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Stepping Out

Cal Pops Orchestra performs Sunday at Foothill

The California Pops Orchestra’s 27th season, “Movie Masterpieces,” is scheduled to premiere 3 p.m. Sunday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

The performance is a tribute to several well-known scores in cinema history. The program includes John Williams’ “Flight to Neverland” from the movie “Hook” and Elmer Bernstein’s “Ghostbusters.”

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Playing 'House' TheatreWorks stages comedy in MV


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Jason Kuykendall and Marcia Pizzo star in TheatreWorks’ “The Country House.”

TheaterWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “The Country House” is scheduled to run through Sept. 20 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Robert Kelley directs “Country House,” a Chekhovian comedy/drama by Donald Margulies, the prize-winning author of “Dinner with Friends.”

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LA Stage Company carries 'Cell Phone' through Sept. 27

Los Altos Stage Company opens its 20th season with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” scheduled to run through Sept. 27 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, the dark comedy focuses on society’s obsession with technology, delving into its ability to simultaneously unite and isolate individuals.

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Palo Alto Philharmonic performs Saturday night at First Baptist Church

The Palo Alto Philharmonic is scheduled to perform 8 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.

The concert will feature Scarlatti’s Keyboard Sonatas, influenced by Spanish and Portuguese folk music. Additionally, the program includes pieces by Buoanamente from Sonate et Canzoni, Purcell’s Sonata for trumpet and strings and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso. The brass ensemble will perform Jean-Francois Taillard’s arrangement of Gabrielli’s Canzon Pian’e Forte.

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'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” includes, from left, Marjorie Hazeltine (as Hermia), Kristin Walter (Jean) and Adrienne Walters (Carlotta).

Los Altos Stage Company opens its 20th season with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” scheduled to run Thursday through Sept. 27 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, the dark comedy focuses on society’s obsession with technology, delving into its ability to simultaneously unite and isolate individuals. The plot unfolds when an incessantly ringing cellphone disrupts the peace in a quiet cafe, frustrating a stranger at a nearby table. What’s left is a dead man with loose ends.

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