pose a threat to American civility and liberty..
Tickets $20–$34. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview
Ave., Los Altos. 650/941-0551.
In the Next Room. Oct. 1, 2 p.m. This
insightful and provocative play examines a
slice of history when physicians treated various
female (and male) ailments by the use of
an electric vibrator, applied to private parts in
a treatment room. It’s a fascinating glimpse
into a society in which women are not given
the words or concepts to articulate their needs.
Tickets $28–$32. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida
St., Mountain View. 650/254-1148.
Dance” combines the world’s largest international
urban dance competition with the largest
digital platform for dance, driving more
than 30 million monthly views, and is now the
inspiration for the new television dance competition
of the same name airing on NBC
with Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and
NE-YO. Tickets $29–$100. City National
Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Oct. 1,
1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Broadway San Jose
brings us Hans Christian Andersen’s most
beloved story. In a magical kingdom beneath
the sea, beautiful Ariel longs to leave her ocean
home to live in the world above. Come hear
classics such as “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the
Girl.” Tickets $93–$138. San Jose Center for
the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd.,
San Jose. 669/242-8555.
The Crucible. Oct. 1, 3 p.m. Winner of the
1953 Tony Award for Best Play, “The Crucible”
is more relevant now than ever, reminding
us that while the targets may change, hysteria,
fear-mongering and scare tactics will always
An American in Paris. Oct. 1–8, times vary.
In the Tony Award–winning musical about
an American soldier, a mysterious French girl
and an indomitable European city, each yearning
for a new beginning in the aftermath
of war, acclaimed director/choreographer
Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic
and romance of Paris into perfect harmony
with unforgettable songs. SHN Orpheum
Theatre, 1192 Market St., San Francisco,
Stupid Fucking Bird. Oct.1–15, times vary.
City Lights Theater Company presents Aaron
Posner’s bold, raucous, contemporary riff on
Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” where unrequited
desire drowns in sarcasm and alcohol. All of
the characters discover the disappointments
of art, love and growing up in this skillful
remix of Chekhov’s classic. Tickets $23–$39.
City Lights Theater, 529 S. Second St., San
Fiddler on the Roof. Oct 1–8, times vary.
The village of Anatevka is home to a tight-knit
Jewish community, and at the center of the
village is Tevye the milkman. As his daughters
grow, Tevye works to maintain a sense
of family in a quickly changing world. Tickets
$15–$30. Sunnyvale Community Center
Theatre, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale.
Dálan. Oct. 7, 7 p.m. This production trans-
28 South Bay Accent
An Evening with David Sedaris, Nov. 12,
Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose