'Shrek' signs off


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The ogre Shrek (Andrew Ross) enjoys his swampy home in “Shrek The Musical.”

The Foothill Music Theatre production of “Shrek The Musical” is slated to run through Sunday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

Based on the Broadway show inspired by the animated film, director Milissa Carey described it as “a big, fun, positive comedy.”

'Flies' finishes run at Pear Theatre

Pear Theatre has partnered with A Theatre Near U (ATNU) to present “Lord of the Flies,” scheduled through Saturday in Mountain View.

The award-winning ATNU brings William Golding’s classic novel “Lord of the Flies” to the stage. It follows a group of teenage boys stranded on an island that challenges them to become savages to survive.

TheatreWorks' 'Four Immigrants' runs through Sunday in PA

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s world premiere of “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga” is slated to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Drawn from one of the first graphic novels, the comical musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-20th-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World’s Fair, the immigrants pursue the American dream, despite limited options in the land of opportunity.

Lyric Theatre's 'Chimes of Normandy' comes to Mountain View this weekend

Lyric Theatre’s production of the French comic operetta “The Chimes of Normandy” is slated to run Saturday and Sunday on the SecondStage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The show tells the story of a long-absent count who returns to his crumbling castle in search of a woman he had rescued at sea many years before.

Foothill stages 'Shrek' in Smithwick Theatre


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Andrew Ross plays the title role in Foothill Music Theatre’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Foothill Music Theatre, known for staging such classics as “South Pacific” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is producing a more contemporary musical this summer.

Last week, it opened “Shrek the Musical” in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Running through Aug. 6, the play is based on the Broadway show inspired by the animated film.

LAYT's 'Alice in Wonderland' wraps up Sunday at Bus Barn

Los Altos Youth Theatre’s West Coast premiere of the musical “Alice in Wonderland” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati commissioned the new musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, who also created versions of “Sleepy Hollow” and “Snow White” produced by LAYT in recent years.


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