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Los Altos native Cullinan brings the 'Noize' to area with two shows this week

Los Altos native Cory Cullinan – known professionally as children’s musician Doctor Noize – is scheduled to return to the Bay Area this week to perform two free shows in support of his new album, “Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony.”

Cullinan is slated to perform noon Thursday at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road.

It's 'Peach' season at PYT

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The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “James and the Giant Peach JR.” includes, from left, Julia Segal (of Menlo Park), Val Zvinyatskovsky (Palo Alto) and Lisa Korver (Mountain View).

Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to perform “James and the Giant Peach JR.” Thursday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The production is the musical version of the well-known novel by Roald Dahl.

TheatreWorks kicks off season with Bradbeer's 'Confederates'

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Maddie (Jessica Lynn Carroll, left), the daughter of a presidential candidate, is caught in the spotlight of journalists Stephanie (Tasha Lawrence) and Will (Richard Prioleau) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s world premiere of “Confederates.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley launches its 47th season with Suzanne Bradbeer’s high-stakes political drama “Confederates,” scheduled to open Saturday and run through Aug. 7 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

The play centers on a dad running for president, a daughter with her own agenda and reporters looking for a scoop to make their own careers. It explores the voracious nature of contemporary media during a national campaign.

Pear Theatre’s searing ‘August’ thrills from up close

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Diane Tasca, center, Michael Champlin and Roneet Aliza Rahamim in Pear Theatre's "August: Osage County."

A domestic drama, set around the kitchen table, that includes a credit for fight choreography? Get excited – particularly given that in Pear Theatre’s intimate new black-box space, plates shatter and fists swing inches from the audience.

Pear's 'August' concludes Sunday in MV

al to the Town Crier Betsy Kruse Craig, left, and Diane Tasca star in Pear’s “August: Osage County.”

The Pear Theatre’s “August: Osage County” is scheduled to close Sunday at Pear Theatre’s new space at 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.

Tracy Letts’ dark comedy is about an American family in which secrets and lies spill out over dysfunctional dinners and drug-laced arguments.

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