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TheatreWorks opens 'Four Immigrants' at Lucie Stern Theatre


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Kerry Keiko Carnahan and James Seol star in Min Kahng’s “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the world premiere of “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga.” The play is scheduled to run through Aug. 6 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Drawn from one of the first graphic novels, the comical musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-20th-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World’s Fair, the immigrants pursue the American dream, despite limited options in the land of opportunity.

Peninsula Youth Theatre's 'Lion' roars this weekend in Mtn. View


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Alona Barkai of Los Altos plays Mufasa in PYT’s “The Lion King Jr. Experience.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre is slated to perform “The Lion King Jr. Experience” Thursday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, MainStage, 500 Castro St.

Simba, Rafiki and other characters journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in the authorized junior version based on the Disney film. The show features songs such as “Hakuna Matata” and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King.”

LAYT's 'Wonderland' enters second week at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s West Coast premiere of the musical “Alice in Wonderland” opened last week and is scheduled to run through July 30 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati commissioned the new musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, who also created versions of “Sleepy Hollow” and “Snow White” produced by LAYT in recent years.

LAYT goes down the rabbit hole


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The cast of Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland” includes, from left, Michaela DeVincenzi (as the White Rabbit), Ellie Schwartz (Alice) and Skye Riordan (Mad Hatter).

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s West Coast premiere of the musical “Alice in Wonderland” is scheduled to open Friday and run through July 30 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati commissioned the new musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, who also created versions of “Sleepy Hollow” and “Snow White” produced by LAYT in recent years.

Alums return to perform at PYT's 25th anniversary show


 

Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to celebrate its 25th anniversary Saturday in Mountain View with a performance featuring alums Emily Borromeo and Amy Thompson, Los Altos natives who are now professional actors.

Borromeo, who has starred in Broadway’s “School of Rock,” Sprout TV’s “Sunnyside Up Show” and NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” is taking a break to help raise funds for PYT.

Pear Theatre's 'What You Will' set to close Sunday in Mountain View

Pear Theatre’s world premiere of Max Gutmann’s “What You Will” is slated to close Sunday in Mountain View.

Kidnapping, cross-dressing and adultery combine in this comedy, written by rearranging thousands of snippets cut from the plays of William Shakespeare.


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