Wed05272015

Stepping Out

'Jane' to remain at LA's Bus Barn through Sunday


Kimberly Kauer/Special to the Town Crier
The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Jane Eyre” closes Sunday at Bus Barn.

The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Jane Eyre” – in partnership with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival – is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Based on Charlotte Bronte’s book, Willis Hall’s adaptation keeps the major plot points intact, moving through Jane’s childhood as an orphan, her struggles under cruel authority figures and her emergence as an empowered young woman who falls in love with a flawed older man.

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Master Sinfonia performs Sunday afternoon at Los Altos United Methodist Church

Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra is set to perform 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave. The program includes music by Mozart (“Overture to Don Giovanni” and a collection of arias) and Mahler (Symphony No. 4 in G major), featuring soloist Amina Edris.

For tickets ($15-$25) and more information, visit mastersinfonia.org.

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'Lake Effect' continues at Lucie Stern

The TheatreWorks production of “The Lake Effect” – a new drama by Rajiv Joseph – is scheduled to run through March 29 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Winner of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, the drama is about family secrets, sibling rivalry and a surprising reconciliation. Pungent memories of tandoors and tikka masala linger in a shuttered Indian restaurant, where the owner’s grown-up children ponder the legacy of their family business, their father’s mysterious bookie and their suddenly entangled lives.

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Smuin's Untamed Dance Series comes to MV

San Francisco-based Smuin Ballet is scheduled to bring its Untamed Dance Series to Mountain View Thursday through Sunday.

The program features “Serenade for Strings” by choreographer Garrett Ammon, set to Tchaikovsky’s score. Dancers include Ben Needham-Wood and Terez Dean.

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'Eyre' time at Bus Barn


courtesy of Kimberly Kauer/Special to the Town Crier
The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Jane Eyre” features Elise Cording as Jane, left, and Alexa Barton as Young Jane.

The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Jane Eyre” – in partnership with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival – is slated to run through March 22 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Based on Charlotte Bronte’s book, Willis Hall’s adaptation keeps the major plot points intact, moving through Jane’s childhood as an orphan, her struggles under cruel authority figures and her emergence as an empowered young woman who falls in love with a flawed older man.

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