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Lyric Theatre's 'Chimes of Normandy' comes to Mountain View this weekend

Lyric Theatre’s production of the French comic operetta “The Chimes of Normandy” is slated to run Saturday and Sunday on the SecondStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The show tells the story of a long-absent count who returns to his crumbling castle in search of a woman he had rescued at sea many years before.

Foothill stages 'Shrek' in Smithwick Theatre

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Andrew Ross plays the title role in Foothill Music Theatre’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Foothill Music Theatre, known for staging such classics as “South Pacific” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is producing a more contemporary musical this summer.

Last week, it opened “Shrek the Musical” in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Running through Aug. 6, the play is based on the Broadway show inspired by the animated film.

LAYT's 'Alice in Wonderland' wraps up Sunday at Bus Barn

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s West Coast premiere of the musical “Alice in Wonderland” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati commissioned the new musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, who also created versions of “Sleepy Hollow” and “Snow White” produced by LAYT in recent years.

PYT opens up 'Shop' Thursday night in MV

Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to perform “Little Shop of Horrors” Thursday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts’ SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

The play centers on Seymour Krelborn, who finds an unusual plant in a junk shop, buys it and names it “Audrey II” after the love of his life. However, Audrey II is more unusual than Seymour realizes and is hungry for more than just typical plant food.

TheatreWorks opens 'Four Immigrants' at Lucie Stern Theatre

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Kerry Keiko Carnahan and James Seol star in Min Kahng’s “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the world premiere of “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga.” The play is scheduled to run through Aug. 6 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Drawn from one of the first graphic novels, the comical musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-20th-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World’s Fair, the immigrants pursue the American dream, despite limited options in the land of opportunity.

Peninsula Youth Theatre's 'Lion' roars this weekend in Mtn. View

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Alona Barkai of Los Altos plays Mufasa in PYT’s “The Lion King Jr. Experience.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre is slated to perform “The Lion King Jr. Experience” Thursday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, MainStage, 500 Castro St.

Simba, Rafiki and other characters journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in the authorized junior version based on the Disney film. The show features songs such as “Hakuna Matata” and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King.”

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