Summer Guide 2014

Theater

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Plays

Stanford Shakespeare Company

Stanford University

The Winter's Tale—Shakespeare's comedy—though quite often known as one of his "problem plays"—about how jealousy tears apart the friendship between two rulers. May 22-May 25.

Theatre on San Pedro Square

29 N. San Pedro St, San Jose

The Last Five Years—A musical about two 20-something New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. May 23-June 1.

Broadway San Jose

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat—Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about the Biblical trials and triumphs of Joseph. May 27-June 1.

CTC Summer Rep

550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale

California Theatre Center's rotating lineup of plays features the Pygmalion-like comedy Educating Rita (May 29-July 18); Shakespeare's The Tempest (June 19-July 19) and the thriller The 39 Steps. (June 5-July 20).

City Lights Theater

529 S. Second St, San Jose

The Language Archive—Outside of work, a professional linguist has no way with words, much to the peril of his marriage. May 29-June 29.

Spamalot—We are the Knights who say "Ni!" A musical retelling of Monty Python's retelling of King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail. July 24-Aug 31.

SCU Presents

Louis B. Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University

In the Heights—A musical that tells of three days in the life of the Washington Heights neighborhood. May 30-June 7.

San Jose Stage Company

490 S. First St, San Jose

Bonnie & Clyde—Talk about a toxic relationship. The infamous couple and their crime spree is set to song in this new musical. June 4-July 27.

TheatreWorks

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View

Marry Me a Little—A musical about love and romance featuring little-heard songs by Stephen Sondheim. June 4-29.

Water by the Spoonful—Virtual and real worlds blur in this drama about a moderator for a chat room for people in recovery. Aug 20-Sep 14.

TheatreWorks

Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

The Great Pretender—the world premiere of a comic drama that finds a children's TV host trying to come to terms with the death of a well-loved puppeteer. This play was developed as part of TheatreWorks' New Works Festival last summer. July 9-Aug 3.

New Works Festival—Workshops and discussions in which audiences have a chance to help develop new plays and musicals. Aug 9-17.

Dragon Productions

2120 Broadway St, Redwood City

The Birthday Party—Harold Pinter's literally dark comedy—in which some events do actually unfold in the dark. June 5-16.

Take Me Out—A Tony winner about what happens when a baseball star decides to come out of the closet. July 11-20.

Montgomery Theater

Market and San Carlos streets, San Jose

Go to Your Room, Mother!—EnActe presents this comedy about an empty nester who must deal with unexpected guests. A benefit for Maitri. June 1.

Menopause The Musical—A musical comedy about women of a certain age facing a change. June 9-12.

San Jose Repertory Theatre

101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose

Landscape With Weapon—An aerospace engineer struggles with his role in creating drones. June 19-July 13.

Northside Theatre Company

848 E. William St, San Jose

Queen of Bingo—A night with the colorful regulars who come to play bingo at St. Joseph's, including two sisters who have been keeping secrets from each other. June 19-July 13.

Pear Avenue Theatre

1220 Pear Ave, Mountain View

Pygmalion—George Bernard Shaw's classic about a professor who bets a friend that he can transform a Cockney flower seller into a well-spoken society lady. June 20-July 13.

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Dance

Smuin Ballet

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View

Xxcentric—A repertory show that includes Michael Smuin's "Dancin' with Gershwin" a Marilyn Monroe-inspired "Do It Again" to Peter Gabriel's rendition of "Summertime." Plus world premieres by Amy Seiwert and Val Caniparoli. May 21-25.


Smithwick Theater

Foothill College

Foothill College Repertory Dance Company presents a show featuring every style from ballroom to hip-hop. May 30-31.

Ballet San Jose School

California Theatre, 345 S. First St, San Jose

Spring Performance—Young students from Ballet San Jose School will conclude the school year with performances. June 1.

Summer Shakespeare Festivals

Shady Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew

Willow Street Frank Bramhall Park, San Jose.

June 13-29.

Othello

Sanborn County Park, Saratoga.

July 13-Aug 29.


Pride and Prejudice

Sanborn County Park, Saratoga.

Aug 1-31 (runs in repertory with Othello).

Festival Theatre Ensemble

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare at Full Circle Farm, Sunnyvale.

May 31-June 27.

and

Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival

July 19-Aug 8.

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare at Full Circle Farm, Sunnyvale.

June 6 -28

and

Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival

July 18 - Aug 9.

The Pirates of Port Royal

Shakespeare at Full Circle Farm, Sunnyvale.

June 13-26

and

Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival

July 20-Aug 7.

Free Shakespeare in the Park

Memorial Park Amphitheater, Cupertino.

The Taming of the Shrew, presented by the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

July 19-Aug 3.