34 South Bay Accent
Center, 1 W. Campbell Avenue,
Frankenstein – National Theatre
Live Screening. Oct. 21,
times vary. Captured live in 2011
from the National Theatre stage,
this thrilling, sold-out production
returns to mark the 200th anniversary
of the novel. Directed by
Academy Award-winner Danny
Boyle, “Frankenstein” features
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny
Lee Miller alternating between the
roles of Victor Frankenstein and his
creation. Tickets $14-$21. Hammer
Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San
Antonio, San Jose. 415/924-8501.
Macbeth – National Theatre Live
Screening. Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Macbeth
stars Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie
Duff in a chilly retelling of Shakespeare’s most
intense and terrifying tragedy set in the postapocalyptic
ruined aftermath of a bloody civil
war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths
are propelled towards the crown by forces
of elemental darkness. Ticket prices vary.
Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San
Antonio, San Jose. 415/924-8501.
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage
Blockhead. Oct. 26-28, 7:30 p.m. The death
of a dog marks the beginning of a story that
follows a group of teenagers through friendship,
bullying and self-discovery. Written by
Bert V. Royal, it is the story of a group of
teenagers trying to navigate their lives and
ever-changing identities. Tickets $17-$22.
Second Stage, Mountain View Center for the
Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain
The Explorers Club. Oct. 26-Nov. 18, times
vary. Catch the mayhem that unfolds in 1879
London as the Explorers Club is beset by not
just a woman but poisonous snakes, exotic
plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen.
Nell Benjamin’s comedy hit has delighted
audiences across the nation, and now it’s
San Jose’s turn to enjoy the madcap madness.
Tickets $38- $48. Tabard Theatre, 29 N.
San Pedro St., San Jose. 408/679-2330.
MST3K Live! 30th Anniversary Tour.
Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. This tour features,
for the first time in 25 years, original
host and MST3K creator Joel
Hodgson back in the red jumpsuit
as Joel Robinson. Alongside
new MST3K host Jonah Heston
(Jonah Ray), Joel and the Bots
are bringing new movies and allnew
riffs and sketches live to
stages across the country. Ticket
prices vary. City National
Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St.,
San Jose. 408/792-4111.
On your Feet!, Oct. 9–14, San Jose
Center for the Performing Arts
The Ten Tenors. Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Following
20 years of sell-out performances across the
globe, Australia’s premier classical-crossover
group perform in the South Bay. Celebrated
for their colorful repertoire and breathtaking
arrangements, the group respectfully tips their
hats not only to the great classical performers,
but to contemporary music’s most popular
artists including Queen, Bowie and Lennon.
Tickets $35-$55. Heritage Theatre, Campbell
Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave.,
Pagliacci. Nov. 18, 20, 25 and 30, times
vary. The saga of a jilted lover and a jealous
husband, “Pagliacci” tells the tale
of Canio, the leader of a traveling
troupe. Canio is the clown who must
laugh, and make others laugh, while
masking his grief after learning that
his wife Nedda has betrayed him
with another man. Ticket prices vary.
California Theatre, 345 S. First St.,
San Jose. 408/437-4450.
Tuck Everlasting. Nov. 28-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, free-spirited
Winner Foster’s search for adventure
leads to the Tucks, a family that
has discovered the secret to everlasting
life. This whimsical Broadway is a magical
holiday treat. Tickets $40-$100. Lucie Stern
Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Nov.
30-Dec. 2, times vary. Waltz right over to
the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical
from the creators of “The Sound of
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. 408/792-4542.
Momma Mia! Nov. 30-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.
Uptown Holiday Swing. Nov. 30-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 Sharper Image: Seeing Colliding
Galaxies with Adaptive Optics. Oct.
3, 7 p.m. As part of the Silicon Valley
Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill
College, Dr. Claire Max, director of
the University of California Observatories,
will give a free, illustrated,
non-technical talk on the stars.
Smithwick Theater, Foothill College,
12345 El Monte Road, Los
Altos Hills. 650/949-7492.
Russell Peters, Oct. 24, The Masonic, San Francisco