LA Stage Company presents retelling of holiday classic


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” includes, from left, Bryan Moriarty (as Wallace), Vanessa Alvarez (Olivia), Venice Ella Mayor (Gracie), Bill C. Jones (Kristopher) and Kenneth Boswell (Alex).

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” opened last week and is slated 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.

Los Altos Stage Co. produces a 'Miracle' this week

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” is slated to preview Thursday, open Friday and 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.

'Nutcracker' season is upon us


Alvaro Ponce/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos High School’s Susan Clay plays Clara in last year’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

It’s official “Nutcracker” season, as local dancers are ramping up rehearsals for their annual winter showcases.

Mountain View’s Pacific Ballet Academy is among the dance schools embracing the tradition. Its 29th annual production of “The Nutcracker” is scheduled Friday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

PYT production of 'Peter Pan' flies away after Sunday's matinee in Mountain View

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan” is set to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Wendy, Michael and John take a magical trip to Neverland to face scoundrel Captain Hook in the classic fairy tale about the boy who won’t grow up. The production features an updated script but still includes all of the original songs.

New musical features pair of local young actors

Two Los Altos residents have been cast in a new musical slated to debut this weekend in Mountain View.

Teens Adam Fallick and Ellie Lucas are featured in the Young Actors’ Theatre Camp production of “Hell on Earth: A New Musical,” slated to open Friday and run through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Ralphie reloaded


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Palo Alto Players’ “A Christmas Story, The Musical” includes, from left, Michael Rhone (as The Old Man), Gwyneth Price Panos (Mother), Joshua Parecki (Ralphie Parker) and Antonio Elias (Randy). The production runs through Nov. 24.

Palo Alto Players continues its season with “A Christmas Story, The Musical,” the 2013 Tony Award-nominated musical based on the popular 1983 film that follows a 9-year-old boy as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams.

“Story” is set to run through Nov. 24 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Janie Scott directs.


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