Pear Theatre hosts '3D' concert Friday & Saturday in Mtn. View

Three veteran South Bay performers who share a friendship and a passion for singing – as well as a first name – are slated to perform “3D Cabaret” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.

The program by David Mister, David Murphy and David Leon will include a wide range of showtunes performed as solos, duets, trios and quartets by the three men and a few guests.

PYT's 'Beauty and the Beast' opens this weekend in MV

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” is set to open Saturday and run through March 11 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The production is a full-length musical based on Disney’s animated classic about Belle, who sacrifices her freedom to save her father, becoming the captive of the Beast who dwells in an enchanted castle.

Foothill's '9 to 5' arrives at interesting time

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Foothill Music Theatre’s “9 to 5 The Musical” stars, back from left, Rachelle Abbey (as Judy), Glenna Murillo (Violet) and Allie Townsend (Doralee), along with Aaron Hurley (Franklin), front.

With the recent slew of sexual assault allegations and the consequent rise of female empowerment, Foothill Music Theatre’s upcoming production of “9 to 5 The Musical” – a comedy that tackles the experience of women in a patriarchal workplace – seems especially timely.

However, director Milissa Carey didn’t have that in mind when she selected the musical last year.

Lamplighters' 'Gondoliers' opens Saturday in MV

The Lamplighters Music Theatre is slated to perform “The Gondoliers” 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical is the story of two gondoliers who suddenly become kings.

Tenor Schade performs Monday at JCC

Chamber Music San Francisco presents tenor Michael Schade in a concert slated 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Schultz Theatre at the Osh- man Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Hailed as one of the world’s leading tenors, Schade will be supported by violinist Livia Sohn and pianist Kevin Murphy.

WBO's 'Fidelio' finishes run Sunday afternoon in Palo Alto

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West Bay Opera’s “Fidelio” stars Brent Turner, front, who plays Florestan, and Meredith Mecum as his wife, Leonore, who disguises herself as prison guard Fidelio in an effort to free him.

The West Bay Opera production of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fidelio” is set to close Sunday in Palo Alto.

Based on a play by Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, Beethoven’s only opera is an ode to freedom and the power of the human spirit – and a reminder that a single person can make a difference.

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