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Bayer Ballet to perform 'Sleeping Beauty' this weekend in MV

The Bayer Ballet Company is scheduled to perform “Sleeping Beauty Suite” Friday through Sunday in downtown Mountain View.

“Sleeping Beauty” features magical fairies and other fairy-tale characters who come to life on stage. It features youth dancers from Bayer, a school of Russian Ballet based in Mountain View, performing to music from famed pianist Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Pear's 'Next Room' continues run in Mtn. View


Pear Theatre’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s comedy “In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play” is slated to run through Oct. 1 in Mountain View.

Based on historical fact and set at the dawn of the age of electricity, the play explores how women’s issues are addressed in a patriarchal society that rarely gives them credence or consideration.

'Crucible' enters its third week at LA's Bus Barn

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The cast of “The Crucible” includes Max Tachis and Nicole Apostol Bruno.

The Los Altos Stage Company production of “The Crucible” is slated to run through Oct. 1 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Arthur Miller’s play – which won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play and was made into a film in 1996 – tells the story of four young girls in 17th-century Massachusetts who are accused of being involved with the devil.

'Monsters' in MV

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Carmen Akamine-Alvarez stars as Agnes in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “She Kills Monsters.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to perform “She Kills Monsters” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

A comedic ode to fantasy role-playing games, “Monsters” is the story of Agnes, a young woman who finds herself living in the action-packed world of Dungeons and Dragons, her late sister’s refuge. Written by young playwright Qui Nguyen, the show follows Agnes’ journey of self-discovery as she battles her monsters – both literal and metaphorical.

Pops performs Sunday at Flint Center

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California Pops Orchestra and the Black Tie Jazz Band reunite Sunday for “Tribute to the Big Bands.”

California Pops Orchestra, the country’s only all-request pops orchestra, joins forces with the Black Tie Jazz Band for its season opener, “Tribute to the Big Bands,” scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at the Flint Center in Cupertino.

Musical theater and cabaret songstress Carly Honfi will join the 65-piece California Pops Orchestra and the Black Tie Jazz Band for the two-hour concert. Honfi, who first performed with Cal Pops in 2013, has starred locally in South Bay Musical Theatre’s “Jerry’s Girls” and as the lead character of Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl,” as well as singing in its annual musical showcase, “Broadway by the Decade,” for the past several years.

'Constellations' closes Sunday in downtown Mountain View

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “Constellations” is slated to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The drama follows the love story of a beekeeper and Cambridge cosmologist, focusing on the idea of multiverses in relation to finding and losing love. After Marianne and Roland meet at a barbecue, the play explores the many ways their meeting could go, from falling in love to not talking at all.

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