Stepping Out

'Lake Effect' continues at Lucie Stern

The TheatreWorks production of “The Lake Effect” – a new drama by Rajiv Joseph – is scheduled to run through March 29 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Winner of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play, the drama is about family secrets, sibling rivalry and a surprising reconciliation. Pungent memories of tandoors and tikka masala linger in a shuttered Indian restaurant, where the owner’s grown-up children ponder the legacy of their family business, their father’s mysterious bookie and their suddenly entangled lives.


Smuin's Untamed Dance Series comes to MV

San Francisco-based Smuin Ballet is scheduled to bring its Untamed Dance Series to Mountain View Thursday through Sunday.

The program features “Serenade for Strings” by choreographer Garrett Ammon, set to Tchaikovsky’s score. Dancers include Ben Needham-Wood and Terez Dean.


'Eyre' time at Bus Barn

courtesy of Kimberly Kauer/Special to the Town Crier
The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Jane Eyre” features Elise Cording as Jane, left, and Alexa Barton as Young Jane.

The Los Altos Youth Theatre production of “Jane Eyre” – in partnership with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival – is slated to run through March 22 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Based on Charlotte Bronte’s book, Willis Hall’s adaptation keeps the major plot points intact, moving through Jane’s childhood as an orphan, her struggles under cruel authority figures and her emergence as an empowered young woman who falls in love with a flawed older man.


Russian pianist Ghindin performs Saturday night at Foothill College

Roger Mastroianni/Special to the Town Crier
Pianist Alexander Ghindin, named an “Honored Artist of Russia,” is set to perform Saturday at Smithwick Theatre.

Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin is scheduled to perform Saturday in Los Altos Hills as part of the Steinway Society of the Bay Area’s 20th Anniversary Piano Series.

The concert is slated 7:30 p.m. in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road.


PYT's 'Les Misérables' closes Sunday at MV Center for Performing Arts

Peninsula Youth Theatre continues its 2014-2015 MainStage season with “Les Misérables,” scheduled to run through Sunday in Mountain View.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “Les Misérables” is the story of heartbreak, passion and the resilience of the human spirit.


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