Tue08042015

Stepping Out

PYT's comedic musical opens this weekend in Mtn. View


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The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Once Upon a Mattress” includes, from left, Sophia Graziani (of Los Altos) as Winnifred, Chris Gough (Sunnyvale) as the Prince and Reilly Arena (Palo Alto) as the Queen.

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Once Upon a Mattress” – the musical retelling of the classic “Princess and the Pea” fairy tale – is slated to open Saturday and run through May 17 in downtown Mountain View.

With cursed King Sextimus unable to speak, his loudmouthed wife, Queen Aggravian, takes control of the kingdom. In an attempt to keep Prince Dauntless single, she decrees that only the potential princess who is able to pass the queen’s test may marry her son.

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'Addams Family' comes to eerie end Sunday


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The cast of “The Addams Family” includes, from left, Joey McDaniel (as Uncle Fester), Betsy Kruse Craig (Morticia Addams) and Doug Santana (Gomez Addams).

The Palo Alto Players production of “The Addams Family” is slated to close Sunday at the Luce Stern Theatre.

The musical comedy is based on the comic strip characters created by Charles Addams, which came to life in a 1960s TV series and again in the 1990s in two feature films.

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Pear Avenue Theatre's 'Feather' flies for three more weeks in MV

Pear Avenue Theatre’s world premiere of “Birds of a Feather” opened last week and is scheduled to run through May 24 in Mountain View.

The play is the third chapter in local playwright Paul Braverman’s trilogy featuring gin-soaked private eye Frankie Payne.

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'Birds' landing in Mtn. View


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The Pear Avenue Theatre production of Paul Braverman’s “Birds of a Feather” stars Troy Johnson as mafia boss Sean Kineen, left, and Diane Tasca as private eye Frankie Payne.

Pear Avenue Theatre’s world premiere of “Birds of a Feather” is scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through May 24 in Mountain View.

The play is the third chapter in local playwright Paul Braverman’s trilogy featuring gin-soaked private eye Frankie Payne.

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'Woolf' winds down at Bus Barn; LA Stage Co. play closes Sunday

The Los Altos Stage Company production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” closes Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning play is a dark comedy about a couple embroiled in a marital war of words.

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