity of Autumn” stars Susan Greenhill and Mark Anderson Phillips.

TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of “The Velocity of Autumn” is scheduled to open this week and run through June 26 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Written by Eric Coble, the play centers on Alexandra (Susan Greenhill), an octogenarian artist who barricades herself in her Brooklyn brownstone, booby-trapped with enough homemade bombs to take out the neighborhood.

Foothill Symphonic Winds performs 'Music Sampler' Sunday in Palo Alto

The Foothill Symphonic Winds’ spring concert, “A Music Sampler,” is scheduled 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Part of its 35th anniversary season, the program features a range of works from the concert band repertoire. Selections include the familiar tunes of “My Fair Lady,” folk songs in Howard Cable’s “Banks of Newfoundland,” Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Harry Alford’s “Purple Carnival” and Roger Nixon’s “Fiesta del Pacifico.”

LA Stage Company's 'Arts Razzle-Dazzle' showcases local talent

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Mountain View High junior Julia Rogers, 2015 South Bay Teen Idol winner, is slated to perform at Tuesday’s “Arts Razzle-Dazzle” at Bus Barn Theater.

Los Altos Stage Company shines a spotlight on the performing arts in the community with its “Arts Razzle-Dazzle,” scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The show will feature musical performances by Blach Intermediate School’s boys and girls choirs, fifth-graders from Bullis Charter School, Mountain View High School graduate and USC music student Clint Blakely, Mountain View High junior and 2015 South Bay Teen Idol winner Julia Rogers, the cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s upcoming “Bat Boy: The Musical” and the 2015 Los Altos “Follies” cast.

Musical is up to 'Bat' at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company concludes its 20th season with the Off-Broadway hit “Bat Boy: The Musical,” scheduled Thursday through June 25 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

“Bat Boy” – with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe – won the 2001 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. Inspired by tabloid headlines, it is a comedy/horror show about a half-boy/half-bat creature discovered in a cave. With a beat-driven rock score that pays homage to the rock musicals of the late ’60s and early ’70s, the play provides a theatrical metaphor for the dangers of prejudice, intolerance and provincialism.

'Pear Slices' cuts off Sunday in MV

Pear Theatre’s “Pear Slices 2016,” its annual celebration of one-act plays by local playwrights, is slated to close Sunday in Mountain View.

“Pear Slices” is presented as two alternating evenings of seven plays each. Audiences can see one set (Slate A or Slate B) or all 14.

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