Or Bareket Duo with special guest Camila Meza, July 1, Bing Concert Hall,
Stanford; Keith Urban, July 20, Shoreline Ampitheatre, Mountain View
32 South Bay Accent
times. Tickets $19-$40. City Lights Theater,
529 S. Second St., San Jose. 408/295-4200.
Three Days of Rain. Through June 17, times
vary. Prodigal son Walker Janeway returns
home to join his sister Nan to discuss their
late architect father’s will. When Pip Wexler,
the son of their father’s design partner, arrives,
the siblings learn that the Janeway House, the
family home designed by both fathers and
now acclaimed as a landmark design, has been
left to Pip and not them. Tickets $22. Dragon
Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
650/493-2006 ext. 2.
Pippin. Through June 28, times vary. Magic
is in the air as a colorful collection of players
tells us the story of Pippin. This acclaimed
Tony Award-winning delight takes us on a
journey with the titular character as he tries to
discover the meaning in his own life, as well
as the world at large. Tickets $20-$30. Bus
Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
Jeans! The Musical. June 2-3, 2 p.m. This
is the dramatic story of the invention of blue
jeans, the pants that won the West and
then the world. Immigrants Levi
Strauss and Jacob Davis, two real
historical characters, work hard,
fail often and finally achieve the
American dream. Tickets $22-
27. Mountain View Center
for the Performing Arts, 500
Castro St., Mountain View.
Love Letters. June 8-24,
times vary. Fall head over
heels for this popular theater
piece about a lifelong friendship
told in letters. Presented by the Tabard
Theatre. Tickets $15-$35. Theatre on
San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro
St., San Jose. 408/679-2330.
Jersey Boys. June 5-10. Following
a record-breaking engagement in
The Empire Strips Back. June 7, 8 p.m.
Direct from Australia and featuring the original
cast, this show takes the classic characters
from the beloved “Star Wars” franchise and
drops them into the world of burlesque. Combining
striptease, song and dance, troupe routines
and comedy, this show is destined to take
you to the dark side. Tickets $50-$130. The
California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose.
Million Dollar Quartet. June 8-24, times
vary. In 1956, in a small Memphis recording
studio, four icons of music met for a jam-session
that changed rock ’n’ roll forever. Get a
front and center view as Elvis Presley, Johnny
Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins turn
the Fox Theatre into a historic night of music
and soul in this Broadway smash. Tickets $47-
$69. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood
I Hate Hamlet! June 14-July 8, times vary. A
young and successful television actor moves
to New York, where he rents a gothic apartment.
The actor is offered the opportunity to
play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem:
he hates Hamlet! His dilemma deepens with
the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who
arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the
apartment that once was his. Tickets $17-$22.
Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William St., San Jose.
Soft Power. June 20-July 6, times vary. A contemporary
comedy explodes into a musical
fantasia in the first collaboration between two
of America’s great theater artists: Tony Award
winners David Henry Hwang (“M. Butterfly,”
“Flower Drum Song”) and Jeanine Tesori
(“Fun Home”). Curran Theater, 445 Geary,
San Francisco. 415/350-1228.
Oh, Coward! By Noel Coward. June 22-July
15, times vary. This delightfully intimate
revue, devised by Roderick Cook, features four
performers accompanied on piano. Coward’s
songs and sketches about British high and
low society, the theatah, mad dogs, Englishmen
and other noteworthy subjects sparkle
with dry-as-a-martini wit. Tickets $28-$32.
The Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave.,
Mountain View. 650/254-1148.
Hold These Truths. July
11-Aug. 5, times vary.
Sakata tells the true
story of Gordon
Hirabayashi, a Japanese
internment to a relocation
camp during WWII.
Chronicling his journey from
college all the way to the Supreme
Court, and eventually to a Congressional
Medal of Honor, this
2014, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awardwinning
hit musical, the story of Frankie Valli
and the Four Seasons, will make its muchanticipated
return to San Jose’s Center for the
Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd., San
Finks. June 6-July 1, times vary. With the
1950s Red Scare in full swing, the House
Un-American Activities Committee attacks
“subversion” in the arts. When a romance
blossoms between a rising comic and a firebrand
actress, they face being blacklisted along
with their friends and fellow artists. Tickets
$45-$95. Mountain View Center for the Performing
Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
The Siegel, through June 17, City Lights Theater, San Jose