Smuin sets up in Mtn. View this week


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Robert Kretz and Terez Dean Orr perform Nicole Haskins’ “Merely Players,” part of Smuin’s “Dance Series 01.”

Smuin continues its 25th anniversary season with “Dance Series 01,” which comes to Mountain View this week.

A program of contemporary ballet, performances are slated Thursday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

WBO's 'Foscari' finishes run Sunday in PA


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Jason Duika plays Francesco Foscari in West Bay Opera’s “I due Foscari.” The production’s two-week run comes to a close with a matinee Sunday.

The West Bay Opera production of Verdi’s “I due Foscari” is scheduled to close Sunday in Palo Alto.

A retelling of the Lord Byron play “The Two Foscari,” the opera will be sung in Italian with English titles.

CSMA presents inaugural Merit Scholars concert Saturday


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Pianist Daniel Tan is slated to perform Saturday at CSMA in Mountain View.

The Community School of Music and Arts’ inaugural Merit Scholar Honors Concert is scheduled 5 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The free event will feature CSMA’s top Merit Scholar performers – selected by audition – playing classical pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Heberle, Joan Tower, Rachmaninoff and Shchedrin. Performers include pianists Russell Chien, Andrew Gao, Frederick Nitta and Daniel Tan, along with Oz Anisman (recorder) and Jonah Blaydes-Greenberg (viola).

Bhimani's 'States' comes to MV for three shows, starting Friday

Salima Bhimani’s “Hal: States” stops in Mountain View for three performances this weekend.

Three women unravel their inner cosmos as they traverse a convoluted outer world. Does love or madness hold greater bliss?

PYT's new production of 'Babe' includes sensory-sensitive show


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Val Zvinyatskovsky plays the title role in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Babe the Sheep Pig.”

In an effort to perform its plays for all audiences, Peninsula Youth Theatre now offers sensory-sensitive shows twice a year in Mountain View. The next one, “Babe the Sheep Pig: An Autism/Sensory Friendly Performance,” is scheduled 5 p.m. Saturday.

The show will only slightly vary from the standard performances of “Babe,” slated to run Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

LA Stage Co.'s 'Night' nears end; play closes Sunday at Bus Barn

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José” is scheduled to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Richard Montoya’s fast-paced satire centers on the glories and pratfalls of the American dream. Mexican immigrant Juan José has a feverish dream while studying for his American citizenship exam. His obsession to pass leads him on a fantastical odyssey, guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country’s toughest times. He meets a parade of characters – ranging from Sacagawea to Teddy Roosevelt and Jackie Robinson – who take him on a mind-bending trip through U.S. history.


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