The 'Shoe' must go on at PYT; play opens Friday in Mtn. View


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Liam Devenney plays an elf in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “The Elves and the Shoemaker.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” the latest production in its Stories on Stage series, this weekend in Mountain View.

The world-premiere production – adapted from the classic folk tale especially for PYT by Karen Simpson Gardiner – is about two elves sent to help a poor shoemaker turn his luck around.

Pear strikes up 'Conversation'


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Susan Claassen portrays legendary Hollywood costume designer Edith Head.

Pear Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of “A Conversation with Edith Head,” a production scheduled to run Friday through Dec. 16 in Mountain View.

The play stars Susan Claassen, an LA Stage Alliance-nominated actress and New Times winner for Best Actress. Claassen and Paddy Calistro wrote the play, based on the book “Edith Head’s Hollywood.” Calistro co-authored Head’s authorized posthumous autobiography.

Western Ballet's 'Nutcracker' opens in Mtn. View

Western Ballet is slated to perform “The Nutcracker” this weekend in Mountain View.

The story centers on Clara, whose nutcracker doll comes to life, and the young girl’s visit to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Holiday harp concert set for Saturday at Los Altos United Methodist Church

Harpeggio Music’s “20 Harps for the Holidays Concert” is scheduled 4 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The program features Harpeggio’s studio ensemble of more than 20 harps playing a festive selection of music, including traditional carols and holiday favorites.

Sound comes around


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The band Sound Anatomy – featuring, from left, Ruth Parry, Joe Shotwell and David Pinto – is set to perform a free concert Sunday at CSMA.

The Community School of Music and Arts presents Sound Anatomy in a concert titled “World Fusion” set for 2 p.m. Sunday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Admission is free.

Sound Anatomy mixes traditional sounds with modern grooves and fuses musical cultures to celebrate all aspects of the human family.

'Nutcracker' begins Friday in Mtn. View

Pacific Ballet Academy’s 28th annual production of “The Nutcracker” is slated this weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The Mountain View-based dance company offers two versions of the ballet – a children’s performance (one hour) and a full-length show (two hours).


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