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'Something New in Sight & Sound' comes to CSMA in Mountain View

A new concept in classical performance is on the menu with “Something New in Sight and Sound,” a concert slated 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center in Mountain View.

Bay Area musicians Justin Schrum, piano, and Hazel Keelan, violin, are scheduled to bring live music, digital art and new technology together to experiment in the experience of performer and audience alike. Members of the audience are invited to be creative entrepreneurs as real-time, active participants in the concert using Sensemo, the world’s first instant emotion feedback cloud. Schrum and Keelan have been exploring the relationship among music, digital art and color in preparing for the recital, and some of their performance will be accompanied by art created in the community in workshops held in recent months.


PA Players' 'Vanya and Sonia' closes June 26 at Lucie Stern

Palo Alto Players is scheduled to perform Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” through June 26 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road.

The play combines themes from Chekhov’s works with a modern, comedy-filled atmosphere.

TheatreWorks' 'The Velocity of Autumn' continues in downtown Mountain View

TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of “The Velocity of Autumn” is scheduled to run through June 26 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Written by Eric Coble, the play centers on Alexandra (Susan Greenhill), an octogenarian artist who barricades herself in her Brooklyn brownstone, booby-trapped with enough homemade bombs to take out the neighborhood. In a wry, spirited quest to “not go gentle” into a retirement home, she battles both the fears of her family and the ravages of time, negotiating the terms of her future with long-estranged son Chris (Mark Anderson Phillips), who is battling his own problems.

Foothill has 'Appointment with Death'


Courtesy of Lori Thomas
The cast of Foothill College’s “Appointment with Death” includes Sean Okuniewicz and Kathryn Han, encountering the character Mrs. Boynton in this scene. The play by Agatha Christie is scheduled to run through Sunday in Los Altos Hills.

In celebration of what would have been author Agatha Christie’s 125th birthday, the Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents the queen of crime’s “Appointment with Death.” The play opened last week and is slated to run through Sunday.

Performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

LA Stage Company wings it


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The “Bat Boy” cast includes, from left, Tarif Pappu, Jen Wheatonfox and David Scott.

The 20th anniversary season of Los Altos Stage Company concludes with the Off-Broadway hit “Bat Boy: The Musical,” scheduled to run through June 25 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

“Bat Boy” – with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe – won the 2001 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

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