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Stepping Out

'Oklahoma!' opens in downtown MV


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Oklahoma!” includes, from left, Matthew Powers (of Los Gatos), Freya Forstall (Los Altos) and Kaizen Betts-La Croix (Belmont).

The Peninsula Youth Theatre production of “Oklahoma!” is scheduled to run Saturday through Nov. 23 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical – featuring dancing and singing cowboys and farmers – is about farm girl Laurey and cowboy Curly, who are on the brink of falling in love. The score features familiar numbers such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin.’”

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California Pops launches season with 'Gatsby'-era hits

The California Pops Orchestra is slated to kick off its 2014-2015 season with a program of “Music of the Great Gatsby Era” 3 p.m. Sunday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

With conductor Kim Venaas at the helm and two special guests – pianist Frederick Hodges and singer Ann Gibson – the 65-piece orchestra will transport guests to the music of the 1920s and ’30s – from flappers to bootleggers, Art Deco and “The Great Gatsby.” Selections include the music of Cole Porter, “The Charleston,” “Toot Toot Tootsie,” “Doin’ the Uptown Lowdown,” “Blue Skies” and “Boogie Woogie.”

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Foothill's 'First-Person Shooter' runs through Nov. 23 in Lohman Theatre

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents the ripped-from-the-headlines drama “First-Person Shooter” through Nov. 23 in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The play centers on the proprietors of a successful Silicon Valley video game company who are under siege in the media and court of public opinion after the perpetrator of a racially charged school shooting identifies their game as inspiration for his rampage.

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Palo Alto Players pulls ‘Harvey’ out of its hat


Courtesy of Palo Alto Players
Evan Michael Schumacher stars as Elwood in “Harvey.”

The Palo Alto Players production of the comedy “Harvey” is slated to preview Friday, open Saturday and run through Nov. 23 at Lucie Stern Theatre.

Mary Chase’s play premiered on Broadway in 1944 and won the Pulitzer Prize a year later.

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'First-Person Shooter' opens Friday at Foothill


courtesy of Foothill College
Foothill College’s “First-Person Shooter” runs through Nov. 23 in the Lohman Theatre.

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents the ripped-from-the-headlines drama “First-Person Shooter” Friday through Nov. 23 in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Audiences will meet the proprietors of a successful Silicon Valley video game company who are under siege in the media and court of public opinion after the perpetrator of a racially charged school shooting identifies their game as inspiration for his rampage.

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