Smuin's 'Dance Series 02' comes to MV this weekend

Smuin presents “Dance Series 02,” a ballet performance featuring a world premiere by renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre, this weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

McIntyre’s piece celebrates the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s “Summer of Love.” In addition, dancer Nicole Haskins will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.”

Los Altos Stage Co. ready to leave the 'Nest'


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The cast of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” includes, from left, Joe Antonicelli (as Martini), David Blackburn (Dale Harding), Robert Sean Campbell (Randle P. McMurphy), Drew Benjamin Jones (Billy Bibbit) and Keith Larson (Scanlon).

This is the final weekend to catch the Los Altos Stage Company production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

The play is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

'Buckle' up in Mtn. View: PYT production opens Friday


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Mountain View residents Caitlyn Devenney and Spencer Cook play the title roles in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Officer Buckle and Gloria.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre, as part of its Stories on Stage series, this weekend presents “Officer Buckle and Gloria” at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

Adapted by Dexter Fidler, the 40-minute play is based on Peggy Rathmann’s book. In this black-box production created specifically for Stories on Stage, Officer Buckle’s safety speeches are a snooze – until he is assigned canine helper Gloria.

'Cuckoo' clocks in at Bus Barn


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“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” stars Robert Sean Campbell, front right, as Randle P. McMurphy and Heather Skelley as Nurse Ratched.

Los Altos Stage Company recently launched its production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” slated to run through May 7 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The play is Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s classic 1962 novel, which was made into a successful film in 1975.

'Drowsy Chaperone' awakens in Sunnyvale

This is the final weekend to catch the Sunnyvale Community Players production of the Tony Award-winning musical “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a story of a lonely man who finds escape in his beloved musicals.

Performances are scheduled to run through Sunday at the Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive.

PA Players breaks out the 'Spam' this weekend


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The cast of Palo Alto Players’ “Spamalot” includes, from left, Michael Monagle as King Arthur, Joey McDaniel as Patsy and Brad Satterwhite as Tim the Enchanter.

The Palo Alto Players production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Spamalot,” written by British comedy troupe Monty Python, is scheduled to run Friday through May 14 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

“Spamalot” parodies the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.


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