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No lie: PYT presents 'Pinocchio' this weekend

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Ryan McCauley of Los Altos plays the title role in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Pinocchio.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Pinocchio,” part of its Stories on Stage series, is set to run Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Second Stage, 500 Castro St.

Adapted by Will Huddleston, “Pinocchio” is the classic fairy tale of a little wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy.

'It Can't Happen Here' is happening at Foothill

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Foothill’s production of “It Can’t Happen Here” opens this weekend in Los Altos Hills.

Foothill Theatre Arts’ adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ classic novel “It Can’t Happen Here” is scheduled to run Thursday through Nov. 19 in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The dark satire follows newspaper editor Doremus Jessup’s perspective on the election of an unlikely candidate to the presidency and the response of a citizenry when the system does not fix itself and instead spirals into chaos.

Schola concert set for Sunday at LA church

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s “Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls” concert is slated 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The program includes spirituals, opera, folk and musical theater songs featuring witches, vampires, zombies and ghosts, as well as a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Pear Theatre's 'Enemy' is among us

Pear Theatre’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” opened last week and is scheduled to run through Nov. 11 in Mountain View.

“Enemy” is the story of an altruistic man undermined by people more concerned with profit. Ibsen examines the moral dilemmas inherent in whistleblowing, as well as the nature of truth itself.

'Prince' continues run in MV

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Ramses (Jason Gotay, left) meets his adopted brother Moses (Diluckshan Jeyaratnam) in changed circumstances in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “The Prince of Egypt.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s world premiere of “The Prince of Egypt” is slated to run through Nov. 5 in Mountain View.

“Egypt” is the story of Moses, his Pharaoh brother Ramses and the celebration of the human spirit. The musical score and lyrics are by Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. Award-winning Broadway director Scott Schwartz directs.

Seuss is on the loose in Los Altos

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Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “Seussical Jr.” includes, from left, Ella Rasmussen, Jehan Rasmussen and Yuval Amit.

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “Seussical Jr.” is set to run through Nov. 4 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, the musical features music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Characters include Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and Jojo.

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