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'Oz' opens in Mtn. View this weekend

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Mountain View’s Talia Gloster plays Dorothy in the Peninsula Youth Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to open Saturday and run through Nov. 20 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The musical follows Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Toto as they make a magical journey through the Land of Oz.

PYT&'s 'Royal Princess Academy' opens Friday

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Royal Princess Academy: Dragon Dreams” is scheduled this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

A world premiere adaptation by local teen Jordan Rosenberg, the play is based on the book by local author Laura Joy Rennert.

PA Players starts 'Diary' at Lucie Stern Theatre

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Special to the Town Crier Roneet Aliza Rahamim plays the title role in Palo Alto Players’ “The Diary of Anne Frank,” opening Friday.

Palo Alto Players continues its 86th season with “The Diary of Anne Frank,” adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It is scheduled to run Friday through Nov. 20 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Pear Ave.'s 'Major Barbara' stands at attention in MV

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Briana Mitchell, left, and Bryan Moriarty star in “Major Barbara.”

Pear Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with George Bernard Shaw’s classic “Major Barbara,” a look at human nature, religion and social engineering.

The show is scheduled to run through Nov. 20 in Mountain View.

Albany Consort performs Saturday at Los Altos Lutheran Church

The Albany Consort presents “Bad, Sad & Mad,” a concert scheduled 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Road.

The program includes music that reflects darkness, strangeness and profound sadness, without being sparse and depressing. This includes a new piece by Berkeley composer Sheli Nan titled “Requiem for the Ancestors: Dia de Los Muertos,” along with Dowland’s “Lachrymae” and Tartini’s violin sonata, “Devil’s Trill.”

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