LA native stars in SJ production of 'Rocky Horror'


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Keith Pinto plays Dr. Frank N. Furter in the San Jose Stage Company production of “The Rocky Horror Show.”

Los Altos native Keith Pinto has always gravitated toward the spotlight. From his work with Los Altos Youth Theatre as a teenager to his current career as a professional actor and dance teacher, his love for the stage and the arts shines through.

Along with teaching a hip-hop class at San Jose State, Pinto stars in San Jose Stage Company’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” slated to run through Sunday. It is the story of a couple who stumble into a freaky mansion and embark on a journey through the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter, a transvestite scientist played by Pinto.

'Spamalot' opens Friday in Woodside

Woodside Community Theatre stages Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” with performances slated Friday through Nov. 3 in the Performing Arts Center at Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Ave.

Adapted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” is a parody of the Arthurian legend but also sends up Broadway theater. Eric Idle wrote the book and lyrics.

Pascual Trio plays at CSMA Saturday night


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Juanito Pascual leads a trio set to perform a free concert Saturday in Mountain View.

The Community School of Music and Arts presents the flamenco music of the Juanito Pascual Trio in a free concert slated 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The trio features internationally recognized Juanito Pascual, “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years,” according to National Public Radio. His sound is a blend of traditional and contemporary flamenco, with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach.

LAYT opens 'Shop' Friday night at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s fall musical “Little Shop of Horrors” is scheduled to open Friday and run through Nov. 3 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award, “Horrors” satirizes science-fiction B movies and musical comedy itself.

TheatreWorks SV's 'River' runs through Oct. 27 in MV

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of “Mark Twain’s River of Song” is slated to run through Oct. 27 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, the new musical shares the stories of the mighty river by one of its most famous chroniclers, author Mark Twain. Developed by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators of TheatreWorks’ “Fire on the Mountain” and the Tony Award-nominated “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues,” it debuted earlier this year at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

Upstage Theater's 'Radium Girls' lights up MVCPA's SecondStage this weekend

Upstage Theater’s production of “Radium Girls” is set to run this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

Inspired by a true story, D.W. Gregory’s play is set in 1926, when radium was seen as a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity and luminous watches were the latest rage. Two girls working at a watch factory painting dials fall ill with radium poisoning, and one of them, Grace Fryer, fights for her day in court.


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