'Song' carries on at TheatreWorks


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Dan Hiatt plays the title role in TheatreWorks’ “Mark Twain’s River of Song.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of “Mark Twain’s River of Song” opened last week and 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.

Pianist Blinov performs works by Chopin Sunday

Internationally acclaimed pianist Ilya Blinov returns to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts to perform works by Chopin in a concert slated 5 p.m. Sunday on the SecondStage.

With support from Stephen Crocker, the performance combines music, narrative and visual aids in Blinov’s manner.

PYT's 'Hollow' opens Friday in Mtn. View

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Spencer Cook of Mountain View stars in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of the Halloween classic “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is slated to run this weekend on the SecondStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

When a new school teacher comes to Sleepy Hollow, he disrupts Bram Bones’ courtship of the fair Katrinka, prompting Bram to seek revenge.

'River' revs up in MV


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Valisia LeKae, from left, Dan Wheetman, Tony Marcus, Rondrell McCormick and Chic Street Man star in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Mark Twain’s River of Song,” opening this week.

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

Charting a journey down the Mississippi River, the new musical shares the stories of 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 the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

Palo Alto Players' 'Bright Star' fades away after Sunday's matinee

The Palo Alto Players production of the Broadway musical “Bright Star” is slated to run through Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Set in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains of the 1920s and 1940s, the original musical tells a story of love and redemption against the backdrop of the American South. Written by Steve Martin, the play shares themes of love and forgiveness through an emotional variation of a true event.

Stanford Live adds 12 performances to fall slate

Stanford Live recently unveiled 12 additional performances slated for the fall on the Stanford University campus.

The additions follow.


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