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West Bay sets stage for 'Figaro'


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The West Bay Opera production of “Le Nozze di Figaro” features, from left, Isaiah Musik-Ayala (as Figaro), Stacey Stofferahn (Countess) and Maya Kherani (Susanna).

West Bay Opera opens its 61st season with “Le Nozze di Figaro,” scheduled Oct. 14-23 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

“Figaro,” with music by Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, is set in Seville in the late 18th century. The comic opera tells the story of Figaro and Susanna, two servants who manage to get married despite their master Count Almaviva’s efforts to exercise his feudal rights on Susanna.


PA Players' 'Mermaid' reaches tail end of run


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Special to the Town Crier Cheyenne Wells stars as Ariel in the Palo Alto Players production of “The Little Mermaid.” The musical is slated to close Sunday.

Palo Alto Players recently launched its 86th season with the fairy-tale musical “The Little Mermaid,” based on Disney’s animated film of the same title.

The production is scheduled to run through Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Fall means Follies at Bus Barn


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The cast of the 2016 Los Altos Follies will perform a musical parody titled “Bloviation, Obfuscation and Trepidation” this week at Bus Barn Theater.

The 23rd annual Los Altos Follies, “A Salute to Bloviation, Obfuscation and Trepidation,” is scheduled Thursday through Saturday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave. The event is a fundraiser for Los Altos Stage Company.

Written, produced and directed by local residents, the Follies is a musical revue of modern life and politics featuring original lyrics to well-known tunes.

Cal Pops moves to Flint for new season

California Pops Orchestra has announced its 28th season – scheduled to kick off Sunday – as well as a move to Cupertino’s Flint Center from Los Altos Hills’ Foothill College. The new season is slated to run through May 21.

“We’re very excited about the move to the Flint Center,” Conductor Kim Venaas said. “It’s a wonderful space – large, modern and the acoustics are marvelous.”

LA Stage Company snuffs out 'Assassins' Sunday


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The cast of the musical “Assassins” includes, from left, Chase Campbell, Ken Boswell and Andy Cooperfauss.

Los Altos Stage Company is scheduled to present “Assassins” through Sunday at Bus Barn Theater.

Launching the company’s 21st season, the controversial Broadway musical weaves the tale of some of the most infamous characters from American history. It investigates the personalities behind nine individuals who assasinated – or attempted to assassinate – a U.S. president.


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