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PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'


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The Baker’s Wife, left, and Cinderella’s erstwhile Prince stand out in the Palo Alto Players production of “Into the Woods.”

Little Red Riding Hood sets forth at the outset of “Into the Woods” dusted with cookie crumbs and naive confidence.

“The way is clear / The light is good / I have no fear / Nor no one should,” she sings.


Arts Briefs

Pacific Ballet hosts ‘Spring Showcase’ this weekend in MV

Pacific Ballet Academy has scheduled four performances of its “Spring Showcase” this weekend on the MainStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The annual event will feature student dancers (advanced through pre-ballet levels) and members of the Pacific Ballet Studio Company.

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy ends run this weekend


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Bryan Moriarty, left, stars as Yossarian and John Stephen King plays the Psychiatrist in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Catch-22.”

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch-22” is slated to run through Sunday at Bus Barn Theater.

Written by Joseph Heller in 1961, the comedic “Catch-22” ranks among the most celebrated works of American literature.

PA Players goes 'Into the Woods' for two more weeks at Lucie Stern


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
Taylor Sanders plays Little Red Riding Hood in Palo Alto Players’ “Into the Woods.”

The Palo Alto Players production of “Into the Woods,” which opened last week, is set to run through May 8 at the Lucie Stern Theatre.

The musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine brings favorite fairy tales together in a Brothers Grimm mash-up that looks past the “happily ever after,” revealing the complications of life in an avalanche of bad deeds, disappointment, adultery and death.

Nosy 'Cyrano' blows out of town after Sundays show in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of the romantic comedy “Cyrano” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Written by Michael Hollinger (“Opus”) and Aaron Posner (“My Name is Asher Lev,” “The Chosen”), it is a new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s classic “Cyrano de Bergerac.”

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