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Production of 'Mulan' starring LA resident closes Sunday in Sunnyvale

Los Altos resident Emily Goto stars in the Sunnyvale Community Players’ children’s production of “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” The double-casted musical is slated to close Sunday at the Sunnyvale Theatre.

Goto plays Mulan, who is not an ordinary Disney princess. The play follows Mulan’s heroic journey of self-discovery as she becomes a warrior to protect her father and save the emperor of ancient China.

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'Uncle' visits Pear Theatre


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Jeffrey Bracco, from left, Monique Hafen and Stephen Muter-spaugh star in “Uncle Vanya” at Pear Theatre.

Pear Theatre continues its 2015-2016 season with Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” in a world-premiere translation by Bay Area writer, actor and director Dave Sikula. The show is slated to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through March 13.

Frustrated love, misguided impulses and hope abound in this comedic drama about the human experience, directed by Jeffrey Lo.

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'Love' is in the air at Foothill


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Jessica Whittemore portrays Amalia in Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “She Loves Me ” in Los Altos Hills.

The Foothill Music Theatre production of “She Loves Me” is scheduled to run through March 6 in Los Altos Hills.

It is based on the 1963 musical adaptation of Miklos Laszlo’s play “Parfumerie,” which later inspired the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie “You’ve Got Mail.” The production features a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof”) and book by Joe Masteroff (“Cabaret”). Masteroff earned a Tony nomination for his work.

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Los Altos resident plays 'Mulan'

Los Altos resident Emily Goto stars in the Sunnyvale Community Players’ children’s production of “Disney’s Mulan Jr.” The double-casted musical opened last week and is slated to run through March 6 at the Sunnyvale Theatre.

Goto plays Mulan, who is not an ordinary Disney princess. The play follows Mulan’s heroic journey of self-discovery as she becomes a warrior to protect her father and save the emperor of ancient China.

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'Love' lands at Foothill


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Michael Doppe and Jessica Whittemore star in Foothill Music Theatre’s “She Loves Me,” opening this week.

The Foothill Music Theatre production of “She Loves Me” is slated to run Thursday through March 6 in Los Altos Hills.

The play is based on the 1963 musical adaptation of Miklos Laszlo’s “Parfumerie,” which later inspired the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie “You’ve Got Mail.” The production features a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof”) and book by Joe Masteroff (“Cabaret”). Masteroff earned a Tony nomination for his work.

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