Smuin shimmies into Mtn. View

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Smuin dancer Erica Felsch is the featured soloist in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Requiem for a Rose,” presented as part of Smuin’s “Dance Series 01” this week in Mountain View.

Smuin is scheduled to bring “Dance Series 01” to Mountain View this week for five performances.

Part of its 24th season, “Dance Series 01” includes the pieces “Requiem for a Rose,” “Fly Me to the Moon” and “Serenade for Strings.” It debuted last fall in San Francisco.

Los Altos Stage Company's '1984' closes Sunday at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company’s adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984,” considered one of the 20th century’s most important pieces of literature, is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Adapted by local playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, “1984” follows Winston Smith, who lives in a world perpetually at war with unseen forces. Personal electronic devices are used to spy on the populace, and facts are manipulated or simply erased.

West Bay Opera's 'Fidelio' opens Friday in Palo Alto

The West Bay Opera production of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fidelio” is scheduled to open Friday and run through Feb. 25 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.

PYT's 'shoe' must go on

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William Blackburn of Los Altos plays Stink in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s world premiere of “Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers” – the latest production in its Stories on Stage series – is slated to run Friday and Saturday in Mountain View.

The play, adapted for PYT, is based on Megan McDonald’s humorous children’s book.

Felder's 'Great Tchaikovsky' closes Sunday in Mtn. View

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Hershey Felder plays the title role in the Bay Area premiere of “Our Great Tchaikovsky.”

Piano virtuoso Hershey Felder stars in “Our Great Tchaikovsky,” scheduled to run through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, MainStage, 500 Castro St.

Felder portrays the famous Russian composer, whose works include “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Nutcracker” and “1812 Overture.”

It's the end of 'The Road' for Pear Theatre production

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Diane Tasca plays Miss Helen in Pear Theatre’s “The Road to Mecca”

Pear Theatre’s production of “The Road to Mecca” is scheduled to close Sunday in Mountain View.

Written by Athol Fugard, “Mecca” is the story of age and youth, passion and propriety.

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