Music” and “South Pacific” for a contemporary
take on the classic tale. Ticket prices vary.
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255
S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose. 408/792-4542.
The Santaland Diaries. Dec. 5-23, times vary.
Back by popular demand, TheatreWorks Silicon
Valley presents this rollicking one-man
cure for an overdose of holiday hype based
on David Sedaris’ best-selling book. Sedaris’
international career as a memoirist took off
when he recounted his short tenure at Macy’s
as Crumpet the Elf in an essay he first read on
NPR’s Morning Edition in 1992. Tickets $45.
Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 S. El
Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. 650/463-1960.
JOY! Dec. 7-9, times vary. Tandy Beal &
Company kicks off the holiday season with
JOY!, a family-friendly holiday extravaganza
with a variety of acts including circus, dance
and live music. This exuberant mix of brilliant
visuals, rib-tickling circus comedy and
stunning acrobatics will dazzle and delight
audiences of all ages. Tickets $19.50-$55.25.
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San
Antonio, San Jose. 831/420-5260.
A Conversation with Edith Head. Dec.
7-16, times vary. Based on Edith Head’s Hollywood,
this show peeks behind the scenes to
tell stories about Hollywood’s greatest stars
and provides an intimate portrait of Hollywood’s
legendary costume designer. In her six
decades of costume design, Head worked on
more than 1,100 films, dressed the greatest
stars of Hollywood and won an unprecedented
eight Oscars. Tickets $28-$32. Pear Theatre,
1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.
Who’s Holiday! Dec. 7-22, 7:30 p.m. This
heartfelt adults-only comedy tells the story
of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that fateful
Christmas Eve when she first met the Grinch
and what happened next. The little tyke has
become a bottle-blonde adult who spends
her days in a trailer atop Mount Crumpit.
Only those with a naughty sense of humor
will be ready for this holiday offering that
dirties up Christmas while ultimately reveling
in its spirit. Tickets $36-$45. 3Below Theaters
& Lounge, 288 S. Second St., San Jose.
Alcoholi-Daze: Another Round. Dec. 21-22,
7 p.m. San Jose Stage Company serves up
another round of their special two-night holiday
cabaret. Escape the holiday hysteria and
join stage regulars for an evening of laughs,
laments, and spirit-infused libations. The tree
won’t be the only thing getting lit this season!
San Jose Stage Company, 490 South 1st St.,
San Jose. 408/283-7142.
Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook. Jan.
11-Feb. 3, times vary. Brimming with beloved
songs from “Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Godspell”
and others from Tony and Academy
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