Reading of local's play set for Tuesday at JCC


Los Altos resident Dr. Ron Rosenfeld is scheduled to present a reading of his third play, “Helios,” 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

The retired pediatrics specialist said the play was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s innovation of motion-picture projection in the late 1800s. A photographer, Muybridge was hired by Leland Stanford to answer the popularly debated question of the day – whether all four feet of a trotting horse were off the ground at the same time. He proved that they were by setting up a series of cameras around a racetrack, then putting the images on a rotating cylinder to create one of the earliest movie projectors.

Singer Milo performs at Pear this weekend


Pear Flambé Cabaret continues this weekend with Diane Milo’s “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Performances are slated 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.

Milo’s installment of Pear’s new cabaret series recognizes her 24 years of theater in the Bay Area. Milo will be joined on stage by a dozen local singers with whom she has worked: Alicia Teeter, Mary Melnick, Molly Thornton, Karyn Rondeau, Hayley Lovgren, Walter Mayes, Mike Rhone, James Creer, Michael Hirsch, Karen DeHart, Michael Johnson and Barbara Reynolds.

Local plays, concerts abound in January


While the number of local plays and concerts diminish during the holidays, there are plenty of performances planned for January.

A rundown of what’s being performed when and where follows.

End is near for 'Tuck Everlasting'


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Jesse (Eddie Grey, center left), Winnie (Natalie Schroeder, center, on cart) and a fair-goer (Jonathan Rhys Williams, center right) have fun at the fair in TheatreWorks’ “Tuck Everlasting.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “Tuck Everlasting” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Based on the best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, “Tuck” is set in the 1890s. Winnie Foster searches for adventure, finding the Tucks, a family that has discovered the secret to everlasting life. Winnie faces the choice of a lifetime: return to everyday life or join the Tucks on their voyage through time.

'Tuck Everlasting' lasts through Dec. 30 at Lucie Stern Theatre

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings a best-seller to life for the holidays with the regional premiere of “Tuck Everlasting.” The production is scheduled to run through Dec. 30 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Based on Natalie Babbitt’s best-selling novel, “Tuck” is set in the 1890s. Winnie Foster searches for adventure, finding the Tucks, a family that has discovered the secret to everlasting life. Winnie faces the choice of a lifetime: return to everyday life or join the Tucks on their voyage through time.

LA Stage Co. is out of the 'Woods' after Sundays show at Bus Barn


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos Stage Company’s “Into the Woods” wraps up Sunday.

Los Altos Stage Company’s holiday-season musical “Into the Woods” is set to run through Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

What happens after “happily ever after?” Fractured fairy tales of a darker hue provide the context for “Into the Woods,” which deconstructs stories by the Brothers Grimm via “The Twilight Zone.” The main characters come from the classic fairy tales “Cinderella,” “Rapunzel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” and are tied together by a more original story involving a baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family.


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