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May 16-22, 2007

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'A Year With Frog and Toad'

'A Year With Frog and Toad'


The boards are full with premieres, revivals and musical specials

American Musical Theatre of San Jose
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose; $13.75-$73. 408.453.7108.
All Shook Up—It worked for the ballet with Blue Suede Shoes, so why shouldn't a new musical with tunes of Elvis do the same for AMTSJ?. Jun 19-24.

Broadway by the Bay
San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware St, San Mateo; $21-$42; 650.579.5565.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast—The musical version of the fairy tale romance. Jul 12-29.

Broadway West Theatre Company
4000B Bay St, Fremont; $15-$20. 510.683.9218.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof—Big Daddy lives. May 18-Jun 16.

Bus Barn Stage Company
Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos; $22-$32. 650.941.0551.
A Year With Frog and Toad—The children's classic as musical. May 24-Jun 23.

Cabrillo Stage
6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos; $15-$31. 831.479.6154.
Little Shop of Horrors—Jun 29-Jul 22. Kiss Me Kate—Jul 20-Aug 19.

California Theatre Center
Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 E. Remington Dr, Sunnyvale; $18-$25. 408.720.0873.
Woman in Black—A suspense drama. May 31-Jul 22. They're Playing Our Song—A musical by Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager from 1979. Jun 7-Jul 15. The Madwoman of Chaillot—Jun 21-Jul 1. The plays run in repertory.

Children's Musical Theater San Jose
Montgomery Theater, 271 S. Market St, San Jose; call for ticket info. 408.288.5437.
Cats—Ends May 20. Disney's High School Musical—Jul 13-22. Leader of the Pack— Jul 27-Aug 5. Charlotte's Web—Aug 9-12.

City Lights Theater Company
529 S. Second St, San Jose; $15-$40. 408.295.4200.
The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?—An Edward Albee drama about infidelity. May 17-Jun 17. The Full Monty—A musical based on the popular movie. Jul 19-Aug 26.

Dimension Performing Arts
California Theatre, 345 S. First St, San Jose. 408.257.6555.
King Lear—Peking Opera style with Wu Hsing-Kuo. May 26-27.

Dragon Theatre
535 Alma St, Palo Alto; $15-$25. 800.838.3006.
As Bees in Honey Drown—A comedy about fame. Jun 8-Jul 1. Juvie—A play about detention. Jul 27-Aug 19.

Foothill Music Theater
Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills; $10-$24. 650.949.7414.
Carousel—Jul 27-Aug 19.

Hillbarn Theatre
1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City; $17-$30. 650.349.6411.
The Music Man—Ends Jun 3.

Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St, San Jose and at the Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave, San Jose; $15-$30. 800.838.3006.
A revival of famed musical, presented by Stagelight productions—Jul 14-Aug 4 at San Pedro Square, Aug 9-24 at the Hoover.

Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival
Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos; $14-$20. 800.838.3006.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Julius Caesar and Molière's Tartuffe run in repertory— Jul 13-Aug 4.

Lyric Theatre of San Jose
Devoted to Gilbert & Sullivan. From $12-$30. 408.986.1455.
H.M.S. Pinafore—At Montgomery Theater, San Jose. Jun 16-24. Quaker Girl—Rarely seen opera by Lionel Mockton. Tickets are $20. At the Wilcox Theatre, 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara. Jul 28-29.

Northside Theatre Company
Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William St, San Jose; $12/$15. 408.288.7820.
The Sugar Witch—A reading. $5. May 21. Wrong Turn at Lungfish—A comedy by Garry Marshall and Lowell Ganz. Jun 21-Jul 15.

PacRep Theater
Carmel; $12-$38. 831.622.0100.
The Crucible—At Golden Bough Theatre. Jun 15-Jul 8. Miss Witherspoon—At Circle Theatre. Jun 27-Jul 22. Moulin Rouge!—At Chateau Julien. Jul 21 fundraiser. Macbeth—At Circle Theatre. Aug 10-Oct 14.

Palo Alto Players
Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto; $20-$30; 650.329.0891
Noises Off—A classic farce about the world's worst stage show. Jun 16-Jul 1.

The Pear Avenue Theatre
1220 Pear Ave, Unit K, Mountain View; $10-$25. 650.254.1148.
The Playboy of the Western World—Not Bill Clinton but Irish playwright J.M. Synge. May 18-Jun 10. Space Is Blue (and Birds Fly in It)—A world premiere of Gregory Meyer's story about some loners and a brilliant child. Jun 29-Jul 15.

The Renegade Theatre Experiment
Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave, San Jose. 408.351.4440.
Noah Johnson—A dark comedy about the Civil War, in its Bay Area premiere. Jul 12-28.

San Jose Repertory Theatre
The Rep, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose; $14-$56. 408.367.7255.
Rabbit Hole—Drama about a family's encounter with grief. Ends May 31. Ella—A musical play about Ella Fitzgerald. Jun 23-Jul 22.

San Jose Stage Company
The Stage, 490 S. First St, San Jose; $25-$50; 408.283.7142.
Beehive—Musical about '60s girl group. Gala opening Jun 2. May 30-Jun 24. Monday Night Live!—Annual fundraiser with catered reception and light sketch comedy aimed at local bigwigs; Chuck Reed is the guest of honor. Jun 25.

Santa Clara Players
Triton Museum Hall Pavilion, Warburton and Don, Santa Clara; $15-$18. 408.248.7993.
A Bench in the Sun—Ends Jun 2.

Santa Clara University Drama
Fess Parker Studio Theatre, Santa Clara University; $5-$16. 408.554.4015.
A Piece of My Heart—A drama about four women in the Vietnam War. Ends May 19. The Importance of Being Earnest—At Mayer Theatre. Jun 1-9. New Playwrights' Festival—At Fess Parker Studio. $5. Jun 4-5.

Saratoga Drama Group
Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga; $18-$24. 408.266.4734.
Thoroughly Modern Millie—Ends Jun 9.

Shakespeare in the Park
A traveling production by the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival plays Memorial Park Amphitheater, Cupertino.
A Midsummer Night's Dream—Jul 21-Aug 5. Also Aug 11-26 in Central Park, Fifth Avenue and El Camino Real, San Mateo.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz
UC-Santa Cruz Campus; three plays in repertory. See for ticket and schedule details.
Much Ado About Nothing—Jul 18-Sep 2. The Tempest—Jul 31-Sep 2. Playboy of the Western World—Jul 29-Sep 2. Endgame— Jul 17-Sep 2.

South Valley Civic Theatre
Community Playhouse, Fifth and Monterey streets, Morgan Hill; $12-$15. 408.842.SHOW.
California Suite/Plaza Suite—Alternating shows. Ends Jun 2. The Music Man—Jun 29-Jul 21.

Stanford Lively Arts
Pigott Theater, Stanford campus; free but seating is limited; 650.725.ARTS.
Immigration Stories—A mutlimedia piece with hip-hop poet Jerry Quickley. May 29.

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and the Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto; $20-$54; 650.463.1960.
The Elephant Man—At the Mountain View Center. Jun 20-Jul 15. Theophilus North—Thornton Wilder story. At Lucie Stern. Jul 18-Aug 12. Emma—A musical version of Jane Austen story. At Mountain View Center. Aug 22-Sep 16.

Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St, San Jose; $15-$25. 800.838.3006.
A musical comedy about the adventures of a superheroine. Presented by BJF Creative Productions and sponsored by City Lights—May 18-Jun 10.

West Valley Light Opera
Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga; $23-$27. 408.268.3777.
Wonderful Town—With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Comden and Green. Jun 23-Jul 21

Western Stage
Hartnell Performing Arts Center (Studio Theater and Main Stage), 165 Homestead Ave, Salinas; call for ticket prices. 831.375.2111.
Bus Stop—Jun 1-24. Kiss Me Kate—Jul 14-Aug 4. Nickel and Dimed—Jul 27-Aug 19. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change— Aug 24-Sep 16.

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