Peninsula Youth Theatre and Palo Alto Players are joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe in staging a local production of Music Theatre International’s “All Together Now!” Saturday and Sunday.
MTI created the 60-minute revue for theaters everywhere to use as a local fundraising event performed over the same weekend, according to a Palo Alto Players press release.
“All Together Now!” features songs from MTI’s catalogue of hit musicals, including “Annie,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Come from Away, “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Hairspray” and many more.
“‘MTI’s All Together Now!’ is about bringing people back to the theater, whether as audience members or cast, crew and musicians,” MTI president and CEO Drew Cohen said in the release. “The revue features songs from the world’s most iconic musicals, so there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy. Our goal with this worldwide event is for organizations to provide hope, inspiration and excitement to their communities through the transformative power of musical theater.”
Performances of the PYT production are scheduled 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Masks are required. Tickets are $17.
Klein helms PA show
The Palo Alto Players production will be directed by Patrick Klein, the theater company’s artistic director, with music direction by Amanda Ku. The cast features Bay Area performers Samantha Arden, Juliet Green, Lauren Jiang, Izetta Fang Klein, Brenna Sammon, Michelle Skinner, Jillian Smith, Alison Starr, David Hundsness, Nick Kenrick, Randy Lee, John Mannion, Andrew Mo, Jason Mooney, Arjun Sheth and The T.
“It’s hard to say if I was more excited to produce ‘All Together Now!’ because of the sentiment behind the show (a celebration of the return of local theater) or the amazing selection of songs,” Klein said. “Ultimately, though, I think I’m most excited to witness a handful of our insanely talented local performers having a blast on our stage.”
Performances are scheduled 2 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road. Sunday’s performance is also available via streaming.
Masks and proof of vaccination – or a negative COVID test within 72 hours for those medically exempt from or ineligible to receive the vaccine – are required to attend in-person performances. Tickets are $15-$50.
For tickets and more information on the Palo Alto Players production, call (650) 329-0891 or visit paplayers.org.
For tickets and more information on the PYT production, call (650) 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com.