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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


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Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The play, based on the 1900 book by L. Frank Baum, is adapted by John Kane from the classic film with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.

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TheatreWorks' 'Great Pretender' enters final weekend in Palo Alto

TheatreWorks’ world premiere of “The Great Pretender” comes to a close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Broadway playwright David West Read is behind the bittersweet comedy about friendship, love and letting go.

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PYT's 'Shrek' ends run Sunday in Mtn. View

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Shrek The Musical” through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The musical tells the story of Shrek, an ogre on a quest for some solitude. When a bunch of zany fairy-tale critters invade his peace and quiet, Shrek must rescue a princess while contending with a motor-mouthed donkey, a fire-breathing dragon and a host of other memorable characters.

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PYT stages 'Shrek'


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Dana Cullinane plays Fiona in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Shrek The Musical” Saturday through Aug. 3 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The musical tells the story of Shrek, an ogre on a quest for a little solitude.

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Foothill opens 'South Pacific' this week in Los Altos Hills


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Emile de Becque (Daniel Cameron) and Nellie Forbush (Madison Genovese) watch the sunset in “South Pacific.”

Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “South Pacific” is scheduled to run Thursday through Aug. 10 in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II is based on James A. Michener’s 1927 Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Tales of the South Pacific.” “South Pacific,” which opened on Broadway in 1949, is the only musical to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories.

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