Schola Cantorum performs 'Vespers of 1610' Saturday in Santa Clara

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi, Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum is slated to perform his “Vespers of 1610” 7 p.m. Saturday at Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

Considered among the greatest compositions written for voices and instruments, “Vespers” is a collection of virtuosic choral works and intimate solo arias, interspersed with a variety of instrumental pieces.

'Show' goes on at Foothill

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Daisy Hilton (Jessica LaFever, left) and Violet Hilton (Lauren Meyer) are conjoined twins who became sensational vaudeville stars in “Side Show,” presented by Foothill Music Theatre.

The Foothill Music Theatre production of the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show” – the true story of conjoined twins who rose to become stars in the 1930s – is scheduled to run through March 19.

“Side Show” tells the story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, twins conjoined at the hip, and how their extraordinary bond brings them fame but denies them love. It follows the twins’ progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie “Freaks.”

Pear opens 'Bridge' Friday in Mtn. View

The Pear Theatre in Mountain View is scheduled to perform “A View from the Bridge” Friday through April 2.

Written by Arthur Miller and set in 1950s New York, the play tackles illegal immigration, jealousy born from fear and the dangers of acting on self-destructive impulse.

LAYT opens 'Little Princess' Friday at Bus Barn Theater

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LeighAnne Lemoine, left, plays Sara Crewe and Abby Chai is Becky in “The Little Princess.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre, in a joint production with SF Shakespeare Festival, performs its first show of the year with “The Little Princess.”

Performances are scheduled Friday through March 25 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

LA residents play prominent roles in Sunnyvale's 'Shrek'

The Sunnyvale Community Players junior production of “Shrek the Musical,” which features four Los Altos residents, is set to close Sunday.

The Los Altos residents in the two-cast production include Freya Forstall (as Fiona in the Swamp cast), Nils Forstall (Shrek in the Forest cast), Michael DeLaurier (Farquaad in the Swamp cast) and Julia Rogers (Dragon in the Forest cast).

Foothill Symphonic Winds' winter concert set for Sunday at Cubberley

The Foothill Symphonic Winds’ winter concert – featuring alto saxophonist Dan Ortega – is scheduled 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

David Bruce Adams directs the ensemble.

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