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likes of Kanye West, Tom Petty, Aerosmith,
Aretha Franklin and the Eagles. Tickets $60-
$80. Oshman Family JCC-Schultz Cultural
Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
The World Harmony Chorus. Jan. 28, 7:30
p.m. This tight-knit vocal ensemble brings
the community together through a joyous
celebration of song. This diverse choral group
performs traditional vocal music from around
the world, including Africa, Europe and Latin
America. Community School of Music and
Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain
Flor de Toloache & Villalobos Brothers.
Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Immerse yourself in a lively
celebration of Mexican music and culture
as Latin Grammy-winning mariachis Flor
de Toloache perform with acclaimed musical
group the Villalobos Brothers. Flor de
Toloache delights audiences with their enlightened
interpretation of time-honored standards
while the Villalobos Brothers are considered
one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican
ensembles. Tickets $35-$45. Hammer Theatre
Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio,
San Jose. 831/420-5260.
Into the Woods.
Through Dec. 9, times
vary. Intertwining several
of the Brothers
Grimm and Charles
characters’ wishes and
quests and asks the
question: “What happens
Ever After’?” With
multiple Tony awards,
and a major movie
adaptation, Into the Woods has become a cornerstone
of the American musical experience.
Tickets $20-$30. Los Altos Stage Company.
97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. 650/941-0551.
Mamma Mia! Through Dec. 9, times vary.
A CMT premiere, this sunny and funny tale
unfolds on a Greek island as ABBA’s hits tell
of a young woman’s search for her birth father.
On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest
to find her father brings three men from her
mother’s past back to the island they last visited
20 years ago. Tickets $25-$30. Montgomery
Theatre, 271 S. Market St., San Jose.
Between Riverside and Crazy. Through
Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Stephen Adly Guirgis’
gritty dramedy boldly examines the repercussions
of social injustice. Newly widowed excop
Walter “Pops” Washington and his newly
paroled son Junior have spent a lifetime living
between “Riverside and crazy.” When his rentcontrolled
apartment in jeopardy, “Pops” grapples
with the realization that the old good old
days may be dead and gone. $20.50-$72. San
Jose Stage Company, 490 S 1st St., San Jose.
Men on Boats. Through Dec. 16, times vary.
Pack your gear for this 21st-century telling
of one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley
Powell, who assembles a brawny band
of adventurers to explore Wyoming’s waterways.
Jaclyn Backhaus’ script is provocative,
laugh-out-loud theater, performed by a cast
of women who infuse myths of male conquest
with a sly blast of subtext. Tickets $15-$110.
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., San
Uptown Holiday Swing. Through Dec. 16,
times vary. The Tabard Theatre Company
presents a celebration of the sounds of swing,
chock-full of retro glamour, holiday cheer and
crowd-pleasing melodies. A dazzling cast of
singers and dancers present both big band standards
and holiday songs, backed by three local
big bands. Tickets $38-$48.Tabard Theatre, 29
N. San Pedro St., San Jose. 408/679-2330.
A Bronx Tale. Through Dec. 23, times vary.
Based on the one-man show that inspired the
now classic film, this streetwise musical will
take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the
1960s—where a young man is caught between
the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love
to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this
is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above
all else: family. SHN Golden Gate Theatre, 1
Taylor St., San Francisco. 888/746-1799.
Making God Laugh. Through Dec. 23, times
vary. Come share the holidays with Ruthie,
Bill and the kids over thirty years of holidays.
Through it all, Ruthie and Bill try to keep the
home fires burning as the paths of their three
adult children—a priest, an aspiring actress
and a smooth entrepreneur—twist and turn.
Tickets $21-$42. City Lights Theater, 529 S.
Second St., San Jose. 408/295-4200.
Tuck Everlasting. Through Dec. 30, times
vary. An enchanting bestseller springs to life
as TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings the
regional premiere of “Tuck Everlasting”
to Palo Alto. In this 1890s tale, freespirited
Winner Foster’s search for
adventure leads to the Tucks, a
family that has discovered the
secret to everlasting life. This
whimsical Broadway musical
is a magical holiday treat.
Tickets $40-$100. Lucie
Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield
Road, Palo Alto.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s
Dec.1-2, times vary.
Waltz right over to the
from the creators
of “The Sound of
Jake Shimabukuro, Dec. 4, Fox Theatre, Redwood City; Kat Edmonson,
Jan. 19, Montalvo Arts Center, Carriage House Theatre, Saratoga
Louis Pearl: The Amazing Bubble Man, Dec. 15, Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto