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'Planet Fizz' pops up in Mtn. View this weekend

Youth Drama for All’s “Planet Fizz!” comes to Mountain View Sunday for two shows.

The play follows a group of friends’ outer-space voyage. The production features a cast of special-needs and general-education students, along with young adults.

WBO's 'Trittico' closes Sunday

West Bay Opera’s first production of the complete “Puccini Trittico” (“The Triptych”) – three short operas performed in one evening – is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

“Il Tabarro” (“The Cloak”) is a love triangle that ends in murder; “Suor Angelica” (“Sister Angelica”) tells the tragic story of a young woman banished to a convent by her family for having an illegitimate baby; and “Gianni Schicchi” is a farce about a dead man’s greedy relatives scheming to get their hands on his money.

Behind the 'Show'

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Jessica LaFever, left, and Lauren Meyer play conjoined twins in Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “Side Show.”

While it takes just a few hours of one’s day to attend a play, it can take nearly a year to prepare the production for the stage.

Milissa Carey, director of Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “Side Show,” said she began planning the musical approximately 10 months before its scheduled March 2 opening.

Sports on the Side

Showtime to premiere ‘Disgraced’ sports doc

Showtime next month is scheduled to premiere a documentary on the 2003 murder of Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, a St. Francis High graduate. “Disgraced” tells the story of Dennehy being killed by Baylor teammate Carlton Dotson and how coach Dave Bliss tried to deceive investigators so they would not find out he was making improper payments to players. “This is a complex story, told through powerful first-person accounts, about both a senseless murder and an attempted cover-up of NCAA rule violations that still reverberate within Baylor University and collegiate athletics to this day,” said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president of Showtime Sports. The film is slated to premiere at next month’s South by Southwest Film Festival before being shown on Showtime starting March 31.

Fire Drill 5K/10K run set for Feb. 26 in MV

The second Mountain View Fire Drill 5K/10K Run is scheduled Feb. 25 at Shoreline Park. Registration is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m., the 10K run at 9 a.m., the 5K run/walk at 9:15 a.m. and the kids mile at 10:15 a.m. The race starts and finishes in Lot E of the park, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd. Registration is $12-$40; proceeds benefit the Mountain View Firefighters Random Acts program, which helps those in need. For more information, visit mv-ffrandomacts.org.

Youth Drama for All's 'Planet Fizz' opens Feb. 26 in MV

Youth Drama for All’s “Planet Fizz!” comes to downtown Mountain View Feb. 26 for a pair of performances.

The play follows a group of friends’ outer-space voyage. It features a cast of special-needs and general-education students, along with young adults.

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