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PA Players opens 'Vanya' this weekend

Palo Alto Players is slated to perform Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Friday 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, featuring main characters Vanya and his stepsister Sonia, who live together in the countryside and receive a surprise visit from Masha, their movie star sister. Masha brings her younger “boy toy” Spike, and the household falls into chaos as insecurity, love and sibling rivalry take over.

'Bat' in the Barn

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

TheatreWorks stages explosive play in MV

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TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of Eric Coble’s “The Velocity of Autumn” stars Susan Greenhill and Mark Anderson Phillips.

TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of “The Velocity of Autumn” is scheduled to open this week and 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.

Foothill Symphonic Winds performs 'Music Sampler' Sunday in Palo Alto

The Foothill Symphonic Winds’ spring concert, “A Music Sampler,” is scheduled 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Part of its 35th anniversary season, the program features a range of works from the concert band repertoire. Selections include the familiar tunes of “My Fair Lady,” folk songs in Howard Cable’s “Banks of Newfoundland,” Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” Harry Alford’s “Purple Carnival” and Roger Nixon’s “Fiesta del Pacifico.”

LA Stage Company's 'Arts Razzle-Dazzle' showcases local talent

Courtesy of Eileen Eng
Mountain View High junior Julia Rogers, 2015 South Bay Teen Idol winner, is slated to perform at Tuesday’s “Arts Razzle-Dazzle” at Bus Barn Theater.

Los Altos Stage Company shines a spotlight on the performing arts in the community with its “Arts Razzle-Dazzle,” scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The show will feature musical performances by Blach Intermediate School’s boys and girls choirs, fifth-graders from Bullis Charter School, Mountain View High School graduate and USC music student Clint Blakely, Mountain View High junior and 2015 South Bay Teen Idol winner Julia Rogers, the cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s upcoming “Bat Boy: The Musical” and the 2015 Los Altos “Follies” cast.

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