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'Freedom' reigns this weekend in Mountain View

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Sarah Mulzet stars as Charley in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Riding Freedom.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre is slated to present “Riding Freedom” – the latest production in its Stories on Stage series – this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

Loryn Hatten directs PYT’s world premiere of “Freedom,” adapted from the book by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

It's 'Snow' time

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The cast of Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “Snow White and the Prince” includes Kendall Adams as the Evil Queen and Avery Fox as Snow White.

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “Snow White and the Prince” is set to run Saturday through Oct. 30 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman – authors of “Sleepy Hollow” – co-wrote the new musical version of the classic “Snow White” story. In addition to the familiar characters, the musical features a singing and dancing mirror and doo-wop singing dwarfs.

Western Ballet's 'Pas de Deux' set for Saturday in Mtn. View

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Western Ballet’s performance Saturday afternoon raises funds to build a new facility for the Mountain View nonprofit.

Western Ballet is scheduled to host a fundraiser featuring Vicente Nebrada’s “The Art of the Pas de Deux” 4 p.m. Saturday at its studio theater, 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

Proceeds will go toward a fund to build a new facility for the nonprofit group, which has served Silicon Valley for more than 40 years.

African film fest returns to CSMA next weekend

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View is scheduled to host the seventh annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival Oct. 14-16.

The event will showcase more than 50 African films produced by emerging and seasoned filmmakers from nearly 30 African countries, including Madagascar, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania and Nigeria. The movies are a mix of feature films, shorts and documentaries.

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.

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