Western Ballet's 'Nutcracker' features dancer from Los Altos

Western Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” is set for this weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

One of Western Ballet’s upper-level students, Los Altos resident Natalie Young, will dance many of the lead roles, such as Clara, Snow Queen and Lead Mirliton.

LA United Methodist Church hosts ‘Harps for the Holidays’ concert

Harpeggio Music’s 21st-annual “Harps for the Holidays” concert is slated 4 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The program will feature a selection of seasonal music, including international carols and popular holiday songs. The concert will include harp solos along with Harpeggio’s studio ensemble, featuring more than 20 harps on a stage at once.

LA Stage Company's 'Miracle' continues run at Bus Barn

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” is scheduled to run through Dec. 22 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The holiday classic is retold in the tradition of a live 1940s-era radio broadcast, including live onstage sound effects, advertisements, original music and popular holiday tunes.

'Garden' blooms in MV: Peninsula Youth Theatre production runs Friday through Sunday

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Eva Colliou stars as Mary Lennox in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “The Secret Garden.” The production is scheduled to open Friday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “The Secret Garden” is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The play tells the story of Mary Lennox, a girl whose parents died due to a cholera epidemic in India. She is sent to live at Misselthwaite Manor with her mysterious uncle. With little to do, she explores the gardens and finds more than she bargained for.

'Smuin performs 'Christmas Ballet' in Mtn. View

Smuin Contemporary Ballet brings its performance of “The Christmas Ballet” to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts this weekend.

The production features classical selections set to popular carols alongside contemporary numbers set to pop favorites.

Alexander of 'Seinfeld' comes to Palo Alto JCC for Sunday-night show


Palo Alto’s Oshman Family JCC presents an evening of comedy, music and conversation with actor Jason Alexander scheduled 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Alexander is best known for his award-winning portrayal of George Costanza on “Seinfeld.” He has also starred on Broadway and performed in hit movies such as “Pretty Woman” and “Shallow Hal.”

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