Stepping Out

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View

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Christopher Tocco stars in TheatreWorks’ “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” which opened last week.

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Hands,” a semiautobiographical play co-written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt, features two grand pianos, two main actors and a gallery of pushy parents and eccentric teachers. The play centers on piano students Ted and Richard, who reach the edge of genius only to fall an octave short of stardom. The comic coming-of-age journey boasts music from Bach and Beethoven to Scott Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis.


PA Players' 'Eurydice' enters 2nd week

The Palo Alto Players production of “Eurydice” is slated to run through Feb. 1 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Written by Sarah Ruhl, “Eurydice” is a modern reinterpretation of a Greek myth about life, loss and difficult choices.


PYT's production of 'Mosquitoes' lands in downtown Mtn. View

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The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears” includes Lauren Ford of Sunnyvale, left, and Michael DeLaurier of Los Altos.

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears” – the latest production in its Stories on Stage series – Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

A retelling of a West African folk tale about how the insect got its buzz, “Mosquitoes” is adapted from the Caldecott Medal-winning book by Verna Aardema.


Tuttles perform Saturday in MV with singer Lee

Courtesy of Lisa Krieger
The Tuttles – siblings Sullivan, left, Molly, second from left, and Michael, right, will perform Saturday night with A.J. Lee, center. Jack Tuttle, second from right, taught his children how to play musical instruments. The family is from Palo Alto.

Bluegrass band The Tuttles is slated to perform with A.J. Lee and guest musician John Mailander 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Mountain View.

The Tuttles comprise siblings Molly (age 21), Sullivan (18) and Michael (16) of Palo Alto. The Northern California Bluegrass Society has twice named the group “Best Bluegrass Band.” Father Jack Tuttle – a longtime guitar teacher at Gryphon Stringed Instruments – taught his children how to play musical instruments.


MOAH LEGO Holiday Extravaganza closes Sunday

The 2014-15 LEGO Holiday Extravaganza is slated to close Sunday at the Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

The annual display features LEGO creations such as train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities and sculptures.


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