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Spring brings a flurry of family-friendly events


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Smuin’s “Dance Series 01” is a mixed repertory program featuring a world premiere.

As the weather warms and the Chinese Pistache trees begin to blossom, the Los Altos area welcomes spring with a variety of family-friendly events.

From the Peninsula Youth Theatre’s "Cats" to Pacific Ballet’s Spring Showcase, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, the city of Los Altos and several other groups offer an array of entertainment to bring the new season to life.

 

Planet Fizz!

1:30 and 4 p.m. Feb. 26

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Presented by the Peninsula-based Youth Drama for All, the play follows a group of friends’ outer-space voyage. The production features a cast of special-needs and general-education students, along with young adults.

Tickets are $18-$20.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com.

 

Smuin’s Dance Series 01

8 p.m. March 2 and 3

2 and 8 p.m. March 4

2 p.m. March 5

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Presented by San Francisco ballet company Smuin, "Dance Series 01" features a mixed repertory program that includes Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s "Indigo," a world premiere by Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon and Michael Smuin’s "Stabat Mater," choreographed in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Tickets are $25-$72.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com.

 

The Little Princess

7:30 p.m. March 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25

2 p.m. March 12 and 19

Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos

Directed by Anne Yumi Kobori, the Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival features two rotating casts that include local youth. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, the play tells the story of Sara Crewe, a young, curious girl from India who encounters great misery after her father’s death.

Tickets are $15-$20.

For tickets and more information, call 947-2790 or visit losaltosca.gov.

 

Cats

March 11-19

9:30 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. matinees; 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. evening performances

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Directed by Meg Fischer Venuti, Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production is based on T.S. Eliot’s "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats." Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the play features two rotating casts and tells the story of the tribe of Jellicle Cats who come out at midnight for an annual ball and a new life. The musical is known for its energetic choreography.

Tickets are $16-$22.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit pytnet.org.

Raggedy Ann & Andy

9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. March 24

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 25

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Based on Johnny Gruelle’s book, PYT’s production chronicles the adventures of dolls Raggedy Ann and Andy as they journey to save a fellow doll. The play features two rotating casts that include local youth.

Tickets are $10.

For tickets and more information, call 988-8798 or visit pytnet.org.

 

Pacific Ballet’s Spring Showcase

Noon and 5 p.m. March 25 and 26

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The Mountain View-based group conducts its annual concert featuring student dancers and members from the Pacific Ballet Studio Company. The performance features excerpts from "Swan Lake" and "Paquita," as well as new choreography by the faculty.

Tickets are $25-$30.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.org.

 

California Pops Orchestra

3 p.m. April 2

Flint Center, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino

Continuing its 28th season, California Pops Orchestra performs "Gold Standards: Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Friends." Led by conductor Kim Venaas, the orchestra will play music from the Great American Songbook and popular songs by Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Harold Arlen.

Tickets are $20-$25.

For tickets, available through Ticketmaster, call 856-843 or visit ticketmaster.com.

For more information, visit californiapopsorchestra.org. b

- Compiled by Ramya Krishna

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