Arts & Entertainment Theater, music and opera are alive and well in the Palo Alto area Nearly every night of the week, the Midpeninsula offers a live performance. To find events happening during your stay, read about all the options below or visit paloaltoonline.com/calendar. Dragon Productions offers professional live theater at 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City, including “Or” by Liz Duffy Adams (Oct. 2–25) and “Sunlight” by Sharr White (Nov. 20–Dec. 13). Visit dragonproductions.net or call 650-493-2006. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, the oldest theater by and for children in the United States, performs at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Visit cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre or call 650-463-4970. Palo Alto Players, which puts on works from Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond, performs at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Upcoming shows include “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris (Nov. 7–22) and “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller (Jan. 16–31). Visit paplayers.org or call 650-329-0891. Stanford Live attracts world-class musicians and dancers for performances at Bing Concert Hall and other Stanford venues. Upcoming programs include the Irish Chamber Orchestra (Nov. 4), 17-piece taiko
group Yamato-Drummers of Japan (Jan. 23), singersongwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane with the quartet Brooklyn Rider (Jan. 29), and jazz singer Kurt Elling with “Passion World” (Feb. 27). Visit live.stanford. edu or call 650-724-2464. Stanford University Department of Theater & Performances Studies presents many student productions throughout the year, usually at Pigott Theater and Prosser Studio Theater in Memorial Auditorium and The Nitery in the Old Union at Stanford. Visit taps. stanford.edu or call 650-723-2576. Stanford Repertory Theater puts on theater productions year-round, including a summer festival, that allow Stanford students to work closely with theater professionals. Visit stanfordreptheater.com or call 650725-5838. TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theater of Silicon Valley under the direction of Robert Kelley and Phil Santora, presents dramas, comedies and musicals year-round at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., and at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, including an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel “Emma” (Dec. 2 – Jan. 2), and a new musical play called “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” (Jan. 13–Feb. 6). Visit theatreworks.org or call 650-463-1960.
Actors from the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre perform “Junie B. Jones - The Musical.” Photo by Veronica Weber.
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