CSMA concert celebrates Jewish New Year Sunday

The Community School of Music and Arts presents a free concert titled “A Jewish Music Potpourri” 2 p.m. Sunday in Mountain View.

To celebrate the Jewish New Year 5780, Marian Concus (CSMA faculty, flute) and Joshua Horowitz (piano) perform Jewish holiday melodies and compositions marking Jewish historical events.

'Admissions' ending


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The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Admissions” includes, from left, Quincy Shaindlin as Charlie, Kristen Walker as Sherri and Michael Champlin as Bill.

The Los Altos Stage Company’s West Coast premiere of “Admissions,” a new play that explores the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America, is set to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Joshua Harmon’s creation won the 2018 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play.

'Star' shines on at Lucie Stern


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The Palo Alto Players production of “Bright Star” features, from left, Brad Satterwhite (as Bill Cane), Elizabeth Santana (Alice Murphy) and Frankie Mulcahy (Jimmy Ray).

The Palo Alto Players production of the Broadway musical “Bright Star” opened last week and is scheduled to run through Sept. 29 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Set in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1920s and 1940s, the original musical tells a story of love and redemption against the backdrop of the rich American South. Written by Steve Martin, the play shares the theme of love and forgiveness through an emotional variation of a true event.

'Steps' stops Sunday in Mountain View

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of “The 39 Steps” has been extended through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Steps” began as an adventure novel published in 1915 by John Buchan. Alfred Hitchcock adapted the novel for film in 1935. TheatreWorks’ spoof of the silver-screen classic hurtles a notorious fugitive and a breathtaking blonde from a London music hall to Scotland’s most remote highlands, crawling with devious spies. With a mysteriously murdered agent, a wicked plot to destroy England and a race against the clock to stop it, this show is a tribute to the master’s most beloved films.

LA Stage Co. welcomes 'Admissions' through Sept. 29 at Bus Barn Theater


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Admissions” includes, from left, Michael Champlin (as Bill), Quincy Shaindlin (Charlie) and Kristin Water (Sherri).

The Los Altos Stage Company’s West Coast premiere of “Admissions,” a new play that explores the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America, is set to run through Sept. 29 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Joshua Harmon’s creation won the 2018 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play. It follows Bill and Sherri, the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions, respectively, at Hillcrest, a mid-tier New Hampshire boarding school. Over the past 15 years, they’ve worked to diversify the school’s mostly white population. But when their high-achieving son’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family’s reaction blasts open a deep rift between their public values and private decisions.

Pear's production of 'Husband' closes Sunday in Mtn. View

Pear Theatre’s 2019-2020 season opener, Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband,” is slated to close Sunday in Mountain View.

A comedy of virtue and moral inflexibility, Wilde’s classic explores political corruption, public persona versus private virtue and the inevitable disappointments that come with holding others to one’s own rigid ideals.


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