Stepping Out

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

The Palo Alto Players production of “The Addams Family” is scheduled to open this weekend and run through May 10 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The musical comedy is based on comic strip characters created by Charles Addams that later came to life in a TV series and two movies.


LA Stage Co.'s 'Woolf' howls for 2 more weeks at Bus Barn

The Los Altos Stage Company production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is scheduled to run through May 3 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.


TheatreWorks extinguishes 'Fire' Sunday

TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the musical “Fire on the Mountain” is slated to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Mountain” depicts the Appalachian culture and the spirit of the American work ethic, delving into the hardships of modern coal miners.


Sunnyvale Community Players unravel 'Mystery'

Sunnyvale Community Players closes its 45th season with “Mystery of Edwin Drood.”

The musical is set to run through Sunday at the Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 E. Remington Ave.


'Those Darn Squirrels' invading Mountain View

Courtesy of Lyn Flaim Healy/ Spotlight Moments Photography
Noelle Merino stars in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Those Darn Squirrels.”

The Peninsula Youth Theatre’s world premiere adaptation of “Those Darn Squirrels” is scheduled Friday and Saturday on the SecondStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The 40-minute play, part of PYT’s “Stories on Stage” series, features the troupe’s most experienced teen actors performing children’s fiction, fairy tales and poetry.


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