'Cat' comes to Sunnyvale this weekend


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Zachary Hasbany, front, plays the title role in “Pete the Cat.”

Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s production of “Pete the Cat” is slated to open Saturday and run through Aug. 19 at the Sunnyvale Community Center.

Inspired by the popular “Pete the Cat” books, written by James and Kimberly Dean, the musical follows Pete, a groovy, guitar-slinging cat, who runs into trouble when the cat-catcher finds him playing his guitar after bedtime. Pete is forced to move in with the Biddle family and turns their lives into a big adventure.

TheatreWorks closes 'Truths' this weekend

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of “Hold These Truths,” the true story of a Japanese-American fighting internment during World War II, is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The story follows Gordon Hirabayashi and his experiences attending college in Seattle, facing the U.S. Supreme Court and receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor.

'Music' stops Sunday at Foothill


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The Mother Abbess (Rachel Michelberg, seated) listens as young novice Maria (Jillian Bader) shares her exuberance for life in Foothill Music Theatre’s “The Sound of Music.”

Los Altos Hills will be alive with “The Sound of Music” through Sunday, when the Foothill Music Theatre production of the musical is set to close.

Set in Austria in 1938, “Music” follows novice Maria, who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family. She soon captures the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced to make decisions that will forever change their lives.

TheatreWorks reveals 'Truths' at Lucie Stern


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Joel de la Fuente stars in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of “Hold These Truths.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley recently launched its 49th season with “Hold These Truths,” a true story about a Japanese-American fighting internment during World War II. Performances are scheduled through Aug. 5 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The story follows a man named Gordon Hirabayashi and his experience attending college in Seattle, facing the U.S. Supreme Court and receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Foothill's 'Music' plays on


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Maria (Jillian Bader, center) teaches the von Trapp children (clockwise from bottom left: Sheridan Stewart, Wesley Stewart, Madison Colgate, Charlotte Kearns, Austin Ota, Sofia Oberg and Alyssa Kim) the basics of singing in Foothill Music Theatre’s “The Sound of Music.” The musical runs through Aug. 5.

Los Altos Hills will be alive with “The Sound of Music” through Aug. 5. The Foothill Music Theatre production of the musical opened last week.

Set in Austria in 1938, “Music” follows novice Maria, who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family. She soon captures the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced to make decisions that will forever change their lives.

LAYT's 'Little Women' stands tall at Bus Barn

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel “Little Women,” which closes Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, is delightful.

The plot concerns the financial, health and relationship trials and tribulations of 19th-century New England sisters Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy March, who live with mother Marmee as their father fights in the Civil War. The sisters are encouraged via letter to make him proud as his “Little Women.”


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