Na Leo, Dec. 11, Carriage House Theatre, Saratoga The Fox on the Fairway, through Dec. 14, Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos; Cake, Dec. 31, City National Civic, San Jose PHOTO: (LEFT) CHRIS PEOPLES 24 South Bay Accent CALENDAR Nakamatsu Plays Ravel and Gershwin. Jan. 16-18, 8 p.m. (Friday - Saturday) and 2:30 p.m. (Sunday). The Van Cliburn Award-winning pianist joins the Symphony Silicon Valley orchestra to perform both of the great Gershwin concertos and Ravel’s “La Valse.” Tickets $42-$86. California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose. 408-286-2600 ext. 2. Windsync. Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. Called “revolutionary chamber musicians” by the Houston Chronicle, this emerging wind quartet is recognized for its dramatic and adventurous programming. The charismatic young performers engage their audience while playing exclusively from memory. Tickets $5-$25. Los Gatos High School Theatre, 20 High School Court, Los Gatos. 408/529-8913. Heartsongs … Melodies of Love Concert. Jan. 28, 7 p.m. The Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors’ fast-paced and family-friendly production celebrates life’s unforgettable seasons of love through Broadway musical show tunes, pop music and a wide range of dance styles. Tickets $15-$50. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 408/792-4111. Styx. January 28, 8 p.m. The group who brought us “Come Sail Away” and “Babe” is back. See why fans still love them more than 40 years after they formed in Chicago. Tickets $45-$75. City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. 408/792-4111. Jesse Cook. Jan. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. (Thursday) and 8 p.m. (Friday). Nuevo flamenco fans won’t want to miss the performer who some consider the most influential player in the genre. See why the guitarist has sold more than 1.5 million albums worldwide. Tickets $48-$53. Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5858. Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company. Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. The renowned dance troupe presents “Story/Time,” stunning choreography that takes place as Jones narrates 70 one-minute vignettes on stage. Tickets $30-$75. Stanford University, Memorial Auditorium, 555 Serra Mall, Stanford. 650/724-2464. Theater DECEMBER Kinky Boots. Dec. 2-28, times vary. Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Feinstein bring this invigorating Broadway musical to San Francisco. Plan to have your spirits lifted by the based-on-reallife story about a shoe maker who provides stilettos to a successful entertainer. Tickets $75- $250. SHN Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., San Francisco. 888/746-1799. Peter and the Starcatcher. Dec. 3-Jan. 3, times vary. TheatreWorks celebrates the holidays with this whimsical Tony Awardwinning prequel to Peter Pan. The musical adventure brings dozens of memorable characters to life, creating a fantastical celebration of the boy who never grew up and the girl he’ll never forget. Tickets $19-$74. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650/463-1960. Oklahoma. Through Dec. 6, times vary. Take in an evening or matinee live performance of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical in Saratoga. Tickets $20-$35. Saratoga Civic Theatre, 13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. 408/268-3777. A Weekend with Pablo Picasso. Through Dec. 7, times vary. Travel back in time to 1957 and spend three days with artist Pablo Picasso inside his private studio on the southern coast of France. This one-man-show performance that involves drawing and painting onstage will surprise and inspire you. Tickets $30-$60. San Jose Stage Theater, 490 S. First St., San Jose. 408/283-7142. The Fox on the Fairway. Through Dec. 14, 8 p.m. (Thursday - Saturday) and 3 p.m. (Sunday). The Los Altos Stage Company presents this comedy set in a stuffy private country club where mistaken identities, slamming doors, romantic shenanigans and, of course, golf play key roles. Tickets $18-$28. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. 650/941-0551. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Through Dec. 20, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Friday) and 2 p.m. (Sunday). A couple struggles to put on a church Christmas pageant because the cast includes the most inventively awful kids ever. You and your children will laugh out loud. Tickets $15-$38. Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. 408/679-2330. War and Tower of Power. Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. Get a dose of funk with the groups who brought us “Low Rider” and “You’re Still a Young Man.” Tickets $37.50-$67.50. City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
South Bay Accent - Dec 2014/Jan 2015
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