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'Calligraphy' takes shape


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Noriko (Emily Kuroda) relives the moment when she met her GI husband Eamon (William Thomas Hodgson) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “Calligraphy.”

TheatreWorks’ production of “Calligraphy” opened last week and is scheduled to run through April 2 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Velina Hasu Houston’s comic drama is the story of two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them. It is set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, in the past and the present.

A farewell to ferals: 'Cats' closes Sunday


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Uma Chirotarrab of Los Altos is in the cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Cats.”

This is the final weekend to catch Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of the musical “Cats,” which won multiple Tony Awards during its run on Broadway.

Performances are scheduled through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

No 'Show' after Sunday; musical ends run at Foothill College

The Foothill Music Theatre production of the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show” – the true story of conjoined twins who rose to become stars in the 1930s – is scheduled to close Sunday in Los Altos Hills.

“Side Show” tells the story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, twins conjoined at the hip, and how their extraordinary bond brings them fame but denies them love. It follows the twins’ progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie “Freaks.”

Schola Cantorum performs 'Vespers of 1610' Saturday in Santa Clara

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi, Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum is slated to perform his “Vespers of 1610” 7 p.m. Saturday at Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

Considered among the greatest compositions written for voices and instruments, “Vespers” is a collection of virtuosic choral works and intimate solo arias, interspersed with a variety of instrumental pieces.

'Show' goes on at Foothill


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Daisy Hilton (Jessica LaFever, left) and Violet Hilton (Lauren Meyer) are conjoined twins who became sensational vaudeville stars in “Side Show,” presented by Foothill Music Theatre.

The Foothill Music Theatre production of the Tony Award-nominated musical “Side Show” – the true story of conjoined twins who rose to become stars in the 1930s – is scheduled to run through March 19.

“Side Show” tells the story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, twins conjoined at the hip, and how their extraordinary bond brings them fame but denies them love. It follows the twins’ progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie “Freaks.”

Pear opens 'Bridge' Friday in Mtn. View

The Pear Theatre in Mountain View is scheduled to perform “A View from the Bridge” Friday through April 2.

Written by Arthur Miller and set in 1950s New York, the play tackles illegal immigration, jealousy born from fear and the dangers of acting on self-destructive impulse.


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